RUMOR: Apple to release Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on Friday, August 28

We have received multiple independent tips — some even from trusted sources wink — that Apple plans to release Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on Friday, August 28, 2009.

Please note that Apple’s official release date has not been announced and the company’s website states, “Mac OS X Snow Leopard is scheduled to be released in September 2009.”

UPDATE: 9:17am EDT: John Gruber over at Daring Fireball is hearing the same date, too.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the Daring Fireball heads up.]


  1. Having done some testing with an earlier build of 10.6, Rosetta is an optional install. If you try to launch an app that requires it, and it is not installed, you get a dialog asking if you want to install Rosetta. If you say yes, Software Update grabs it and installs it. Once installed, just launch your app. At least in my case, no reboot was required, and installation was very quick- maybe a minute.

  2. Why is it that Apple produces such a following. I love my Saturn, but I don’t drool over the idea of a new feature coming out in next years model. I just don’t understand the complete loss of all major brain functions when Apple starts hinting at new items. It doesn’t make sense, but I too have to admit it happens to me all the time. Strange, very strange.

  3. A week earlier then my guess, I figured they’d announce it on Sept. 1st – 3rd for a Friday Sept. 4th @ 6-9 PM release time.

    I still think iPod update announcements will be in the first 3 days of Sept. 1st-3rd with an Apple Special event.

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