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Apple Tradeoffs

I want an iPhone, but practically speaking, it may be quite awhile after they come out before I can justify switching to one because the whole family is on Sprint, we have a family plan, switching would be expensive and a pain, etc. But I’ll have Leopard the day it comes out, so this sucks:

Apple Statement

iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned. We can’t wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is. However, iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a price — we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned. While Leopard’s features will be complete by then, we cannot deliver the quality release that we and our customers expect from us. We now plan to show our developers a near final version of Leopard at the conference, give them a beta copy to take home so they can do their final testing, and ship Leopard in October. 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.

(via Digg)

Sucks. On the other hand, maybe they were holding up new hardware for Leopard and will now go ahead and release those. New iMacs are over due, and we were hoping to get one for Amy this year as soon as the next new revisions come out. I’m getting tired of sharing. :-)

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