Apple Targeting Late October for OS X Mavericks Launch

mavericks_icons_stackApple is currently planning a late October launch for OS X Mavericks, according to a report from 9to5Mac.

The late-October Mavericks release is planned so Apple could focus the majority of its software engineering resources on pushing out iOS 7 alongside the new iPhone hardware over the next couple of weeks.

For its past two major OS X updates, Apple has released the new software the day after an earnings release, and the report notes that the company could follow a similar pattern with Mavericks. Apple will release its September quarter earnings in late October, aligning with the rumored Mavericks launch timeframe.

Apple's other major operating system update, iOS 7, is set to arrive later this month alongside new iPhone hardware. The new iPhones are expected to be introduced at Apple's media event scheduled for next Tuesday, and based on Apple's previous patterns iOS 7 could launch to the public roughly a week later. The iPad version of iOS 7 may, however, be held back slightly and launched aside new iPad hardware within the next several months.

Update: AllThingsD has confirmed that Mavericks will be released in late October.

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91 months ago
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Kinda wish they'd get more people on the development teams just so that Mac OS X isn't always placed on the back burner when it comes to iOS. I know iOS & Mac OS X share a lot of code, but there are so many things that can only be done on Mac OS X.

Until Apple adds the important producer apps on the iPad (Xcode, iBooks Author, etc.) and a few other things (multiuser support), I'm tired of iOS getting all the glory. I know iOS devices sell better, but maybe that's because Apple somewhat neglects everything else.

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91 months ago

Hey! They promised us Mavericks on September 10! What the??!


Nope. They said this fall.
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91 months ago
I hope no one's surprised by this. Mavericks will be released alongside the new MacPro, MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac mini.

I believe the new iPads will also be released alongside the new Macs.
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91 months ago

http://mac.blorge.com/2013/08/12/mac-os-x-mavericks-arriving-at-sept-10-iphone-event/


That's not Apple saying that. That is a blog saying it will come September 10.
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91 months ago
Sept 10th date suddenly became completely irrelevant.
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91 months ago
Nice, I can't wait. I'm looking forward to iBooks on my MBP
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