Apple announced it expects to deliver the two millionth copy of
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
by the end of this week. Sales include copies sold via retail channels, copies delivered under maintenance agreements and copies bundled with new Macs.
According to the company, this makes Tiger Apple’s fastest selling operating system release ever. Developer support for Tiger is also setting new records with hundreds of developers including Microsoft and Adobe announcing support for Tiger. Apple also claimed strong developer support for Tiger, noting that to date third party developers have released more than 400 Dashboard widgets, 550 Automator actions and 40 Spotlight plug-ins.
“The response to Tiger is off the charts,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Critics are raving, customers are delighted and developers are creating hundreds of widgets and applications that take advantage of Tiger’s incredible innovations like Spotlight, Dashboard and Automator.”