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Apple 'Back to Mac' Event Hints at OS X 'Lion'

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Apple has just sent out invitations for a Mac event scheduled to take place on October 20.

Apple has just sent out press invites for its next event and though the lion on the invitation implies we can expect the event to revolve around OS X, it hasn't stopped the rumors about new hardware.

Top of the list is a new MacBook Air. Talk of a new model has been doing the rounds for a while and the super-skinny laptop has been in limited supply over the last couple of weeks. Rumor has it the new model will tout a smaller, 11.6-inch display and Intel's Core i-series ultra-low voltage processors.

If we're to believe everything the rumor mill churns out, a Verizon iPhone could also be on the agenda. However, considering AT&T's exclusivity agreement doesn't expire until 2012 and the fact that Apple traditionally launches phones in June, this seems about as likely as an appearance by Steve Ballmer. We can't imagine Apple would announce a Verizon iPhone and not give the device its own dedicated event complete with cryptic invitation. Still, Steve Jobs is known for his, "One more thing …" finales at press events.

The event is going down this day next week at 10 a.m. PT so be sure to tune in for the full scoop!

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    stm1185 , October 14, 2010 1:10 AM
    It would take a new Desktop based off Sandybridge Core i7 processors with AMD HD 6000 series graphics with only a couple hundred dollar mark up, instead of the usual $500-1000 to get me interested in a Mac.

    Sadly that will never happen.
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    mayne92 , October 14, 2010 1:08 AM
    HA, I laugh at the typical suspense propaganda from Apple.
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    stm1185 , October 14, 2010 2:16 AM
    Marco925Tigers... lions... Leopards... is there a feline we haven't used yet?


    0SX 11 Liger
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  • 14 Hide
    mayne92 , October 14, 2010 1:08 AM
    HA, I laugh at the typical suspense propaganda from Apple.
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    cj_online , October 14, 2010 1:09 AM
    +1 for OS X 'Lion' (innovation is always good thing... for the most part >_
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    stm1185 , October 14, 2010 1:10 AM
    It would take a new Desktop based off Sandybridge Core i7 processors with AMD HD 6000 series graphics with only a couple hundred dollar mark up, instead of the usual $500-1000 to get me interested in a Mac.

    Sadly that will never happen.
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    indusan , October 14, 2010 1:11 AM
    **this time next week.
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    liveonc , October 14, 2010 1:18 AM
    There are no German Tanks called "Lion", WTF!?
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    Anonymous , October 14, 2010 1:19 AM
    Maybe the Mac court will get lucky and only get a Samsung A4 processor. After all, it's all they need.
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    liveonc , October 14, 2010 1:30 AM
    It would be nice if Apple had "Official Partners" that could sell "Official Hackintosh", offering a budget clone-Apple, instead of being so territorial. More luv, less grudge. ;-)
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    f-14 , October 14, 2010 1:32 AM
    it's only worth a damn if there's no drm restrictions and can play games as well as everything else windows can do, until then linux has it beat.
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    liveonc , October 14, 2010 2:00 AM
    f-14it's only worth a damn if there's no drm restrictions and can play games as well as everything else windows can do, until then linux has it beat.

    There's an Apple Mac Pro VS PC Hackintosh build comparison: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=623&Itemid=38&limit=1&limitstart=5 Only problem is, updating is so risky, it's a waste of time if you intend to build it for work (unless you don't update). If Apple provides their own motherboards to an Official Hackintosh Partner, they can still control who can use their OSX & maybe offer an "inferior" OSX to them & sell even more Mac stuff, keyboards, mice, PC enclosures, monitors, etc..
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    Marco925 , October 14, 2010 2:10 AM
    Tigers... lions... Leopards... is there a feline we haven't used yet?
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    stm1185 , October 14, 2010 2:16 AM
    Marco925Tigers... lions... Leopards... is there a feline we haven't used yet?


    0SX 11 Liger
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    stm1185 , October 14, 2010 2:18 AM
    f-14it's only worth a damn if there's no drm restrictions and can play games as well as everything else windows can do, until then linux has it beat.


    But Linux can not play games and everything else that windows can do while also having a significantly worse setup then OSX for simple things like installing software on your own. OSX is a closed experience but is a very good one, while Linux is an open experience but rather poor. Windows 7 being the best of both!
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    guzz46 , October 14, 2010 2:41 AM
    stm1185But Linux can not play games and everything else that windows can do while also having a significantly worse setup then OSX for simple things like installing software on your own. OSX is a closed experience but is a very good one, while Linux is an open experience but rather poor. Windows 7 being the best of both!


    Apart from playing certain games what exactly is it that linux can't do that windows can?

    Installing software on linux is a piece of cake, and what makes linux a poor experience? because there are a lot of people that much prefer the linux experience than windows or mac
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    unempit , October 14, 2010 2:43 AM
    OSX Puma, OSX tomcat, OSX Alleycat...
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    jj463rd , October 14, 2010 2:43 AM
    liveoncThere are no German Tanks called "Lion", WTF!?

    I don't think that Apple's naming scheme is based on German Panzers of World War II.It would be interesting though.
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    unempit , October 14, 2010 2:46 AM
    How about domestic cats...OSX Longhair, OSX Shorthair...s...
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    liveonc , October 14, 2010 3:07 AM
    jj463rdI don't think that Apple's naming scheme is based on German Panzers of World War II.It would be interesting though.

    You're right, Leopard is post WWII ;-) As for Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, & Lynx. They're all German WWII & post WWII German Panzer.
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    mayankleoboy1 , October 14, 2010 3:07 AM
    Marco925Tigers... lions... Leopards... is there a feline we haven't used yet?


    yeah, my cougar wife.
    better performance than crapples felines...
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    megamanx00 , October 14, 2010 3:20 AM
    Meh
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