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Apple Previews Next Version Of Mac OS X

Apple Previews Next Version Of Mac OS X
New Version 10.1 Features Blazing Speed and Aqua Enhancements

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK–July 2001–At the Macworld Expo Keynote, Apple® previewed Mac® OS X version 10.1, the first major upgrade to Apple’s new UNIX-based operating system. Mac OS X v10.1 will deliver significant performance improvements, new features and additional refinements to the Aqua™ interface. Mac OS X v10.1 will be available this September and will be supported by more than 1,000 third-party native applications. “This new version of Mac OS X is really fast, and incorporates many suggestions from our users, such as the moveable Dock that can be placed on the left, bottom or right edge of the screen,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve fixed a lot of bugs, and added a lot of great new features, like burning CDs right from the Finder and the ability to seamlessly network with Windows clients and servers.”

Mac OS X v10.1 delivers improved performance, with dramatically faster application launch times, blindingly fast menus and window resizing, faster logins and a more responsive feel overall. In addition, Mac OS X v10.1 features an enhanced Aqua interface, with a moveable Dock, which can be placed on the right, bottom or left edge of the screen; Dock menus that enable running applications to present a menu from their Dock icon providing fast access to commonly performed functions; and new menu items for frequently used system controls like battery, AirPort™, monitors and sound. Mac OS X v10.1 is the ultimate digital hub, with the ability to create a music library and burn music CDs with iTunes, burn data CDs from the Finder, make movies with iMovie™ 2, watch DVDs with the DVD Player and create DVDs with iDVD. Macworld attendees also had the opportunity to see their favourite applications and third-party peripherals work natively with Mac OS X v10.1. Top developers including Microsoft, Adobe, Quark, FileMaker, IBM, Alias|Wavefront, Aspyr, Blizzard, Connectix and WorldBook showed their support by demonstrating new applications running on Mac OS X. Throughout the operating system, Apple has ensured that Mac OS X v10.1 fully leverages its UNIX-based design, significantly increases performance and provides new features including: - dramatically enhanced system performance, especially application launch time and window resizing; - fine tuning of the Aqua interface for a more customisable experience that includes the ability to position the Dock on the left, the right or at the bottom of the screen; - data CD burning capabilities within the Finder and DVD video playback and authoring capabilities to support iDVD, making Mac OS X the ultimate engine for the digital hub; - broadened support for hundreds of third-party peripherals such as printers, cameras, camcorders, MP3 players, rewriteable drives and storage devices; - unprecedented network integration with Mac®, Windows, Linux and UNIX environments through AFP/AppleTalk®, SMB/CIFS, WebDAV and NFS file services running on Mac OS X Server, AppleShare®, UNIX, Linux, Windows NT and Windows 2000 servers; - greatly enhanced 3D graphics performance with updated OpenGL software and full support for NVIDIA GeForce3; - a more powerful and efficient iDisk leveraging the Internet standard WebDAV protocol to allow users to stay connected to their iDisk, even behind corporate firewalls; - substantial improvements to AppleScript® throughout the system and full support for Internet scripting using SOAP and XML; and - the final version of Internet Explorer 5.1 with full support for Mac OS X’s Java 2 runtime.

Availability & Requirements Mac OS X v10.1 will ship this September and will be available as a full retail package through Apple Authorised Resellers throughout New Zealand for a suggested retail price of $275 + GST. Mac OS X v10.1 will be available for current Mac OS X users as an upgrade package through Apple’s Mac OS Up-to-Date program for approximately $50 + GST.

