So the rumors were right. Apple has delayed the launch of Leopard, its
next-generation Mac OS X, a competitor of Microsoft Windows, until October,
four months past its June 11 due date.
In a statement issued late Thursday after the market closed Apple blamed it
on the iPhone.
Engineering resources were tight, it said, and it had to move them to the
iPhone to get that out in June as planned.
According to Apple, "iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever
shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a
price - we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from
our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at
our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned. While Leopard's
features will be complete by then, we cannot deliver the quality release that
we and our customers exp... (more)
Apple’s official announcement that AJAX is the iPhone’s SDK of
choice reinforced Laszlo Systems’ vision, having already built its
OpenLaszlo RIA development platform to inherently support AJAX. This session
will discuss how OpenLaszlo is architected to work with iPhone today, and
will provide insight into how Laszlo gurus, Ben Shine and Bret Simister,
created an animated news game from scratch in only 24 hours. Named one of the
“8 coolest iPhone apps” by Wired Magazine,
“NewsMatch” exemplifies the power of the OpenLaszlo platform and
The on-again, off-again Google Phone or "gPhone" rumors are likely to come to
halt for the forseeable future. That's because Google's Head of Research
since 2006, Dr Peter Norvig, has told journalists in the UK that he doesn't
think Google has any research ambition toward hardware, saying: "You know we
want to work everywhere and be neutral. That neutrality is important."
Norvig said in an interview that the biggest projects Google Research has
right now are in machine translation and speech recognition, computer vision
and face recognition, team recognition and so on.
gPhone or no... (more)
iPhone Developer Summit (www.iphonedevsummit.com) announced today Kevin
Hoffman as the Tech Chair of the Conference. The letter from the Tech Chair
at the conference Website contained the following message:
What's the impact of the iPhone going to be on the delivery of rich content
to mobile users? How does Google's new Android differ from the iPhone SDK and
iPhone Safari development? When should you use the iPhone SDK versus
developing web applications?
The release of the Apple iPhone and the iPod Touch has renewed interest in
computing devices controlled with direct hand inpu... (more)
Could Apple iPhone become a viable portable gaming solution (like PSP or NDS)
one day? If the iPhone does as expected and takes a decent chunk of the
growing smartphone market then will malware writers start to give OS X some
serious attention as the overall penetration of OS X skyrockets? How does a
developer decide whether to create a web app or
an iPhone native application using the iPhone SDK?
How does the iPhone SDK stack up against Windows Mobile 6.0/.NET Compact
These are among the dozens of questions to be asked and answered at the
iPhone Developer Summit b... (more)