Rumor: Apple’s OS X Mavericks Will be Released in October

Rumor: Apple’s OS X Mavericks Will be Released in October

9to5Mac reports today that “sources with knowledge of the launch plans” are telling them that Apple plans to release its next Mac operating system, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, near the end of October.



This comes despite claims and speculation that Apple will release OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 in tandem this month. iOS 7 is set to ship alongside the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C later in September. There has also been chatter about Apple holding the iPad iOS 7 release back until October.

The launch of Apple’s two previous OS X versions, OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion, Apple released their new OS the day after an earnings call. If they follow this pattern for Mavericks, a second half of October release would be expected.

Apple dropped a seventh preview build of Mavericks to developers earlier this week. That build included performance enhancements, but some features, such as the iCloud Keychain, were still not ready for prime time.

OS X Mavericks will include several new features, including tabs in Finder, an improved Safari, new Maps and iBooks apps, a redesigned Calendar app, compressed memory, and more.

  1. MRonin ⚜ says:

    My guess is VERY late this calendar year in tandem with new hardware. If so then I go back to my earlier statement that Apple’s ‘fall’ timeline for the release of Mavericks and new hardware was overly generous. All in an attempt to placate the people who have been waiting on hardware refreshes and updates (read new Mac Pro’s) for longer than they should have ever been forced to wait in the first place.

    1. Chris Hauk Chris Hauk says:

      If it makes you feel any better, we’re ready for the rumor silly season to take a break too. As if it ever does. 🙂

      1. MRonin ⚜ says:

        Well there was what, a a couple weeks between WWDC and the rumor mill getting into full swing again. True it never takes a break fully but at least there is hope of some respite.

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