Apple’s Mac OS X 10.4 ‘Tiger’ to ship on March 31, 2005?

An product pre-order page for Apple Computer’s forthcoming Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” operating system actually indicates a ship date of March 31, 2005:

This item will be released on March 31, 2005. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives.

Mac OS X “Tiger” is listed at US$129.95.

Apple announced Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” at its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2004 and stated it would be released “in first half of 2005.” Apple debuted Mac OS X 10.0 “Cheetah” (Mac OS X 10.1 was codenamed “Puma,” Mac OS X 10.2 was codenamed “Jaguar,” and the current Mac OS X 10.3 is codenamed “Panther”) on March 24, 2001 for a suggested retail price of US$129.

Amazon page here.


  1. Even if the update is $129 think about it. All of us loyal mac heads have shelled out for 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, and now tiger. In my view of things this is a small price to pay to help our comp company create the ultimate OS.

  2. oops, hit submit too soon!

    All the paid updates have been $129 but occassionally Amazon and others have discounted them somewhat. Apple offers educational discounts and Fed employee discounts too so it’s usually possible to get it as low as $79.

  3. Hey Sputnik, did you give them your credit card number when you ordered Longhorn? You know, they don’t charge your credit card until your order ships. That means that you better have given them a card that has an expiration date after 1/1/07 or it will be expired by the time they try to charge it.


  4. “…..I will have you know that I have already placed my order for the soon to be released Longhorn…”

    Sputnik…. I hope youre planning on receiving some interest on the money youve spent on ShortHorn…
    Cuz it’ll be another 10 years before you see any product !!

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