More Panther GM and Launch Info

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    More anonymous reports have been coming in...

    - 7B85 is GM for Client
    - 7B86 is GM for Server
    - Apple Store Managers are out of town for a week surrounding October 24th, making it seem like an unlikely week for such a major launch, but no definitive info either way.

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    This is interesting.

    I find this to be interesting news, IF in fact it is true. Since I questioned the reliability of these Panther GM reports ever since they started appearing, I'm not confident that this is true either. It does mean that Panther's release date might be announced soon, which to me is GREAT news. All the earlier I can get a G5 w/ Panther!
  3. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001

    hard to say if it's true... or just the same info making the rounds..

    we'll see.

  4. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    maybe it will be a launch for the windows version of itunes. apple will hype that way more than panther.

  5. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    I wonder if we'll see another version of 10.2.8 or not. Panther seems pretty close now.
  6. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    Let's hope this means Panther is announced soon, I can't wait personally to get my hands on a copy.
  7. sickracer2015 macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Well I hope panther is announced soon for purchase and such. I am a current ADC member and we have yet to be seeded with these new builds.. I know i'll get it for free but im still willing to pay for it to support apple.. well I hope these are true and shortly the new builds are seeded to ADC members, Panther is great... unsanity and iconfactory are already working to have their great applications work inconjunction with panther...
  8. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000


    May 18, 2003
    Can student ADC members download beta seeds too? I couldn't find them on their site when I logged in.
  9. mustang_dvs macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    Durham, NC
    No, I'm pretty sure that Student ADC members are blocked from OS seedings.

    If it's not listed in your Software Downloads, you don't have access to it. But hey, you still get releases for free.
  10. Santiago macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2002
    Mountain View, California
    Even if Panther is released, they will still issue an update to 10.2 to fix the security issues in OpenSSH and Sendmail that 10.2.8 addressed, plus the new OpenSSL vulnerability discovered this week. It's standard practice for Apple to provide such maintenance updates to no-longer-current revisions of the OS.
  11. Freg3000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2002
    New York
    Having the store mangers "out of town" on 10-24/25 is not good news. How would someone find this out anyway?

    I just want Panther now. :)
  12. joachimlahti macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2003
    Went by my local apple shop here in Finland yesterday just checking out the new G5 they had up for display. While I sat down and played around with the G5 a sales guy walked up to me and asked me if I needed any help.
    So I asked him; When can I get Panther included if I buy a new G5? :rolleyes:
    I didn't belive my ears when he just said; "Now, if you do a BTO order" and then continued to explain something about he had seen it preinstalled on a custom built dual G5 they got for someone working at the store. Lastly he added "It could really be any day now we get to put the Panther boxes out on our shelfs, but with apple(/Steve) you can never really say.;)"
  13. nacl99 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2003

    IF thats true basically your saying that the final Panther was done AT LEAST a week ago, and Apple has been lying to its Developers and ADC?

    Lies, all lies
    I'm sure he told you that but it cannot be true.

    If you don't believe me I have an Apple PDA to sell yah!
  14. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    haha sure, either your a bad liar or your salesman is really dumb.

  15. Golem macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2003
    According to the head of IT at an company that also an apple reseller his info was saying 1st or 2nd week in november.
  16. strangelogic macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2003
    10.3 on 10/3

    Maybe the old rumor about putting it out on 10/3 has a measure of truth? Put it on their site on 10/3 for pre-sales?
  17. macdop macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2002

    I also noticed that Oct. 24th is the same as the ship date for my CTO Dual G5...very interesting...
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    No, you must pay for a Select membership before you can get operating system seeds legally.

    Don't count on the release prior to the 3rd week of October.
  19. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

    Ambrose Chapel

    Jul 24, 2002

    the register is now reporting GM status, but it seems like they are just rehashing AI and MR postings:

    (thanks to macminute for the link)
  20. joachimlahti macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2003
    Well I'm not trying to make something up here anyway... :(
    I just told you what I was told, or perhaps a little less, forgive me for that.
    The reason one could get panther installed with BTO systems was that there is some sort of delay in the channel of BTO machines. This delay I've today confirmed with an other mac dealer in town, all BTO systems that have been orderd on or after 22nd of september are being delayed by two to three weeks in delivery due to (officially) "unknown reasons".
    NOTE!! This is said not to effect orders of standard configurations which are already boxed and have Jag 10.2.7 already installed.
  21. Fadl macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2001
    Are student developers going to get a copy of Panther for free? Like the way they receive monthly developer tools?
  22. Actuary macrumors newbie


    Jul 17, 2002
    Tampa Bay area, FL, USA

    I just ordered mine on Monday (9-29-03) and my order status still says "on or before 10-15-03". My order is a dual 2G with dual 250GB hard drives, 1GB of RAM, and the 9800 Graphics card. It was an education order if that make a difference. Have they not updated the order statuses with this delay yet? Thanks,
  23. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2003
    How'd I get here? How can I leave?
    I need Panther now. I just bought an Epson Perfection 2400 scanner and it needs OS 10.2.x to run.
    I'm running OS 10.1.5 right now. I'm not going to buy Jaguar and then see Panther pop onto the market a few days later.
    Freaking Epson. I knew I should've bought a Hewlett Packard.
  24. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    Re: delayed?

    Actuary and I are in the same boat. I also ordered my Combo-Bluetooth BTO + BT Keyboard Monday with an on or before date of 10.15. However I don't believe it. I can only cite a handful of people who have gotten their G5 on or before their first "on or before" notice date. Moreover, I HOPE THEY DON'T ship it to me in that time frame because I want Panther inside.

    I was disappointed when i saw that early date appear. It is unlikely to hold. Why should we get ours in only two weeks when everyone else has been waiting months for thiers? It doesn't make any sense. I want to suffer long and hard and get Panther inside. I delayed by order as long as I could. I wanted the Bluetooth keyboard in my order. I have developer download priviledges. So I couldn't rationalize waiting to place my order any longer. But I'd still like a black furry set of CDs rather than my own home brewed variety. :p
  25. Matrix9180 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2003
    I do believe you will get Panther final CDs.. whether they'll be black and furry or not I don't know... I really think they'll just be going with that metal X logo... at least that's what the WWDC Panther CDs had on them...

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