updated 10:25 am EST, Wed December 9, 2009
Potential changes still unknown
Apple's first public beta of Mac OS X 10.6.3 will released to developers by the end of Thursday, sources claim. The build should use the prefix 10Dxx, and initially be limited to a select group of developers, presumably as a means of controlling the amount of feedback. It is not known when a wider developer release will happen, nor when the finished user seed might be expected.
Similarly hidden is what v10.6.3 might address, as few if any OS-related problems have gained major attention. November's v10.6.2 added native Magic Mouse support, while also correcting a prominent bug which would delete data after using a guest account. Snow Leopard updates have been released unusually fast; the OS shipped in late August, and had its first update a little less than two weeks later.