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Wednesday, April 26, 2006, 06:00 am PT (09:00 am ET)

Apple to update Mac OS X Tiger retail offerings

Apple Computer this week is rolling out a couple of changes to its Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger retail offerings, AppleInsider has learned.

Earlier in the week, the company officially discontinued all current variants of its Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger retail software, which included version 10.4.3 of the operating system.

Apple is expected to replace Tiger and Tiger Family Pack retail boxes with a smaller box format, which the company pioneered alongside updates to its iLife and .Mac software packages in January.

The Mac maker is also expected to use change to update the retail version the Mac OS X operating system to Mac OS X 10.4.6 from Mac OS X 10.4.3.

Apple last updated Tiger retail packaging in November of 2005, when it began shipping the operating system in new boxes with a green sticker that read "10.4.3 Now Inside."

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(Old and new Tiger retail packaging, from left to right)