OS X Mavericks Free To Download, Starting Today

OS X Mavericks is free to download. Yes, the latest update to the Mac OS won’t cost you anything, as long as you have a Mac computer.

Instead of charging the previously planned $199, Apple is giving their latest operating system away to Mac owners using computers going back to 2007. This comes as part of several announcements from today’s iPad event, during which Microsoft’s Surface Pro launch the same day isn’t doing so well, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.

Apple has long been a symbol of quality, producing generally better products than their competitors, albeit at a higher price. But you know what they say, you get what you pay for.

Much like Nintendo, Apple has always been the pioneer in new hardware, introducing nearly every useful innovation that technology has made available. Yes, Microsoft is more widespread, but that’s what you get when you offer lower quality for a lower price. Not everybody can afford the latest Apple products.

That said, at least for the time being, OS X Mavericks is a free download.

Apple’s OS X 10.9 promises greater speed and efficiency than ever before, an improvement over their previous OS X Mountain Lion. The more robust notification system includes inline replies, support for multiple monitors, and the addition of the iCloud keychain for password security.

Of course, some features are gone now, and probably won’t be missed. The fake pages in the Contacts app are gone, as are the torn pages in Calendar. The legal yellow pad is also gone from Notes.

The groundbreaking giveaway of OS X Mavericks is the first time Apple has ever simply given their latest operating system update away for free, something their competitors might want to try on occasion. Craig Federighi, Apple’s chief of iOS and OS X, said at today’s event that they are “going to revolutionize pricing.”

The OS X Mavericks free download will even supposedly improve battery life, making tweaks to popular apps like Safari, Maps, and iBooks.

Now if they can just make Safari a worthwhile browser for Windows, Chrome and Firefox might have some competition. All too often Apple’s browser just seems to freeze up loading a new web page, making us wonder if the updated Safari will fix anything outside OS X Mavericks.

Apple’s iPad announcement event today most likely has much more to reveal, and you can expect the biggest of the announcements to come straight from The Inquisitr.

Are you excited about the OS X Mavericks free download announcement?