Apple held its October special event today and used the occasion to announce the launch date for OS X Mavericks. Mavericks will be available starting today, October 22, for free.
OS X Mavericks is the latest version of Apple’s desktop software and includes a new Maps app that integrates with iOS, Finder tabs, Tags and more. Under the hood, Mavericks improves the battery lifer giving you 1 hour longer of web browsing and 1.5 hours of video. The OS X also uses a memory compression technique that allows you to squeeze more apps into a limited amount of memory. In MacBook Air and MacBook Pro systems that share memory between the system and the graphics chipset, Mavericks also dynamically adjusts the memory dedicated to the graphics chipset as needed.
Customers can purchase the upgrade in the Mac App Store. The update will be free for all customers, even if you are still on Snow Leopard. It will be a single-step update that’ll bring you right up to Mavericks in one step. It will also ship on new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac models.