Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5.5 due soon

“Alongside the public release of iPhone Software v2.0.2 on Monday, Apple also provided its Mac OS X developers with a new private build of the upcoming Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.

“As was the case with build 9F13, released last Wednesday, the new pre-release seed is reported to contain no known issues,” Oliver reports.

“Mac OS X 10.5.5 is expected for release sometime in the coming weeks,” Oliver reports.

Full article here.


  1. Does anyone know if any of these new updates make the older white Airport base stations more compatible? I’ve got an old 1GHz G4 Titanium PowerBook, and I couldn’t get any bars on the TiBook unless it was resting on top of the Airport base station. I ended up going back to Tiger, because of the hassles connecting and Leopard not being compatible with the older iPhoto. Have any of these new updates fixed this?

  2. That’s a good thing. I am always able to see improvements and tweaks over previous versions of the OS. I wish I could say that about iPhone Software v2.0.2. After spending a couple hours downloading and installing the thing last evening, I am still trying to figure what it did. My iPhone 3G still goes from five bars to “no service” while sitting on a desk. There is still that lag when accessing contacts. Baffling!

  3. Rudge,

    I’ve got the same old TiBook running Tiger. I actually use the thing like a MacBook Air, since the optical drive is dead. Thank the Gods for FireWire!

    I installed one of those QuickerTek nQuicky 802.11n PC Card Adaptors to connect to my Airport Extreme. It’s fast and works great!

    Is it worth the effort installing Leopard on the thing? Does it take a big speed hit with Leopard? It works perfectly with Tiger, but I feel crippled without QuickLook!

  4. “Mac OS X 10.5.5 is expected for release sometime in the coming weeks,” Oliver reports.

    Brilliant, just brilliant. EVERYTHING is expected in the coming weeks. February 15-February 28, 2009 are also “coming weeks.” Gawd, but you’d think that when words are your business and livelihood that you’d be more precise with them.

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