Word on the street is the latest developer build of OS X Snow Leopard, 10A432 is the Golden Master build of the OS. In other words, Snow Leopard is ready and waiting to pounce.
Originally announced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at WWDC in June 2008, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller added at WWDC 2009 that the company would be shipping Snow Leopard in September of this year.
However, while Schiller declared a September release, the Apple exec did not give a specific date. This information, coupled with 10A432's rumored Golden Master status means Apple fans are hoping to see an early release. Analysts are suggesting Apple could release Snow Leopard sometime in the next fortnight with John Gruber of Daring Fireball predicting an August 28 release.
The news comes just two weeks after Steve Ballmer was photographed holding the Golden Master build of Windows 7 on a gold disc.