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Apple hints at October 21 as OS X (10.10) Yosemite release date

It’s never a surprise when Apple launches an upgrade to their operating system, or OS, as we all lovingly know it as. So, when Apple recently hinted that they would be releasing a new operating system called the OS X Yosemite on October 21, this was no surprise. It’s actually exciting news as Apple users are always looking forward to the next new upgrade.

On the day before this new OS upgrade has been scheduled, Apple will also reveal their third quarter earnings. This scheduled reveal of their earnings indicates that the since the new OS upgrade will be the following day, then it is more than likely the new operating system is not only a rumor, but also a definite fact that the Mac App Store will feature the new upgrade very soon after. Launching a new OS upgrade the day after sharing the company’s financial earnings is something Apple has done before. They did it in the years 2011 and 2012 when they released the OS X Lion and Mountain Lion upgrade.

They didn’t, however, announce their operating system release date alongside their earnings showing when they released the OS X Maverick in 2013. Instead, Apple’s announcement of its third quarter call was done on the sixth day after the OS 10.9 version debuted.

Screenshot of OS X Yosemite Beta

Apple gave another significant clue that it would be releasing this new OS X Yosemite when they released the “Golden Master” GM) of OS X 10.10.” A golden master is like a copy, preparing for the arrival of the real thing. So, the anticipation of this new operating system is brewing and it seems that Apple will not disappoint.

OS X Yosemite is said to have a large array of new features for Mac users. Reports have indicated that one of its new features will be the use of “Continuity, which is an umbrella term for handing off tasks begun on an iPhone or iPad to a Mac — and struts a refreshed visual look reminiscent of last year’s iOS 7 with a “flatter,” more minimalist feel.” This new upgrade will not have to be purchased, but will be free for those with a Mac computer or laptop dating from 2007 and up. It will also be available for free to the Mac Mini desktops dating from early 2009 and onward. These systems are the ones that are capable of running the operating system on their hard drive.

Those in business and on Wall Street are eagerly waiting to hear the quarterly sales numbers for Apple on October 20, especially the sales of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. These sales numbers will most likely determine how quickly Apple users will jump at the opportunity to upgrade to the new OS. Apple will provide a live feed on their website for fans to see the detailed information in real time.

Apple iPhone 5s release date

“This should brighten everyone’s day.” Apple has recently issued colorful invitations to their September 10th event, at which it’s expected they’ll make announcements regarding features of the new iPhones, iOS 7 and other innovative product developments.

So with the event just days away, when can we expect the rumored iPhone 5s and 5c to be released? Some sources are vague, perhaps playing it safe, by saying “sometime in the latter part of 2013.” Others are speculating as quickly as September 12th. But most sources of Apple news are focusing on September 20th as the day Apple’s new products will hit the shelves.

Apple typically releases their new products quite quickly after announcing them. They’re at their most hyped then, with everyone buzzing about the news. It’s an ideal time to capitalize on that and make them available while they’re receiving so much attention.

On July 9th, an employee at Pegatron, a Taiwanese manufacturing company known to work with Apple, stated that they were busy pasting protective film onto the backs of the new iPhones’ “plastic back cover” to protect them from damage. This, coupled with tales from other sources and the colorful design of Apple’s event invitations all seem to hint at the release of the iPhone 5c, a cheaper model that will have the same components as the current iPhone 5, with a plastic casing available in a variety of different hues.

Popular websites such as MacRumors also seem to feel confident that the new iPhones will be released soon. Their reliable insider sources also seem to hint at a date around September 20th. Confidence in that being the date of choice for Apple has been furthered by reports that wireless carriers such as Verizon have blacked out vacation periods for employees between the 18th and the 20th of this month. It is believed that Apple will release their new iPhones in the USA at this time, with other first-wave countries to be offered them in the days to follow.

Perhaps in the theme of playing it safe, relatively reliable information source KGISecurities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has laid out a predicted release date roadmap which also indicates this fall as the expected time for release of the new iPhones.

Just a few days ago, TechRadar reminded readers that it is around this same time of year that the iPhone 4s and 5 were released, which is a good indication that they will follow suit with their latest smart phones.

While many of the popular websites frequented by Mac enthusiasts have fairly reliable sources that hint at, or even leak, information to the public, it’s important to remember that Apple can have an ace up their proverbial sleeve. It’s not far-fetched to think that the company will surprise the world, possibly with their release dates but likely with the products themselves.

Will there really be a gold iPhone 5s? Or colorful, cheaper iPhone 5c model? Or might the company have pushed ahead right away with an iPhone 6? There is only one way to know for sure – tune in tomorrow for Apple’s Event.