Apple unleashes Tiger.
Apple today announced that Mac OS X version 10.4 ÂTigerÂ will go on sale Friday, April 29, beginning at 6:00 p.m.Â*during special events at AppleÂs retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. Tiger has more than 200 new features and innovations including Spotlight, a revolutionary desktop search technology that lets users instantly find anything stored on their Mac, including documents, emails, contacts and images; and Dashboard, a new way to instantly access important information like weather forecasts and stock quotes, using a dazzling new class of applications called widgets.
Pricing & Availability Â*
Mac OS X version 10.4 ÂTigerÂ will be available on April 29Â*beginning at 6:00 p.m. at AppleÂs retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $129 (US) for a single user license. Visitors to the Apple Store can pre-order copies of Tiger beginning today. The Mac OS X Tiger Family Pack is a single-residence, five-user license that will be available for a suggested retail price of $199 (US). Volume and maintenance pricing is available from Apple. The standard Mac OS Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchase a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after April 12Â* for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95 (US). Tiger requires a minimum of 256MB of memory and is designed to run on any Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G5, G4, or G3 processor and built-in FireWire.
Meanwhile, Amazon.com, via a rebate, is offering Tiger $35 cheaper than Apple.