PowerPC Support in Mac OS X 10.6 After All?

Contrary to claims that Mac OS 10.6 "Snow Leopard" will drop PowerPC support, Gizmodo has heard that PowerPC support may indeed be living on.

The source, who claimed to get a hold of the 10.6 seed, indicated that work has been done on PowerPC drivers which indicates to them that support for the architecture is unlikely to be dropped this time around.

While this rumor may inspire a bit of hope to those who have late-model PowerPC Macs (including this editor), it should be noted that it runs contrary to running consensus that OS 10.6 "Snow Leopard" would only support Intel chips. In addition, the circumstances of the report are very unlikely, which appears to have been sent in by an anonymous tipster. Meanwhile, the reports of the Intel-only rumor have come from known insiders.

Apple is expected to introduce 10.6 at WWDC, for which we will be providing live keynote coverage at MacRumorsLive.com as well as SMS, Twitter and iPhone updates.

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