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Leopard ranks #1 on Amazon as pre-order

updated 04:10 pm EDT, Thu June 14, 2007

Leopard #1 on Amazon

Amazon is now taking pre-orders for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), due to ship in October of this year. Already it has snagged the #1 product ranking in Software, besting Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2004 Macintosh and others. We previously posted an in-depth look at the new features in Leopard, which were discussed in further detail at this week's WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) in San Francisco.

Leopard offers a new desktop, a new Finder, and 64-bit top-to-bottom functionality. Detailing 10 features of the forthcoming system software, Jobs covers features dubbed "Quick look," "automatic animation," Boot Camp, "Spaces," Dashboard, revamped iChat, and the Time Machine backup utility. Apple's new desktop includes a new menu bar as well as "Stacks," Apple's rapid access folders that reside within a brand new dock. A new Finder offers a cleaner sidebar, the ability to search remote Macs as well as servers, and a "Back to my Mac" feature that enables users to browse their own computer from remote locations. Leopard's new Finder also adds Cover Flow technology for viewing files and folders in a manner similar to flicking through iTunes albums.

by MacNN Staff





  1. makesense

    Joined: Dec 1969


    order placed

    see what email from Amazon said....

    Shipping estimate for these items: August 13, 2007 Delivery estimate: August 15, 2007

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Kinda silly

    Pre-ordering 4 months in advance. I mean I'm as excited as the next (Mac) guy but come on...

  1. frisby

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I order form apple directly. The day it is on the apple site they have my money.

    Other than that, amazon is just another vendor.

  1. galley

    Joined: Dec 1969


    No discount from Amazon

    If Amazon was offering a discount from the standard Apple price ($129 for a single user, $199 for family pack), I might pre-order it. Otherwise, why not just wait?

  1. wings_rfs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    How Did Vista Do?

    I'm curious. When Vista first went up for sale as a pre-order, what was its ranking at Amazon? Anyone know?

  1. awcopus

    Joined: Dec 1969


    one advantage

    of ordering from Amazon is that, for most of us, it's tax free. I'll be getting it for free, though, pre-installed on my new Mac Pro.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: no discount

    Amazon was offering a discount from the standard Apple price ($129 for a single user, $199 for family pack), I might pre-order it. Otherwise, why not just wait?

    Guess you missed the memo that basically assumes apple's upping the cost of leopard (which makes sense, being how much more time and money apple's dumped into it compared to the previous yearly releases. My guess is $149. Of course its all speculation, since Apple hasn't told anyone when it will be released or how much its going to cost.

    Of course it probably is best to wait (why rush, its not like it'll get there sooner). You never know what's going to change between now and then in terms of features (apple even says on their web site that anything and everything can change, so take it with a grain of salt). Plus, you might want to make sure it actually contains the features you want and are expecting that Apple hasn't ever even mentioned (like resolution independence, the great rumor that now everyone takes as a foregone fact, yet it didn't even show up in the keynote - but the exiciting advances in ichat did!).

  1. mprogers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Watch the keynote

    [My first posting didn't appear, so I'll try this again: my apologies if I end up with two postings.]

    In the keynote, Apple has already stated that the price for Leopard will be $129, and it is targeted for release in October.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: how did vista do?

    Well, Vista was available in, what, 6 different versions and prices. I think the Leopard home edition is $129.00. The Leopard Pro version is $129.00, the Media edition is $129.00, and the Leopard Business Pro edition is $129.00.

    I think Apple is loosing their shirt on the Leopard Home edition, but...

  1. Timetheus

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: How did Vista do?

    Not sure how Vista did initially, but presently the best-selling version stands (The Full Copy of Home Premium) stands at #85. This may of course by due to the plethora of versions (esp. when you consider that each version has two versions itself - full & upgrade). iLife '06 actually has a higher rank than that (#80)...

    More interesting to me is that XP home and professional editions are both significantly outselling their Vista counterparts at #9 and #30 respectively.

    Sounds like the PC crowd isn't nearly the hurry to upgrade as we are.

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