Some of you haven’t been paying attention. Though the Big Man himself — Apple CEO Steve Jobs — has talked of the transition to Mac OS X as being a gradual one, copies of the next generation operating system have apparently been flying off the shelves.
In a press conference following Apple’s quarterly financial announcement, Chief Financial Officer Fred Anderson said Mac OS X generated US$19 million in one week after it went on sale March 24. And about one-third of those sales were through
Apple’s online store.
Though Anderson didn’t offer any numbers as to how many copies of Mac OS X Apple expected to sell, Jobs has often said that the operating system probably wouldn’t gain a full head of steam until it begin to ship on new Macs. That should happen this summer at Macworld New York in July. This is also the same time frame that the majority of Mac applications should be Carbonized for Mac OS X. Many of the kinks of the OS should also be worked out by that time.
Anderson said that Mac OS X sales were strong worldwide. You can pick up the next generation operating system for $129.