Special edition Leopard T-shirts to first 500 Apple Store visitors at 6pm on Oct. 26 (10% off, too?)

The world premiere of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, the biggest upgrade to Mac OS X, is October 26 at 6pm local time.

On that big day, the Apple Retail Store is the place to be. Visit an Apple Retails Store from 6-10pm and be the first to experience the world’s most advanced operating system.

If you’re one of the first 500 guests, you’ll go home with a special edition Leopard T-shirt.

Note: During past Mac OS X launches (10.2 Jaguar, 10.3 Panther, and 10.4 Tiger), Apple Stores have offered 10-percent discounts throughout the store with the purchase of the latest Mac OS X version or a Mac (which, of course, comes bundled with the latest Mac OS X version). At this time, while we suspect that the one-night-only 10% storewide discount will again happen (based on past history), we do not have confirmation from Apple that this will be the case with the Leopard launch.

37 Comments

  1. At this time, we do not have confirmation from Apple that this will be the case with the Leopard launch.

    Of course, but let me tell you this, why would Apple release 10.5 at so late in the day and on a Friday?

    It’s to limit how long the 10% discount will be in effect and to take advantage of newly cashed pay checks.

    Believe me, the 10% will be there. Apple is hyping this version big time. This is to offset the “wait and see if stable” approach most buisneses take.

    Only the most faithful will wait in line on Friday with a newly cashed check instead of going drinking with thier buddies or girlfriend instead.

    So you got plenty of time to decide what you need for a new Mac for the holidays, just avoid the glossy machines, you’ll thank me later on in life.

  2. I have been seeing the push for external hard drives for Time Machine on Apple’s site… Stupid question… Are you not able to use a second internal HD?

    The reason I ask is it mentions nothing about internal HDs. I am assuming it is because it would not work for Laptop, Mac Mini, and iMac users… Only Mac Pro users.

  3. For the Tiger launch, Apple stores passed out scratch off cards to the first few hundred or so customers. Most were for 10% off, but a few were for software, iPods and laptops. Not everyone got 10% off. I had to use a friends card to get 10% off (we combined our purchase).

  4. Apple UK are offering Leopard at £85, including tax and delivery. That’s about $173.40. Ouch. Still, it won’t do the kids any harm to go without food for a couple of days.

    How does that compare with the total price you will pay in the US?

    For reference, this price is about the same as you would pay for the Vista Home Basic upgrade over here. How do those two products compare on price in the States? (I already know how they compare on quality!)

  5. @Real Apple Insider –
    With all due respect, not everyone has a problem with the glossy screens. I’m typing this on my 24inch iMac which I love using. Speaking as a Mac Consultant, I would say that the glossy screen is a question of personal preference. Some people like it, some people love it, and some people hate it. I spend at least a handful of hours working on it each day with no problems whatsoever. Please stop giving advice as though you know everything about everybody’s personal preference.

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