Apple has begun training AppleCare staff in anticipation of a likely OS X Mavericks release this October, according to a report from 9to5Mac this morning. Gurman’s sources say that employees have to spend at least 6 hours learning about Mavericks’ “new features, installation process, and troubleshooting options” over the next few weeks. The training is said be very secretive and much like that of iOS 7 and iTunes Radio in many ways. AppleCare advisors will be learning the material in “small groups” in effort to try and prevent leaking of the training program’s content.
Gurman believes Mavericks is set to launch near the end of this October, and this news seems to confirm that Apple is still targeting such a timeframe. Many users developers and non-developers alike are already running Developer Preview builds of Mavericks. What about you? It will be interesting to see how the latest version of Mac OS X will impact the general populace come the end of this month.