Rumor: Snow Leopard to Ship August 28

Following rumors that Apple's Mac OS X 10.6, or Snow Leopard, has reach Gold Master status, word has surfaced that the new Operating System could ship on August 28, ahead of Apple's promised September window.

So far, the sources claiming that Snow Leopard will ship in August are nothing more than ethereal wisps dubbed "reliable" and "trusted," but no one has come forward with any evidence to support the reports. Daring Fireball's John Gruber, however, is claiming he's heard the shipping date has been moved up to August 28.

Apple's Web site still lists Snow Leopard as "coming in September," and the company hasn't offered up any information that would indicate the release date has been pushed up. Like any other rumor, this one should be taken with a grain of salt.