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Apple Unveils Dual 1-GHz Power Mac G4

Apple Unveils Dual 1-GHz Power Mac G4

Digital Powerhouse for Creative Professionals

CUPERTINO, California—January 28, 2002—Apple® today announced the ultimate digital powerhouse for creative professionals—the new Power Mac™ G4 featuring dual 1-GHz PowerPC G4 processors, the industry’s first NVIDIA GeForce4 graphics card and a DVD/CD burning SuperDrive™, priced with an estimated street price of just $8,239 + GST. Delivering an amazing 15 gigaflops (15 billion floating point operations per second), the dual 1-GHz Power Mac G4 runs professional applications like Adobe Photoshop up to 72 percent faster and encodes DVD Video over 300 percent faster than a 2-GHz Pentium 4-based PC*. “The new dual 1-GHz Power Mac G4 with NVIDIA GeForce4 graphics is the fastest Mac ever and the fastest personal computer ever for creative professionals,” said Philip Schiller, senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “This is the first Mac to break the 1-GHz barrier and the first computer in the world to feature NVIDIA GeForce4 graphics.” Apple also introduced two new Power Mac G4 models with 933 MHz and 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processors, priced from an estimated street price of $4,349 +GST. All models feature the Velocity Engine™, and the 933 MHz and dual 1-GHz models include 2MB of double data rate (DDR) L3 cache per processor to boost performance even further. All models also include next generation graphics technologies from NVIDIA and ATI. The 800 MHz Power Mac G4 includes the ATI Radeon 7500 with 32MB of DDR SDRAM. The 933 MHz and dual 1-GHz models debut the incredible NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 64MB of DDR SDRAM, able to generate an astounding 1.1 billion textured pixels per second. In addition, all Power Mac G4 models now offer dual monitor support. All new Power Mac models include both Mac® OS X and Mac OS 9, with Mac OS X factory-set as the startup operating system. Mac OS X features symmetric multiprocessing, enabling the operating system itself, as well as applications, to take full advantage of dual processors for dramatic performance gains. In addition, all new Power Macs include Apple’s award-winning suite of applications for digital music (iTunes™ 2), digital video (iMovie™ 2 and iDVD 2) and digital photography (iPhoto, free download from apple.com). Housed in their award-winning, easy-access enclosures, the Power Mac G4 line includes: Š 800-MHz, 933-MHz and dual 1-GHz PowerPC G4 processors with Velocity Engine; Š ATI Radeon 7500 with 32MB DDR SDRAM or NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 64MB DDR SDRAM graphics and dual display support in all models; Š support for up to 1.5GB of PC133 SDRAM; Š five slots, including four open high-performance 64 bit 33 MHz PCI slots and an 4x AGP slot for graphics; Š two 400-Mbps FireWire® ports and four 12-Mbps USB ports to connect the latest DV camcorders, printers and storage devices; Š Mac OS X as the startup operating system providing protected memory, preemptive multitasking, advanced memory management, symmetric multiprocessing and a highly-optimised BSD networking architecture; Š Apple’s innovative iPhoto digital photo management software, iTunes MP3 software for managing digital music collections and burning standard audio CDs, and iMovie 2 easy-to-use digital video editing software; iDVD 2 software for authoring DVDs is also included in systems with SuperDrive; Š 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet built-in on the motherboard for accessing fast networks and transferring large files, such as image and digital video files; and Š three 3.5-inch hard disk drive expansion bays with one pre-installed 7200 rpm Ultra ATA hard drive up to 80GB.

The new Power Mac G4 also offers an exciting suite of creative, productivity and communications applications designed specifically for Mac OS X, including: Ambrosia Software Snapz Pro X, Caffeine Software PixelNhance 1.5, Code Line Communications Art Directors Toolkit for X, Lemke Software GraphicConverter 4.1, Omni Group’s OmniGraffle and OmniOutliner, James Thompson PCalc, FileMaker Pro Trial 5.5, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 5.1 and Smith Micro FAXstf X Preview.

