Intel Macs a focus of Apple's forthcoming Tiger update
A forthcoming 10.4.10 release of Apple's Mac OS X Tiger operating system will offer the greatest benefit to users of its Intel-based Macs, according to reports.
People familiar with the latest tests seeds say improvements to imaging, specifically fixes for RAW format support, have also emerged as a primary focus.
Of two distributions — PowerPC and Intel — Apple has asked its developers to test the latter more broadly, those people say. Areas of focus for the Intel version not emphasized with the PowerPC software reportedly include audio, video, graphics and Bluetooth technology.
It's unclear when Apple plans to release Mac OS X 10.4.10 or whether the company's upcoming iPhone device will have any dependencies on refinements included in the OS update.
The current version of Tiger is Mac OS X 10.4.9, which was released in March.