With iOS 7 just days away from release, users are beginning to turn their attention towards other products announced at WWDC, including OS X Mavericks. According to a report from 9to5Mac, Apple is looking to release OS X Mavericks at the end of October, likely after an earnings call. This means that the company will be releasing OS X Mavericks only a few weeks before the holiday season kicks off, which means they will see a lot of sales.
The report also notes the information comes from sources with knowledge of the launch plans, and that it is coming in October despite reports Apple will be releasing iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 Mavericks together.
It makes sense that Apple is releasing OS X Mavericks in late October, especially because the new iPhone line-up and iOS 7 won’t officially be released until September 20th. This is because the media event is on the 10th, likely followed by pre-orders for the new iPhone on September 13th. As a result, the company will be focusing entirely on the new iPhone, iOS 7, and providing support for customers. After the OS X Mavericks release, Apple is expected to release several new Macs just before Christmas and New Years when the company experiences heavy sales.
Apple’s OS X 10.9 Mavericks was introduced at the WWDC 2013 keynote, and includes several new features such as iCloud Keychain, Tags, iBooks, and Maps. Apple’s release dates for all of its products are now in the fall, leading into their always-busy holiday season.
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