Mac OS X 10.7 Lion close to Golden Master release

According to tech news site TechCrunch, Apple may be ready to deploy the first Golden Master (GM1) of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. The release will be a major update since last month's developer preview, which many thought, according to the report, wasn't as smooth as it could have been.

According to tech news site TechCrunch, Apple may be ready to deploy the first Golden Master (GM1) of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. The release will be a major update since last month's developer preview, which many thought, according to the report, wasn't as smooth as it could have been.

"Apple has been working through many OS X Lion bugs and performance issues as they move towards the stated Summer release date. Given that GM candidates are already nearing, they definitely appear to be on schedule."

This is good news for those of us patiently waiting Apple's next generation operating system that promises a big leap in the direction of iOS-like functionality. Speaking of iOS, rumors today have reported that Apple may not be ready for an iOS 5 release this summer, possibly due to the work being done on Lion.

Apple has also announced dates for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this summer, June 6 to 10 in San Francisco. If the GM1 version of Lion goes over without too many major bugs, we could see a public release of Mac OS X 10.7 just as WWDC gets started.

What are you looking forward to the most in Lion? Let me know in the comments!


Be sure to follow MacFixIt on Twitter and contribute to the CNET Mac forums.

About the author

    Joe is a seasoned Mac veteran with years of experience on the platform. He reports on Macs, iPods, iPhones and anything else Apple sells. He even has worked in Apple retail stores. He's also a creative professional who knows how to use a Mac to get the job done.

     

    Join the discussion

    Conversation powered by Livefyre

    Don't Miss
    Hot Products
    Trending on CNET

    HOT ON CNET

    Want affordable gadgets for your student?

    Everyday finds that will make students' lives easier: chargers, cables, headphones, and even a bona fide gadget or two!