From Yahoo! News: Apple delays launch of operating system Apple Inc. said it won't be shipping its next-generation operating system in June as planned, saying it had to divert resources from the project so that it could launch its highly anticipated iPhone on time. The new shipment date for Mac OS X "Leopard" will be in October, the company said Thursday. The iPhone will make its debut in June as planned. Apple shares dropped nearly 3 percent to $89.50 in extended-session trading after the announcement. Earlier, they had closed at $92.19, down 40 cents, on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The "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 (quality assurance) resources from our Mac OS X team," Apple said in a statement. Apple announced the iPhone a smart phone that also serves as an iPod music player in January to much fanfare. The Cupertino-based company said Thursday the iPhone is still on track to be shipped in late June and has passed several of the required certification tests. Apple, which had previously said Leopard would be available in the spring, had hoped to release the Mac operating system upgrade at its Worldwide Developers Conference, a five-day event in San Francisco that starts June 11. Instead, a "near-final version" of Leopard will be ready for the developers at the conference, Apple said. "We think it'll be worth the wait," Apple said. source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070412/ap_on_hi_te/apple_product_delay Sorry, just felt like ranting as I was hoping the new operating system would come out before d-school started this August so I could purchase a new Laptop. Crappy. If I were to get a Mac Laptop now and upgrade to the new operating system, would my laptop be just as good as purchasing a Mac Laptop with Leopard on it when it comes out in October?