Last week rumor had it that the most recent build of OS X 10.6 or Snow Leopard, 10A432, was the Golden Master. In other words, the last stepping stone before the OS hit retail shelves. This led experts to believe that Apple was going to launch Snow Leopard early: Friday, August 28, to be exact.
Originally scheduled to ship in September of this year, Engadget reports that the company's UK website yesterday showed an August 28 shipping date. Shortly after, the same date appeared on the U.S. website.
While some might consider this a confirmation that the company is planning to launch the OS next week, there was a little something else on the Apple website this week. The Snow Leopard version of the Mac Box Set appeared very briefly late Wednesday afternoon with a shipping date of "withing 24 hours." The product was soon pulled but not before someone snagged a screen shot of the Mac Box Set that includes Mac OS X 10.6, iLife '09, and iWork '09.