Uncle Steve heeft op de Apple World Wide Developers Conference bekend gemaakt dat de final van MacOS X, die oorspronkelijk gepland stond voor de zomer, is gedelayed tot januari. Wel wordt er deze zomer een publieke beta gereleased. Developer Preview 4 CD's wordt inmiddels onder developers verspreid. Onderstaande info is afkomstig van MacNN.com:
Mac OS X Final delayed - Jobs announced that a public beta of Mac OS X will be available this summer, contrary to the announcements at Macworld SF where it was said that a final version would be ready. The final version is now due in January 2001. This was originally when Apple was planning to begin pre-installing the title on all of its Macs.
[...] DP4 to developers - Apple has seeded Mac OS X DP4 to developers, after releasing it internally last month. Jobs demonstrated the new version and illustrated how it is more "Mac-like" than DP3. Jobs dubbed DP4 as being "developer complete," with 98% of APIs and tools that developers having been implemented. Additionally, OS X will ship with Java 2; 90% of such tools for developers are included with DP4. A new QuickTime Player is also included; gone is the sliding channels drawer, which has been replaced by a TV button. A full Carbon version of Internet Explorer 5 (see blurb below) will also be included on the DP4 CD. Additionally, a DP4 manual was available to developers. More than 200 developers have committed to delivering products for Mac OS X since early January.
Voor meer nieuws over de WWDC kun je terecht bij MacOS Rumors. Over de mogelijke presentatie van dual en quad G4's wordt nog niets gezegd.