Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2007 21:03 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Mac OS X Apple conceded that it will be unable to release its next generation operating system in June as previously planned and now says it anticipates launching the software in October. In a statement released after the close of the stock market, Apple said its highly anticipated 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," Apple said. "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 WWDC in early June as planned." Update: New Leopard screenshots.
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RE: Dilution of talent
by rm6990 on Fri 13th Apr 2007 02:37 UTC in reply to "Dilution of talent"
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Well then Microsoft must be in real big trouble in that department. Apple is delaying the release for 4 months. Microsoft delayed Vista for 4 years (with a far bigger release team employee wise I might add). Apple isn't busy removing promised features in that extra 4 months, Microsoft touted numerous features for Vista and then proceeded to axe them. Apple isn't stopping half-way through, scrapping the entire code-base, and starting over, Microsoft did precisely that with Vista.

Somehow I'm not too worried. In-fact, I'm glad Apple isn't rushing Leopard out early. I would have been happy with Vista's delay as well if the Vista that shipped didn't end up being a lesser product than what Microsoft promised it to be.

If Time Machine, Spaces and other stuff starts disappearing like WinFS, THEN I'll be worried.

Oh, and Apple makes a profit on pretty much every product they have, Microsoft turns a profit on 2 or 3 out of god knows how many products. Furthermore, I expect iPhone technology, such as multi-touch and optimizations to OS X, to eventually make its way into the Mac product line.

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