Leopard won't be there on June: New target October 2007 [UPDATE]
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Alas for many fans and amateurs who awaited impatiently the arrival of the new operating system of Apple, Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard", for this spring, the editor of Cupertino has just announced its postpone for October 2007.
What is the reason for this delay? It would seem that the developers of Leopard were called in reinforcement for the finalization of the iPhone (which in turn also risk to have delay)
In short, Apple has those "small" issues typical when creating the first versions of a product.
iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned. We can’t wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is. However, iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a price -- we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned. While Leopard's features will be complete by then, we cannot deliver the quality release that we and our customers expect from us. We now plan to show our developers a near final version of Leopard at the conference, give them a beta copy to take home so they can do their final testing, and ship Leopard in October. We think it will be well worth the wait. Life often presents tradeoffs, and in this case we're sure we've made the right ones. [Apr 12, 2007]
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