[quote]Originally posted by JLL:
<strong>You can't compare that. They are announcing Jaguar as being released in about four months, but they told people that they could buy the iMac the same day and delivered in a couple of weeks, but it was delayed.</strong><hr></blockquote>
The iMac was announced on January 7, with the SuperDrive model being released in "late January", the Combo in "February", and CD-RW in "March". Before the production problems, there was still a wait of between three and twelve weeks before the first of each type of iMac started shipping.
[quote]<strong>Well, blame the Internet. Apple have been very good at keeping Jaguar a secret, but at soome time the developers had to know about it, and you know that a few houors after the developers get their hands on new software you can find at your local Carracho server.
By announcing it a few hours before Joe Schmoe installs it, there is still an element of surprise, and it is a lot more exciting to read/see a product presentation, when you don't know everything that's being presented.</strong><hr></blockquote>
And yet Apple was very, very
protective of earlier versions of OS X. They've chosen to go public with it. There is absolutely no reason to show off features like a new Address Book and iChat now unless you're trying to attract public interest.
[quote]<strong>Because developers can make products that interact with those "superficial improvements".
These features are, as I say, to generate public interest. Developers could care less whether there's an Apple alternative to AIM, or a fancier address book.
And as I mentioned before, the information has been posted on the apple.com OS X page
, not the developer site.
The only developers who'll have the slightest bit of interest are Karelia, who may well feel aggrieved, and the various shareware developers who produce AIM alternatives.
[ 05-09-2002: Message edited by: Belle ]</p>