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OS X Mavericks Release Pegged for Late Oct. Report Says

by Jacob Kleinman | September 6, 2013September 6, 2013 7:30 am PST

Apple first unveiled its new desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks (hands-on), at WWDC 2013 back in June, and now it looks like the software’s official release may finally be in sight. 9to5Mac Apple sleuth Mark Gurman reports that Mavericks will hit the market starting at the end of next month, citing multiple anonymous sources.

The news clashes with earlier reports that Apple would release the new version of OS X at the same time it launches iOS 7, which appears to be set for wide release later this month alongside the rumored iPhone 5S and 5C. iOS 7 for the iPad is expected at a later date, possibly in Oct. when Apple is reportedly prepping to launch new iPads.

Gurman also notes that with OS X Lion and Mountain Lion, the new software was released a day after Apple announced its quarterly earnings report. With Q4 numbers expected in late Oct., Apple’s release could signal the launch of Mavericks.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...