News Burst: Mac OS 8.5 coming in October Summary: Forget a September release date, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Tuesday during a keynote speech that the next major rev of the Macintosh operating system, Mac OS 8.5, will be released in October. By Sean Silverthorne | September 2, 1998 -- 06:26 GMT (23:26 PDT) Some observers had expected a release next month. Jobs also said that Mac OS X will come out "in a little over a year". Topic: Tech Industry Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.