And So We Wait For Leopard

Daw mentioned it yesterday in a blog post and I hadn’t heard anything else online until digging about this morning. Disappointingly, Leopard (Mac OS 10.5) has been postponed until October, to coincide with the release of the iPhone.

According to Cellphones etc.

The main reason for the delay is that Apple had to reassign key software personnel from the Leopard to work on the iPhone, an even much-more anticipated product from Apple.


Both myself and John have been looking forward to Leopard’s release which I had thought would be fairly soon, or should have been at least, and it will likely be Christmas at this stage before I make the upgrade on the Macbook Pro. At least it isn’t at Microsoft level with the ever increasing delays in OS releases. Should the iPhone and Leopard hit the market on the same day it’ll be a good coup for Apple. Looking forward to the new desktops and upgrades to

And so we play the waiting game….


  1. John April 17, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Yeah man I was looking forward to that. It really is a serious push back. I could understand a month or two, these things happen but six months is a bit much.
    Damn that iPhone.

  2. GerryOS April 17, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    Apple has moved on so much in the last year and a half, that the pace was bound to catch up with them at some point. They’re trying to get two major products out to market this year, one of which – the iPhone – is a completely new departure for the company. Not forgetting the tv, or the new EMI content on iTunes, or licencing movies for the various iTunes stores, the hardware revisions, etc. etc.

    I suppose they want to get it out to the market in as stable a state as possible, not as a quasi-public-beta, buggy mess like another high-profile OS launched not long ago. I think it’s worth waiting the extra couple of months in order to have a really good product, rather than having one rushed out to meet a previously envisaged deadline.

  3. Ken McGuire April 18, 2007 at 11:03 am

    You’re right too Gerry, and under that (albeit being fairly disappointed) I’d be more pleased to see it hit the market in october and be 100% fit rather than face 10.5.1/2/3 updates in extremely quick succession.

    Service packs anyone? 🙂

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