Is there any reason for Leopard's release before WWDC in June?

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  1. civilizedrat macrumors regular

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    I'm actually curious:

    I've heard talks in here about the possibility of Leopard in April or May. Since WWDC is in June and it's well known that Jobs will be doing a presentation, is there any real reason why Leopard should be released before June?

    We already know WWDC will be a platform for iPhone, isn't this also the right platform for Leopard and any hardware refreshes? Since, also, Santa Rosa will be out by June, allegedly?
     
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    Who does?
     
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    Who knows?
     
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    I'm pretty much expecting it to be June. But it'll come when it's ready, it's not like we're all going nuts because Tiger is awful!
     
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    That is a very good point. Tiger is perfectly fine and more so, I honestly wouldn't mind if there wasn't an upgrade this year, Tiger serves perfectly well.
     
  8. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    I don't care, just as long as I get my SR MBP with Leopard ASAP.

    And in terms of WWDC being a platform for the iPhone, I disagree. SJ's already spent way too long talking about it, I reckon he'll just get up and say, "Oh yeah, and we're releasing the iPhone today. Now on to more of those Leopard special features, and iLife '08!"

    I doubt whether Leopard will be released before June, but I suppose it could be released at say NAB, with new updated Mac Pros. But that's unlikely.
     
  9. pknz macrumors 68020

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    If Apple doesn't release Leopard before WWDC, Jobs won't be able to talk about how quickly Leopard is being adopted by users/developers etc.
     
  10. luminosity macrumors 65816

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    Not really, no.

    As alluded to above, it's not like Tiger is one step up from OS 8. It's a powerful OS in its own right.
     
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    I doubt it. He probably is waiting like the rest of us to upgrade his macs to Leopard! :D
     
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    When Tiger was released in April 05, Steve discussed it at WWDC in June, and talked about the growing user-base right from the get-go.

    I just want a release date, Spring 07 can be any day until end of June.
     
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    The 5th of April is already gone though.

    Maybe NAB? Nah. Probably not.
     
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    I meant April 2005.
     
  15. civilizedrat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, since the Mac Pros are now out (which had been speculated to be released at NAB), what's likely to show up at NAB?
     
  16. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    I know, I just thought you were trying to apply past events to the future...
     
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    I've been an Apple fan for long enough that the Pavlovian response to covet Leopard has kicked in already. Having said this, when will we find out about those "secret" Leopard features, the ones that might actually give me a good reason to want to upgrade.
     
  18. civilizedrat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Definitely never before it's released. I think these "secret features" will only be unveiled at the time of Leopard's release.

    Fat chance at a leak, though.
     
  19. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    WWDC? Everything will be revealed at WWDC.

    • Leopard
    • iLife '07 (maybe '08?)
    • iPhone release
    • SR MBPs
    • SR iMacs
    • Maybe SR MBs?
    • Maybe new Mac Minis?
    • Maybe further upgraded Mac Pros?
    • Maybe new iPods?

    At which point Steve Jobs dies of a heart attack, and Apple is bought out by Bill Gates.
     
  20. civilizedrat thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is immense overkill. No way Jose.
     
  21. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    It was a joke.
    I don't care about anything other than Leopard, iLife, and SR MBPs. If they are released at WWDC, I will be happy.
     
  22. Chundles macrumors G4

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    You mean

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  23. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    ^^ Nice...

    Whoa! They both share an "o"! SJ must really be God!

    >_>
     
  24. dongmin macrumors 68000

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    um, Final Cut Pro?

    Also Logic, Shake (as part of Final Cut Studio 2), and Final Cut "Extreme"--whatever that turns out to be.
     
  25. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    I can't wait. Tiger is fine for now but not perfect. so I can't wait for Leopard.

    Thanks,
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