And now, the most important announcement today: Lion. Here are some key highlights of Lion:
- Mail 5: “Just like Mail on iPad, Mail 5 in Mac OS X Lion features a new layout that takes advantage of the widescreen display on your Mac.” Finally.
- AirDrop: “With AirDrop in Mac OS X Lion, you can send files to anyone around you — wirelessly.” Sounds an awful lot like DropCopy, but I am happy to see this kind of tech make its way to the Mac.
- OS X Server is also bundled in and comes with this gem: “Lion Server delivers wireless file sharing for iPad. Enabling WebDAV in Lion Server gives iPad users the ability to access, copy, and share documents on the server from applications such as Keynote, Numbers, and Pages.” That is sweet and makes a killer reason to have a little Mac server around for your company. ((I say little because a Mac mini should be perfectly suited.))
The best part: Apple usually saves some juicy stuff for launch day, can’t wait.