Mac OS X Mavericks Developer Preview Discussion

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  1. Rafagon

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    Mavericks Developer Preview 4 has been released. If you have DP3, get DP4 through Software Update.
     
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    So the shoe is on the other foot. Mavericks gets updated today and no love for iOS 7 beta, yet.:confused:
     
  4. Rafagon

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    LOL! I myself found that quite odd, but... whatever. I'm sure I know what they're doing.
     
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    Have you seen the iOS 7 icons yet?
     
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    I've seen them in passing. But, like a good movie, I don't - really- want to see them. They are spoilers. I will wait patiently. Just like I'm going to do with Mavericks. Apple is too much a part of my blood. I will wait to the day and date.
     
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    Apple has released OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5.

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    If you're a developer, head on over Apple's Mavericks Developer Page.
     
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    Apple has released OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 6!

    You can download it at the usual place, Apple's Mac Dev Center. Note that you will need a developer's account to access this sure-to-be-amazing release of OS X.
     
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    With all the caps and exclamation points in the title, I thought a cure for cancer had been found.
     
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    It appears I provided the keys to the Thread Title editing. Incorrectly, I might add. Order has been restored.
     
  11. Rafagon

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    Awww shucks... :(

    It was cool for a while to be able to edit my own thread titles and not have to bug a Moderator. I thought it was an intentional forum behavior perhaps based on rank that you had decided to give to any users with rank >= "Genius".
     
  12. Rafagon

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    Egad! It almost seems you're implying that new developer releases of the WMAOS (World’s Most Advanced Operating System) are not as important as the potential finding of a cure to cancer.
     
  13. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    No, but it's nothing to shout about.
     
  14. Rafagon

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    Apple has released OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 7!

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    You can download it at the usual place, Apple's Mac Dev Center. Note that you will need a developer's account to access this sure-to-be-amazing release of OS X.
     
    #14 Rafagon, Sep 4, 2013
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    Apple is very busy preparing for its launch of both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, but has still managed to find the time to release OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 8.

    Starting with DP8, OS X Mavericks now comes with a lovely case. For the colorful.

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    GM released.
     
  17. Rafagon

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    OS X Mavericks has been released, and it be available for the low, low price of... free.

    According to this article, Apple sold 28 million copies of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8, as of the date the article was published, June 10th, 2013.

    Some quick math tells us that 28,000,000 * $19.99 = $559,720,000.

    Even if Apple had lowered the price of its OS X Mavericks 10.9 operating system to $9.99, and let's assume, for a second, that they are going to tell MORE copies of Mavericks, not fewer (let's go with a conservative figure of 30 million copies), that means that Apple could have made $299,700,000 selling their new OS X Mavericks 10.9 for just $9.99.

    Yet, Apple chose to relinquish this sum of money.

    Sure, you might say that $300M is not a big deal for Apple, but $300M in Apple's pocket is better than not having those $300M. Don't forget that $300M is one-third of a billion dollars.

    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro retails for $199.99 (though you can save a whopping $10 by buying it from Amazon).

    Why doesn't Mirosoft at least cut the price of their Windows OS by $100? Are they THAT greedy? Or are that THAT worried that they aren't doing that well?
     
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    You are correct Rafagon, Microsoft may not be in a position to throw money away like that. Although it seems like Apple is loosing money in the short term, they may be winning in the long term.
     
  19. Europa

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    Apple wants as many people as possible running the latest version of OS X. They can give it away for free since they make quite a bit from software purchases and upgrades such as iLife and iWorks. Most people don't have a new computer and qualify for the free software downloads.
     

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