Leopard delay: 'Cupertino, start your photocopiers!'

Summary:Like Microsoft did when it took folks off Windows Vista to work on Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 2, Apple is taking folks off Leopard to work on the iPhone.

So, the story about Apple delaying the Leopard version of Mac OS X from a few weeks ago was half right.

Bootcamp wasn't behind the delay; the iPhone supposedly is. Now Leopard is slated to ship in October 2007 instead of "spring 2007."

Like Microsoft did when it took folks off Windows Vista to work on Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 2, Apple is taking folks off Leopard to work on the iPhone.

If I were Microsoft, I'd launch a "Cupertino, start your photocopiers!" (just like Apple's "Redmond, start your photocopiers!") campaign. Microsoft could say: "Who's copying who now, huh? We thought of the not-enough-engineers excuse way back in 2004!"

Will Microsoft dare to be that creative? No.... 

Topics: Apple

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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