RUMOR: Some Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard ‘top secret’ features leak out

“Apple’s next generation operating system, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), is due for release this Spring. Some of the new features were showcased by Steve Jobs at the World Wide Developers Conference in August. Although many of the features were impressive, Jobs mentioned that he was saving some ‘Top Secret’ features for later. Well, we have a sneak peek,” drawbob writes for LoopRumors.

“We have been digging to find out what these new features might be, and have discovered some interesting information. First, we were told that Leopard’s ‘Top Secret’ features will wow the audiences. Integration with the new Apple TV is a certainty. New data suggests that Leopard will be able to use Apple TV to transmit the MacOS X desktop to high definition televisions,” drawbob writes.

“We reported that Apple is still developing a mystery application for the iPhone that won’t be released until the phone’s release. This application could run independently from the computer, or have a direct tie in to Leopard. Although Apple offers the iPhone for both PC and Macs, some Leopard specific features are said to be installed in the iPhone, to help ‘switch’ users to the Macintosh platform,” drawbob writes.

Full article here.

MacRumors reports, “Fresh off the heels of the latest Leopard screenshot leak are new shots (mirrored via Gizmodo) showing some of Leopard’s latest Safari and QuickView tricks.”

Full article with links here.

Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard sneak peek:

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RUMOR: Mac OS X Leopard feature set, screenshots leaked – August 04, 2006


  1. New data suggests that Leopard will be able to use Apple TV to transmit the MacOS X desktop to high definition televisions

    Reeeeeeealllllllly? Then I could start AppleTV a-streamin’, start mPlayer and watch an xviD video on my TV? That would get me to buy one.

  2. We now learn that the iPhone runs a scaled down version of Leopard.

    Hmmmm…not so sure of this. Steve Jobs said in the Keynote it was running Desktop Class OS. Not a scaled down version. Correct me if I am wrong. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”hmmm” style=”border:0;” />

  3. Scaled down in the sense that all the extra apps that come with the OS, like Front Row, Photo Booth, iLife etc are not included because they are superflous on a platform that small.

    I don’t care how good a photoshopper you are, editing photos on an iPhone will cause iStrain. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  4. giofoto:

    “Scaled down” and “desktop class” aren’t necessarily opposites. If you take your desktop OS and scale it down by removing everything you don’t need on the phone then the core OS exists (which is still desktop class) but you’ve simply removed the waste.

  5. Dell sold TV’s. What if Apple’s new cinema display is a huge iMac TV itself with
    wireless keyboard, iSight, etc. Instead of buying one of those huge TV’s, what if
    Apple combined all those features into one for say, $2500.
    Can anyone say computer, TV, video phone, iTunes, and Apple TV all in one.
    Now THAT would be moving into the living room the right way…and the 24″ iMac
    is halfway there already…just add a HDMI connection. The mighty mouse would be
    the biggest issue, but will track on your pants leg. This would be the end of the desktop…
    it would be the living room computer and phone disguised as the TV.

  6. Folks, please take a look at LoopRumors’ track record! They have been ALMOST ALWAYS WRONG on ALL OF THEIR RUMOR PREDICTIONS! Take a look back at LoopRumors’ archived stories — they are ALMOST ALWAYS WRONG!

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