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Mac OS X Mavericks vs Mac OS X Mountain Lion: should I upgrade to the new Mac operating system?
Before you upgrade to Mavericks, take a look at which Apple OS is right for you
Apple is about to launch a new Mac operating system in October – Mavericks. How does it compare to Mountain Lion, the current operating system?
The release of Mac OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) is set to bring more than 200 new features to Apple Mac computers. And as Apple continues to dominate the mobile space there’s deeper integration with iOS, the operating system used on iPhone and iPad.
There’s a lot about Mavericks to look forward to, so upgrading to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks seems like a no-brainer to many Apple fans. Every time Apple launches a new operating system it’s exciting. And Mavericks promises to bring a raft of new Apple technologies for us to play with.
Apple Mavericks: Price
Apple has been steadily dropping the price for upgrades over time for a while now and we expect Apple Mavericks to cost around the same as previous updates. Indeed the upgrade from Mac OS X Lion to Mountain Lion wa just £13.99 at launch ($19.99 in the US). So we’d expect Mavericks to come in at the same price, or maybe even less. So price shouldn’t be a barrier to upgrading.
See: Mac OS X Mountain Lion review
Apple Mavericks: the new look
One reason for updating from Mountain Lion to Mavericks would clearly be the new look and style. While it doesn’t have the same leap that we’ve seen in iOS 6 to iOS 7 there is a striking new set of features.
See: iOS 7 review
Apple is clearly moving away from the highly detailed skeuomorphic effect. Apps like Calendar and Contacts have had a makeover, and everything from Safari to Mail and FaceTime has the new standard UI elements.