Interesting, if true. Leopard hasn’t been out that long. We still have 3 PowerPC computers on line (plus a Yikes G4 PowerPC in use, pending a transfer of the Now Contact and Up-to-Date server and main database, if the vaporware, Nighthawk ever gets released.) Performance gains on the Intel Macs would be welcomed however.
The next version of Mac OS X is code-named “Snow Leopard,” and will indeed be Intel-only, we have learned. This info is hot on the heels of TUAW’s original scoop about Mac OS X 10.6 being readied for shipment as soon as Macworld 2009 and being Intel-only.
People familiar with the situation have confirmed to us that TUAW’s details are true—Snow Leopard is currently on track to come out during next January’s Macworld, and it will not contain major OS changes. Instead, the release is heavily focused on performance and nailing down speed and stability. With Apple’s current (and future) focus on smaller, thinner, and more mobile devices, this move makes perfect sense. Things like the MacBook Air, iPhone, iPod touch, and other mysterious devices that have yet to be announced need better performance for better battery life, and that’s definitely something Apple wants to excel at in the years to come.
Something to look out for