The Unthinkable Happens...
Apple today announced that Leopard would not ship in June, as expected, but rather in October. The reason given: Finishing the software for the iPhone has taken more energy than anticipated. Apple had to take some engineers out of the Leopard crew and put them onto iPhone's development.
Apple today also seeded a new developer build of Leoaprd, Mac OS X 10.5 9A410. The build has quite a list of outstanding bugs. Apple will give developers at WWDC in June an almost-finished build of Leopard, Apple said today. But for people who have put off buying a new Mac because of Apple's previous stance of delivering this "in Spring 2007" (so people have been expecting March, April and later May and June as the release date), this certainly is frustrating.Update:
At least the new build of Leopard, 9A410, shows some promise in the UI department. Gone is brushed metal
, the apps adopt the unified look already present in Mail.app etc. in Tiger. I, for one, applaud that.