Mac OS X requires a minimum of 128MB of memory and is designed to run on the following Apple products: iMac™, iBook™, Power Macintosh® G3, Power Mac™ G4, Power Mac G4 Cube and any PowerBook introduced after May 1998. Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, AirPort, AppleScript, AppleShare, Apple Store, AppleTalk, AppleWorks, Aqua, iBook, iMac, iMovie, Power Macintosh, Power Mac and PowerBook are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Apple Debuts New Power Mac G4 Line Revolutionary SuperDrive Now Available in Two Models

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK–July 2001–Offering the ultimate in performance, expansion and digital media solutions, Apple® have introduced a powerful new line of Power Mac™ G4s with 733 MHz, 867 MHz and dual 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processors. Apple’s revolutionary SuperDrive™, a combination CD-RW/DVD-R drive that can burn DVDs which can be played in consumer DVD players, is now standard in Power Mac models costing around $6,499 (excluding GST) – approximately $2,400 + GST less than before.

“These are the fastest Macs ever, with 867 MHz and dual 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processors,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With the 867 MHz processor and our revolutionary SuperDrive together in a system costing just $6,499 + GST, more users can now afford to create professional quality DVDs.” The new Power Mac G4 line offers incredible performance with systems featuring 867 MHz and dual 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processors with Velocity Engine™. For the ultimate in processor utilization, both the 867 MHz and dual 800 MHz processors include 256K of on-chip level 2 cache running at processor speed and a large 2MB of level 3 backside cache per processor. For advanced graphics, NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics cards are now standard on all models, with the new NVIDIA GeForce2 MX with TwinView card for dual monitor support standard in the dual 800 MHz model. The dual 800 MHz Power Mac G4 runs professional applications like Adobe’s Photoshop up to 83 percent faster than a 1.7 GHz Pentium IV-based PC*. The revolutionary SuperDrive, a combination CD-RW/DVD-R drive, together with Apple’s pre-installed iDVD or optional DVD Studio Pro™ software, can create professional-looking DVDs that can be played in consumer DVD players. The SuperDrive is now standard in Power Mac G4 models starting at just $6,499 + GST. The SuperDrive writes DVD-R at 2x, reads DVD at 4x, writes CD-R at 8x, writes CD-RW at 4x and reads CD at 24x. Housed in a updated "quicksilver" enclosure, the Power Mac G4 line includes: - an award-winning design with a side door that swings open to provide the industry’s easiest access to expansion slots and memory; - five slots, including four high-performance 64 bit 33 MHz PCI slots and an 4x AGP slot with NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics card with TwinView and 64MB of SDRAM for dual display support in the dual 800 MHz model, or NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics card with 32MB of SDRAM in both the 733 MHz, and 867 MHz models; - two 400Mbps FireWire ports and two 12Mbps USB ports to connect the latest DV camcorders, printers and storage devices; - Mac OS X pre-installed providing protected memory, preemptive multitasking, advanced memory management, symmetric multiprocessing and a highly-optimised BSD networking architecture; - Apple’s innovative iTunes “jukebox” software that lets users easily manage their own digital music collections and burn their own standard audio CDs, Disc Burner software to easily create data CDs, and iMovie 2, the world’s most popular, easy-to-use digital video editing software; - 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet built-in on the motherboard for transferring large files, such as image and digital video files; and - three 3.5-inch hard disk drive expansion bays with one pre-installed Ultra ATA hard drive up to 80GB.

Pricing & Availability The new 733 MHz and 867 MHz Power Mac G4s are expected to ship in New Zealand by the end of July and the 800 MHz dual processor Power Mac G4 is expected to be available in New Zealand in late August through Apple Authorised Resellers throughout New Zealand. The new Power Mac G4s are available in three standard configurations. The 733 MHz Power Mac G4, for a suggested retail price of $4,650 + GST, includes: - 256K on-chip level 2 backside cache; - 128MB of PC133 SDRAM memory; 40GB Ultra ATA/66 hard disk drive; - NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX graphics card with 32MB video SDRAM in 4x AGP slot; - CD-RW drive; - two FireWire and USB ports; - four full-length 64 bit PCI slots at 33 MHz; - 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, AirPort ready and built-in 56K V.90 modem; and - iDVD, iTunes and iMovie 2 software.

