updated 10:30 am EDT, Tue March 20, 2007
Leopard to ship mid April?
Apple will likely ship Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard in mid April, according to research analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, offering an answer to Microsoft's Widows Vista which shipped in January. Munster also noted little-to-no Mac purchase delays as a result of Leopard's impending launch. "We believe Apple's new OS, Leopard, will likely be released in mid April," the analyst said. "Slightly more than half of the resellers in our checks said Leopard related purchase delays are having a slight negative impact on Macs, while slightly less than half said Leopard is not having any impact on Macs." Munster reiterated findings that many professional users are still awaiting Adobe's release of CS3, slated for next week. Piper Jaffray maintains an 'outperform' rating on Apple shares with a $124 price target.