[quote] apple has been VERY open lately with developers about how upset they are. Apple even made changes to the NDA that all developers must read and agree to before entering the site. The changes were almost entirely of the "we're sick of you guys screwing us by leaking stuff" model.
Personally, I like the secrecy, but (as a developer) would appreciate more available builds. what, just cuz i'm not adobe, or MS, i don't get to know what's going on?
If that's the case no wonder we haven't heard much, especially if the little guys are getting any builds. I have to admit I miss not having any new information on future X builds, but I can understand Apple's desire to stop the leaks, especially when it comes to hardware.
Even wonder what your perspective on Apple's current hardware offering we be if we didn't have all these rumors about an imminent G5 release? Or rumors about 1.4 GHz "Apollo" G4s, with DDR, for MWSF 2002. I think it would be really different. Not saying that Apple's hardware is perfect right now, because it isn't, but I think that we over exaggerate how badly Apple needs this technology, or that feature, because we read all these rumors/leaks about it. If there was no leaks about G5, or killer G4s, or OS X 64-Bit with this and that feature I think a lot more of us would be content with Apple's current offering, and maybe that translates into more sales for Apple. Which is more then enough motivation to stop such leaks.
Well, hopefully they will preview the next X build in Tokyo. They are going to release the G5 in Tokyo guaranteed, right!?