Leopard Outpaces Tiger— in Sales to Mac OS X Users

2M copies move in 4 days
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2007 2:09 PM CDT
Hundreds waited in the rain for the Apple Store to open their doors as Apple released the new Apple next-generation software, OS X Leopard, at the store at 59th Street in New York City Friday, October...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Apple has moved 2 million copies of Mac OS X Leopard since the long-awaited operating system dropped Friday. The figure is Apple’s biggest for a new OS, far outpacing the sales of its predecessor Tiger, which took 6 weeks to break the same mark in 2005, AppleInsider reports. Steve Jobs crowed, “Leopard will be a huge hit with consumers.”

The sixth major OS X release, Leopard has over 300 new features. Some of the more heralded include the ability to back up a computer automatically, to share files between Macs, and to preview files without opening their applications. The single-user license retails for $129, though AppleInsider singles out Amazon.com, which is offering a bargain price of $109.