The professional rumor mongers over at Think Secret now say that Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X, will be released in June, right around the time of the Worldwide Developers Conference. Leopard was originally scheduled to ship by the end of March, but it turns out that the new OS is a little more advanced that Apple first anticipated. Whether or not this means we’ll see that new rumored GUI—Illuminous—is still unclear.
New versions iLife and iWork, with a number of features that require Leopard, are also expected to be released around the same time as the WWDC, perhaps without the 2007 suffix. This means that Apple won’t be forced to release new versions of iLife every year.
Leopard better be worth it, what with Apple teasing us about its release for years now.
Leopard leaping in June [Think Secret]