Apple Announces OS X Mavericks and It's Free

Craig Federighi took the stage after Tim Cook offered some updates on apps and iOS 7 and said the Apple software team wanted to give users a hardware upgrade through software. As such, Mavericks promises to increase battery life and compress inactive parts of memory (so you can run more applications without slow down). It also adds Open CL for integrated graphics, and a host of other new features including shared links, enhanced notifications, iBooks, notifications, a new improved Calendar app, and more.

The biggest piece of news about Mavericks is that it's free for some Macs going back to as far as 2007. Whether you're going from Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion, you can update to Mountain Lion for free starting today. 

Stay tuned for more on Mavericks!

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  • ssalim
    I wonder why they overprice everything else while this one is free?
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  • fatboytyler
    Is this a sign that Apple might start becoming less greedy? Nah, lets not get our hopes up.
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  • koga73
    Only reason it's free is because it only runs on their hardware so they have nothing to worry about. Windows on the other hand, can be installed on anything so it makes sense for Microsoft to charge for a Windows OEM license.
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