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Apple Delays Leopard Release

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Apple Statement




PR Newswire 4:30 pm April 12, 2007


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 f inal 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.

NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh and iPhone are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Apple Inc.

Lynn Fox, +1-408-974-4300, or lfox@apple.com, or Steve Dowling, +1-408-974-1896, or dowling@apple.com, both of Apple http://www.apple.com/



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Where did you find this?

That is a bummer. October seems to be a long time after June. It's like 3 -4 months. Which was about the time it took apple to go from 10.4.0 to 10.4.2.
 
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I like how they start off the release with...Hey, the iPhone is great, and oh, by the way, OS X is delayed.

And, let's make sure there are no hypocrites here. Everyone that have MS crap about Vista being delayed should now do the same for Apple.

Or, let's here the complaining about how the Mac is being abandoned.
 
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It came in an email from my brokerage house. I receive numerous emails each day about Apple.

I wish this were spam.

Makes sense though. A delayed iPhone would be a huge blow to Apple given all the hype. A delayed Leopard much less so.

EDIT: Here's a PDF of the email
 

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szark

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Definitely not great news, but it's official. More waiting for everyone...


EDIT: isn't it amusing that Apple's PR releases always show up on their site after every other news site has reported it?
 
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I like how they start off the release with...Hey, the iPhone is great, and oh, by the way, OS X is delayed.

And, let's make sure there are no hypocrites here. Everyone that have MS crap about Vista being delayed should now do the same for Apple.

Or, let's here the complaining about how the Mac is being abandoned.

iphone will make them tons of money, leopard won't
 
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iphone will make them tons of money, leopard won't

You really need to read the financial results of the company..these OS releases result in huge amounts of money for the company. Millions more copies of the OS will sell over the iPhone.
 
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So how many people are still going to wait to buy a new system until Leopard is released?
 
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Ah well

There goes the stock price. :(

Of course, looking on the bright side, we now know for sure that we'll see the top secret features shown at WWDC. Unless that gets delayed too.

Now where will iLife fit in? Ugggghhh...
 
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It's surprising that removing "Computer" from their name was not followed up by replacing it with "Gadgets and Gizmos Only".

Cue all the "SHOULD I WAIT UNTIL OCTOBER TO BUY A NEW MAC?????" threads. Release the hounds of bore!
 
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So how many people are still going to wait to buy a new system until Leopard is released?

There is already a pause in system buying. The stock will take a big hit tomorrow. It has already lost 2% in after hours trading
 
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Please tell me you are being sarcastic...

Are you kidding me? When they announced the iPhone, it was reported on for days by every news organization, TV news, Internet news. Soft news shows did 5 minute iPhone puff pieces. If Apple announced it wouldn't ship when they said it would, it would knock Imus off the front pages of newspapers.

A delayed Leopard will not have nearly that effect.
 
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BigJohno

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What the hell Apple. Dont turn into microsoft and delay and delay and delay!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


although. Nice to hear that the iPhone is still on track. :)
 
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Apple Delays Leopard Release

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Apple has today announced that the release of MacOS X 10.5 Leopard will be delayed until October due to the development of iPhone.
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.
Developers will be given a beta copy of Leopard at the Worldwide Developers Conference in early June.
 
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Are you kidding me? When they announced the iPhone, it was reported on for days by every news organization, TV news, Internet news. Soft news shows did 5 minute iPhone puff pieces. If Apple announced it wouldn't ship when they said it would, it would knock Imus off the front pages of newspapers.

A delayed Leopard will not have nearly that effect.

THANK YOU!

What I should have said earlier was that apple's stock would nose dive if the phone was delayed. Your blurb captured that perfectly.
 
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aricher

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Ouch! This is horrible news. So much for a spring delivery. I guess they expect to make more off the iPhone ecosystem than their desktop/portable OS.
 
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