Tiger Available April 29th


macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
According to the new layout at http://www.Apple.com, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Tiger Server will be officially unleashed on April 29 beginning at 6:00 p.m.during special events at Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

Preordering is available, with the price set at $129. Preorders will ship to arrive April 29.

Additionally, a press release has been made available giving the details of the release.

Pricing & Availability
Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger will be available on April 29 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Apple's retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $129 (US) for a single user license. Visitors to the Apple Store (www.apple.com) can pre-order copies of Tiger beginning today. The Mac OS X Tiger Family Pack is a single-residence, five-user license that will be available for a suggested retail price of $199 (US). Volume and maintenance pricing is available from Apple. The standard Mac OS Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchase a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after April 12 for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95 (US). Tiger requires a minimum of 256MB of memory and is designed to run on any Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G5, G4, or G3 processor and built-in FireWire.


macrumors 6502a
Dec 16, 2004
At last!
I like the look of Apple's main page, Tiger in the Spotlight! :D


macrumors 68000
Jun 19, 2004
Plant City, FL
FINALLY!!!!!! You guys hit it on the head. Tuesday announcement, mid-April, I can't wait. Now comes possibly the worst part, the time between the announcement and the sale. Gimme, gimme, gimme!


macrumors 603
Jul 5, 2004
No indication if Tiger will be a free/low-cost upgrade for Mac mini purchasers!

Or even if there's a few weeks/months period for a free/low-cost upgrade!!

This also means NO NEW PRODUCTS for AT LEAST 3 weeks!!!

More exclamation points!!!!

No Tiger announcement for Canadians!!!!!

The "Tiger Frequently Asked Questions" link doesn't work!!!!!!


macrumors 6502a
Nov 17, 2003
Daytona Beach
I really hope they do a night of tiger at the apple stores. I think I heard some where that if you bought panther at the apple store that night it was cheeper.

JRM PowerPod

macrumors 6502
Mar 7, 2005
Outback Australia
Yvan256 said:
No indication if Tiger will be a free/low-cost upgrade for Mac mini purchasers!

Or even if there's a few weeks/months period for a free/low-cost upgrade!!

This also means NO NEW PRODUCTS for AT LEAST 3 weeks!!!

More exclamation points!!!!
Not necessarily. coz if they announce new PM's next week they probably will not ship until then anyway. All is good. All is good. Hopefully my Tiger arrives early!! But then again on time would be suffice


macrumors 6502a
Jun 22, 2004
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
if you read the press release, you would learn that yes, they are doing a 'night of tiger' on Friday, April 27th, at 6PM, at all Apple Retail Stores, and Authorized Stores.

I dont know if the purchase is cheaper if you buy that night... all I know is FREE SHIPPING + EDU discount on website = :D :D :D


macrumors 6502a
Jul 29, 2004
SF Bay Area
Let the games begin...

What is of interest to me is when/how the story was released.

Below is the order (as near as I can tell) of who released the story (as an aside, someone on another thread said I was wrong when I posted that the Tiger release would be news in the "Traditional" Media).

1) 02:41 PST Reuters News Service
2) 05:02 PST CNN
3) 05:18:pST Apple OS X Page
4) 05:20 PST Apple Home Page
5) 06:02 PST MacWorld
7) 0615: PST MacOSXRumors
8) 06:20 PST MacsimumNews
9) 06:40 PST MacRumors

As of 6:40 PST, no story on:


So, the first 2 sources were "Traditional" Media... and they had the information at least an hour before any of the specialized rumor sites.

Neener, Neener, Neener!


macrumors 6502a
Jan 9, 2002
Kellogg IA
I wonder if the Mac mini will get a slight video upgrade then, since the Core Image compatable cards are listed as such.

Core Image-capable graphics cards include:

* ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
* ATI Radeon 9600 XT, 9800 XT, X800 XT
* nVidia GeForce FX Go 5200
* nVidia GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
* nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL, 6800 GT DDL

And I would hope that when Tiger is shipping on a brand new Mac, that brand new Mac would support the OS's technology. Even if not. Mac mini here I come, the ol G4 300 is lagging.


macrumors 601
Aug 9, 2002
The black background is really a shocking change. It looks pretty decent, and it makes Tiger seem really important. Too bad it totally clashes with the tab bar on top...


macrumors regular
Jan 2, 2003
Milwaukee, WI
64 Bits processing

Steve jobs promised and delivered... The best engineers are at Apple, I don't doubt it one second!!! The most important thing for me is the 64 bits processing... I love the OS X, I love Apple machines but all the niceties in the applications are just OK for me...

I use a dualie 2.5 G5 + 4 Gb RAM + Ultra DDL... a pretty nice set but: what will 64 bits really bring to me? can someone be kind enough and explain what are the gains i am going to get.

I do a lot of Photoshop / FCP / DVD SP...

Thanks so much guys...


macrumors 6502a
Jul 29, 2004
SF Bay Area
rtdgoldfish said:
Anyone see a way to order it on CD-ROM?? My poor iBook G3 doesn't have a DVD drive. Gonna get a DVD copy for my Mini though.
No CDs, but you can install from another computer if both have FireWire


macrumors newbie
Jul 30, 2001
The Woodlands, TX
Did you see the Longhorn jab?

This is on the Apple Tiger Upgrade page at the bottom:

Running Mac OS X v10.3 Panther or Mac OS X v10.2 Jaguar? Don’t have a cow — see how Tiger will take your Mac to the next level.

Is that a jab at Longhorn or what?!?! :D


macrumors 68020
Apr 28, 2003
Tiger rebate?

i bought a Mac mini on the 30th of March, do you think that i would get a Rebate on tiger?

i just answered my own question, thats a big 'NO'

*sad face*


macrumors newbie
Mar 9, 2005
This better not be the only announcements in April - FCPHD5 and hopefully the new G5s on Monday at NAB. I've got $4G burning a hole in my pocket.