Originally Posted by 9secondko
I think Adobe is ready to go on March 27th, but Apple is not ready with Leopard, so Adobe is politley waiting to co-launch with Apple.
I am glad Apple is not rushinc 10.5. I want it to be a solid Os out of the box. I had no complaints with Tiger and I hope the same can be said for Leopard as ambitious as it is.
Adobe was going to launch March 27th, they are simply being clever to cover a partner launch that got pushed back.
It's hard to say. I think Apple and Adobe are doing a hell of a lot of work to get things flowing. There is a whole bunch of synergy with new MacIntels, Apple's mid-April announcement, Apple Pro-Video hardware and software, Adobe CS3, and Leopard 10.5.
I'm modelling three areas at the moment:
(A) Adobe CS3 Universal Binary will be out full shipping by end of April, in full swing May. This is to run on 10.4.8 or 10.4.9. It will run on 10.5.0 but most studios will *not* want to have two aspects to play with: a new early-adopted CS3 AND debugging Leopard for Apple.
(B) Leopard 10.5.0 announced at WWDC with all the special features. Full shipping by end of June.
(C) New Macs either at mid-April NAB announcement, or anytime between end of March and WWDC June [March, April, May, June] -- following on from B above, there may be a 90-day window for free/minimum fee upgrade to Leopard so as to ease confusion and not dampen sales of new Macs because of people second- or third-guessing on Leopard release and trying to time that with their Mac purchases.
Of course, Apple has about 4 months (just under that, really) to clean up the Mac pro/prosumer/enthusiast/Leopard + consumer/Leopard space before they throw in everything in the 2nd half of 2007 for iPhone + iPod.