Will Tiger be unleashed at MWSF 2005?

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  1. MacCoaster macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed in another thread, where jimsowden posted information about the Official Apple Store Promo Code list. One of them is a deal on Mac OS X 10.3 and iLife '04:

    January 10, 2005, eh? Isn't the Keynote for the MacWorld Expo San Francisco on January 11?

    Speculate. :)
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

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    There's about is good of a chance to see a PowerMac G6 announced as there is to see Mac OS X.4 released. So what does that tell ya?

    Mac OS X.4 is still in beta. There's no word at all of a particular recent release being a "Golden Master" release. There are still a ton of features and bugs to work out. Its no where near release material.

    Ask this same question around WWDC time in June 2005.
     
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  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....not likely at all...chances are better that the deal indicates we may see iLife 05 though.....oh yeah!
     
  5. MacCoaster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah yeah, good point. If it's indeed iLife '05, then anyone know any information about iLife '05? All I've seen about it was just basically what people wanted.
     
  6. ifjake macrumors 6502a

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    i'd think they'd wait to release iLife 05 till it can take advantage of Tiger's new features of awesomeness. core image in iPhoto, iMovie. other stuff. would make sense to me. maybe Apple was thinking that the 11th would be the earliest Tiger could possibly be done, back during the WWDC. i dunno. maybe they're going to release Tiger without properly debugging it and follow it by updates 10.5.1 and 10.5.2 and 10.5.3 and 10.5.4 soon after.
     
  7. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    :D
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    The only thing that we can really expect on January 11th, is that Steve will let us know about the release date for Tiger. We will probably still see some more updates to Panther yet.
     
  9. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    I highly doubt we'll see a release date at MWSF, wdlove. Apple won't announce that a product will ship six months later because it'll kill Panther's sales.

    Look at the facts. Lately, whenever Apple announces a timeframe, they release the product at the end of the timeframe or late. For example, Apple said iTMS would be in Europe sometime in October. It happened at the end of October. Then they said that iTMS would be in Canada in November. It didn't open until December 1.

    So, when Apple says Tiger will be released in the first half of 2005, it means we will see it in late June/early July. Most likely WWDC 2005.
     
  10. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Yea... iLife '05 at MWSF and Tiger/DC Powerbooks at WWDC is my guess. There'll probably be iBooks and iMac G5's that get updates at one or the other as well.
     
  11. metfoo macrumors member

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    I have been using my ADC build of tiger on my powerbook. There are TONS of bugs so far. Steve may announce a target release date, but from what I have experienced, i cant see it happening. There are too many applications with problems on tiger, the os has redraw problems, and much much more.
     
  12. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I would be happy with just a target date for Tiger. It seems that sales are always hurt around MacWorlds or WWDC, at least among geeks like us that keep up on the latest in rumors. I certainly wouldn't want to buy anything now till after February.
     
  13. pdp macrumors newbie

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    if you cant take the time to scroll back a page or two to see the other 435436 threads regarding tiger, than im afraid starting your own thread seeking the same information wont get you much further
     
  14. Superdrive macrumors 6502a

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    I would guess that most of the people who are going to upgrade their Mac OS have done so in the past thirteen months. If Apple were concerned about losing Panther sales they wouldn't have Tiger on their Mac OS X page. Here is hoping for Tiger before June.

    -tj
     
  15. wdlove macrumors P6

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    At this point the majority that have interest in Panther have already made a purchase. Currently most new Panther users will be with the purchase of a new Mac. So I don't really think that there is much of any pentup desire to Panther now to dampen. The focus of the Mac Community that are in the know is on Tiger. Alas we still have a 5 - 6 month wait.
     

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