For Mac users, the iPhone 3G and 3GS required OS 10.4 to sync. And while we're a little late on reporting it, we know it will affect some users all the same. iPhone 4 requires OS 10.5.
Don't hold your breath for the ZFS filesystem to appear in any future Snow Leopard updates. A message yesterday on the project's homepage very clearly acknowledges that development has stopped completely.
In 2008, Apple announced that we would see ZFS as part of Snow Leopard Server, but a year later our copies are shipping with ZFS nowhere to be found. What went wrong? And will we ever get ZFS?
With so many people excited (and enraged) about iPhone 3GS, it's no wonder we glossed over Snow Leopard's cool UI update, which gives you Exposé control from inside the Dock. Now's your chance to see the video demo:
A new version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard—labeled 10A335—has hit developers. Apple hasn't mentioned any new features or bug fixes, however. The Server version—which was released alongside—does come with an easier to use version of Podcast Producer, new spam mail filters in Mail Server, and other niceties.
Sevenmac Magazin got themselves some screenshots of Apple's new OS X update, Snow Leopard, and it looks like apps with 32-bit modules will need to run in 32-bit mode even if they are 64-bit.
There might be more to Snow Leopard than meets the eye, as rumors have emerged outlining tremendous cuts in application size for 10.6. Mail.app will drop from 287MB to 91MB, iChat from 111MB to 52MB, and iCal from 89MB to 48MB. Cuts are practically universal, with already small apps like the 13MB Calculator, 15MB…
We knew Snow Leopard wasn't really going to have any brand new "features", but nothing says confirmed like actually seeing it for yourself. Orchard Spy has shots of an early build numbered 10A96, probably handed out at WWDC, that shows what you can expect when you eventually upgrade to 10.6 next year. Too bad it's…
The NY Times has a good interview with Steve Jobs in which Apple's CEO lets fly with very quotable, very understandable quotes about OS X 10.6. We already heard the details, but it was still hard to wrap our head around why Apple would make an operating system without many visible features and just go and change…
Yep, you heard right: Apple showed off the OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, due out in a year, to the attendees at WWDC, and let some details slip to the public, including:
• Optimization for multi-core processors
• GPU friendly (actually GPU utilization of highly parallel tasks generally done on a CPU)
Contrary to rumors that Apple would drop PowerPC architecture support with its newest OS, a tipster and possible Apple insider was able to get his hands on the most recent build of the yet-to-be released 10.6, and found some evidence that Cupertino might be keeping the chip alive.
As unlikely as the rumor is that OS X 10.6 is going to debut at WWDC next week, both Ars Technica and TUAW have independently verified from their sources that the next version of the OS could be coming as soon as Macworld 2009. Ars also says that the code name is Snow Leopard, which on the surface latches on weirdly…