The company has announced August 28 as the ship date for the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Up-To-Date scheme, available to new Mac purchasers who acquired their Mac since June 8, 2009. The software costs £7.95 in this situation, though UK price hasn’t yet been generally announced.
The listing follows numerous reports that Snow Leopard will be released on August 28.
Geek report alert: With Mac OS X 10.5.6 Snow Leopard eclipsing sales of Windows 7 on the Amazon US software charts, now’s looking like a pretty promising time to invest in a spare copy of Mac OS X 10.5.6 ‘Leopard’, just in case you want to keep a pristine copy of that OS for any veteran Macs that may come your way. And you’ll need it if you think you’re ever likely to get hold of a PowerPC-based Mac, as these are not supported by Snow Leopard, which is Intel Mac only.
With Snow Leopard hovering on the horizon and expected to ship next month, we thought it might be worth pointing out that Amazon is offering Leopard at a hefty discount through both its US and UK stores.
Well our American cousins have been investing in the next, best iteration of OS X since this weekend. Now Amazon UK has opened for business selling the software for pre-order, (price, mysteriously, not avail. on Amazon’s site, or Apple’s – please guys, give Britain a day off from feeling ripped-off, is tough times here, after all..)
Despite public clamour over the rift between Apple and Macworld, the company’s secretive plans to develop its own mobile processors for future iPods, iPhones and other devices remain critical to its future, or so it seems.
Apple’s decision to acquire the military-grade technology expertise of PA Semi earlier this year, and its more recent attempt to hire an IBM chip expert to lead its iPod team, Mark Papermaster, all contribute to what is known on its plans.
Apple’s Director of Engineering of Unix Technologies Jordan Hubbard spoke at the high end engineering conference, LISA ’08 last week, MacRumors explains, and let slip Snow Leopard may ship as soon as Q1 2009.
In a slide alleged to emerge from the event, during which Hubbard discussed the evolution of Mac OS X from large servers to embedded platforms, and revealed a potential release date for the next version of the OS.
We’d like to apologise to those of our readers who don’t use a Mac, but this news seems likely to set the Mac world on fire this morning, Continue reading →