How far ahead does Apple announce OS ship dates?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ncsmith4, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. ncsmith4 macrumors 6502

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    So, all the rumors are saying August 28th as the Snow Leopard ship date. But, thats only ONE WEEK from today! How far ahead of time does Apple usually announce the dates of the OS? More than a week you'd think, right?
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    Yes, I would think so. 10.5 was announced 10 days before release. If the online store goes down in the morning, it's likely an announcement is coming.
     
  3. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    Here you go:

    10.0 Cheetah 3 Days
    Release date announced on March 21, available Saturday, March 24, 2001

    10.1 Puma 4 Days
    Release date announced on Sept. 25, available Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001

    10.2 Jaguar 38 Days
    Release date announced on July 17, available Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002

    10.3 Panther 16 Days
    Release date announced and pre-order became available on Oct. 8, available Friday, Oct. 24, 2003

    10.4 Tiger 17 Days
    Release date announced and pre-order became available on April 12, available Friday, April 29, 2005

    10.5 Leopard 10 Days
    Release date announced and pre-order became available on Oct. 16, available Friday, Oct. 26, 2007

    Source: Apple's PR Library, www.apple.com/pr

    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2001/mar/21osxstore.html
    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2001/sep/25osx_available.html
    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2002/jul/17jaguar.html
    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2003/oct/08panther.html
    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/apr/12tiger.html
    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/10/16leopard.html
     
  4. Takuta-Nui macrumors regular

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    Cool. So we have precedence for a three-day-prior announcement.
     

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