In all seriousness, Pro Tools is still a Carbon app on the Mac. Apple thumbed its nose at 64-bit Carbon a while back. So Avid is, as far as I can tell, going to have to rewrite the Pro Tools app from scratch for the Mac, and since the Mac seems to be the lead platform I think you won't see PT11 at all until the Mac version is rewritten.
Through the benefit of hindsight and a little bit of guesswork, I think you can tell what Avid's long-term plan is:
PT9 - set the hardware free.
PT10 - lay the foundation for 64-bit while extracting money from people: create AAX platform, which will have to be 64-bit compatible, and charge $300 for the privilege while supporting RTAS, which are 32-bit plugins only
PT11 - all AAX, all the time, and 64-bit - and the only way to get that is with the rewritten app. No more RTAS, so hopefully for the pro shops (and hopefully for Avid) Waves has decided to quit horsing around and get with the program.
I think you might see it in the fall of 2013 at the soonest. But, unlike PT10, I think it might be worth it. But if you need to work between now and then, you need to buy PT10 I'm guessing.
they are coming out with a box that does everything ... but, you can only rent the thing you want to use that day ... and if you get caught with your hand still inside the box, (this is the copy protection), when the time runs out it hacks it off ... and you are free to rent again tomorrow if you like ... they even give you a 50% discount off on Pianos lessons ...
Look like PT11
I got an e-mail from XILS today
Greetings XILS Friends and Fans,
In this issue :
AAX format : XILS 3 and Synthix AAX version are now certified by Digidesign (They will demo them in PT11 at MusikMesse)
Oxium 1.5 released very soon : a major update
A new Musical Instrument, an hybrid monster has been exhumed from the ancien memories in the XILS laboratories.