First published 8 January, 1997
Apple intends to make its users' operating system upgrades as painless as possible by scheduling regular updates. The scheme had also been in the blueprint for Copland, its aborted in-house attempt at a successor to System 7.
"Customers can migrate to Apple's next generation OS, Rhapsody, at their own speed," Apple said in a formal statement to clarify its OS plans. "Apple anticipates many customers will remain on Mac OS for a number of years and intends to continue to upgrade this track of the OS in regular semi-annual upgrades ... This move should allow customers to plan deployment of new operating system technology in advance."