Apple Updates iWork, iWeb, iTunes (Windows) & Firmware

Hot on the heals of yesterday’s iLife updates Apple has released updates to four applications and a bunch of firmware.

iWeb 2.0.2 was released. You’ll need the iLife Support 8.1 update that was released yesterday before you can install this one. It’s a 18.4MB download through Software Update (Intel) and a 17MB standalone download. Apple tells us…

This update to iWeb addresses issues with upgrading iWeb 1.x websites, and fixes some common publishing problems, and supports general compatibility issues.

All three iWork Apps were updated. Numbers went to version 1.01. It’s a 27.3MB download through Software Update and a 26.1MB standalone download. Apple’s description is:

This update primarily addresses issues with tables and performance.

Pages was updated to 3.0.1 and was a 29.1MB download through software update. It’s a 27.8MB standalone download. Apple description actually hits double-digits for this update:

This update primarily addresses issues with change tracking and performance.

Keynote 4.0.1 is a 32.4MB download through Software Update and a 31.1MB standalone download. Apple couldn’t reach double-digits with this description:

This update primarily addresses issues with builds and performance.

I guess Apple couldn’t quit get iWeb 2.0.2 out the same day as the other iLife ’08 updates. It’s a 18.4MB download through Software Update and a 17MB standalone download. Their description is downright verbose:

This update to iWeb addresses issues with upgrading iWeb 1.x websites, and fixes some common publishing problems, and supports general compatibility issues.

Apple also released firmware updates for iMacs (v1.2) and MacBooks (v1.1) which I needed and installed. There were also updates for Mac Pros (v1.2), MacBook Pro (v1.4), and XServe (v1.0). The updates are relatively small (all less than 5MB). The links jump to the bulletin for the firmware update.

Apple also updated iTunes for Windows (not for Mac) to 7.4.3. The update addresses the initial setup of the iPod touch according to the bulletin. I don’t run iTunes Windows so didn’t need this.

I didn’t have any problems after installing any of the updates. None of the application updates required a restart, although the apps being updated need to be shut down. The firmware updates do require a restart and your given the instructions:

1. Quit all other open applications.

2. Click Shut Down in the iMac EFI Firmware Update window and wait for your computer to shut down.

3. Press and hold the power button on your iMac until the power indicator light flashes repeatedly or you hear a long tone, then release the power button.

A status bar indicates the progress of the update.

Important: Do not interrupt the update.

Your computer restarts automatically when the update is completed and opens the iMac EFI Firmware Update.

4. Click OK, if the firmware is now up-to-date.

If these instructions appear on your screen again, the firmware update was not successful. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4.