Snow Leopard to Be Released Ahead of Schedule?

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.

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  • Heh. I actually own an Apple laptop but I think this is really funny. All the Apple fanboys claim that Windows 7 is Vista SP3 but this snow leopard, unlike Windows 7, is essentially a service pack. No major UI overhaul, no big changes visible to the user, but a lot of work done behind the scenes. Sounds like a service pack to me. Isn't that essentially what a service pack is supposed to be?

    Snow Leopard... er I mean Leopard SP3.
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  • Wow what a marketting hit... Just the kittie in the apple makes me want to try it...

    I believe Apple always do that, don't they? Reach customers with cute things? I've seen so many girls go crazy for an empty cute product...

    Honestly though, I wish them success, and I'll give it an objective try when I can.
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  • Apple is so freaking petty. Since I haven't drank the apple flavored Kool aid I see it for what it is.
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  • Heh. I actually own an Apple laptop but I think this is really funny. All the Apple fanboys claim that Windows 7 is Vista SP3 but this snow leopard, unlike Windows 7, is essentially a service pack. No major UI overhaul, no big changes visible to the user, but a lot of work done behind the scenes. Sounds like a service pack to me. Isn't that essentially what a service pack is supposed to be?

    Snow Leopard... er I mean Leopard SP3.
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