Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

article imageApple's Snow Leopard coming sooner than expected, due Aug. 28

By Tylor Sweeney     Aug 24, 2009 in Technology
At the Worldwide Developers Conference back in June, Apple revealed Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The OS is set to bring many new features, and it was expected to be released in September for $29. Apple users will now be able to get it a few days earlier.
After weeks of speculation over whether or not Snow Leopard would be released on August 28, 2009, Apple confirmed Monday that the latest version of their flagship operating system would in fact be released slightly earlier than originally stated at WWDC back in June. The latest version of Mac OS X will officially be released on August 28.
Snow Leopard, which Apple is claiming as "a better Leopard," was originally set to be released sometime in September. Could this move be in response to the overwhelming praise of Windows 7? Or, has a recent survey of 300 visitors of Retrovo's website showing that most students are opting to purchase Windows-based netbooks pushed Apple into moving the release of its next OS closer to the beginning of the upcoming school year?
Ever since Apple announced the release month and awesome price of Snow Leopard, rumors have been swirling about the possibility that it could ship slightly earlier than expected. Rumors from sites such as MacRumor had the release date ranging from on-time to as early as Aug. 24.
Snow Leopard mainly refines technologies and features from Leopard, while introducing a minimal amount of new technologies and features when compared to previous versions of Mac OS X. It is designed to run faster and integrate better support for Microsoft Exchange, to help the Mac build its reputation in the business world. The installer has been reworked to install the OS faster and actually reduce your total hard drive usage as much as 7GB when you upgrade from Leopard. Apple has also redesigned many of the applications in Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" to take advantage of Cocoa and 64-bit technologies, future-proofing the OS and its pre-included software. A full list of new features, technologies, and more can be found at the official page for Mac OS X.
Apple will release Snow Leopard on August 28, 2009 at a retail price of $29 for previous Leopard users. The popular Family Pack edition will launch on the same day for $49 for previous Leopard users.
Is this a move at trying to fight the praise of Windows 7? Or is Apple just trying to get its operating system out into the market as quickly as possible?
More about Snow leopard, Apple, Mac
Latest News
Top News