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Confirming a number of recent rumors, Apple officially announced Panther (Mac OS X 10.3) today.

The latest update to Mac OS X will be available on October 24th beginning at 8:00pm. Special events will be held on October 24th in Apple's retail stores and authorized resellers to celebrate the introduction.

Mac OS X 10.3 will be available for $129 for a single user license. A $199 5-user family pack is also available.

Meanwhile, the new Panther upgrade is available for a shipping and handling fee through the Mac OS Up-To-Date program for: 1) all customers who have purchased a PowerMac G5 (regardless of purchase date), 2) all purchasers of any new Mac after October 8th, 2003, or 3) anyone who has puchashed Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2) after October 8th.

Word that Mac OS X (10.3) has hit "Gold Master" first appeared last week, while hints at an October 24th release had been noted by a Page 2 rumor and recently confirmed. Meanwhile, a last minute rumor on Monday had predicted today's official announcement.
 

macMaestro

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Sep 14, 2003
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Way cool! I love that countdown clock on Apple's website. Can't wait to get it!
 
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Nik_Doof

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Sep 15, 2003
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Yay there goes my upgrade to 10.3, any pb purchased after the 8th....DOH. Guess ill have ot w8 a while for a upgrade then.
 
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NicoMan

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Oct 20, 2002
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Re: Apple Announces Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)

Originally posted by Macrumors
all customers who have purchased a PowerMac G5 (regardless of purchase date)
Wow that's a surprise! Some people had mentioned that, but I couldn't (wouldn't) believe them. Good for them.
 
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taran

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Oct 8, 2003
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At last! Let's hope it lives up to all the hype (I'm sure it will).

I can finally go out and buy my G5.

:)
 
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jxyama

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Apr 3, 2003
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well done

giving "free" upgrade for those listed is a good call. i know some of us will be "screwed" by the oct. 8th, but i imagine that would with any other date.

i have to wait until univ. of michigan stores get them and sell me a copy at a special discount.
 
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cr2sh

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May 28, 2002
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I've already started trying to clear my calender, find out where I'm going to be on the night of the 24th and which Apple Store will be closest...

According to the index, theres only "10 days" remaining.. but today is the 8th... ?
<edit>
must of been a glitch.. says 16 now...
 
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NicoMan

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Oct 20, 2002
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Re: well done

Originally posted by jxyama
giving "free" upgrade for those listed is a good call. i know some of us will be "screwed" by the oct. 8th, but i imagine that would with any other date.

i have to wait until univ. of michigan stores get them and sell me a copy at a special discount.
I guess you have to draw the line somewhere.
 
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starflyer 59

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Oct 12, 2002
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Great, I am happy that everyone who bought a mac recently gets to pay for a full upgrade. It is good to know that their OS was top of the line for a couple of weeks!!!

Rediculous.
 
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nick.hill

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Sep 14, 2003
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Family Pack (UK)

You seem to be able to buy a family pack for the USA, but not on the UK apple store.. Any reason why not?

Or am I being thick (Very likely)

N:)
 
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aswitcher

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Originally posted by Nik_Doof
Yay there goes my upgrade to 10.3, any pb purchased after the 8th....DOH. Guess ill have ot w8 a while for a upgrade then.

Where does it say the 8th? I get my Powerbook tomorrow so I guess I am ok but I can't load the Apple site with so many hits...

Jason
 
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nagromme

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May 2, 2002
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Got my order in!

I hit Refresh until the Store came back, and ordered :)

Says delivery PM 10/24... but I went with the free shipping so we'll see.

I like the cool black box...
indextopbox10082003.jpg
 
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iwantanewmac

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Oct 24, 2001
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I bought a new mac 8 days ago and now I have to pay again $149 for an upgrade...bah..................
 
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nick.hill

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Sep 14, 2003
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Re: Family Pack (UK)

Originally posted by nick.hill
You seem to be able to buy a family pack for the USA, but not on the UK apple store.. Any reason why not?

Or am I being thick (Very likely)

N:)

Ah okay! I found it now... Feeling silly
 
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Nik_Doof

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Sep 15, 2003
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Originally posted by aswitcher
Where does it say the 8th? I get my Powerbook tomorrow so I guess I am ok but I can't load the Apple site with so many hits...

Jason

Meanwhile, the new Panther upgrade is available for a shipping and handling fee through the Mac OS Up-To-Date program for: 1) all customers who have purchased a PowerMac G5 (regardless of purchase date), 2) all purchasers of any new Mac after October 8th, 2003, or 3) anyone who has puchashed Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2) after October 8th.

Mine is being delivered in a few days but i dont think i'll get the free upgrade... It was actually "shipped" on the 7th...DOH.
 
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september29th

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Oct 1, 2003
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Originally posted by iwantanewmac
I bought a new mac 8 days ago and now I have to pay again $149 for an upgrade...bah..................

Amen brotha.

.motor city rollie, who purchased a 15" AL 9 days ago.
 
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Jays

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Feb 4, 2002
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Great news, the only thing is that I find it absurd that I have to pay full price to upgrade Mac OS X 10.2 server to 10.3. thats over the $500!
 
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airbag

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Jun 23, 2003
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oohhh....! Everytime I hit 'refresh' on the Apple site, and see something new, my heart skips a beat. This is great!

Look at that cool black packaging! loooovely!

AlBook 15"w/Panther, here I come..!
 
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aic

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Feb 17, 2003
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I ordered a BTO 15" Albook on 17th September and it still hasn't arrived at my reseller. Seeing i only paid a 10% deposit, when i pick it up is that when i purchase the item, thus getting the Panther upgrade?
 
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