Apple To Begin Mac OS X 10.6.5 Testing


In June 2010, Apple officially released the public version of Mac OS X 10.6.4. The x.x.4 release marked the fourth main revision to the Mac operating system, Snow Leopard.

At the time of release, the 10.6.4 update brought many enhancements:

  • Resolves an issue that causes the keyboard or track-pad to become unresponsive
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent some Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications from opening
  • Addresses issues copying, renaming, or deleting files on SMB file servers
  • Improves reliability of VPN connections
  • Resolves an issue editing photos with iPhoto or Aperture in full screen view
  • Improves compatibility with some braille displays
  • Resolves a playback issue in DVD Player when using Good Quality deinterlacing

At the end of March 2010, Apple officially released the public version of Mac OS X 10.6.3. At the time, 10.6.3 marked the third main revision to the Mac operating system.

The first build of 10.6.4 was issued in April 2010 and the second through fifth builds were issued in May 2010. The sixth, seventh and eighth builds were issued in June 2010.

This week, in just over a month since the last OS X release, Apple seems to be pushing forward with plans to update Snow Leopard. We have received confirmation that Apple is preparing to begin testing the next main revision of Snow Leopard, version 10.6.5.

It is unknown at this time how long this build period will last, but if the last period is any indication, the 10.6.5 period could take us into late summer/early fall of 2010.


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  • Dominator

    what does this have to do with iphones?

  • Ex

    iPhones work with Macs.

  • win7heartsiphone

    So are we going to here about future Win7 updates too? Any news about iphone 4 pricing?

  • Ex

    Nope. Because win7 and iPhone don't work as well as Mac and iPhone.

  • I lol'ed at this comment.

  • This story was published here before any other Apple/iPhone site. Consider it a bonus from Ex.

  • Agrrfsnita

    i enjoy all the updates about the Mac AND Iphone. Know why? Because so many people interested in the iphone4 are major Mac freaks. (Anything Apple) haha

  • Dominator

    I appreciate the aeticle however you said that you posted because iPhone works with Mac. Well iPhone works with PC also!

    Just saying… 🙂

  • Ex

    But it works better with a Mac.

  • When I subscribed here, I figured I'd get an update every few weeks whenever an update on Canadian iPhones was released. I don't suppose it's possible to customize my RSS feed to focus specifically on that stuff?

  • nosnoop

    I agree.
    I would very much prefer this web site to stick with iPhone news only.
    Otherwise would you post every Mac hardware (iMac, MacBook, Mac Mini/Pro….) news as well?
    If not, why single out Mac OS X?

  • Dan C

    I like to here about Mac OSX updates. Consider it a bonus. And all of you who dont have macs, hackintosh your pc dude. Trust me, you will be glad you did. Google osx86.