At 10 a.m. PST today, Apple is holding a press conference. Like all Apple press conferences, this one has been talked about for days and sparked a lot of speculation on the web about what new products and services will and will not be announced. Here, we've put together a roundup of some of the rumors that have received the most ink. Alexis has a speaking engagement in Denver and I'll be out of the office at a Brookings event during the conference, but we'll follow up with more later should we deem it necessary.
MAC OSX LION
The image above is the one sent out to members of the press when the conference was first announced. As most Apple operating system versions have been named after a big cat, the assumption is that the lion peeking out from behind the logo represents the new 10.7 OS.
But what will make this operating system different from previous ones? Strangely, it seems that the new OS hasn't leaked outside of Apple and so everything people are discussing now is entirely speculative. There are rumors about a touch interface, incorporating cloud computing into the core of the operating system, tabbed windows in Finder, revamped user interfaces, free MobileMe and a new approach to Dashboard widgets.