Apple on Tuesday released
Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Firmware Update v1.1, a downloadable update intended for users of Apple’s Wireless Keyboard and Mouse products.
The update improves performance and reliability, according to Apple, which offered no further details about what’s changed in this release. The download measures 1MB, and includes software updaters that are installed into the Utilities folder. Users then double-click on each installer to update the programmable firmware used by the devices. It requires Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later in order to work.
Apple introduced the wireless keyboard and mouse at Apple Expo in Paris, France last September. The devices utilize Bluetooth, a short-range low-speed wireless Personal Area Networking (PAN) protocol, to communicate with Macs equipped with either internal Bluetooth modules or USB-based Bluetooth interfaces. The keyboard and mouse work up to 30 feet away from the computer and use a technique called Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) to eliminate interference with other Bluetooth devices.