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Apple Introduces iCal

New Software Lets Users Manage Multiple Calendars & Share Calendars Over The Internet

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK—July 17, 2002—Apple® today introduced iCal, a new calendar program with built-in Internet sharing that lets business users, consumers and educators manage multiple calendars, share them over the Internet and automatically keep them updated.

Users can “publish” their iCal calendars on the web, so colleagues, friends and family members can “subscribe” and view them in iCal on their own Mac®. In addition, iCal can automatically check for updates to imported calendars on a regular basis, so shared calendars are always up to date.

“iCal lets you see all the calendars that make up your life,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With built-in Internet sharing, iCal opens a new era of wide-area calendar sharing between colleagues, friends, family and schools.”

With iCal, Mac users can:

In addition, Apple’s new iSync allows users to sync their iCal calendars with the new generation of Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, PalmOS devices and the iPod™ for access to their most current address books and calendars on the go.

Pricing & Availability
iCal will be available as a free download this September and requires Mac® OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar.” Publishing calendars on the Internet requires a .Mac membership or a WebDAV server.

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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