Apple delays Leopard

Apple said it would delay shipment of its new operating system in order to concentrate on the launch of its iPhone.

Apple had planned to launch the next generation of Mac OS, called “Leopard”, in June. But it said it had to divert resources from the project so that it could launch its highly anticipated iPhone on time.

The new shipment date for Mac OS X “Leopard” will be in October, the company said. The iPhone will make its debut in June (North America) as planned.

The “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 (quality assurance) resources from our Mac OS X team,” Apple said.

Apple had hoped to release the Mac operating system upgrade at its Worldwide Developers Conference, a five-day event in San Francisco that starts June 11.

Source: Australian IT

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