Apple Sells Two Million Copies of Mac OS X Leopard in First Weekend
CUPERTINO, CA (RUSHPRNEWS)â€”October 31, 2007â€”AppleÂ® today announced that it sold (or delivered in the case of maintenance agreements) over two million copies of Mac OSÂ® X Leopard since its release on Friday, far outpacing the first-weekend sales of Mac OS X Tiger, which was previously the most successful OS release in Appleâ€™s history.
Sales included copies sold at Appleâ€™s retail stores, Apple Authorized Resellers, the online Apple StoreÂ®, under maintenance agreements and bundled with new MacÂ® computers. Leopard is the sixth major release of Mac OS X and is packed with more than 300 new features.
â€œEarly indications are that Leopard will be a huge hit with customers,â€ said Steve Jobs, Appleâ€™s CEO. â€œLeopardâ€™s innovative features are getting great reviews and making more people than ever think about switching to the Mac.â€
Leopard introduces Time Machine, an effortless way to automatically back up everything on a Mac*; a redesigned Finder that lets users quickly browse and share files between multiple Macs; Quick Look, a new way to instantly see files without opening an application; Spaces, an intuitive new feature used to create groups of applications and instantly switch between them; a brand new desktop with Stacks, a new way to easily access files from the Dock; and major enhancements to Mail and iChatÂ®.
Pricing & Availability Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard is available through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), at Appleâ€™s retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $129 (US) for a single user license. The Mac OS X Leopard Family Pack is a single-household, five-user license for a suggested retail price of $199 (US). Volume and maintenance pricing is available from Apple. Leopard requires a minimum of 512MB of RAM and is designed to run on any MacintoshÂ® computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5 or G4 (867 MHz or faster) processor. Full system requirements can be found at www.apple.com/macosx/techspecs.
* Requires an additional hard drive sold separately.
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