AppleCare Mavericks training has reportedly begun

AppleCare Mavericks training has reportedly begun

With OS X Mavericks expected near the end of October, Apple has begun training its AppleCare staff to support the new operating system release. The training is happening in small groups to avoid it becoming public knowledge, according to 9to5Mac.

Apple introduced Mavericks at this year's WWDC event in San Francisco this past June, indicating that it would be released by the end of the year. The software has been steadily inching toward release with periodic "Developer Preview" releases.

October is expected to be a big month for Apple - the company will report its fourth calendar quarter earnings for its fiscal year 2013, and it typically makes product announcements right around then. Given Apple's introduction of new MacBook Pro and iMac systems last October, we're anticipating new Macs to be released around then - and hopefully Mavericks too.

The question is, what will Apple introduce? The company just released refreshed the iMac line last week, so that's off the table. MacBook Pros are due for a refresh - none of them have the Haswell microprocessors that debuted in the MacBook Air in June (and are now in the iMac). The Mac mini needs an update, too. And Apple's also expected to release the new Mac Pro relatively soon, too.

Mavericks, or OS X 10.9, features a number of under-the-hood improvements to efficiency and performance. Users will also find new features like tabbed Finder windows, Maps and iBooks applications, and more. Pricing and exact release date are still yet to be announced, though it's a safe bet that you'll be able to download it from the Mac App Store as soon as it's ready.

Are you planning to download Mavericks when it's out? What feature are you most looking forward to? Sound off in the comments.

Source: 9to5Mac

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AppleCare Mavericks training has reportedly begun


The improved mutli-monitor support is the big one for me. It will make bouncing back and forth between my main display and my Wacom Cintiq much easier with the pervasive menu bar and dock across all screens. And the way it's set up I could see myself using more apps in full screen mode as well.

Just speculating, after the release of OS X Mavericks... all mac computers purchased after the OS release will have Mavericks right?

All Mac computers made after the release of Mavericks will have Mavericks, and probably even a few right at the same time. That doesn't account for products in the channel, but Apple usually allows for those after the fact with its "Up-to-Date" program.

This is what I am asking as well. I want to purchase the updated iMac, but I want it to have Mavericks. I am waiting for OS Mavericks to release before I purchase it.

I wonder if this is any indication of a refreshed lineup of MacBook Pros being close to announcement and release.

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I don't think this is any indication of a revised MacBook Pro lineup, just the pending release of Mavericks. But new MacBook Pros are certainly in the pipeline.

Have been using it for a few weeks, and it's breathed new life into my old iMac and MB Pro. It fixed some battery and PMU-related issues that started with Snow Leopard. Also I really like Maps, the new sidebar in Safari, and tabbed Finder windows (though I wish I would remember to use that feature more often.) And yes, many apps and features are "snappier."