Apple plans to release OS X Mavericks in late October


There have been rumors and speculations that Apple will release OS X 10.9 Mavericks this month.

However, 9to5Mac reports that according to their sources Apple is planning to release OS X 10.9 Mavericks only in late October.

The report notes that Apple wants to focus on the iOS 7 release and the launch of new iPhones this month. Apple is expected to unveil iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at the media event on Tuesday, September 10, followed by the launch on September 20. We also expect Apple to release iOS 7 couple of days before the launch of the new iPhones.

Apple had released the last two major OS X updates, OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion a day after announcing its Q3 earnings, so 9to5Mac expects Apple to follow a similar release schedue this year as well. Apple is expected to announce its Q3 earnings in second half of October, so it is line with the end of October release date.

Apple had given us a preview of OS X 10.9 Mavericks during WWDC 2013 Keynote. It includes major new features such as Finder tabs, document tags, better multiple display support, improvements to Safari, new Maps app, new iBooks app and lots more.

Apple has released seven developer previews of OS X Mavericks so far. OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 7 which was released earlier in the week, included a number of improvements and is quite stable, which sparked off speculations that the final release could be just round the corner.

But looks like we will have to wait until the end of October to get OS X Mavericks.

[Via 9to5Mac]