When will Leopard be released?

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When will Leopard be released?

  1. 1st week of October

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  2. 2nd week of October

    2 vote(s)
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  3. 3rd week of October

    6 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. 4th week of October

    24 vote(s)
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  5. 5th week of October (Halloween week)

    34 vote(s)
    40.5%
  6. Oops! Missed the deadline!

    15 vote(s)
    17.9%
  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I think the consensus is that Leopard will be released around Halloween. That's a scary thought! But who knows for sure. What's your guess?
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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  4. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Damn, does VB have a pool mode?
     
  5. GavinTing macrumors 6502

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    They should release it with a special edition pumpkin wallpaper for halloweeeen!
     
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    I think it'll be the 4th week of October, so as not to conflict with Halloween celebrations in the USA and elsewhere.
     
  8. Southern macrumors regular

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    Halloween, because to make up for all the slipups and delays with Leopard, I want the Apple crew to dress up when they announce it. Think about it; Steve Jobs as Dracula, Phil Schiller as Frankenstein...that would be awesome. Or failing that, just Steve Jobs with a bedsheet over his turtleneck with poorly cut eyeholes to liven up the Halloween season.
     
  9. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

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    october 31st with a limited edition candied apple
     

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  10. Southern macrumors regular

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    So people who get a goodie bag by buying it on release night get sweets too, right?
     
  11. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

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    they get a sweet OS :D
     
  12. Southern macrumors regular

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    Goes without saying ;)
     
  13. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    I hope Apple marketing uses your quote if it does ship around Halloween. :cool:
     
  14. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I like it! :D
     
  15. JimmyDThing macrumors regular

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    4th week. The printer promotion ends that Monday I believe... so right after that's done.
     
  16. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The 4th week, most likely. They'll be expecting the very end of the month but they'll get a sudden surge of good luck and have it out the door just prior to that.

    I was going to add a poll option for "October". ;) :p
     
  17. main chochacho macrumors newbie

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    It will very likely be after the twentieth, at least.

    As far as I know, golden master status has not been reached.. meaning that we are at the very least 4 weeks off. It generally takes a month from the time the OS reaches golden master for product to ship.

    Halloween-ish is a good bet.
     
  18. main chochacho macrumors newbie

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    I don't believe that there is any correlation between apple retail's printer promotion and the release of the operating system. It's not like there will be a discounted leopard w/ a new machine promotion to replace it.. leopard will be installed, or a drop kit will be included with every new mac at that point regardless of any promotions.
     
  19. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    Since we're now 2/3 through September and there's still no release candidate on ADC, I'm starting to doubt whether we'll see Leopard in October at all. That is unless Apple intends to go gold without any final feedback from the developer community.
     
  20. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    release date

    hopefully since its version 10.5 it will release on october 5th... but that's just hopeful wishing
     
  21. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Since we just have news that it's moved from 527/528a to 528d, I'd say it's very close to release candidate.
     
  22. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    How long after RC does it go gold and then retail?
     
  23. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    Let's hope so. I'm running 9A528d now. But the fact still remains that the seeds are coming unusually few and far between at this stage in the release cycle.
     
  24. docprego macrumors 65816

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    I'm a bit concerned because there has not been any release candidates yet.
     
  25. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    To my memory, about 1 month.

    It looks like they're doing a lot of small internal releases just to accelerate things. They've probably found a lot of annoying bits and they've got everyone from testers to office assistants testing it.
     

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