Apple’s as-yet-unreleased Mac OS X ‘Tiger’ Amazon’s Software Top Seller

“Apple Computer will report second-quarter earnings on Wednesday after the close. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expect the company to report earnings of 24 cents per share on revenue of $3.17 billion. Apple is thought to be close to launching a new version of its Mac OS X operating system before the end of the month, possibly as early as next week. Last week, Piper Jaffray maintained an ‘outperform’ rating for Apple and said that a recent check with online retailers ‘shows that Apple continues to hold a significant computer market presence.’ It said, ‘Apple’s OS X 10.4 (Tiger) operating system software, which has not been released yet, was the number one seller in the Software Top Seller category [at Amazon.com]. Though it is hard to determine how the rank translates to revenue, it is safe to say that the success of the Tiger preorder was a surprise to us, given that it is outselling the seasonally strong TurboTax software,'” Peter Kang reports for Forbes.

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23 Comments

  1. I ask again, what is wrong with the current OS, or the two before that? This is like buying a new Pontiac every year because they change the tailfins.

  2. Joe..

    Nothing.

    People are going to pick up Tiger because the WANT it.. not because they NEED it. Panther is… totally fine as it is..

    Obviously I’ve been using it for about a year, so I’m used to it.. but XP friends still drool over it..

    Which explains, why Apple (like MS) have been including new Apps in Tiger.. they’re running out of things to ‘fix’ in the OS…

    The Dashboard platform is going to be cool, mostly because as it’s an OS standard platform, soooo many people are going to be writing little apps for it!

  3. Joe – You are correct.

    Same thing with all the new upgrades of all Software. I got the new version of Photoshop and realized I was doing the same stuff I was doing 2 Photoshop versions earlier- all the new stuff they added was plastic chrome I did not need or use.

  4. GSpank: “which is worse, a news site reporting very minor news, or someone getting their panties all in a bunch over it?”

    i´ll tell you what is worse, someone (Gspank) getting their panties all in a bunch over somebody saying how idiotic these Amazon sales ranking stories are.

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