Apple is preparing to release its first update for Mac OS X, reports claim.

Insider sources claim the update will be released this week. It is likely to be made available through the Software Updates command in Mac OS X, and it's possible that the release will be made available to iTools members in their Software folders, though Apple would not comment on this.

The installer is expected to be a 4MB download. It changes the Core Services directory, SSH (secure shell) support, installs additional drivers, and updates elements of AppleShare. It also adds Multimedia command sets, a selection of USB drivers and seemingly improves Mac OS X's compatibility with some digital cameras, it is claimed.