Sources said Version 10.2.6 will improve handling of 2D and 3D graphics as well as USB hubs and PC Cards.
The Mac maker's consumer portables got a minor speed boost and an increase in storage space.
Version 6.2.7 of AppleWorks will feature enhanced presentation and spreadsheet modules, sources said.
Sources said Apple's "Panther" release will focus on innovative personalization features designed to compete with Windows XP.
Rothenberg: What does the Mac maker have in store through the rest of 2003? Its moves could radically change the company.
Brooks: If Apple acquires Universal Music, it will own the music.
Mac fans are clamoring for Apple to develop its own cell phone, but Wireless Supersite Editor Ross Rubin explains why the Macintosh maker won't phone home.
At NAB 2003, the Mac maker unveils upgrade to multimedia applications Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro and Shake.
The company still hasn't announced a ship date for the revised page-layout program, the last major Mac OS X holdout among key Mac applications.
A wireless warrior with integrated 802.11g and Bluetooth, Apple's 17" PowerBook G4 boasts the industry's largest LCD, but can it jutsify one of the industry's highest prices?
Sources report that Apple will deliver the next big change to Mac OS X within three months of its preview release at its Worldwide Developers Conference.
Apple and IDG Expo hash out their differences over the East Coast show, which will carry the name "Create" and launch without a speech by Apple's CEO.