The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Says Leopard Delayed Until October

Apple Says Leopard Delayed Until October

by , 5:15 PM EDT, April 12th, 2007

Apple released a statment on Thursday saying that Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard, will be delayed until October 2007. The company cited resources that had been diverted away from Mac OS X to complete iPhone as the cause of the delay.

"iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned. We can't wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is," the statement said.

"However, iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a price -- we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS(R) X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned.

"While Leopard's features will be complete by then, we cannot deliver the quality release that we and our customers expect from us. We now plan to show our developers a near final version of Leopard at the conference, give them a beta copy to take home so they can do their final testing, and ship Leopard in October. We think it will be well worth the wait. Life often presents tradeoffs, and in this case we're sure we've made the right ones."

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated February 23rd

Fri, 7:06 PM
Apple and Content, Marzipan, and the Executive Shuffle, with Charlotte Henry - ACM 502
Fri, 6:25 PM
Apple to Launch TV Experience 'Dizzying in Scope'
Fri, 5:58 PM
How and When Apple Will Deliver 5G Wireless on its iPhones
Fri, 5:36 PM
RoboForm Everywhere Password Manager 5-Year Individual Plan: $29.99
Fri, 4:24 PM
Pinna Gets Your Kids into Podcasts and Audiobooks
Fri, 4:14 PM
Show Your Pride With a Limited Edition Rainbow Venmo Card
Fri, 4:04 PM
PSA: Apple Makes it Easier to Download iCloud Photos in Bulk
Fri, 3:33 PM
What Will it Take for Apple to Break Up With Facebook?
Fri, 3:00 PM
Barry Diller on Netflix, Facebook's Latest Data Kerfuffle – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-22
Fri, 1:40 PM
Apple Asks Court to Reconsider VirnetX Case
Fri, 1:26 PM
Apple to Close Stores in Texas' Eastern District in Bid to Fight Off Patent Trolls
Fri, 12:57 PM
With Roma, Netflix Could Become Hollywood Royalty
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!