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Apple Introduces “Jaguar,” the Next Major Release of Mac OS X

Version 10.2 Has More Than 150 New Features & Applications

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK—July 17, 2002—Apple® today introduced Mac® OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar,” the next major release of Mac OS X featuring more than 150 amazing new features and applications. “Jaguar” includes a new Mail application designed to eliminate junk mail, iChat AIM-compatible instant messenger, a system-wide Address Book, Inkwell™ handwriting recognition, QuickTime® 6 with MPEG-4, improved Universal Access, an enhanced Finder™, Sherlock® 3 with Internet Services and Rendezvous™, Apple’s revolutionary home networking technology. Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” will be publicly available August 24 for a suggested retail price of $129 (US).

“Jaguar is light years ahead of Windows XP. There’s never been a better time to switch to Mac,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With Unix at its core, and the most advanced object-oriented environment ever, Mac OS X is delivering more software innovation than our industry has seen in a decade.”

“Jaguar” key features include:

 

Pricing & Availability
Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” will be available beginning on August 24 through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $129 (US).

The standard Mac OS Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchase a new Mac system on or after July 17 that do not have Mac OS X v10.2 installed. The Mac OS X v10.2 Up-To-Date package is available for a shipping and handling fee of $19.95 (US) and includes the Mac OS X v10.2 upgrade CDs and an updated Developer Tools CD.

Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” 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.

Quartz Extreme requires a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX, GeForce3, GeForce4 Titanium or GeForce4 MX card or any ATI AGP RADEON card. A minimum of 16MB VRAM is required; 32MB VRAM is recommended for optimum performance.

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