RUMOR: Mac OS X 10.5, iLife ‘07, iWork ‘07 coming late March/early April

“Development of Mac OS X 10.5 is wrapping up faster than many at Apple even anticipated, and at present, a release can be expected as early as late March, sources say,” Think Secret reports.

Think Secret reports, “Alongside the release of Version 10.5, code-named Leopard, will be new versions of Apple’s consumer software suites, iLife ’07 and iWork ’07, which saw their release date pushed back due to expanded feature sets in both the applications. In addition, sources confirm that iLife ’07 and iWork ’07 will both contain numerous features dependent on Mac OS X 10.5, but whether Apple has made the unlikely and drastic move of completely axing support for earlier operating systems is less certain.”

“As late as mid-2006, Apple had planned to release iLife ’07 and iWork ’07 in January at Macworld Expo, as the company has done in previous years. But discontent over the quality of some of the new additions to the software, including Apple’s first standalone spreadsheet application, saw the release pushed back,” Think Secret reports.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: We’ve now heard similar information from sources independent to Think Secret’s regarding iLife and iWork. Late March/Eary April was the timeframe mentioned to us. Our sources have provided no information regarding Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard’s release date. Of note: Apple released Mac OS X 10.0 (Cheetah) on March 24, 2001.

44 Comments

  1. March/April is better than June. I’m looking forward to all three of those releases. Maybe there will a few new Macs to go along with the software. I hope the Apple Store does the midnight sale thing.

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