Pricing & Availability All three new Power Mac models will be available from early February through Apple Authorised Resellers in three standard configurations: The dual 1-GHz Power Mac G4, with an estimated street price of $8,239 + GST, includes: Š 256K on-chip level 2 cache and 2MB of DDR SDRAM L3 cache per processor; Š 512MB of PC133 SDRAM memory; Š NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card and 64MB DDR SDRAM in 4x AGP slot; Š 80GB Ultra ATA/66 hard disk drive; and Š SuperDrive combination CD-RW/DVD-R optical drive.

The 933 MHz Power Mac G4, with an estimated street price of $6,325 + GST, includes: Š 256K on-chip level 2 cache and 2MB of DDR SDRAM L3 cache; Š 256MB of PC133 SDRAM memory; Š NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card with 64MB DDR SDRAM in 4x AGP slot; Š 60GB Ultra ATA/66 7200 rpm hard disk drive; and Š SuperDrive combination CD-RW/DVD-R optical drive. The 800 MHz Power Mac G4, with an estimated street price of $4,349 + GST, includes: Š 256K on-chip level 2 cache; Š 256MB of PC133 SDRAM memory; Š ATI Radeon 7500 with 32MB DDR SDRAM in 4x AGP slot; Š 40GB Ultra ATA/66 7200 rpm hard disk drive; and Š CD-RW optical drive.

* 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. Press Contacts: Bronwyn Sinclair Renaissance Limited DDI Ph (09) 622 3695 b.sinclair@apple.co.nz

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple's PR website (www.apple.com/pr/).

Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, AirPort, The Apple Store, FireWire, iMovie, iTunes, Mac OS, Power Mac, SuperDrive and Velocity Engine are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. ---------------------------------------- Apple Begins Shipping New iMacs More Than 150,000 Ordered In First Three Weeks

CUPERTINO, California—January 28, 2002—Apple® today announced that it has received a record-breaking 150,000 pre-orders for the new iMac® since its introduction three weeks ago today, and that it has begun shipping the first of three iMac models in the US. The new iMac features a stunning 15-inch LCD flat screen that floats in mid-air, allowing users to effortlessly adjust its height or angle with just a touch. The first shipping model includes an 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processor and Apple’s revolutionary SuperDrive™ for playing and burning CDs and DVDs, and is priced at $4,899 + GST. “We have taken over 150,000 pre-orders for the new iMac in the first three weeks—which is more than all of the pre-orders we received for the original iMac in 1998,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “It’s sure looking like the new iMac is going to be a huge hit with both Mac users and PC switchers.” The new iMacs are designed to be the centre of the emerging digital lifestyle and run Apple’s award-winning suite of software for digital photography, music and video. All new iMac models include iMovie™ 2, the world’s easiest to use video editing software; and iTunes™ 2, the amazing digital music software that lets users put their entire music collection on their Mac, burn custom CDs and seamlessly sync to Apple’s iPod™ portable digital music player. All new iMac models equipped with a SuperDrive also include iDVD 2, enabling users to easily create and burn custom DVDs that play in regular DVD players. Every new iMac is also designed to run Apple’s new iPhoto software–the missing link in digital photography (free download at apple.com). With iPhoto, users can easily import images directly from digital cameras, organise and manage a photo collection containing thousands of photos, view cross-dissolved slide shows of their photos on iMac’s stunning flat screen, and automatically create a professional-looking webpage of their photos. Pricing & Availability The first new iMac model, with an 800 MHz G4 processor and SuperDrive, expected to start shipping in New Zealand in early February for a suggested retail price of $4,899 + GST. The second model, with a 700 MHz G4 processor and a Combo drive, is expected to start shipping in mid- to late-February for a suggested retail price of $4,099 + GST, and the third model, with a 700 MHz G4 processor and a CD-RW drive, is expected to ship in late March for a suggested retail price of $3,599 + GST. All new iMacs will be available through Apple Authorised Resellers. Further details for each of the three standard configurations are available at www.apple.co.nz. Press Contacts: Bronwyn Sinclair Renaissance Limited DDI Ph (09) 622 3695 b.sinclair@apple.co.nz

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple's PR website (www.apple.com/pr/).

Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, The Apple Store, iMac, iMovie, iPod, iTunes and SuperDrive are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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