ArsTechnica relays the news that Apple stores have begun carrying the Parallels virtualization software. Recently, Apple even went so far as to remove mentions of Boot Camp from its advertisements. It seems like Apple is beginning to downplay the in-house Boot Camp in exchange for Parallels.
The sale of Parallels' software in physical Apple stores marks a logical progression from where we stood late last month. Apple replaced references to their own Boot Camp software in their newest crop of advertising with pointers to Parallels. The sale of product in their retail locations further cements our position that Apple has probably abandoned all effort in developing their own solution vis-a-vis the Windows emulation space, if it ever truly existed at all.
So much for wishing for a finalized version of Boot Camp in time for Leopard.