Tiger: 29 april!

Apple to Ship Mac OS X 'Tiger' on April 29

  • More Than 200 New Features & Innovations

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X version 10.4 “Tiger” will go on sale Friday, April 29, beginning at 6:00 p.m. during special events at Apple’s 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.
“Mac OS X Tiger is the most innovative and secure desktop operating system ever created,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Tiger’s groundbreaking new features like Spotlight and Dashboard will change the way people use their computers, and drive our competitors nuts trying to copy them.”

Spotlight is Apple’s new lightning fast way for users to find virtually anything stored on their Mac. Much like users can instantly find songs in iTunes® by name, artist or album, Spotlight searches the contents inside documents and information about those documents, or metadata, to find just about anything – emails, contacts, appointments, images, PDFs, and almost any type of document, including Microsoft Office documents – then automatically organizes and instantly displays the results. Because Spotlight technology is built right into the core of the operating system, it automatically updates results instantly whenever files change and enables developers to incorporate Spotlight technology into their applications. Apple has incorporated Spotlight search technology into several Tiger applications including Mail, Address Book, Finder and System Preferences, and several third party developers are expected to introduce applications with Spotlight search technology in the coming months.

Dashboard is a new world of beautiful accessory applications called widgets that appear instantly to give users immediate access to information like stock quotes, weather forecasts, airline flight tracking, unit of measure, currency conversions and a phone book. With a single click a user’s favorite Dashboard widgets instantly appear with up to the second information; with another click they’re instantly gone and the user is right back to where they left off. Tiger ships with 14 widgets, and because Dashboard is based on standard web technologies such as HTML and JavaScript, it’s easy for third party developers to create new widgets that users can easily add to their Dashboards.

iChat in Tiger supports the stunning new H.264 video codec for dramatically better picture quality over the same Internet bandwidth. Users can now create audio conferences with up to 10 people and video conferences with up to four people in a 3D virtual conference room, just as if they were all seated together at a table*. In addition, contacts on a Buddy List can now see which iTunes song a user is playing and view it in the iTunes Music Store with just one click.

The new Automator workflow application lets users easily automate repetitive tasks without complex programming. Users simply select from a library of more than a hundred customizable actions and drag and drop them to create an automated workflow, specifically tailored to suit their requirements. Once created, workflows can be saved and even shared with friends and colleagues.

A full featured RSS reader is built into Safari™ to provide instant access to the most current information from leading news organizations, community web sites and even personal weblogs (blogs) directly from the browser. Multiple RSS feeds can be merged into one easy-to-read interface to create a user’s own personal news clipping service.

Other new features in Tiger include:

-- QuickTime® 7, the latest version of Apple's standards-based media
   player, with H.264 support, live video resizing, zero-configuration
   streaming and extensive surround sound;
-- Mail 2, a dramatically enhanced new version of the Mac OS X built-in
   Mail application with a new user interface, Spotlight searching, .Mac
   syncing and full screen slideshow;
-- iCal® 2, with support for birthday calendars, calendar groups,
   improved printing and Spotlight and Automator functions;
-- Font Book 2, the updated font management utility included in Mac OS X
   that now supports libraries for installing fonts anywhere on the system
   or network; and
-- a completely new .Mac sync preference using Xsync, a new sync engine
   built into Mac OS X that enables .Mac subscribers to automatically
   synchronize their Safari bookmarks, iCal appointments, Address Book
   contacts, Keychain passwords and Mail settings across multiple
   computers.

New core technologies and tools in Tiger make it easy for developers to create the next generation of innovative applications, including:

-- native 64-bit application support to take advantage of the increased
   performance unleashed when accessing massive amounts of memory, while
   still running side-by-side with existing 32-bit applications;
-- Core Image and Core Video to provide the foundation for new image and
   video processing applications;
-- Xgrid(TM), Apple's easy-to-use distributed computing software;
-- improved Windows compatibility to make it even easier for Mac OS X
   users to access a Windows-based home directory and authenticate against
   Microsoft's Active Directory;
-- major advances to the open standards UNIX-based foundation including an
   updated state-of-the-art kernel with improved SMP scalability, 64-bit
   virtual memory, Access Control Lists, GCC 4.0 and modernized network
   services; and
-- Xcode(TM) 2, the latest version of Apple's powerful suite of developer
   tools, designed to make it even easier and faster to build innovative
   Mac OS X applications.

Pricing & Availability

Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger” will be available on April 29 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Apple’s 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® (www.apple.com) 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 12 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®.

  • Initiating a multiway video conference requires a PowerPC G5 processor or dual 1GHz G4 processors and 384 Kbps or faster broadband Internet access. Participating in a multiway video conference requires a 1Ghz G4 or dual 800 MHz G4 processors or faster and 100 Kbps broadband Internet access.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, Spotlight, iTunes, Safari, iCal, QuickTime, Xcode, Xgrid, Apple Store and FireWire are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Yes Yes yes,

via de developer connectie heb ik al wat meer detail informatie…ik beste gelijk een krat

En het beste is : 129€, dus we moeten eens niet meer betalen, behalve de tax dan, die bij de 129$ niet ingerekent is.

