Snow Leopard

Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard shipping August 28th

Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard shipping August 28th

Apple have quietly revealed shipping information about Mac OS X Snow Leopard, with the UK listing for the software refresh indicating a "by August 28th" shipping date.  Meanwhile several US preorder customers have apparently received emails informing them that their version should ship by the same date.

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Apple OS X Snow Leopard listed for pre-order on Amazon

Apple OS X Snow Leopard listed for pre-order on Amazon

Amazon have listed Apple's upcoming OS X update, version 10.6 "Snow Leopard", for pre-order.  As expected, the new software will arrive in September and be priced at $29 for an individual upgrade; however there's also a five-user "family pack" upgrade version for $49.

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Apple OS X “Snow Leopard” coming September for $29

Apple OS X “Snow Leopard” coming September for $29

We've known it was coming for some time now, but Apple have officially announced Mac OS X 10.7 "Snow Leopard" at their WWDC 2009 keynote today.  Set to be priced as a $29 upgrade for existing Leopard users, Snow Leopard - which will only run on Intel-based Macs - brings with it faster performance, Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, QuickTime X and OpenCL support.

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Apple WWDC 2009 keynote to be Schiller, not Jobs

Tickets are all sold out, but if you were headed to Apple's WWDC next month in the hope of seeing Steve Jobs take to the stage, prepare for disappointment.  Apple have confirmed that Philip Schiller, senior VP of worldwide product marketing, will be delivering the WWDC09 keynote, while the rest of the week will offer more details and demonstrations of OS X Snow Leopard and iPhone OS 3.0.

Apple WWDC09 sold out

Apple WWDC09 sold out

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference for 2009, due to kick off on June 8th, has sold out.  The event, officially announced last month, is an opportunity for iPhone and Mac OS X developers to code alongside Apple's own IT team, as well as attend numerous sessions in which Apple engineers explain the intricacies of their platform.

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New Snow Leopard seeds, UI overhaul?

New Snow Leopard seeds, UI overhaul?

Apple's recent seeds of OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" are rumored to feature a new user interface that is a stark departure from the Platinum theme of OS X 10.5.  The new UI theme, code named "Marble" features a dark chrome motif that some have compared to a Windows theme.  It is rumored to used smother iTunes-like scroll bars, and light text on a dark background.

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