Away from all the foofaraw of the iPhone’s launch on Tuesday (in the UK), I began wondering about an Apple product that – breaking the company’s usual omertà about “forthcoming products” – has been pre-announced for absolutely ages, and shown off more than once, yet which people are barely talking about.
The product is Leopard, the next release of Apple’s OS X operating system. Steve Jobs showed some of Leopard off in summer 2006. And then he showed it off again in June, at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference. (We found the latter a bit underwhelming.)
I doubt even the average Mac fan could name more than one or two of Leopard’s new features. There’s its “Time Machine” backup feature, and the “Spaces” system that lets you create multiple simultaneous work areas. After that, off the top of my head, err …
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