Leopard's Release Date (Poll)

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Leopard's Release Date

Poll closed Jul 6, 2007.
  1. This Month (April)

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  2. May

    23 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. June (WWDC)

    116 vote(s)
    75.8%
  4. After June

    10 vote(s)
    6.5%
  1. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    #1
    When do you guys think Leopard is coming out?
     
  2. johnee macrumors 6502a

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    I think it will be late may to give developers time to see final version before wwdc
     
  3. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

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    YES!

    There will be a SE on May 1 and it will be released during the end of May.

    -=|Mgkwho
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Late May / Early June

    I think it will be ready by late may but it will be a marketing decision whether or not to release it before WWDC. My view is that they will release it before WWDC, maybe 2 weeks or so. Spreads the free marketing over a longer timeframe.
     
  5. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    I don't see why Apple would need to do that. Developers have been testing Leopard since last August, and even if there is something truly different in 10.5 (like an enhaced GUI), the core of the new OS has been tested and re-tested by developers. No, I think Apple will announce it on June 11th, not just because it's my birthday, but because they will want to make as much noise as possible about it.
     
  6. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

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    If the builds have been seeding to developers roughly monthly or sooner, shouldn't we expect a new build on Easter Monday?

    -=|Mgkwho
     
  7. FF_productions thread starter macrumors 68030

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    June 11th is also the release of the iPhone I believe.
     
  8. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    Well I personally can't see it being released at WWDC considering they will have other stuff to announce then (like the new MacBook Pros based on Intel's new chipset).

    If it doesn't get released at NAB in a week, then I will go for May.
     
  9. zblaxberg Guest

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    I think at NAB or in may they will give a release date of june 11th or sometime in that week
     
  10. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    I hope it's middle of May, but really think it's going to be the first or second week in June.
     
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  13. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I think it's going to be released during June, mainly because of the time machine themed WWDC email I was sent.
     
  14. daveL macrumors 68020

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    It won't be released without being announced in advance. Apple has done it that way for ever OS X release so far, with a big countdown counter on their main Web page. It would be great to see it announced at NAB with a May release, though.
     
  15. Klrbee25 macrumors member

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    I'm waiting on an iMac purchase and decided I'd stick it out until NAB to see if there is new hardware announced or if Leopard is released. At this point, it's looking like Leopard won't ship in a week. I'm getting an itchy trigger finger on the Mac Store page's checkout button since I can just add Leopard later...
     
  16. Peace macrumors Core

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    We will see Leopard at NAB.

    It will probably ship mid to late May.
     
  17. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Leopard is NOT going to be addressed at NAB. NAB is the National Association of Broadcasters conference, so we will see things that are related to video/film production. Most likely, this will be Final Cut Studio 6. This will be the entire keynote. Leopard will not be announced, and the only preview you might see would be a preview of Final Cut features that specifically require Leopard.
     
  18. FF_productions thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Note: These Leopard overview articles show features and interface elements that are pre-release and may change.


    (from Leopard developer page)
    All features referenced in the Mac OS X Leopard Sneak Peek are subject to change.


    Hmm...

    The pre-release Leopard discs can be had until June 11th, 2007. All signs point to June.
     
  19. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I don't think that it will happen before june, but I would love to be wrong.
     
  20. ppnkg macrumors 6502a

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  22. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...it is June. They've already denied the 'delay' from spring rumours and if they hold to prior release strategy they will want to make an announcement of the shipping date along with a pre-order scheme. The lack of leaks and external seeding seems to indicate that they are keeping much close to their chests for the moment - I suspect we will perhaps see some wider seeding this month and into May, leading up to the release announcement and shipping date...oh yeah!
     
  23. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    June @ WWDC.

    ...NAB just wouldn't make sense, and there just isn't any other feasible time unless Apple holds a special event (unlikely).

    WWDC receives all of the hype and publicity. It makes the most sense.
     
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