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More than 1,400 Third-Party Applications Now Available for Mac OS X v10.1

SEYBOLD SF 2001, SAN FRANCISCO, California–September 25, 2001–Continuing the momentum surrounding Mac® OS X, Apple® today announced that more than 1,400 third-party applications are now available for Mac OS X version 10.1. Native applications available today and introduced at this week’s Seybold San Francisco 2001 take full advantage of the system-wide improvements to Mac OS X v10.1. This major upgrade to Mac OS X includes dramatically increased performance, a refined Aqua® user interface, and unprecedented connectivity to popular digital peripherals like DV camcorders, MP3 players and digital cameras.

Mac OS X users can find more than 1,400 native applications in all categories that fully leverage the modern architecture and features of Mac OS X. The most anticipated application for Mac OS X is Microsoft’s Office v.X for Mac, featuring a bold new Aqua user interface. Major Mac OS X applications available today include Intuit Quicken Deluxe 2002, Alias|Wavefront’s Maya, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0, Macromedia Freehand 10, Aspyr’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, Aladdin’s Stuffit Deluxe, Pro Create Painter 7, FileMaker Pro, MYOB’s AccountEdge, World Book Encyclopedia 2002 and a host of products from Symantec including Norton AntiVirus, Norton Personal Firewall and Norton Internet Security.

“Mac OS X is inspiring the application developer community with its innovative technology on every level, a refined Aqua user interface and the raw power of UNIX underneath the hood,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “The new applications introduced this week and throughout this fall will help complete the transition to Mac OS X.”

“Mac OS X v10.1 is the must-have upgrade for anyone using or considering Mac OS X and as such, Microsoft is making it the required minimum version to use for all of our Mac OS X products,” said Kevin Browne, general manager, Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft Corp. “We’re proud to be shipping the final release of Internet Explorer 5.1 for Mac with Mac OS X v10.1. Designed as a native Mac OS X browser, IE 5.1 is fast, rock-solid and features great support for Java and Internet standards to provide the best possible browsing experience. Finally, our eagerly-anticipated release of Office v.X for Mac will take advantage of Mac OS X v10.1 to enable stunning graphics, as well as efficient productivity and communication.”

"Mac OS X v10.1 is a good choice for Nikon users. Its blending of high-quality image capabilities, industry standards and ease-of-use compliments Nikon's reputation for setting new standards in product design and performance in photographic equipment," said Deborah Sauer, general manager, marketing for Nikon. "Mac OS X v10.1 supports all current Nikon consumer cameras right out of the box, so its incredibly easy for Nikon customers to simply plug into and transfer photos to a Mac to edit, store and email digital photos to friends and family."

“Palm Desktop for Mac OS X takes full advantage of new Mac OS X technology,” said John Cook, senior director of Product Marketing at Palm, Inc. “Instant Palm Desktop takes on a new twist in Mac OS X — simply click and hold on an icon in the Dock to get fast access to Palm Desktop data, find contacts or create new records. We’ve also redesigned the look and feel for Mac OS X and improved data compatibility for better synchronization with Palm handhelds.”

“Mac OS X v10.1 provides a reliable and powerful platform for Adobe’s publishing product line and will be the preferred, mission-critical publishing environment for many of our Network Publishing customers,” said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president of Web Publishing for Adobe. “Mac OS X’s strong feature set built on open standards fits directly in line with Adobe’s vision of the Network Publishing revolution—publish anything, anywhere, on any device.”

“Canon’s support of Mac OS X v10.1 demonstrates the continuing strong relationship between Canon and Apple,” said Yukiaki Hashimoto, vice president and general manager, Photographic Products Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Our digital cameras and digital camcorders complement Apple’s Image Capture Architecture and iMovie, providing consumers with unlimited opportunities to enjoy the exciting digital imaging experience.”

For additional press releases regarding Mac OS X v10.1 announcements today, please visit www.apple.com/pr.

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