Which do you think is more important: a new operating system or a new cell phone? Apple is showing us its preference by delaying the release of Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X, so that the iPhone gets delivered on time. CNET Networks' News.com provides the details in the following story: "Apple puts a leash on its Leopard."
Here's a snippet from the article:
Apple said that the release of the iPhone has forced it to delay the release of its next version of Mac OS X until October.
Analysts said Apple won't see any revenue from Leopard in the third quarter, but revenue from the iPhone should offset that.
For more perspectives on this breaking news story, check out a few of these other news sources:
- Apple delays new operating system (Reuters)
- Apple Makes Mac Fans Play the Waiting Game (PC World)
- Apple: OS X 10.5 Delayed Until October (Wired)
- Breaking: Apple Delays Leopard Until October Due to iPhone (Gear Live)
- Apple's Leopard delayed to October, iPhone blamed (Engadget)
Do you think Leopard software engineers should drop what they're doing and delay the launch of the new Mac OS X? Which are you more interested in: the Leopard OS or the iPhone? Chime in the discussion, and let us know.
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