Apple has been hard at work on OS X Mavericks, even though it’s pushing to meet its deadline for iOS 7, and while many Apple fans were hoping the next Mac operating system might launch shortly after next week’s iPhone keynote, a new report claims Apple won’t ship OS X Mavericks until October.
Some Apple fans assumed Mavericks is close to launch now that it’s already in its 7th Developer Preview, but AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski confirmed an earlier report from 9to5Mac that Apple is holding off on the Mavericks launch until late October, as the company has focused its resources on meeting the iOS 7 launch date in a few weeks.
A firm launch date for Mavericks hasn’t been given, though it’s possible Apple will release it after its Q4 earnings call, as was the case the past two years with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.7 Lion . Apple is also expected to launch new Macs based on Intel’s new Haswell processors, so it could be that the company is also waiting to have new hardware to launch alongside the operating system.
- Source AllThingsD