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Mactracker 7.0

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Ian Page has released Mactracker 7.0, the popular encyclopedia of Apple products. It has been updated with Appleā€™s operating system and hardware releases from the last couple of months, including iOS 6, the iPhone 5, iPad mini, fourth-generation iPad, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, and the latest iPod nano and iPod touch models. The release also adds available marketing taglines for recent hardware models, adds a separate entry for SIM information to iPad and iPhone models, and updates support status for the latest Vintage and Obsolete products. The Mactracker app is now built using a Cocoa framework, requires OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and is optimized for Retina displays. (Free, 30.1 MB, release notes)

 

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Matt Neuburg  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-12-12 07:08
Huzzah! With the next version of Mactracker (7.0.1), compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard is restored.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-12-12 07:08
Indeed, and it's available now. Here's the note from Ian Page:

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When version 7.0 was released earlier this month, OS X Lion was set as the minimum requirement. My intent was to support Snow Leopard, however I encountered some stability issues when I moved to the Cocoa framework. Moving from a Carbon base was necessary for Retina display support. I chose to release version 7 with the Lion requirement while I worked to resolve the stability issues with Snow Leopard.

I am pleased to say that, in addition to featuring the latest iMacs, version 7.0.1 restores Snow Leopard support. Thank you for your patience.
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