Apple rescheduled the delivery of Mac computers to schools run by the New York City Department of Education (DOE) citing problems in the computers, intended for delivery, related to connecting to DOE's wireless network infrastructure.

Apple said it will address the WiFi connectivity problem within its Leopard operating system before the computers are delivered.

The computers that were scheduled for delivery to the schools were held at Dell's merge center in Austin, Texas, to allow time for fixing the WiFi problem.

The DOE had given a contract to Dell Managed Services to handle all of the school system's tech related ordering including the procurement of Apple desktops, laptops and servers.

Apple in a statement apologized to DOE for the delay, saying it was working to resolve the issue as soon as possible to ensure that the pending orders can be delivered.