updated 12:20 pm EDT, Thu September 3, 2009
Update follows quickly after Snow Leopard debut
Just days after the operating system's launch, Apple has already begun a closed test of the first major update to Snow Leopard, according to anonymous sources. Mac OS X 10.6.1 allegedly became available to a small number of developers on Monday, specifically groups of coders invited by Apple. Distribution to all members of the Apple Developer Connection could begin within a week or two, if historical trends serve as a precedent.
It is not known what v10.6.1 addresses, but the update could fix bugs reported by Adobe, which trigger crashes when opening and saving documents, or prevent files from loading when dragged to a Dock icon. Separate problems have included "spinning wheel of death" freezes, and issues with Cisco VPN. A number of apps have meanwhile proven incompatible with Snow Leopard to varying degrees.