When can we expect Leopard?

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  1. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    So the "Steve" is going to show off the beta on Monday morning, which is awesome. However when do you guys think we can expect the final product to ship? Same time as Tiger did? Meaning around late April. :confused:I think that the next version of iLife, being iLife 07', is going to ship in January before Leopard is released. Once again making a new version of iLife available on macs that still have Tiger on them. This situation happened last year with iLife 05' and Tiger.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    October 06 or April 07.
    Probably October.
    Who knows?
     
  3. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Why did you put Steve in quotes? :confused:

    I'm hoping for MWSF in January 2007.
     
  4. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    I am thinking, November/December. Beats Vista, and is in time for Holiday shopping :D
     
  5. CubaTBird thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But is it just me, or does Tiger still seem new and fresh? Lol, I dunno when I had Panther and Tiger was about to be released I couldn't wait. Now with Leopard coming out I feel as if I don't really care. Maybe its because of the features I have yet to know of exist. :p
     
  6. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i don't think the quotes are as funny as calling him the Steve. can you imagine someone at apple sayin "hey the Steve... i'm done workin' on the iPhone prototype!"

    i need a nap.
     
  7. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I don't normally say this kind of thing, but in this case I think is appropriate: Wait three days and find out!
     
  8. CubaTBird thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well the "Steve" refers to the iPod as just iPod as if it were someone. For example he will often say "with iPod you can do such and such".
     
  9. lOUDsCREAMEr macrumors regular

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    you can always "expect" sth~;) :D

    e.g. i expect i would be Donald Trump; i expect i would have Miss Universe as my wife..
     
  10. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    ya like "the donald".. steve said last year that it should come out late 06- early 07 to land with vista.

    "but steve, vista will be coming out in june '07! that will give them enough time to copy us again!"
     
  11. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    :eek: I missed the "the". ;):D
     
  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    i'm expecting late February 2007 with the good fixes by April 2007, so that it's usable. ;)

    I just hope the enhanced performance makes it worth the wait. Intel-based machines should see a healthy increase.
     
  13. Josias macrumors 68000

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    November 2006
    iChat integration with MSN and other IM programs
    FrontRow 2.0
    iTunes 7 (supporting .avi and .wmv)
    QuickTime 8 (supporting .avi and .wmv)
    Bootcamp

    Some cool new features only SJ would e able to think of....:rolleyes:
     
  14. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I hope its not too expensive to upgrade! I want that Bootcamp :D
     
  15. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Forget about late 2006 or early 2007 I'd much prefer August 2006 :p

    The lid has been kept rather tight on this OS perhaps to avoid MS getting their grubby hands on any ideas for Vista.
     
  16. CubaTBird thread starter macrumors 68020

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    QUESTION...

    Could apple have implemented any of Vista's new features in Leopard..?? hrm...
     
  17. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    My thought is that we'll get a release date at MWSF in January. Probably looking at at an early February release date. That's 6 months from now and 1 month after the release date is announced. IIRC, Tiger's release date was announced about a month in advance.
     
  18. projectle macrumors 6502

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    Real question is how many people are enough of a fanatic to buy the $500 ADC subscription so that they can get 10.5 a few months early...

    I only ask because depending on what it looks like at this WWDC, I may just do that. I have been a long time software developer working with Linux and OS X however havent bothered getting a subscription yet.

    Hopefully something truly innovative will make me change my mind.
     
  19. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    What new technologies?
     
  20. Lau Guest

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    What, the ones that aren't already in Tiger? :p
     
  21. Mr. Dee macrumors 6502a

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    I believe Apple will release it in Spring, but thats just a guess. We won't know until we see the feature set at WWDC Monday.
     
  22. Chundles macrumors G4

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    There are no "Upgrade" versions Vic, the disk you buy is a full install disk however it does have an "Upgrade" option when installing. This means for folks like me who had 10.3 preinstalled and bought 10.4 we can install 10.5 and sell/give away the 10.4 disk without violating any agreements. On Windows, when you buy an "Upgrade" disk you have to hang onto the original copy to prove you had a full version of Windows.

    It will most likely cost exactly what Tiger costs now, $199 for a single install, $299 for a family pack with 5 installs ($129 single install for Education customers).
     
  23. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    That's in AU$

    In USD, it was $129 for single, $89 (?) for EDU, and $199 for Family.
     
  24. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    I doubt they will announce a release date at WWDC. I don't think they have ever annoucned a release date during and of the other OS previews at WWDC. It was always announced at a later date.
     
  25. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Why would Quicktime support .wmv natively. I don't see that happening at all. It competes with .h264.
     

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