RUMOR: Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard launching next month at NAB

Apple Store“Eight-core Mac Pros and the final unveiling of Leopard. That’s what’s in store at next month’s NAB event, according to our well-placed source,” T3 reports.

“Our man with his finger on Cupertino’s pulse says Leopard’s tracking for an April release, and is now all but confirmed for the NAB event,” T3 reports.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: You know, Tommy Flanagan told us at lunch today that… uh… Morgan Fairchild was going to introduce Mac OS X Leopard tomorrow morning at the, uh, at The White House! He and his… uh… wife… yeah, wife, Morgan, were just there… uh… last night. Yeah, having dinner with Steve Jobs and… uh… The Royal Family. Yeah, that’s the ticket! Tommy says he can’t tell us anything more for now or… uh… Apple lega… uh… The Secret Service will take him out.

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  2. i asked my source, who subsequently threw some chicken bones onto the floor of his waddle and daub hut, and according to the bones it’s…

    april: new hardware & nab apps
    may: 10.5
    june: phone
    july: the month you bum out bc you didn’t buy aapl at its pre-split of $95
    aug: ditto
    sept: new macbooks
    oct: touchscreen iPods

  3. I know I’ll take some flack for saying this, but until Steve unveils some more features that I can use on my powermac, I don’t see a need to buy leopard at all, no matter when they release it.

  4. Apple has announced a special event for NAB but there is no mention of whether SJ will be on hand. I don’t recall him ever showing at NAB. If he doesn’t show up, neither will Leopard.

    I’m sure the event is for the newest version of Final Cut. WWDC is much more likely for Leopard. It’ll still be spring.

  5. I can’t believe that they’d do a rollout of one of their major products at an industry specific show. People at NAB want a few things, Final Cut, Computers to run Final Cut and that’s about it. It attracts people that are looking for those things, and it really doesn’t attract people looking to be Wowed by anything else. Accordingly, if Apple’s marketing machine wanted to Wow everyone, why would they choose an event that doesn’t generate publicity across all industries. That just seems stupid, and I have to believe that T3’s source is Pete Mortensen over at Wired, who keeps jawwing on and on about how he thinks Leopard will be released at NAB.

    It’s just silly…like unveiling the iPhone at Musicmesse.

    It’ll get it’s own special event, and the event will also show off iLife and iWork 07. None of these items fit in at NAB, and all of them deserve a media extravaganza – (at least, according to the Apple hype machine).

    it’s just hogwash.

  6. T3 is a pile of crap. If they told me that night follows day, I’d double check for myself just to be sure.

    Yes, I know that it’s a rumour, but there are rumours that are within the realms of possibility and then there’s this.

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