A New OS X Already?

Arthur Cole

Rumors are swirling the Apple will use next week's Worldwide Developers Conference to tout more than the new version of the iPhone. Word on the street is that a major upgrade to OS X is in the works.


Supposedly, attendees will be greeted with an early version of OS X 10.6, which has already been dubbed Snow Leopard. According to this report from MacWorld, the new version will work only on the Intel platform and will focus largely on improving speed and stability, rather than present a raft of new features.


The rumor mill also has it that a formal introduction will be made at Macworld Expo next January, which would put it barely a year-and-a-half behind OS X 10.5. And if that's the case, the key question becomes, will Apple offer it as a free upgrade or will it expect customers to cough up some dough?

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