updated 09:00 am EDT, Tue October 30, 2007
Leopard: 2 million sold
In a public announcement, Apple claims it has already sold two million copies of Mac OS X Leopard since its official debut last Friday. This figure includes retail, reseller and online Apple Store sales, as well as less voluntary arrangements, including "under maintenance" agreements and new Mac sales. The company further contends that this is the fastest-selling Mac OS release in Apple history, trumping even first-weekend figures for Mac OS X Tiger. "Early indications are that Leopard will be a huge hit with customers," reads a statement by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. "Leopard's innovative features are getting great reviews and making more people than ever think about switching to the Mac."
Although Leopard has received the generally positive reviews cited by Jobs, the OS has not arrived without some early flaws and criticism. Ars Technica has made harsh statements about graphical interface changes, and Apple itself has acknowledged installation lock-ups for users performing upgrade installs with certain third-party software installed. The OS may also introduce new graphical issues for iMacs already experiencing freezing problems.