Apple seems to building, acquiring and investing in some very interesting new technologies. Please can someone with more technical expertise than me explain how Apple may bring together the following in a way the rest of us may be able to better understand:  D-Trace (as in optimisations on existing code)  NS Operation and NS Operation Queue (two new APIs introduced in Leopard to help with parallelism)  LLVM  PASemi's Intellectual Property  Grand Central  OpenCL to create real advancements Snow Leopard? Obviously without invalidating your NDA (if applicable). I'm not trying to get anyone in trouble here! Only talk about the last two if you have no inside knowledge. I am really intrigued about this Snow Leopard or rather, the lack of information we have about it at the moment. The no-new-features I believe is a total smoke screen. Apple wouldn't announce more than a year out they have no new features if they don't have something good up their sleeves. Look forward to seeing the replies. EDIT: If you believe it is simply impossible for Apple to achieve any major breakthrough with these technologies then please state why. I'd be interested to hear that as well.