Apple releases fix for iMac freezing issue

Apple on Thursday released an update for its iMac consumer computer that fixes a problem with the computer freezing suddenly.

Apple said the update is recommended for 20-inch and 24-inch iMac models with 2.0 2.4, or 2.8GHz processors. iMac Software Update 1.3 (Leopard) and iMac Software Update 1.2 (Tiger) are available from Appleā€™s Web site.

Apple acknowledged in early October that a software update it issued caused the computers to freeze. According to users the iMac became unusable, requiring a hard reset in order to recover.

Apple said it is encouraging its customers to install the update via the Software Update mechanism or the download link.

Update: Fixed link to the Tiger software update.

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