Superduper!

En mooie aftellingspagina op apple.com :slight_smile:

Helemaal te gek. Maar...

  • Quicktime 6 Pro werkt niet meer onder Tiger. Dus dat wordt dokken voor een nieuwe licentie
  • En geen iLife5… Maar goed. Dat wisten we al.

:roll:

De eerst volgende vraag: Als ik nu een PM G5 bestel... kom ik dan met de couponnetjes in aanmerking voor een gratis of goedkope TIGER ?

Mooi, dan kan dan mijn eerste aankoop in de nieuwe Utrechtse Apple Store worden....

http://www.a-mac.nl/

Jan

Ik heb hem al besteld. Met de Edu discount voor maar 89,25 Euro inclusief gratis bezorging!

FreekMac: Er staat op de computerpagina’s nog geen informatie over een gratis of betaalde upgrade als je nu een computer koopt. Dat was met de introductie van iLife '05 nog wel het geval. Nog even afwachten dus.

[Edit: staat wel in het press-release]

[quote:5b19d8592f="FreekMac"]De eerst volgende vraag: Als ik nu een PM G5 bestel... kom ik dan met de couponnetjes in aanmerking voor een gratis of goedkope TIGER ?[/quote:5b19d8592f]

Ja, staat ook in de press-release (enkel voor us, maar zal in eu ook wel zo zijn)

[quote:5b19d8592f=“Press Release”]
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 12 for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95 (US).
[/quote:5b19d8592f]

Super, kan niet wachten! Ben echt zo ontzettend benieuwd naar alle nieuwe features!

En wat lees ik nu? Geen iLife in Tiger???

Jammer, duurt nog steeds 2 weken.

[quote:b1e6b4d1c7="ePod"]Super, kan niet wachten! Ben echt zo ontzettend benieuwd naar alle nieuwe features!

En wat lees ik nu? Geen iLife in Tiger???[/quote:b1e6b4d1c7]

Wel iTunes, maar natuurlijk niet de andere programma’s. Die krijg je natuurlijk wel nog steeds bij nieuwe Macs, maar volgens mij was er nooit sprake van dat de andere iLife '05 programma’s bij Tiger zouden zitten.

[quote:d52395f5c0="klaus"][quote:d52395f5c0="Press Release"]on or after April 12 for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95 (US).[/quote:d52395f5c0][/quote:d52395f5c0]

Ik word helemaal blij. Ga vd week maar 's eea bestellen! Dagje wachten heeft z’n geld alweer opgeleverd :slight_smile: 8)

[quote:961a22efbc="ePod"]En wat lees ik nu? Geen iLife in Tiger???[/quote:961a22efbc]

Is nog nooit geweest, ook niet met Panther. iLife is een apart product dat je ofwel moet kopen, ofwel meegeleverd krijgt bij een nieuwe mac.

Nu nog de update van de iMac G5 en ik kan bestellen! :bigsmile:

Ja, nu ik er over nadenk... dat is inderdaad zo. iLife was altijd een aparte CD bij nieuwe Macs....

[quote:5df364975a="FreekMac"] Ik word helemaal blij. Ga vd week maar 's eea bestellen! Dagje wachten heeft z'n geld alweer opgeleverd :) 8)[/quote:5df364975a]

Misschien nog even wachten tot volgende week, want er worden dan ook nieuwe PowerMacs verwacht: http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0504g5.html

wat betreft i life05 toen die uit kwam tegelijk met iwork gekocht, dat is echt een package, de integratie van ilife in iwork is helemaal te gek, tja het kost wat, maar je hebt ook wat, ik maak nu presentaties met eigen tunes, en converteer dat naar pdf en quicktime .........en het is allemaal zo ontzettend simpel......waarom heb ik ooit een windows computer gehad.........als je een volkswagen wil rijden kun je een afgeragde golf kopen of een toeareg, het is een keuze

Vraag mij eigelijk af wat die andere 270 functies zijn waar men niets van zegt

Ook vind ik het jammer dat ik nu ook een nieuwe quicktime pro licentie moet kopen
En dat ik geen G5 heb voor videoconferenties te doen met meerdere partijen…

Anders ga ik hem wel kopen, van zodra ik sponsers gevonden heb :lol:

ps: die screensaver die ik op de keynote gezien heb, met al foto’s vanuit itunes… Kan je die ook opmaken met foto’s vanuit iphoto???

[quote:21035f132d="ego"]Vraag mij eigelijk af wat die andere 270 functies zijn waar men niets van zegt[/quote:21035f132d]

Zie bijvoorbeeld hier: http://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/compare.html
En hier: http://www.apple.com/macosx/techspecs/

[url=http://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/compare.html]Deze pagina[/url] is ook wel interessant..

Bij Apple komt alles sneller dan verwacht ;-)