Surf’s up: Next Mac OS reportedly set for release in October

If a new report is right, people eager to get their hands on the next operating system for their Macs won’t have to wait much longer. os-x-mavericks-macbook-pro-1

According to a report by 9to5 Mac citing unnamed sources, the next version of the Mac OS will be available for consumers in October.

Codenamed “Mavericks,” after the popular surfing destination in northern California, the new OS sports a number of improvements, and continues Apple’s trend of releasing a new revision of its desktop operating system once a year. Improvements in this year’s version include a better Finder and desktop applications for Apple’s Maps and iBooks apps.

Apple is also rumored to be planning an iPad event for October, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the two products released at the same event. If trends hold, Mavericks should retail for around $30, though Apple has not announced the update’s price.

Previously on GeekWire: WWDC: New Mac OS gets iBooks, Maps and performance enhancements