Say, “Hello!” to the next incarnation of OS X: Mountain Lion. Arriving this summer, “with all-new features inspired by the iPad,” it further underlines the growing exchange of ideas and influence that is taking place between iOS and OS X.
In addition to seamless desktop integration of iCloud, Mountain Lion also includes: Messages (as Apple put it: “Send unlimited messages to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Mac. From your Mac.”); Notification Center (think Growl, implemented the Cupertino way); and Share Sheets (think sharing, everywhere).
Perhaps the most interesting development is the way in which Apple has chosen to promote Mountain Lion. No Moscone West or the Yerba Buena Center announcement events, instead private briefings, about which Mr Gruber - unsurprisingly - has some interesting thoughts to offer.