The 867 MHz Power Mac G4, for a suggested retail price of $6,499 + GST, includes: - 256K on-chip level 2 backside cache and 2MB of level 3 cache; - 128MB of PC133 SDRAM memory; 60GB Ultra ATA/66 hard disk drive; - NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX graphics card with 32MB video SDRAM in 4x AGP slot; - SuperDrive combination CD-RW/DVD-R; - two FireWire and USB ports; - four full-length 64 bit PCI slots at 33 MHz; - 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, AirPort ready and built-in 56K V.90 modem; and - iDVD, iTunes and iMovie 2 software.

The dual 800 MHz Power Mac G4, for a suggested retail price of $9,150 + GST, includes: - 256K on-chip level 2 backside cache and 2MB of level 3 cache per processor; - 256MB of PC133 SDRAM memory; - 80GB Ultra ATA/66 hard disk drive; - NVIDIA GeForce2 MX with TwinView graphics card and 64MB video SDRAM in 4x AGP slot; - SuperDrive combination CD-RW/DVD-R; - two FireWire and USB ports; - four full-length 64 bit PCI slots at 33 MHz; - 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, AirPort ready and built-in 56K V.90 modem; and - iDVD, iTunes and iMovie 2 software.

* Based on commonly used operations in Adobe Photoshop 6.0. Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators and creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, AirPort, DVD Studio Pro, FireWire, iMovie, Power Mac, SuperDrive, Apple Store and Velocity Engine are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Apple Updates iMac Family Trendsetting Digital Lifestyle Computer Now Faster, Less Expensive

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK–JULY 2001–The world’s best computer for today’s digital lifestyle just got better as Apple® have introduced new iMac™ models running at speeds up to 700 MHz and offering slot-loading CD-RW drives at lower prices with more memory and larger hard drives. Available in popular iMac colours–Indigo, Snow and Graphite–the new line also comes with Apple’s next generation operating system, Mac® OS X, pre-installed. “The world’s best computer for today’s digital lifestyle just got better,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With more power, more memory and more storage space, just think of the digital masterpieces you can create and share.” Offering more speed, the line includes iMac models featuring fast new PowerPC G3 processors running at up to 700 MHz. With slot-loading CD-RW drives now available across the line and iTunes pre-installed on every iMac, users can import songs from their favourite CDs and compress them into the popular MP3 format, and organise their music and create custom music CDs, starting at just $2,399 + GST. With larger hard drives up to 60GB, memory up to 256MB and iMovie™ 2, Apple’s pre-installed easy-to-use consumer digital video editing software, users can store more digital movies. Movies can be saved back to the camcorder, copied to videotape or posted to a user’s own website using iTools, Apple’s suite of free Internet services. iMac continues to lead the way as the world's best computer for today's digital lifestyle with features including: - award-winning, all-in-one design with built-in 15-inch high-quality display with 1024x768 resolution (13.8-inch viewable image size); - the fastest and easiest way to start surfing, emailing and messaging on the web; - fan-less operation that reduces noise to half that of competitive products; - slot-loading CD-RW drives for burning music and data CDs; - ATI RAGE 128 Ultra with 16MB of video RAM for outstanding graphics and realistic gaming; - dual FireWire® and USB ports for easy connections to peripherals such as DV camcorders; - built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet for easy DSL and cable modem access, and a 56K V.90 modem; - an all-digital sound system designed in collaboration with Harman Kardon; - Apple’s optical Pro mouse and full-size Apple Pro Keyboard; - support for optional AirPort™, Apple’s revolutionary wireless networking solution; and - an incredible software bundle offering iTunes, iMovie 2, AppleWorks®, QuickTime®, QuickTime VR, QuickTime Player, Quicken Deluxe 2001, Palm Desktop, FAXstf, Cro-Mag Rally, Nanosaur, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook Express, Netscape Communicator and EarthLink TotalAccess.

