RUMOR: Apple to release Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard in June

Apple Store“Apple is currently planning to release Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard in June, mostly likely at or around its Worldwide Developers Conference, reliable sources report,” Think Secret reports.

“The release will come at the tail end of spring, which ends June 21, enabling Apple to meet its original shipping estimate,” Think Secret reports.

Think Secret reports, “‘Leopard is shaping up to be a more significant release than anyone expected, with much more to come than any of the developer builds have led on,’ one source said.”

“Also scheduled for a June release now are new versions of Apple’s iLife and iWork suites, which will pack extensive Leopard-dependent features. Sources say Apple continues to toy with the idea of bundling one or both suites with the new operating system free of charge in an effort to further play up the extra value and features Mac OS X offers over Microsoft’s new Windows Vista,” Think Secret reports.

More in the full article here.

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66 Comments

  1. It’s actually really smart to having iLife and iWork releases in line with major OS releases since much of the new features in the suites are dependent on the new technology released. This means the software advances can go much smoother and be more sigificant.

  2. Apple has been great about making new releases work on old machines. I’m concerned now, with the whole intel thing, that there will be limited support for PPC useres. I use Intel at work but PPC’s at home.

    Any thoughts?

    I wonder why i’ve never heard anyone address this before?

  3. tested and NOT approved got at least one thing wrong … they did not delay Tiger (10.4) late in the cycle. They announced it would be an 18-month cycle early on – after a number of complaints – one from every other Mac user – about paying $129 a year just to stay current. It looked like they were going to do another 18-month job early in Leopard’s life, but they stretched it about 6 months in and now they are shooting for the end of their announced window.

    (on my knees) Oh, PLEASE bundle iLife, and maybe even iWork, in with the OS. Think of the value added to your name … oh, wait, their name has more intrinsic value than Dell, or H-P, or Gateway. Never Mind!

    DLMeyer – the Voice of G.L.Horton’s Stage Page

  4. “The release will come at the tail end of spring, which ends June 21, enabling Apple to meet its original shipping estimate,” Think Secret reports.

    Oooooooooooo, kinda like what Steve Jobs has been saying from the very beginning?

    Think Secret reports, “‘Leopard is shaping up to be a more significant release than anyone expected, with much more to come than any of the developer builds have led on”.

    Oooooooooooo, kinda like what Steve Jobs has been saying from the very beginning? “Anyone” being everyone but Steve Jobs I guess? Or anyone except anyone who actually took what Steve said at face value?

    Think Secret, you insane (“let us re-state the obvious”) out-on-a-limb rumor mongerers, you….

    Someone tell me again why they haven’t long ago closed up shop and slunk away? How long has it been since they’ve actually broken an actual story, rather than just regurgitated the day’s headlines?

    At least “Apple Recon” had the sense to go away gracefully- well, sneak away like thieves in the night at least.

  5. “At least “Apple Recon” had the sense to go away gracefully- well, sneak away like thieves in the night at least”.

    FWIW Robert Morgan on Apple Recon was telling the world and his dog to buy Apple well before anyone else. If you’d followed his advice and bought at the time you would be pretty rich by now…

    Thieves in the night? Hardly.

  6. That site, and others like it would have a lot more credibility if they didn’t post so many rumours from so called sources. Obviously it would be great if they were actually right, but by posting new dates and information every day they just lose any credibility they could ever have. Of course there’s no money in that.

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