MacRumors is reporting that there is now a specific time frame for the launch of Leopard and that its during the first quarter of 2009. As we reported earlier, Snow Leopard won’t be laden new and innovative features (at least visible ones), but will instead focus on core OS improvements such as system performance and efficiency.
Some of the under the hood improvements we can expect to see in OS X 10.6 include:
- A new Finder completely re-written in Cocoa
- Microsoft Exchange Support right out of the box
- 64 bit support
- Quicktime X, a platform that Apple promises will “advance modern media and Internet standards”
- Support for multi-core processors and GPU processing
MacRumors has the full scoop over here.