Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard delayed until October

by Volker Weber

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple today released the following statement:
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(R) 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.

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Obviously the delay is to coincide with the launch of Lotus Notes and Domino 8 :-)

Bruce Elgort, 2007-04-13

And some Vista compatibility issues IIRC...

Frank Dröge, 2007-04-13

Awww, this is going to be hard... I planned on buying a new Mac with the release of Leopard, so this means I'm stuck for another six months with my G4 processor. =(

The bad thing about Apple is that they're products are so cool that you actually do wait for them. ;-)

Philipp Sury, 2007-04-13

I don't mind. Actually I am pretty happy with Tiger...

Martin Kautz, 2007-04-13

so am I. And the iPhone leaves me underwhelmed, as the iPod feature clogs a device which I use mainly for business reasons. Well, if it were a full OS X, that would be a different story altogether.

My 9300i and my Qteks work flawlessly with iSync and missing sync, respectively to interchange data with iCal and the agenda.

Still, no solution for the darn L-Notes/iCal mixture I have to endure due to corporate reasons.

Armin Roth, 2007-04-13

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