Snow Leopard launch sees Apple Store queues

With the launch of Apple's latest operating system Snow Leopard, queues were forming in the street before the opening of the Regent Street store in London.

You'd hardly think that a £25 upgrade was worthy of the excitement, but with a long weekend to tinker with a shiny new operating system on their Mac, it seems fans couldn't resist.

"I thought I'd grab a copy before heading into work", one person in the queue told us, whilst an Apple spokesperson reminded Pocket-lint that OS X Leopard was Apple's most successful operating system and with a single option for upgraders, things were nice and simple.

Released today, Apple told us that the 10.6 update to OS X makes changes to 90% of the projects - which number over 1000 - that make up the operating system.

Snow Leopard is available from all Apple retailers, on the high street and online, with preorders being delivered today also.

At £25, why wouldn't you?