I’ve been running Tiger OS X on my MacBook Pro since I got it and because I’m an early-adopter type of person, I’m pretty excited to install and check out Leopard (new toy!). Unfortunately, due to Apple‘s push of the iPhone, Leopard won’t be released at the WWDC this coming June. Instead it will be some time in October.
WWDC stands for Worldwide Developers Conference and is a yearly conference hosted by Apple to showcase their creations.
According to news on the Apple Hot News website, the delay is due to the iPhone team borrowing Mac OS X’s software engineering and QA resources to get the iPhone released on time. The reason, they say, is that the iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever devised on a mobile phone. We’ll see.
In any case, I applaud Apple for making the right decision to delay Leopard so they can deliver the quality that we, the consumers, expect. Here’s their statement:
We think it will be well worth the wait. Life often presents tradeoffs, and in this case we’re sure we’ve made the right ones.
So what can you learn from these guys? Quality over quantity. Good going Apple! =0)