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AppleCare Staff Begin Training on OS X Mavericks Ahead of Expected Late October Launch

mavericks_round_iconApple has begun the process of training its AppleCare staff on OS X Mavericks ahead of an expected late October launch for the updated Mac operating system, reports 9to5Mac.
These sources say that training has begun today, and support staff will be required to learn about the operating system’s new features, installation process, and troubleshooting options for at least six hours over the course of the next few weeks.

The training is said to be similar in secrecy and style to the iOS 7 and iTunes Radio training, and it has yet to begin for all AppleCare employees. AppleCare advisors will learn the OS X Mavericks materials in small groups in order to prevent information about the training process from becoming public knowledge.
Publicly, Apple has only stated that OS X Mavericks is "coming this fall", but the company is reportedly targeting a late October launch. The company is also expected to hold a media event as soon as this month where it could not only unveil new iPads but also officially launch the redesigned Mac Pro and perhaps other updated Mac models, offering an opportunity for a Mavericks release announcement there as well depending on timing.

OS X Mavericks has been in developer testing since its introduction at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Eight developer previews have been seeded so far, with the most recent one having been released over two weeks ago.

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16 months ago

If Mavericks is like iOS 7 - Thanks but NO THANKS!!
:mad:


Congratulations, you are the first person in this thread to bash iOS 7 in a non iOS 7 related thread. You win the donkey award!
Rating: 14 Votes
16 months ago

How crazy would it be if Apple, at the last minute, showed off an OS X redesign to somewhat match iOS 7?

I'm not saying this would necessarily be good or bad, and I don't see it happening, but they did do a similar thing with Leopard (showed the OS early and the new design later).

I also think that it could be done tastefully, kind of like this:

Image (http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/ivericks_max.png?w=1000&h=)

Image (http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/messages-ios7.jpg)

Photos taken from http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/08/a-look-at-what-an-ios-7-inspired-os-x-could-look-like-gallery/ (http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/08/a-look-at-what-an-ios-7-inspired-os-x-could-look-like-gallery/)


I don't really like those mockups... I hope they don't go that way. But tendency says they will...
Rating: 13 Votes
16 months ago

How crazy would it be if Apple, at the last minute, showed off an OS X redesign to somewhat match iOS 7?

I'm not saying this would necessarily be good or bad, and I don't see it happening, but they did do a similar thing with Leopard (showed the OS early and the new design later).

I also think that it could be done tastefully, kind of like this:

Image (http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/ivericks_max.png?w=1000&h=)

Image (http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/messages-ios7.jpg)

Photos taken from http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/08/a-look-at-what-an-ios-7-inspired-os-x-could-look-like-gallery/ (http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/08/a-look-at-what-an-ios-7-inspired-os-x-could-look-like-gallery/)



Hideousness at its best!
Rating: 13 Votes
16 months ago
Better be coming with new retina MacBook Pros
Rating: 10 Votes
16 months ago
If Mavericks is like iOS 7 - Thanks but NO THANKS!!
:mad:
Rating: 9 Votes
16 months ago
How crazy would it be if Apple, at the last minute, showed off an OS X redesign to somewhat match iOS 7?

I'm not saying this would necessarily be good or bad, and I don't see it happening, but they did do a similar thing with Leopard (showed the OS early and the new design later).

I also think that it could be done tastefully, kind of like this:





Photos taken from http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/08/a-look-at-what-an-ios-7-inspired-os-x-could-look-like-gallery/ (http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/08/a-look-at-what-an-ios-7-inspired-os-x-could-look-like-gallery/)
Rating: 9 Votes
16 months ago

How crazy would it be if Apple, at the last minute, showed off an OS X redesign to somewhat match iOS 7?

I'm not saying this would necessarily be good or bad, and I don't see it happening, but they did do a similar thing with Leopard (showed the OS early and the new design later).

I also think that it could be done tastefully, kind of like this:

Image (http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/ivericks_max.png?w=1000&h=)

Image (http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/messages-ios7.jpg)

Photos taken from http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/08/a-look-at-what-an-ios-7-inspired-os-x-could-look-like-gallery/ (http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/08/a-look-at-what-an-ios-7-inspired-os-x-could-look-like-gallery/)


I wouldn't hate it.

OSX is looking more stale than iOS was, and now that iOS has been revamped, OSX just looks even worse.
Rating: 5 Votes
16 months ago

I don't really like those muckups... I hope they don't go that way. But tendency says they will...


Fixed that for ya! ;)
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

How crazy would it be if Apple, at the last minute, showed off an OS X redesign to somewhat match iOS 7?

I'm not saying this would necessarily be good or bad, and I don't see it happening, but they did do a similar thing with Leopard (showed the OS early and the new design later).

I also think that it could be done tastefully, kind of like this:

Image (http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/ivericks_max.png?w=1000&h=)

Image (http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/messages-ios7.jpg)

Photos taken from http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/08/a-look-at-what-an-ios-7-inspired-os-x-could-look-like-gallery/ (http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/08/a-look-at-what-an-ios-7-inspired-os-x-could-look-like-gallery/)


I actually kind of like that
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

Is this really the main thing that keeps you excited about this launch? Just for interest, especially as the pricing always was quite predictable :confused:


Believe it or not, it's a huge thing for developers. Free OS X upgrade would most likely push the adoption rate high and the developers can drop support for older OS X versions quickly, just like iOS 7.

If the update isn't that big of a deal like many folks believe both ML and Mavs to be, they are not likely to spend money on it.

However, if it is free, those folks are more likely to update as developers push them over with no support for older OS X version.
Rating: 3 Votes

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