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Comment on "WWDC 2006: Judging from the Back Row"
by Scott Stevenson — Aug 11
Leopard will be a great improvement for developers, but I am concerned that end users will not feel the same

I heard the same thing said here about Tiger and it turns out it was wildly successful. I think they're doing pretty good with the feature set so far, particularly with Time Machine, but there are at least three levels of features:

1. Features which are public knowledge
2. Features which some developers know about (and there are some good ones)
3. Features which Apple knows about

In any case, I wouldn't be surprised if Leopard-only apps end up having a hand in selling Leopard. Unlike Core Data, users can actually see tangible differences in applications which use Core Animation. There are other frameworks which aren't public knowledge but could have a similar impact.
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