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Mac Rumors has received reliable confirmation that Panther will be launched during the last week of October with a corresponding in-store Apple event (similar to the Jaguar launch).

Previous hints had noted that Apple was organizing an Apple Store event for October 24th, 2003. Our most recent information, however, fails to provide the specific date for the launch and only pinpoints the last week of October.

Meanwhile, Apple continues work on Mac OS X and has reportedly shifted build numbers (7B86->7C) with the most recent known internal builds up to 7C02. (The shift from 7B to 7C likely reflects the completion of 10.3 and 7C builds would presumably be rolled into the next interim update - 10.3.1?)

Last week, there were reports that Mac OS X 10.3 had gone Gold Master with build 7B85.
 

ShadowHunter

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Sep 27, 2003
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Woooohooooooo baby! Just what I've been waiting for!

I've been waiting since, what, WWDC, for Panther so I can switch? Yeah baby, yeah!!!!
 

yamabushi

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Oct 6, 2003
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panther

I heard an unreliable rumor that Apple may include coupons for free copies of panther with systems sold just before the official release date. Any word on that?
 

Java

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Jan 13, 2003
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Marin County (where else?)
Re: panther

I'll be at the Apple Store for the event. Are they going to close the store and open it back up at a certain time like past openings (such as for the 3g iPod)?
 

hesitaliandad

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Jul 25, 2003
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Re: panther

Originally posted by yamabushi
I heard an unreliable rumor that Apple may include coupons for free copies of panther with systems sold just before the official release date. Any word on that?

that would be sweet. i just moments ago ordered my first mac. 15" powerbook. i am so excited i can hardly stand it.
 

JFreak

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Jul 11, 2003
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last time upgrades were free (well, 20usd) for all of us who bought osx one month before release. i would guess they have not changed that policy.
 

CaptainScarlet

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Jul 25, 2002
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CheeseLand
Great!!!

Great!!!

But one thing is for sure is that the ability to add unsupported CD Burners has been busted since 7b74......Before those builds, it way easy to add a CD burners to the DeviceSupport.drofile file....:(

I might be missing something......


Maybe by the release date, it will be fixed!!! Or my CD burner will be supported!!



CS.........
 

pkradd

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Dec 1, 2001
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New Reliable Report (#4?)

Reliable? We've been told that Panther went GM last Tuesday. Now we're told differently. Of course, those telling these stories are rumor sites. Apple has not said a word. Oh well. Up to date coupons come with every CPU that Apple sells. Chances are if you've bought a G5 you'll get Panther for free or $20 mail-in. For buyers of G4 computers, either new iMacs or Powerbooks, no chance I believe.
 

mxpiazza

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Apr 22, 2003
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cleveland, oh
i just got the new 12" with superdrive on the 2nd, (bought in-store), so here's to hoping that the one-month purchase before release of OSX will get me a $20 copy. probably not though. all i know is that the Cleveland apple store at Legacy Village in Lyndhurst is opening on the 24th, and it'll be one heck of an in store event! grand opening and panther!!
 

applekid

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Jul 3, 2003
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If you're getting this for Christmas, tell your friends and family you're getting a panther for the holidays! :)
 

arn

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Re: New Reliable Report (#4?)

Originally posted by pkradd
Reliable? We've been told that Panther went GM last Tuesday. Now we're told differently. Of course, those telling these stories are rumor sites. Apple has not said a word.

Nope... nothing different.

1) This is our first reliable report. Try to find the word "reliable" in the other stories. :)

2) This doesn't mean that 85 isn't GM. 7C is probably 10.3.1. Just because software has gone GM doesn't mean that all work on the OS stops.


arn
 

manzanita

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Sep 14, 2003
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Originally posted by adamfilip
my g5 is around 2 weeks old now.

cant wait for panther..
hope/wish i could get a coupon for it tho.

Check the papers that came with your G5 ... mine is about 2 weeks old too, and it came with the 3 usual generic coupons - with just 1,2,3 on them. Apple will probably tell you if you bought your computer after a certain date, or if you have a G5, or whatever algorithm they decide, then you can send in a coupon with proof of purchase.
 

Wonder Boy

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Feb 18, 2003
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I'll be the first to rain on everyone's pareade. I won't be getting panther until they release 10.3.1, even if that means gettting it at xmas. After the trouble im having with my ibook battery(decalred dead by apple people, and still no word on a replacment) the 10.2.8 trouble, and my friends logic board dying after 2 months, i cant justify getting something brand new right away. I can hear a lot of you now "you're crazy, panther will be great" and "you're stupid for waiting, dont you need expose?" the fact is is that i dont care. believe me i am always the first one into the apple pool, but i have gotten burned a couple times for doing so (my my first mac was replaced twice, and downloading 10.2.6 as soon as it came out). i dont mean to sound like some jaded lover, resenting anyone, but I think i will hold off until apple has proven to me the got their **** together. BTW, im still waiting for my ipod periphs and 2 buttone mouse. :end rant:
 

seven5

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Jul 17, 2002
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Free updates will not be offered to anyone except those who have purchased a Mac AFTER they announce teh ship date.

That has been the case with everything....
 

NicoMan

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Oct 20, 2002
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Re: New Reliable Report (#4?)

Originally posted by pkradd
Now we're told differently.

Are we?

Of course, those telling these stories are rumor sites. Apple has not said a word.
That's a fair point. If indeed they are going to start selling Panther at the end of October, then we should soon be receiving confirmation from Apple, no?
 

NicoMan

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Oct 20, 2002
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Malmö, Sweden
Originally posted by manzanita
Check the papers that came with your G5 ... mine is about 2 weeks old too, and it came with the 3 usual generic coupons - with just 1,2,3 on them. Apple will probably tell you if you bought your computer after a certain date, or if you have a G5, or whatever algorithm they decide, then you can send in a coupon with proof of purchase.
That's exactly how it should work, for all who are wondering.

One thing I'm not so sure about: I don't remember Apple saying that G5 owners would get a special upgrade path.
Anyone?
 
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