Does Apple release OS updates on Fridays?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Steven Jackson, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Steven Jackson macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I am anxiously waiting for 10.6.3 (don't ask why...:confused:).

    Does anyone know whether Apple has EVER released an OS X point update (10.5.2, etc) on a Friday?

    In other words, if it doesn't come today, is there ANY chance it will be released tomorrow?

    Steve.
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  3. Stonefly macrumors regular

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    I am wondering, is this update going to cost something or do you just have to pay if it goes to the 10.7 series. Am new to macs since January so haven't had an OS update yet. And damn, nice avatar rdowns, lol
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's not going to go to 10.7. You don't have to pay for the 10.6.XXX updates.
     
  5. Stepint0sh macrumors member

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    Yes I once had a Leopard update to 10.5.5 or 10.5.6 on a friday evening. :)
     
  6. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    How do they determine what will be a major upgrade (you pay for it, name change from tiger to lion or whatever and, 10.5 to 10. 6, etc.) and a minor, free upgrade (10.6.2 to 10.6.3)? And yes, I'm a mac newbie so please don't make too much fun of me that I don't know this.
     
  7. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    Major Updates, cat name changes, usually include tweaked UI's and more programs/features for the Operating System.

    Minor Upgrades are usually things like patches.
     
  8. Icaras macrumors 603

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    And as we all know, a cat name change requires a key note speech too.
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The point updates for Snow Leopard and Leopard:

    10.6.2: Monday
    10.6.1: Thursday

    10.5.8: Wednesday
    10.5.7: Tuesday
    10.5.6: Monday
    10.5.5: Monday
    10.5.4: Monday
    10.5.3: Wednesday
    10.5.2: Monday
    10.5.1: Thursday

    I believe you have to go back to 10.4.8 in September 2006 to find a Friday release.
     
  10. Stepint0sh macrumors member

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    Wow was it that long ago, I thought it was Leopard! :eek:
     

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