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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 2, 2006
It goes like this. A friend of mine is a dev over at apple. And over the last 3 weeks I have been endlessly asking him to give me some juicy details about leopard. (PPC OS software dev) Instead of giving me details he has given me links. Now he could be pulling my leg, but they seem quite authentic to me.





And again, apparently, the icons in the dashboard images for chat, browser, gallery and mail are placeholders, the new icons havnt been finished yet. And also that the new spotlight has only been finished entirely on the intel version, and that that will be the version they preview at WWDC, so the new interface and flashy animations, and new file previews arn't in these images.

But anyways, I hope he's telling the truth and I hope they arn't fake!


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 2, 2006
livingfortoday said:
Fake or not, his taste in music is awesome. I'm listening to Muse right now, actually.

lol, he's also listening to gnarls barkley!

pknz said:
Worst. Fake. Ever.

Not that I don't like your opinion, but if your going to say that, could you at least supply a reason?


macrumors 68030
Nov 17, 2004
The Msp
It also just looks like a bad Photoshop job with some Uno thrown in to make the menus darker.

Jeez, with this kind of stuff being thrown at us, maybe MR should have a "Photoshop your own fake Leopard screens" contest.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 27, 2003
Portland, OR
honestly no apple dev would use Azureus to download disks of tiger, panther and 9.2.2 from the pirate bay (TPB), at least the screenshots could have had a 10.5 torrent. Plus that IE in the dock... sure... whatever... looks like photoshop and uno.


macrumors 68040
Jun 14, 2006
They're faked.



Notice how the icons in the middle are slightly higher than the icons on either side of the picture. They have been placed on there manually IMO. Also look at the spacing between iMovie and Garage Band. There's a TINY gap, wheras the spacing between that blue dot thing and iMovie is very large. That must be fake as I've never seen an icon that's that badly designed.


Notice how Spotlight's selection seems to go over the edge of the selection window? That's been added in by hand...


This is just to the right of the spotlight file list. What on earth happened to iTunes here? What's happened to the scroll bar? It's gone completely white...


Notice how the spotlight selection ring on the right file is lower than the other two, and yet the icons are clearly aligned correctly.

Also, if those icons are aligned so perfectly, then they must be snapped to a grid. But if so, then how come there are other icons on the same desktop which clearly aren't aligned to a grid?

Fake, IMO


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macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
i call fake too. sorry. the Torrents are the biggest give away, along with the iTMS wav files. why would they even be there?


macrumors 65816
Jun 5, 2003
When a Newbie comes onto the site just before WWDC, its obvious that its fake!


macrumors newbie
Aug 4, 2006
I believe it's fake too. But it's fun to see a couple screenies though, fake or not. :)


macrumors G5
May 2, 2002
I'm inclined to believe they're real, and I like them.

Exposé for Safari tabs? It's like they read my mind. :) I HOPE they're real come Monday.

Of course, regardless, the whining about a previewed OS version is a classic not to be missed (be it Mac or otherwise). Whatever Steve shows at this one presentation will be assumed by some to be the "only" changes. And others will assume that Apple will force you to buy the OS even if you wish it came out later. (But what's cool is, if you wish it came out later, 2008 or whenever, you can wait and buy it then :) )


macrumors 68020
Jul 26, 2004
Burlington, VT
I really hope they make tighter integration between Mail,iChat,address book, and iCal. I have to have all of those open at once to really work effectivitly. But on my computer at work, all I need open in Outlook. Not saying Outlook is better, but it is much less windows to have open at once.


macrumors 603
Jan 28, 2005
American Riviera
The most obvious thing for me regarding the OP is that the exact same images are on the O'Grady report on Leopard. So, the images may be legit, but the story about the 'developer friend' doesn't check out.

IJ Reilly

macrumors P6
Jul 16, 2002
If you can't load the original page, here they are:

The updates are as follows:

