iOS 7 to Ship 'On Time' as OS X Engineers Pitch In

Renowned Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple has confirmed earlier reports that Apple has pulled engineers off OS X 10.9 in order to finish iOS 7 on time with a one word post:

Yep.

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Jim Dalrymple (right) with rock guitarist Slash

A report from AllThingsD earlier today said that Apple was in a repeat of the scenario from 2007 wherein the company pulled engineers off the development of OS X Leopard to work on the first iPhone.

Apple sources told ATD that it's "not as much of a fire drill" and that iOS 7 "will ship on time". Apple hasn't actually announced a ship date for iOS 7, so "on time" is subjective at this point. However, Bloomberg said earlier today that the public launch of the software was on schedule for "as soon as September".

Top Rated Comments

needfx Avatar
121 months ago
How does Slash signs his emails?

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Score: 80 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
121 months ago
Just as an unannounced product can't be late or delayed, it also can't be on time.

Also, iOS 9 is on time at this point.
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ToomeyND Avatar
121 months ago
Slash is wearing a Chang beer shirt. I happen to also own a Chang beer shirt. I'm gonna go grab a guitar. I'll report back if there are any other similarities between us.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ricanlegend Avatar
121 months ago
If only apple had enough money to hire more engineers :(
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
McFreggle Avatar
121 months ago
We don't want iOS 7 "on time" if the consequence is that OS X 10.9 will be "incomplete". :(

OS X is in need of the same revamp as iOS is!
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
talmy Avatar
121 months ago
It would sure be nice if in return iOS engineers pitched in getting OS X 10.9 out.

How late will 10.9 be now? Will we see it in 2013?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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