We still have no release date for OS X Mavericks, but we can already see the buildup to its availability is following the same path as iOS 7. This is because Apple has now started to train its AppleCare support staff in all matters regarding the new operating system.
Staff will need to learn everything about the Mac OS X 10.9, such as its new features, how to install it and even troubleshooting to help resolve customer’s issues with the new OS. This training is very similar to what AppleCare support staff went through with iOS 7, which means they have been kept very busy of late.
According to 9to5 Mac sources, training will take around six hours over the next few weeks. This could give us some insight into to OS X Mavericks release date because it could lead up to a late October release and if so, then we should hear details on OS X Mavericks availability during the rumored Apple iPad event on October 15, 2013.
Training will take place in small groups, again the same as iOS 7, this way there is less chance of information leaking out to the public, although we are sure some details will leak out.
OS X Mavericks features some much-needed enhancements, such as iBooks application, integration of Apple Maps, all-new Calendar, Finder Tabs & Tags, improved Notifications and also iCloud Keychain for improved security.
Before you get too excited, we would advise you to read over the Mac OS X Mavericks compatibility and system requirements, as there will be nothing worse than finding out your system is not supported. However, we cannot see many people having overly old Apple systems because most of their Macs newer than 2008 will be supported.