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Mac OS X 10.7 Will Only Allow Apple Approved Apps?

Mac OS X 10.7 Will Only Allow Apple Approved Apps?

Posted April 23, 2010 at 2:10pm by iClarified · 26852 views
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A new report suggests that Apple is planning to lock down Mac OS X 10.7 in a similar manner to the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

According to Rixstep, Developers planning on marketing software for 10.7 will submit their products to the App Store as iPhone and now iPad developers have already done. 10.7 will have kernel support for ('insistence on') binaries signed with Apple's root certificate. No software will be able to run on Mac OS X 10.7 without being approved and signed by Apple, Inc.

Apple will supposedly begin signing up independent software vendors (ISVs) for the 10.7 developer program by early autumn 2010. Rixstep expects that there will be efforts to jailbreak OS X 10.7 just as there have been with the iPhone.

No information is provided about the source of this speculation...

Read More [via MacDailyNews]

Mac OS X 10.7 Will Only Allow Apple Approved Apps?
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Mrman - September 18, 2010 at 11:15pm
I love Macs ...... but like everyone else is saying.... I WOULD NEVER BUY ANOTHER ONE AGAIN...... if they committed this atrocity. The reason I love macs is because you can do ANYTHING on them...... I will not have what I do on my comp restricted by the people that sell it. Old macs without 10.7 or that have been downgraded would multiply in value!!!
Rodrigo - June 5, 2010 at 5:18pm
Nonsense. If Apple do this, they're ridiculous.
indga - April 26, 2010 at 1:45am
This is ridiculous if it's true. I love Apple products, but I will walk away from Apple without a backward glance. We are not communists to have our computer lives dictated by Czar Jobs. Screw Apple! Let their stuff rot on the shelves.
Chris Mills
Chris Mills - April 25, 2010 at 10:11am
I'm sure this is complete BS on the side of Rixstep.
Mac User
Mac User - April 25, 2010 at 4:49am
Bye bye Mac OS X. Welcome back to my main spot Linux.
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