Thursday, April 12, 2007
Well, it seems that DigiTimes was right and Micheal Gartenberg was wrong (albeit for the wrong reasons). Today Apple has issued a statement explaining that Leopard would be delayed until October, four months after their initial June date. Unlike DigiTimes reported earlier however, the delay is not due to Vista compatibility issues but to the iPhone. Apple claims that "[it] had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from [its] Mac OS X team," which is the reason for the delay.
Also, according to Apple Leopard will actually be ready by June but that "[Apple] cannot deliver the quality release that [it] and [its] customers expect from [them]." I looks that the top-secret features Steve was talking about aren't quite finished. It makes sense because with Vista's release, Apple really knows what it's up against and can work on its Vista-killing features with sureness.
On a side note, Apple has simultaneously confirmed the iPhone's June ship date, saying that it "has already passed several of its required certification tests."