It looks like the launch of Leopard is a multi-month process given there’s yet another update on the way.
According to Apple Insider, this update (which is separate from the security and keyboard update recently unveiled) will be 37 items, and address bugs with Data Detectors, the Mac OS X Dock, the Finder, grammar checking, iCal, iChat, Mail, Parental Controls, Quick Look, Rosetta, Safari, Time Machine, and Leopard’s 802.11 AirPort implementation.
Hey, I know that nothing is perfect, especially when it comes to new software, but the release of Leopard is increasingly looking premature. Then again, there must have been tremendous pressure on Apple to get Leopard out the door given there had already been one delay and, as important, Apple had a golden opportunity to take advantage of Vista’s troubles.
Still, you wonder how long Apple can rely on the goodwill and patience of its growing legion of users given some of its luster is beginning to disappear. At some point, they may start treating Apple like a regular company.