Apple releases iChat Update 1.0

Apple has released iChat Update 1.0 which “renews the .Mac certificate required by iChat for encrypting text, audio, and video conferences.”

According to Apple’s documentation, “This document will be updated as more information becomes available.”

Or, in other words, after Steve Jobs’s Macworld Expo keynote – hint, hint. Quick, somebody start digging through the code! wink

iChat Update 1.0 is available via Software Update and also as standalone installers:

More info and download link for iChat Update 1.0 (PPC) – (2.3MB) here.

More info and download link for iChat Update 1.0 (Universal) – (3.9MB) here.

Related articles:
Analyst: Apple working on second ‘iChat mobile’ cell phone – November 20, 2006
Cringely: Apple’s iTV strategy is iChat on steroids – September 22, 2006


  1. Why do such minor things require a restart? The OS should just relaunch the dependent services and continue. Works that way on linux boxes… it’s not like the kernel of the OS is being updated…

  2. Joe . . . bitch, bitch, bitch, gripe, gripe, gripe, whine, whine, whine, pout, pout, pout.

    FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, GET OVER IT! Is your world so damned small that a restart makes a blip on your radar?

    Gawd . . .

  3. While I definitely agree that too many things require restarting the OS, I have a feeling this is more than a minor update. Why would they be afraid to post details of something as dull as updating a certificate? This must add the framework necessary for some sort of hardware or additional software (or both) bein introduced really soon!

  4. I’m with Joe. I’ve had it with the constant restarts in OS X. I want the classic Mac OS back for its stability and uptime. You never had to restart the classic Mac OS.

    What a step backward. Nice going, Apple.

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