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This afternoon Apple announced that the release of Leopard would be delayed until October. The originally schedule date of release was in June and less than a month ago Apple denied rumors that the release date had been pushed back to October. The reason for this […]

This afternoon Apple announced that the release of Leopard would be delayed until October. The originally schedule date of release was in June and less than a month ago Apple denied rumors that the release date had been pushed back to October.

The reason for this delay apparently is due to “key software engineering and QA resources” being removed from the development of Leopard to work on the iPhone.

According to the announcement, developers will be given a preview of the ‘near final version’ as well as a beta copy of Leopard at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

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  1. Unfreaking believable. How can you justify the delay of an operating system on a freaking phone? Where are the priorities? How do I justify buying 100 Xserves when the OS that we’ve been waiting years for was delayed by a freaking phone? I would have been fine if they just came out and said it was taking longer than they thought it would be… but to say that a phone is draining resources from completing an OS?

    This is a company with 17,787 full-time employees. How anyone can flippantly justify this as being a good thing is mind-boggling. Again, I’m not upset with the delay, I’m upset for the reasoning.

    Steve has really lost focus. I think he’s completely obsessed with the iPhone to detriment of everything else.

    They were really right when they removed “Computer” from the name of the company.

    Apple Faithful – 1.

  2. I sense a great disturbance in the Force…
    As if millions of fanboys cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced…

  3. I agree, Richard, there is a great disturbance…
    …As the fanboys learn that the possibility of selling an iPhone to 6.5 Billion (that’s with a “B”)(hey, Apple can dream, can’t they?) people outweighs the gain for an incremental update to a five year-old platform.

  4. i don’t even know anybody who says they’ll buy an iphone. i for one think it looks cool, but really don’t care that much about my phone – especially a $500 phone that can’t even hold as many songs as my $250 ipod. i do care about the OS. if apple keeps this up, i may have to switch back to windows. the whole appeal of owning an apple was the idea that it’s a company that really cares about its computers and software. i don’t know if i believe that anymore.

  5. And I’ve been waiting to get a Macbook Pro since January. Apple, why must you torture us like this? I’m not even getting an iPhone (for a couple of years at least).

  6. Hmm it is disturbing that we won’t get a new OS by June… I was anticipating purchasing a new computer with Leopard… At least Jobs should throw us a bone and tell us what features Leopard will have in June.

    It does really suck but be it as it may… I much prefer a good product rather than one that is riddled with flaws. At least Apple is a company that (1) makes amazing products (2) stands by their products with superior tech support and (3) Just friggin rules remember Steve Jobs invented the friggin iPod. Take the frigtards at Microsoft with the premature Vista launch. Do you want Apple to follow in suite?

  7. Why you would wait since January to get an MBP is beyond me. R U that cheap on buying a new OS?

    10 to 1 the new OS is released soon, and even if its October, whats the big deal? I came over from Winbloze and am NUMB to this.

    I still can not get over waiting since January for a MBP, too funny

  8. What are you afraid of Smith? Friggin buy something damn it. Are you afraid as soon as you buy something it will be out of date? Geezz

  9. If this is TRUE, than how come its NOT on Apples main page? Its on Macrumors, but thats all I see, than again, like I said before, former winbloze users are used to this . I think the present OS is Fantastic.

    Regarding an I PHONE and buying one. Not on my budget

    And to SmitnFischer, I’ll sell you my MBP with 3 gig of ram and all the software loaded for 2000 dollars

  10. Arse. Just when I’m getting sorted to get a proper desktop machine, and now this. Guess I will now have to shell out £140 for a family OS license to update both my Mac Pro and olde iBook when Leopard finally comes out.

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