Originally posted by Gabid
According to ThinkSecret, Apple just seeded a new build of 10.2.7. What with that happening, what are the chances that ANY G5 models will be available in August? If they were to do another build of 10.2.7 after this, how long would it take to get installed in whatever machines they might have built already? Or am I reading too much into this being a potentially bad sign?
The reason for this delay (shipping) is unknown to me. But as reported by thinksecret that the build of smeagol has been seeded just now suprises me. If the build was stable, then it is possible that things can go quickly. I remember that when the imac flatscreen came out, you needed to install the OS yourself. A reason for this could have been that the OS came in late and the CD's were packed with the computer. Only thing that is needed then is packing of the computer and the OS. That can go farely quickly. Most likely the proces (packing) has been underway and caused shipments to be delayed. As soon as I have a ETA, i will post this.
Now what confuses me more is that during the keynote, the g5 ran also smeagol. Since some benchmarks were done with it, it should have been stable. I also seem to remember an article saying that smeagol would be ready by september. (was that eWeek?) If so, the rumor on Thinksecret seems to be in line with that.
As a note, possible that the machines were made and to save time, are being packed in the country or region were it will be sold. Some companies do this when packaging is delayed. This way, you have the time of shipment to finnish some things. Shipment can take up to a whole month. Depending if it's overseas and where they are made.