Scientists have revealed that Tiger is actually a large carnivorous feline mammal from Asia, and not the soon to launch operating system from Apple, as previously thought.

The Tiger experts claim that rather than inhabiting Macintosh computers, Tigers are actually only found in the forests of Asia. The scientists also describe Tiger as having a tawny coat with transverse black stripes, not "the upcoming edition of the world's most advanced operating system, boasting feature that change how you work, play, search and share on a Mac," as Apple claims.

Identity crisis

However academics in Tasmania are claiming that Tiger is in fact a dog-like carnivorous marsupial with stripes down its back, and a Tasmanian newsletter is offering a $1,25-million reward to anyone who produced evidence that they have sighted the illusive Tasmanian Tiger.

Others have suggested that Tiger is actually not a four legged fury beast, but a golfer. Initially introduced to golf at the age of 9 months, 29-year-old Tiger Woods was the first golfer to be reigning champion of all four majors simultaneously. He is married to a Swede. This is not thought to be the vegetable variety.

Those born in 1950, 1962, 1974, or 1986, are also claiming to be Tigers. According to the Chinese horoscope, those born in the Year of the Tiger are famous for their ability in influencing others and swaying crowds. It is likely that Apple is hoping their Tiger, genus operating system, can do just that.