Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Shipping

Readers have started receiving shipping notices for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther).

Mac OS X 10.3 retail boxes are shipping from Apple's Online Store and may start arriving to end-users earlier than the official October 24th Release Event.

Distribution channels also started shipping Panther to Apple Stores and Resellers starting on Monday to provide stock for the Friday release. Apple's Night of the Panther release party takes place on October 24th at 8 p.m. at local Apple Stores and certain resellers.

Reports hint that Apple is going "all out" for the Panther Apple Store events.