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.