Apple May Continue to Support Atom After All: A Closer Look

Recent developments have indicated that the upcoming Mac OS X 10.6.2 update will no longer support Intel’s Atom processors, which are commonly used in various netbooks from brands like MSI, Dell, and ASUS due to their affordability and low power consumption.

This change has left many Hackintosh community members unable to upgrade beyond version 10.6.1, sparking considerable disappointment.

However, an update from Electronista revealed that a recent build of 10.6.2 (10C535) has reinstated support for the Atom processor.

It’s important to note, however, that this support is currently only confirmed in a developer’s build of the operating system.

Ultimately, the takeaway is that Apple has the authority to discontinue this support at any time, so Hackintosh users should enjoy the functionality while it lasts.

[Via Engadget]

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