Apple to preview next version of OS X on October 20th. http://tinyurl.com/2f9j2k6 That’ll help FCP make 2012 timeline if the expected changes to the underpinnings of QuickTime are ported from iOS 4.1.
Let’s guess: announced October 2010, finished 10.7 at WWDC 2011, Final Cut Studio <next> sometime thereafter? I think this makes the 2012 timeline seem reasonable: announcing OS X 10.7 in July would have made it difficult.
Dubbed â€œBack to the Mac,â€ the inviteâ€™s image shows a slightly rotated Apple logo with a lion peeking through it. In the invite, Apple says â€œcome see whatâ€™s new for the Macâ€¦â€ and adds that it will present a preview of the next major version of Mac OS Xâ€”which I think we can now safely presume is Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. The company will also be providing a cafÃ© breakfast and a coffee barâ€”isnâ€™t that nice of them?