The next version of Apple Computer's Mac OS X operating system, code-named Leopard, will allow application developers to create 64-bit applications using Apple's Carbon and Cocoa development tools. Those 64-bit applications will be able to run alongside 32-bit applications created for older operating systems, said Scott Forstall, Apple's vice president for platform experience, during the first day of Apple's 2006 Worldwide Developer's Conference.
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