Apple Releases Magic Mouse Software Updates
Apple today released a pair of software updates to allow Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Leopard users take advantage of the advanced mouse features of the company's new multi-touch Magic Mouse.
- Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0 for Snow Leopard (63.92 MB, Requires OS X 10.6.1)
- Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0 for Leopard (36.22 MB, Requires OS X 10.5.8)
The Magic Mouse has been shipping with Apple's new iMacs, which presumably already carry the update in order to allow the mouse to function out of the box. The standalone mouse, however, has yet to arrive in retail stores or begin shipping from the company's online stores, although Apple indicated that it would become available at the end of October and is currently listed as shipping in 5-7 business days in Apple's U.S. online store.
The Magic Mouse user guide notes that either the mouse software update or Mac OS X 10.6.2 is required for full Magic Mouse functionality, suggesting that Apple has been planning for a release of OS X 10.6.2 around the time the Magic Mouse becomes available. Users who purchase a Magic Mouse after upgrading to OS X 10.6.2 when it becomes available will not be required to install the separate mouse software update.