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Daring Fireball: Mountain Lion

Posted on February 16th, 2012 at 19:40 by John Sinteur in category: Apple -- Write a comment


But this, I say, waving around at the room, this feels a little odd. I’m getting the presentation from an Apple announcement event without the event. I’ve already been told that I’ll be going home with an early developer preview release of Mountain Lion. I’ve never been at a meeting like this, and I’ve never heard of Apple seeding writers with an as-yet-unannounced major update to an operating system. Apple is not exactly known for sharing details of as-yet-unannounced products, even if only just one week in advance. Why not hold an event to announce Mountain Lion — or make the announcement on apple.com before talking to us?

That’s when Schiller tells me they’re doing some things differently now.

  1. High order bit: they’re not calling it OS X Maru. Aw.

    (The next one can’t be Maru either, cos what would you do after that?)

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