Apple to take some more time to release Mac OS X 10.6.5

Apple will take some more time to release the Mac OS X 10.6.5 update to Snow Leopard users.

Few days ago, Apple rolled out a pre-release build of the 10.6.5 software internally, triggering rumors that the public version of the software would be made available this week.

But, Apple made the new beta build (10H571) of the Mac OS X 10.6.5 available to developers on Friday, which suggests that the public version of the software would not be available this week.

Moreover, the iOS 4.2, the upcoming software update for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad tablet computer, will require Mac OS X 10.6.5 to carry AirPrint functionality. Consequently, the two updates are widely expected to come out at the same time.

Separately, Apple updated the Australian prices of Mac computers over the last week. It is said that the change in prices were made because of the existing exchange rates.