RUMOR: Mac OS X 10.6.8 release imminent

“Apple has just posted a new support document noting that updating to Mac OS X 10.6.8 is ‘strongly recommended’ for users running any of the new Final Cut Pro X applications released earlier today,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.

“While Mac OS X 10.6.8 isn’t technically a requirement for Final Cut Pro X and users are successfully running it today under Mac OS X 10.6.7, the strength of Apple’s wording in the support document suggests that the software update should be making an appearance very soon,” Slivka reports.

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


  1. Please let there be the wifi fix apple has been workin on!!
    (read apple discussions if you are not effected, I can’t let my new iMac sleep or the wifi gets fubar)

  2. I was wondering when the other shoe would drop. FCP X should really sing on Lion! (Now maybe I can get some better use out of my Magic Trackpad too.)

  3. “Imminent” means from a few hours to a few weeks. 🙂

    I guess it might actually be very soon this time, since Apple needs 10.6.8 to be “out there” and installed, before Lion is released on the Mac App Store.

      1. From Apple’s Lion information page:

        “Step 2: Make sure you have the latest version of Snow Leopard. Get up to date with the latest version of OS X Snow Leopard to purchase OS X Lion from the Mac App Store. If you have Snow Leopard, click the Apple icon and choose Software Update to install the latest version.”

  4. Note to FCP X users:

    Your INITIAL performance may be impacted if you are installing “additional content” in the background (most people do this right away) TO THE SAME sick as FCP X is on.

    1. No. Any additional minor bug fixes will be rolled into a subsequent “security” update. Snow Leopard will get regular security updates for at least another two years, just as Leopard is still getting them now.

    1. Well, they still have about 30 days or so… They don’t need to manufacture any DVDs in shrink-wrapped boxes this time, so they could “go GM” on July 31st!

      1. yeah with regular DVD sales, once a product goes Gold it takes a few weeks to get out there in stores. and in the meantime they are still behind the scenes adjusting stuff for an update once it ships.

        With Lion it could theoretically be On the App Store inside an hour of being “done”
        I think they were smart on just saying “July” not setting an actual date.

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