Report : Apple Will Ship OS X Mavericks In October
Apple 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.
Apparently Apple has chosen this later-than-expected release date so it can use the bulk of its software engineering resources to first push out iOS 7, which is expected to become available next week, alongside two new iPhones.
9to5Mac noted that, for the last two OS X releases, Apple has waited until the day after an earnings result release to make them available. And since Apple usually shares its Q4 earnings in October, it is possible we may see Mavericks shortly after the announcement. Additionally, Apple is expected to release a fleet of new Macs this fall, and it would make sense for their arrival to coincide with the launch of the new OS.
Announced earlier this year at WWDC, OS X Mavericks brings with it a number of new software features, including tabs in Finder, document tagging, improved multiple display support, and enhanced Notifications.
Apple will be unveiling at least one new iPhone at an event next week, where we may also hear more about OS X Maverick’s official launch.