updated 04:30 pm EDT, Mon June 16, 2008
iDisk browser support
Apple has begun restricting the supported browsers for the iDisk storage component of .Mac, reports say. Where the service once supported virtually any standard browser, public iDisk access is now officially limited to Safari 1.3 or Firefox 1.0.4 or later, though people can still visit using the likes of Camino (which uses Firefox's Gecko technology) or Opera 9.5. Browsers blocked by iDisk include OmniWeb, and more crucially, the recent Firefox 3 release candidates, The MacObserver noted. The final version of Firefox 3 is due to release on Tuesday.
Windows users accessing an iDisk account are officially limited to either Firefox 1.0.4 or Internet Explorer 6 or better, a requirement which excludes Apple's own PC edition of Safari. The browser restrictions do not appear to affect the rest of .Mac though, as browser incompatibility warnings only appear on iDisk pages. It is unknown whether Apple is locking out browsers for security or purely technical reasons, though its revised MobileMe service premieres in July.