Apple Will Delay New OS to Concentrate on iPhone
In a case of organizational prioritizing, Apple has put its new incarnation as a gadget maker ahead of its old one as a computer manufacturer. The tech giant announced Friday that it is delaying the release of its new Mac OS 10.5 operating system until October in order to devote more energies to this summer’s launch of the iPhone.
In a statement issued to reporters Friday, Apple said in order to finish the iPhone in time for its June launch, it “had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources” from the team that works on the company’s operating systems. As a result, the new OS, known as “Leopard” will not be unveiled at Apple’s June Worldwide Developers Conference, as originally planned.
Instead, a “near final version” of Leopard will be shown at the conference, followed by a full release in October.