Ever since the announcement about the “Back to Mac” event, there have been rumors all around. Below are the top ten Mac OS X 10.7 rumors to date.
- FaceTime is not only for the iPhone 4, but also for the newest iPod touch. There are rumors that since the iPhone 4 and the iPod touch both have FaceTime, they will incorporate FaceTime into iChat in the new Mac OS X 10.7 Server. iChat is a built-in IM client that already has video calling, so FaceTime would make a great addition.
- Another rumor is that they will redesign the user interface. The new iTunes 10 has new graphical changes such as lack of color in the sidebar. Typically, the user interface of iTunes changes and the user interface of OS X also changes.
- One of the most common rumors is that the newest server will be named Mac OS X 10. 7 Lion. Apple sent out invites that read, “Back to Mac.” The invite also had a picture of Apple’s logo cut out of a sheet of metal and behind the cracks, there is a lion. The Lion most likely represents the big cat names they included with the OS X, such as Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
- Will Mac OS X 10.7 be spectacular? We will not know yet, but rumors out there say that Mac OS X 10.7 will include big changes because of the suspected “Lion” nickname. The Lion is the king of the jungle and can symbolize big changes coming to Mac OS X.
- Some might say that the new Mac OS X 10.7 will make it so there is multi-touch. Does that mean a touch screen like the iPhone 4, iPod touch, and iPad?
- The iOS App Store is such a great success. Will there be a Mac OS X App Store?
- Apple has already filed patents to incorporate iOS into Mac OS X in an iMac Touch and MacBook Touch. There are rumors that Dashboard will be replaced by an iOS layer.
- The upcoming Mac OS X may also have cloud computing and storage.
- The new Mac OS X 10.7 is likely to include NTFS support. The current Mac OS X can not support NTFS and relies on third party developers and the open source community to support NTFS.
- Last but not least, the Dock and Finder will probably be updated. There will probably be improvements and new features.
That concludes the top ten rumors. What do you think?