Following Adobe's announcement that it will be formally launching the next version of its Creative Suite on March 27, the company has clarified that the software will not be shipping until later in the Spring.

Some news sites and blogs had taken the announced date of Creative Suite's launch to refer to its release date. This has been refuted on the Adobe PR blog, which says "We are announcing Creative Suite 3 on March 27th. However, the software will not ship until later in Spring 2007".

The launch event on March 27 will detail the new features in the Creative Suite -- which currently includes Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Bridge and -- in some versions -- Acrobat, GoLive and Dreamweaver. The beta of Photoshop CS3 was released in November, with a hands-on review here.