Spotlight 2.0:
- Spotlight's icon changes to suit the new apple menu logo
- Instead of words down the side i.e. applications, system preferences... there are icons of each at a user defined size (80 x 80 default). So for applications there is the global application icon, and next to the hits and so on.
- The icons of the hits will be larger and for documents, events, mail, images, PDF's movies, fonts and presentations. there will be little live icons. For documents, the icon of the app (word or pages), events; the iCal icon with the date of the event and the time on it.
- Image previews will be larger but there will also be a little text of the type of image i.e. jpg in a contrasting color in the bottom right of the preview. PDF's will just be larger, movies will have a little preview at about 8x the speed (or less fast depending on the length) that will be cached in the finder.
- Fonts will be in the font type.
- Presentations will preview just like movies.
- If any of the items are in an open window, on the desktop, or in an app (bookmarks in safari, or a library item in itunes etc.) and the app is open, the rest of the app will fade and the specific items will light up, and if more than one, in the examples given, the app will just give a standard search and safari will open the bookmark browser.
- The same goes if it is on the desktop, the spotlight will shine on the icon(s).
- There will be the standard presumed better metadata searching. So if the majority of results are images, the show all pane at the right will also allow to organize by camera, date taken, file type and app used. The most used app and file type at the top of its respective lists.
- Spotlight will also search widgets
- The slideshow feature will be enhanced for most filetypes. Documents can be previewed in a similar way to images are now and so on and so forth.
- Also spotlight will actually be almost instantanteous or as instant as they can hope.
- A new spotlight widget.

Dashboard 2.0:
- Dashboard will get a system preferences icon.
- Dashboard will appear in the application switcher.
- Widgets can now be placed on the desktop. If one drags an icon to the board and waits two seconds in one place the board will fade out and you can place it on the desktop. The icon will appear in the dock and will be treated as an app.
- You can also keep widgets in the dock, either by dragging them there from dashboard or keeping them there when they appear on the desktop.
- In the dock will be the x icon for closing the widget on top of the widget icon, not on the widget itself.
- There will be also a selection of different animations.
- You can isolate dashboard in a similar way to front row, you can push the desktop as an expose item to the side and isolate dashboard that way.
- You can isolate dashboard also via a cube effect. Also you can open dashboard in a similar way to f11, the widgets will hide at the side and come forward for use, in this one, the dashboard will not be isolated. Hot corners and f numbers can be configured to use one of them each. so you can have a different function key for each affect.
- In the isolated dashboard, the background will be black, but it will act as a pool of water, in a similar way as to now, so when you drag an widget around, you can create ripples.
- Also you can choose from water, air, space and metal as your chosen set of widget animations. Air and metal animations are not elaborated on, but space acts a bit like a black hole when you remove a widget and the widgets 'zoom' on.
- New widgets.

Safari 3.0:
- Phishing filter
- Tighter RSS
- Integrated FTP
- Integrated mailto function, a mail plugin that lets you send emails without opening Mail.
- Isolation box. When this is activated, Safari grows a little black shield around it and everything to do with Safari takes place instead in an encrypted disk image of a special filesystem that nulls unix permissions, anything that is written goes there and can't execute out of the image. The image is deleted after the session.
- Tabs can now operate on more than one line, and be saved.
- A safari Expose is available, allowing Web pages in tabs to be treated as separate windows for the time of the Expose .
- Web pages can be "Widgetized." You can make a new separate widget of a Web page, there is also a mini Safari widget that just has back and forward buttons and a small address bar.
- Tighter integration with Web formats.

iChat 4.0:
- 7 way video conversations available.
- A new window with gives iSight feedback and also letting you optimize your video stream how you want to.
- Better Voice over IP integration.
- Folders for contacts.
- Different layout, quite hard to explain, but better.
- MSN and Yahoo integration
- Dedicated iChat widget

Automator 2.0:
- Loads faster
- Different layout
- AppleScript is updated and is more english, allowing automator to incorporate it without people feeling squeamish.
- More actions
- GUI scripting
- Dedicated widget

QuickTime 7.2:
- Full screen and audio recording available in non-Pro version
- New CODECs, including loose RealPlayer and DiVX.
- Movie slideshow feature
- Some other minor inclusions
- Dedicated widget

Mail 3.2:
- New server protocols
- Widescreen version
- Different views, drop down
- Gmail-like thread system
- Ability to send proper HTML email
- Able to import pages documents as email
- iChat integration and new collaboration integration
- iCal calendar integration

iCal 3.0:
- Brilliant new UI
- 25 different organization techniques
- 100's more options for each log
- Integration with more formats

Address Book 5.0:
- New UI
- Wider range of import abilities
- Collaborative abilities
- Tighter iChat and iCal integration.


macrumors 6502
Sep 6, 2005
Killyp said:
They're faked.



Notice how the icons in the middle are slightly higher than the icons on either side of the picture. They have been placed on there manually IMO. Also look at the spacing between iMovie and Garage Band. There's a TINY gap, wheras the spacing between that blue dot thing and iMovie is very large. That must be fake as I've never seen an icon that's that badly designed.

I'm pretty sure it is like that because the dock is in magnify mode
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