Leopard first weekend sales off the charts - 2 million sold

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By: switchtoamac at: 9:03 AM on October 31, 2007 | Comments (0)

Since releasing Mac OS X Leopard on Friday October 26, Apple sold (or delivered, in the case of maintenance agreements) more than 2 million copies of Mac OS X Leopard during its first weekend on sale.  Leopard's initial sales far outpaced the first weekend sales of Mac OS X Tiger, the prior version of Mac OS X.

Sales included copies sold at Apple’s retail stores, the online Apple Store, at Apple Authorized Resellers, those under maintenance agreements, and bundled with new Macintosh computers. Leopard (version 10.5) is the sixth major release of Mac OS X and is packed with more than 300 new features.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs made the following statements about the initial Leopard sales:

  • “Early indications are that Leopard will be a huge hit with customers,”
  • “Leopard’s innovative features are getting great reviews and making more people than ever think about switching to the Mac.”

Leopard sales vs Tiger sales - 2 million copies
On June 6, 2005, Apple announced that the company expected to deliver over two million copies of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger by June 11, 2005.   Apple released Mac OS X Tiger on Friday, April 29, 2005.  It took 43 days for Tiger to reach the two million mark whereas it took only 3 days for Leopard to eclipse the two million mark.

Read the Leopard 2 million press release.

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