Apple released its 10.4.9 update today, bringing a host of security enhancements and, since the company is now out of integers, fanning the hopes that 10.5 Leopard is not far away.
But despite what Mac users may hope, Crazy Apple Rumors Site has learned that 10.4.9’s release does not mean that 10.5 is coming shortly, as Apple is preparing to use imaginary numbers for several upcoming Tiger updates.
Indeed, as Americans prepare to celebrate Pi Day (March 14 or 3.14), Apple is quietly assembling a leading team of mathematicians for their own celebration: future irrational releases of OS X.
Sources indicate that Apple has long desired to number its operating system using a combination of Kabbalistic numerology and topologic math. Next month, the results should be out.
Following 10.4.9, Apple plans 10.4.√-1, a release which will fittingly provide mostly imaginary features, such as preemptive open application compiling for advanced processing pony power.
Apple will then release 10.4.1/3-1/4+1/5-1/6+1/7, a paradoxical release that can never be completed, let alone released. Yet it will be released. And not be released.
The company has several other imaginary number-based releases planned, but they cannot be described using the English language, only in certain highly mathematical variations of ancient Arabic.
Users are advised that Software Update will crash repeatedly when trying to download these updates unless they hold down the F13 key.