OS X Lion Not Going to Launch This Week?

lioninstallThere have been expectations that Apple could release OS X Lion this week, potentially as early as tomorrow (July 14th). A few doubts, however, have been introduced in the past couple of days. LoopInsight's Jim Dalrymple tweeted this evening that he hopes "you guys don't lose too much sleep waiting for the new Macs and Lion tomorrow :)", suggesting that release won't happen on Thursday. Dalrymple's been known to have some inside Apple contacts in the past.

Meanwhile, Arstechnica's John Siracusa said during his podcast (within first two minutes) on 5by5.tv that he'd also heard that Lion is not coming this week. Siracusa, however, describes the information as "third-hand, fourth-hand" information.

So while neither source is particularly concrete about their predictions, given the anticipation surrounding OS X Lion's release, we thought it worth noting.

If we do believe that OS X Lion isn't coming this week, then despite the leaked part numbers, it's almost certain the new hardware will also not launch this week. At this stage Apple is expected to launch the new MacBook Airs and Mac Minis with Lion pre-installed, so they can't launch the machines without first officially releasing OS X Lion to the public.

For Apple's part, they have only promised that OS X Lion will ship in July, and have made no promises about new hardware.

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SilianRail Avatar
168 months ago
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Mackblack Avatar
168 months ago
i dont care any more...
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WardC Avatar
168 months ago
Well, Apple had some bugs to work out, and this is what Lion looks like now:





Too bad there is no Mac out yet powerful to run this beast-of-an-OS. It requires a 1-bit graphics card and an 8MHz processor (A Motorola 68000), and we all know intel isn't quite up-to-par yet.
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WardC Avatar
168 months ago
Ballmer's Reaction to the MacRumors Story

Here is what Ballmer looked like after he read this on MacRumors:

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Nautilus007 Avatar
168 months ago
not gonna lie

im not going to lie I am kind of disappointed, was looking forward to it
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adztaylor Avatar
168 months ago
And, as many people on the net have already said: It will be a VISTA of OS X..

Contrary to all previous OSX releases there is hardly any reason to switch from SL. In fact, the trouble of migration outweighs benefits for us.

I'd be "downgrading" my new Air to SL when it comes.

Funny that, everyone said the same thing when SL first came out.
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