Apple's online stores are back, and they've brought with them preorder pages for OS X Snow Leopard. The Cupertino company have confirmed the much-rumored August 28th shipping date, which is earlier than their previous "in September" promises, along with delivering a whole range of performance stats to tell you just how much better Snow Leopard is compared to its predecessor, Leopard.
If you were thinking of making a spontaneous iMac purchase then hold your horses, as Apple have taken down their international stores for the usual busy round of updating. No official word on what might be added once the site is back up, but it hardly seems a stretch of the imagination to guess that it's probably going to be preorder pages for OS X Snow Leopard.
There's been all sorts of rumors and speculations and "leaks" pertaining to the supposed release date of Apple's upcoming Operating System (OS), Snow Leopard, but for one lucky guy, none of that matters. It looks like someone got an early release copy of a Snow Leopard Install Disc with their purchase of a Mac Mini.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.