Apple Chief Software Technology Officer Avadis “Avie” Tevanian told attendees of this week’s Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) 2004 Enterprise Software Summit that Apple will slow its development pace of Mac OS X “a little bit” because its current pace is not sustainable. “But you’ll still see us go really fast,” said Tevanian, according to Cnet.
Since debuting Mac OS X in 2001, Apple has released three major upgrades to Mac OS X; its most recent significant release, v10.3 or “Panther,” was released late in 2003. Since Apple has begun to publicize its forthcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2004 event, to take place in San Francisco, Calif. in late June, the company has noted plans to preview the next major release, code-named “Tiger.”
The Enterprise Software Summit focuses on “defining the new software industry” and takes place Tuesday and Wednesday at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Tevanian told attendees that Apple has “not been strong” in the business market and hopes that if people take a look and keep an open mind, they’ll “be very pleasantly surprised.”
Preview Mac OS X “Tiger” at WWDC