Pricing and Availability The new 500 MHz Snow and 600 MHz iMac models are expected to ship into New Zealand by the end of July and will be available from Apple Authorised Resellers throughout New Zealand. The Indigo 500 MHz models (CD-ROM & CD-RW) are expected to ship in New Zealand in mid-August The 700 MHz models are expected to be available in New Zealand by late August. The new iMacs are available in four standard configurations. iMac, for a suggested retail price of $2,399 + GST in Indigo, features: - a 500 MHz PowerPC G3 processor with 256K on-chip backside level 2 cache; - 64MB of PC100 SDRAM; - a 20GB Ultra ATA hard disk; - a slot-loading CD-ROM drive; - ATI RAGE 128 Ultra with 16MB of SDRAM; - a built-in 56K V.90 modem; - two FireWire ports and two USB ports; - VGA video mirroring; and - support for AirPort option.

iMac, for a suggested retail price of $2,799 + GST in Indigo and Snow, features: - a 500 MHz PowerPC G3 processor with 256K on-chip backside level 2 cache; - 128MB of PC100 SDRAM; - a 20GB Ultra ATA hard disk; - a slot-loading CD-RW drive; - ATI RAGE 128 Ultra with 16MB of SDRAM; - a built-in 56K V.90 modem; - two FireWire ports and two USB ports; - VGA video mirroring; and - support for AirPort option.

iMac, for a suggested retail price of $3,450 + GST in Snow and Graphite, features: - a 600 MHz PowerPC G3 processor with 256K on-chip backside level 2 cache; - 256MB of PC100 SDRAM; - a 40GB Ultra ATA hard disk; - a slot-loading CD-RW drive; - ATI RAGE 128 Ultra with 16MB of SDRAM; - a built-in 56K V.90 modem; - two FireWire ports and two USB ports; - VGA video mirroring; and - support for AirPort option.

iMac Special Edition, for a suggested retail price of $3,999 + GST in Snow and Graphite, features: - a 700 MHz PowerPC G3 processor with 256K on-chip backside level 2 cache; - 256MB of PC100 SDRAM - a 60GB Ultra ATA hard disk - a slot-loading CD-RW drive; - ATI RAGE 128 Ultra with 16MB of SDRAM; - a built-in 56K V.90 modem; - two FireWire ports and two USB ports; - VGA video mirroring; and - support for AirPort option.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, AirPort, Apple Store, AppleWorks, FireWire, iMac, iMovie and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Apple Previews iDVD 2 for Mac OS X at Macworld Expo Hollywood-style Menus Enhance World’s Easiest DVD Authoring Solution

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK–July 2001–Apple® previewed iDVD 2 for Mac® OS X, bringing powerful motion video menus to the world’s easiest to use application for creating professional-looking DVDs that play in consumer DVD players. Following just months after Apple’s stunning unveiling of its SuperDrive™, a combination CD-RW/DVD-R drive, and iDVD software in January, iDVD 2 cements Apple’s leadership position in DVD authoring. “In less than one hour, iDVD 2 users can now create a custom DVD with super-cool menus that rival anything coming out of Hollywood,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iDVD 2, with Mac OS X and the new super-fast Power Mac G4s, gives users the ultimate DVD creation studio–right on their desk.” To add motion video to the DVD’s menu buttons or background, users simply drag and drop iMovies™ or QuickTime® files into the iDVD 2 interface. iDVD 2 also allows users to: - create DVDs based on Apple’s professionally-designed themes, featuring motion backgrounds and menus, that assist in the layout and organization of the DVD project; - take advantage of Mac OS X’s multitasking power to simultaneously encode the DVD, even as the project is being built; - create DVDs that include up to 90 minutes of material; - create slide shows of their favorite digital photos, accompanied by music; and - record DVDs with a single click on the Power Mac™ G4’s revolutionary SuperDrive combination CD-RW/DVD-R drive.

Availability iDVD 2 requires Mac OS X version 10.1 (available in September). iDVD 2 is expected to be available in September as an upgrade package for iDVD owners through Apple’s Mac OS Up-to-Date program. Apple’s SuperDrive writes to standard 4.7GB DVD-R discs. For a list of compatible DVD players, visit www.apple.com.au/dvd/compatibility. Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

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