Mac OS X planned early 2000?

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  1. Minatory, Nov 10, 2011
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    Minatory macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2011
    In video from WWDC 1999 (Here is the link) Apple showed OS X to public - by that time without Aqua but with Cocoa - Jobs have said that they are going to release OS X early next year (early 2000) but in fact it was released more than 2 years later. What caused such a big delay?
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    The first consumer edition of OS X was released early 2001. The first server edition was released sometime in 1999.

    Anything could have delayed it. Does it really matter?
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Apple released OSX 10.0 beta in 2000, so technically they did produce something for people in 2000.
  4. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009

    On September 13, 2000 Apple released a $29.95[78] "preview" version of Mac OS X (internally codenamed Kodiak) in order to gain feedback from users.[79]
    The "PB" as it was known marked the first public availability of the Aqua interface and Apple made many changes to the UI based on customer feedback. Mac OS X Public Beta expired and ceased to function in Spring 2001.[80

  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Prior to the Public Beta, there were 4 beta's aka "Developer Previews".

    DP 1 & 2 had the "Rhapsody" interface but Carbon was present.
    DP 3 & 4 had the "Aqua" added, similar to the Public Beta.

    Transforming NeXTSTEP via Rhapsody (added Copland features) to Mac OS X 10.x (added Carbon and Aqua) must have been a huge, huge effort.

    What a time that was... :eek: Steve was back, that was cool.... But Apple still had a long, long way to go: The G4 was lagging (the 500 MHz debacle), Mac OS X was still only in (early) development, Windows 2000 and the Pentiums were soaring..!
    We have come a long way! :):apple:

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