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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macbreak weekly
by jcgf on Thu 12th Apr 2007 21:18 UTC
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2005-11-14

some guy on macbreak weekly was saying that he didn't think leopard would ship as early as promised. It wasn't Leo. I was going to buy a macbook in june when taxes came back, but I'm not sure if I should wait for leopard. This will be my first mac, and I'm not sure if leopard will actually be any advantage anyways, other than having the latest and greatest. Besides they might pull a vista and delay it till next january...

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RE: macbreak weekly
by twenex on Thu 12th Apr 2007 21:27 in reply to "macbreak weekly"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Besides they might pull a vista and delay it till next january...

"Next" January? Check your calendar. Mine says it's April 2007. Pulling a Vista would mean delaying it until January 2012.

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RE[2]: macbreak weekly
by sbergman27 on Sat 14th Apr 2007 00:44 in reply to "RE: macbreak weekly"
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2005-07-24

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"Next" January? Check your calendar. Mine says it's April 2007. Pulling a Vista would mean delaying it until January 2012.
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Well, that's OK. I can't wait to see the new arrivals, Leopard and Lenny, duking it out in 2012!

It's my reason for living. ;-)

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Actually...
by s_groening on Thu 12th Apr 2007 21:33 in reply to "macbreak weekly"
s_groening Member since:
2005-12-13

Leopard might very well be an improvement for owners of Intel Macs, since it might very well be more fully adapted to the platform than Tiger is and was...

I somehow fear that PPC Mac users might not get 'as much' from the upgrade in terms of stability and general support of the platform, compared to Intel Mac users, since Tigers code base was probably at least as PPC oriented as it was Intel - but that's probably goin to change...

I.e. if you strip your version of iTunes 7 on a PPC for the Intel specific parts, you'll save up to 50% RAM usage and decrease cpu utilization by up to 40-50% as well... Now take an entire OS acting like that here and there... That's definately not goint to be pretty on a non G5 PPC system...

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RE: Actually...
by MikeGA on Thu 12th Apr 2007 21:43 in reply to "Actually..."
MikeGA Member since:
2005-07-22

um, no. You will not save RAM or CPU by removing the Intel code, since the Intel code is not loaded on a PPC system. The only increase is in the size of the application on disk since it contains 2 binaries.

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