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Apple to host "Back to the Mac" event on October 20th

Apple hints at a demo of the upcoming iteration of the Mac OS X

After Apple’s last major media event that took place on September 1st, here comes some fresh news about yet another showcase event that is to be held on this October 20th. Media invites have already been sent out for the event at Apple’s Cupertino, Calif., headquarters which has been christened as the "Back to the Mac" event. The invite hints that the attendees will witness the unveiling of "the next major version of Mac OS X."

The invite also contains the partial image of a lion's face, peeking through an apple-shaped cutout in a brushed-aluminum pane, which experts say suggests towards Apple code-naming the upcoming iteration of the Mac OS X-the 10.7-as “Lion”. This speculation goes with the use of the names “Leopard” and “Snow Leopard” to name previous versions of the Mac OS X. In addition, rumors are doing the rounds that this event might also very well see the unveiling of a refreshed line of Macs.  Although as expected, there is no word or confirmation on this by Apple officials. Apple has lately been deeply intrigued in the mobile devices sector and has had a slew of related important updates and launches, and if doesn’t want to lose out on the desktop and laptop segments, it surely has to do something remarkable-something which we hope will take place in the upcoming event.

While the world was busy with the iPhones and iPads, the Macs have been screaming for some up gradation. Recently the Macbook Pro line-up was upgraded to have the latest Intel Core-i processors. Now this updating of the Mac OS X will certainly add to the flavor. Only we wish Lion is not just some bug-fixes like Snow Leopard was, and comes with some real cool new innovation Apple is so famous for.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2010-10-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)