OS X Mavericks has only been out for a few days, and I’m already a huge fan of the direction Apple has taken with the new software. What direction is that? Well, with OS X Mavericks, Apple took something that is very familiar to its users and made it faster and more efficient than ever. What’s even better was that a lot of Mac users like myself didn’t have to pay anything for the latest update.
Apple released OS X Mavericks yesterday, alongside new Macbook Pros and the new iPad line-up. In under 24 hours, OS X Mavericks is said to have an adoption rate of 7%, which means a whole lot of Mac users are upgrading their devices to the latest software. According to a live tracker from analytics firm GoSquared, OS X Mavericks hit a 7% adoption rate in under 24 hours as opposed to the 3% adoption rate of OS X Mountain Lion in under 48 hours
As Apple announced at their media event in San Francisco yesterday, we now have OS X Mavericks, which brings a lot of new functionality to the Macintosh. Most of it is pretty slick, some of it is quite intrusive, and a lot of it you’ll never even notice. I’ve been playing around with the new OS since soon after its release yesterday, and here are my initial thoughts.
OS X Mavericks—the next version of Apple’s operating system—focuses on technologies, features, and apps. And it’s available today for free.
It goes without saying that fall is my favorite time of the year. Crisp air, changing leaves, football, and multiple Apple media events. This time around, we’re going to be looking at the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 (hopefully with better names than that), and we’ll likely get a better look at OS X Mavericks. To learn about these items as they’re announced, join us for our Apple October 2013 event live blog.
Apple’s long awaited OS X Mavericks golden master has finally arrived, with the company releasing it to all developers late Friday night. Apple is expected to release the software later this month, most likely during the upcoming media event scheduled for October 22nd in San Francisco.
In line with rumors from earlier this month, an Apple October 22nd media event has been announced. The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco, and will begin at 10:00am Pacific Time/ 1:00pm Eastern Time. Apple is expected to introduce a new line-up of iPads, including the second generation iPad mini as well as the fifth generation iPad. The company is also expected to demo OS X Mavericks and the redesigned Mac Pro.
As the public release for OS X Mavericks draws closer, Apple is still adding new features. Late last month, Apple updated the iMac with fourth generation Intel quad-core processors, new graphics, next generation Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage options. Now, the company is reportedly going to add the Power Nap feature that was first introduced during the company’s “Back to the Mac” event last year when they introduced OS X Mountain Lion.
As Apple makes moves to ensure its Mac hardware gets more powerful, the software moves along with it. To help get there, an employee on Apple’s OS X Mavericks team, Anthony Chivetta, posted two job links on his Twitter profile Monday. One of the jobs is for a Software Power Engineer, someone who would work on the power efficiency of OS X applications, while the other is for a Software Power Infrastructure Engineer.
As the rumored late October release for OS X Mavericks draws closer, Apple is beginning to stabilize its latest update to OS X. A little more than two weeks ago, Apple released OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 8, and has now released a new update—build 13A598—to AppleSeed members, as well as the GM seed to all registered developers.
Apple’s OS X Mavericks update may be arriving later this month, in line with rumors that suggested a timeframe of late October. Apple is now reportedly training its AppleCare staff on how to deal with issues and the setup of OS X Mavericks, ahead of the public launch. Usually, Apple doesn’t release the software to all employees, giving only select employees access to it. This means that even the AppleCare support staff are unaware of the how to deal with the software until Apple trains them.
Earlier this week, several high-resolution images of the upcoming iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 were spotted on the internet, thanks to Sonny Dickson—the same guy responsible for iPhone component leaks. Now, a new rumor suggests Apple will hold a media event on October 15 to announce the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, possibly alongside new iMacs.