Macworld UK has learned that supplies of several Apple products appear to be restricted now – but will be available in plentiful supply in two weeks. They also state that it’s “the typical pattern of drought seen in advance of significant product launches.”
While it is true that this situation could be a sign of new products…it could also just be a sign of increased sales.
If you think about it…it would seem kinda silly to me for Apple to release a whole new line of products with Tiger on them, if Leopard is coming in a few months…it seems like it would be better to do this all at once….but…maybe not…maybe they want to release the systems now, and hope that you’ll buy them, then buy Leopard when it comes out in June.
Of course, the other “hot rumor” right now is that Leopard will, in fact, come before the end of the month.Â If that happens, not only will I be surprised, but I will also be terribly saddened.Â Why?Â Because from everything I hear, and everything I’ve seen Leopard is not ready yet.Â If Leopard was released this month, I would imagine we’d either have to lose some features that have been planned, or that we’d get a buggy product.Â I don’t want either.
But (to wrap this little rant back around) if Leopard WAS coming at the end of the month, then launching new machines might be a good idea too.
Either way…I don’t think we’re going to be seeing a whole new product line by the end of the month…and I don’t think we’re going to be seeing Leopard by the end of the month.