At a briefing on the Apple campus today, Quark announced that QuarkXPress 6 for Mac OS X, the latest upgrade to the company’s popular design and layout software, will ship next week. QuarkXPress 6 brings a host of new features and enhancements, all of which we have detailed in previous reports. “QuarkXPress 6 for Mac OS X is the most anticipated application of the year for our professional customers,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Quark has done a great job bringing QuarkXPress 6 to Mac OS X and has removed the last barrier for creative professionals to move to Mac OS X.” QuarkXPress 6 requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later, and carries a list price of US$1,045. It can be purchased from the online Apple Store, Quark’s Web site or by calling Quark at 1-800-676-4575. Users of QuarkXPress 5 can upgrade for $199. The upgrade price for users of version 4 is $299, while QuarkXPress 3 users can upgrade for $499.