Mac OS X Jaguar, Version 10.2, installer CDs and guides (Not for Resale, 2002)

Mac OS X Jaguar, Version 10.2, was the third major release of the Mac OS X [ten] operating system, and the first to be referred to by its codename, “Jaguar,” in its product marketing. The previous two versions were codenamed “Cheetah” (Version 10.0) and “Puma” (Version 10.1), but they were referred to only by their version numbers.

Among over 150 new features, Jaguar included Quartz Extreme, “which accelerates graphics performance by using the power of the Mac’s built-in graphics engine to make the desktop more responsive and deliver seamlessly blended 2D, 3D and QuickTime content directly onto the desktop.” This new graphics technology was used to render the Jaguar fur in high resolution on the “X” [Roman numeral 10] that was used in the image on the install CD and on other product marketing.

Other Jaguar features included:

“a new Mail application designed to eliminate junk mail, iChat AIM-compatible instant messenger, a system-wide Address Book, Inkwell handwriting recognition, QuickTime 6 with MPEG-4, improved Universal Access, an enhanced Finder, Sherlock 3 with Internet Services and Rendezvous, Apple’s revolutionary home networking technology.”

This is a “Not for Resale” set of all installer CDs and a 7.5 x 9-inch brochure with installation directions. The set is packaged in a 8.25 x 9.25-inch clear plastic envelope.

Sources: Apple, Wikipedia

Mac Box Set (2009)

This Mac Box Set included a set of software that allowed users to purchase one product and install several products at once. The front of the box specified: “Includes Mac OS X Leopard, iLife ’09, and iWork ’09” and showed images of icon-like depictions of each product.

The back of the box had the headline “An upgrade to the Apple software for your Mac. All in one box.” Mac OS X Leopard was described, and iLife and iWork listed each of their component apps with one to three bullets describing key features:

Mac OS X Leopard
The world’s most advanced operating system.
• Automatically back up your Mac with Time Machine
• Flip through your files in the Finder with Cover Flow
• Keep your files organized using Stacks
• Preview a file without opening it using Quick Look
• Group your windows in spaces and quickly switch between them
• Show off your photos, movies, and presentations with iChat Theater
• Email personalized stationery, create to-do lists, and take notes

iLife ’09
• Organize photos by people using facial recognition
• Browse and search photos based on GPS location
• Fine-tune your movies with new Precision Editor
• Fix shaky clips using automatic stabilization
• Master piano or guitar basics with interactive lessons
• Learn how to play hit songs from original artists
• Create custom websites and publish anywhere

iWork ’09

• Choose from over 180 Apple-designed templates
• Write with full-screen view
• Easily lay out newsletters, posters, flyers, and more
• Mix tables, graphics, and charts on a freeform canvas
• Choose from over 250 functions
• Make sense of your data with interactive Table Categories
• Create sophisticated presentations with ease
• Build stunning animations with simple transitions
• Edit with powerful graphics tools

The box contained three install DVDs and printed and electronic documentation.

Source: Apple (product package)

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard box (2007)

This is the retail box for Mac OS X Leopard, Version 10.5. Although the OS features the codename “Leopard,” Apple instead chose to use a metallic print idea highlighting a space theme (echoing a new space-themed wallpaper included with the release) for the artwork.

The box highlights five new features of apps and services in the OS:

  • Finder—See your files in Cover Flow.
  • Spaces—Organize your windows.
  • Time Machine—Automatic backup.
  • Mail—Stylish email stationery.
  • iChat—Add effects to video chat.

Apple described this update as “the largest update of Mac OS X” with over 300 new features. Leopard was also the first Mac OS X version to drop support for the Classic Environment that allowed users to run Mac OS 9 “Classic” apps within Mac OS X.

Source: Wikipedia