Report: WWDC 2011 May Highlight OS X 10.7

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Apple has settled claims with state regulators who allege the company mishandled electronic waste.
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If the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference was centered on the iPhone and iPad, could next year’s gathering by Apple focus on the Mac? That’s the implication made Friday by one report. Apple is now seeking help to build “a revolutionary new feature” within the core of Mac OS X, the Cupertino, Calif. company writes in a job posting.

While the Mac OS X was mostly overlooked at this year’s WWDC in San Francisco, that could change next year as Apple continues to battle Google for the consumer tech spotlight.


“I’d advance the suggestion right now that Apple is prepared to invest every ounce of company muscle, intellect, invention and clout that ally now rival Google can never claim to innovate ahead of industry trends again,” writes Jonny Evans at Computerworld.

Evans believes Apple could introduce a core feature of Mac OS X 10.7 at WWDC 2011 that will rival Google’s Chrome platform. As part of the job qualifications, the iPhone maker seeks someone with “up close and personal experience with the HTTP protocol as well as other protocols layers atop it, have participated in or lead the architecture of large web scale systems, have shipped multiple ‘platforms’ for use by millions of users.”

[Computerworld]