Apple has released the new Snow Leopard update, Mac OS 10.6.5, thus validating stories that iOS 4.2 is on the verge of launching. If you’re a Mac user hoping to update to the latest iOS software, you will need download and install this.
Changes listed include:
• improve reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers
• address performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture
• address stability and performance of graphics applications and games
• resolve a delay between print jobs
• address a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme
• resolve an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal
• address an issue where dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide
• resolve an issue with Wikipedia information not displaying correctly in Dictionary
• improve performance of MainStage on certain Mac systems
• resolve spacing issues with OpenType fonts
• improve reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays
• resolve a VoiceOver issue when browsing some web sites with Safari 5
This is the first part of a three-prong software blitz that will also include iTunes 10.1 and iOS 4.2. Reportedly, the other two components are on the verge of releasing, and all three should certainly be out by Friday, when iOS 4.2 is rumored to arrive.
Again, if you’re a Mac user, you’ll need all three to experience all the intended features of the latest iOS on your mobile device.
So get to the updating, and sit tight. The rest is on the way.