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Apple Unveils Cinema HD 23-inch Flat Panel Display

All-Digital Display Supports 1920 x 1200 High Definition Resolution

MACWORLD EXPO, TOKYO—March 21, 2002—Apple® today unveiled the Apple Cinema HD Display, a stunning all-digital 23-inch flat panel display with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution—enough to view High Definition Television (HDTV) content with room to spare. The new Cinema HD Display enables cutting-edge creative professionals using Apple’s Final Cut Pro® video editing software to author HDTV content in its native resolution.

“The Cinema HD Display is simply the best computer display on the planet,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “By offering beyond-HD resolution along with superior brightness, sharpness and color purity, the Cinema HD Display is an amazing breakthrough for creative professionals in every field.”

Apple’s Cinema HD Display features an active-matrix, liquid crystal display that incorporates a pure digital interface to deliver superior image quality. Unlike many other flat panels using an analog interface, the Cinema HD Display delivers distortion-free images from edge-to-edge that never need adjusting. At less than two inches thick, the wide format design of the Cinema HD Display (16:10 aspect ratio) allows users to easily view a full 11-inch by 17-inch two-page spread or a complex illustration, making it the ultimate display for the creative or technical professional.

The Cinema HD Display delivers brilliant color performance with support of 16.7 million colors and offers a 160 degree viewing angle for great color uniformity edge-to-edge. The Cinema HD Display is well integrated with ColorSync®, Apple’s industry-standard software for managing color on computer displays, scanners and printers. ColorSync automatically generates a profile for the Cinema HD Display that allows it to be used in demanding color applications.

The Cinema HD Display joins Apple’s award-winning line of all-digital flat panels, including the 15-, 17- and 22-inch displays, in complementing the Power Mac™ G4 system. The Cinema HD Display offers the innovative Apple Display Connector (ADC) that carries the digital video signal, USB data and power over a single cable to simplify setup and minimize cable clutter on the desktop. The Cinema HD Display also provides a self-powered, two-port USB hub for easy connections to peripherals.

Pricing & Availability
The new Apple Cinema HD Display will be available in April through The Apple Store® (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $3,499 (US). The Cinema HD Display requires a Power Mac G4 with ADC connector.

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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Apple
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Edelman Worldwide
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