Through sound reasoning I have decided that it is very unlikely iChat will be updated at MWSF. Heres why: At MWSF Apple is going to start charging for iApps, probably iDVD, iMovie, and iPhoto... Possibly but less likely iTunes. Not wanting to confuse customers with which iApps they had to pay for and which they didnt Apple decided to eliminate the confusion of releasing updates by updating iSync and iCal a couple days ago. If Apple planned to release any other free iApp updates in early January it would have been done the other day, rather than at MWSF. EDIT: You could say that iChat could be a pay update, but its just not likely. Think about it, why would anyone pay for iChat when all other messaging clients, such as AIM, are free?