10.5 by 2006?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by yippy, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. yippy macrumors 68020

    yippy

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    Does anyone know if there is any chance 10.5 will come out before the beggining of 2006? I ask because I can buy an Apple Maintenance Program from my university that garuntees me all OS upgrades from now till 2006. I will buy it anyway because it is only $45 w/o media (download) $55 with so it is still a good deal but I was wondering if there was a chance I could take advantage of it twice.
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    Jobs announced that Tiger will ship in the first half of 2005. Amazon.com says it will ship 3/31/05 but I would take that with a grain of salt.
     
  3. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    Apple previously announced that OS updates are supposed to be slowing down now. That's why Tiger is coming about a year and a half after Panther. Assuming at least another year and a half, if not more, between Tiger and OS X.5, and you will be beyond the beginning of 2006 timeframe you are looking at.
     
  4. nels0360 macrumors member

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    I agree. Fortunately, my university has the Apple Maintenance program until September 2006 and they surely will renew it. It covers university computers but anybody with a university account (including all students & staff, I'm staff) can download it for free. That means free OS upgrades for me.
     

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