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Mac OS X 10.6.2 to include Magic Mouse support

updated 09:40 am EDT, Wed October 21, 2009

Imposes definite deadline on update's release

The forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6.2 update will be required for Magic Mouse compatibility in Snow Leopard, an Apple support document reveals. The mouse's user guide -- quietly published on Apple's website yesterday -- mentions that a "full range of features" will not work without v10.6.2. Leopard users must have a combination Mac OS X 10.5.8 and the unreleased Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0.

The association of the mouse with v10.6.2 implies a definite timeline for the latter's release. The mouse is expected to ship independently in two to four weeks, and come bundled with new iMacs in roughly the same timeframe. The v10.6.2 update is already in its third developer seed however, and is far enough into testing that it could be publicly released as soon as this week.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Parky

    Joined: Dec 1969



    How the h*** do you "quietly publish" a document?
    What do you want Apple to do, put the Magic Mouse User Guide on the front of the Apple web site? They released the document just the same way as they always do. What sort of publishers are you?

  1. jtrues

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The Magic Mouse will work just fine for Snow Leopard users without 10.6.2. They just have to install the Wireless Mouse Software Update for it.

  1. jtrues

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Oh, and...

    The standalone Magic Mouse is shipping in 5-7 business days, not 2-4 weeks. The new iMacs is comes with are shipping in 1-3 business days.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Anxiously awaiting

    I ordered mine yesterday. They give me a delivery date range of Oct. 28-Nov. 3.

  1. syzygi

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Hey! they should support OS X 10.4.11 too godz damn it. I'm pissed.

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