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Jaguar “Unleashed” at 10:20 p.m. Tonight

CUPERTINO, California—August 23, 2002—Mac® OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar,” the next major release of Mac OS X featuring more than 150 amazing new features and applications, will be “unleashed” in retail stores throughout the U.S. tonight. The “Jaguar” kick-off will begin at 10:20 p.m. and last until midnight at participating Apple® Authorized Resellers and Apple retail stores. All 35 Apple retail stores will host “Jaguar” kick-off events with free gifts, great savings, theater demos and a chance to win a Mac®.

“With Jaguar, you get a whole new Mac for just $129,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With more than 150 amazing new features and applications—such as iChat instant messaging, junk mail filtering and Rendezvous networking technology—Jaguar delivers the best Mac experience ever.”

With 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, Quartz™ Extreme graphics acceleration technology and Rendezvous™, Apple’s revolutionary networking technology.

Pricing & Availability
Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” will be available on August 23 starting at 10:20 p.m. 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) for a single user license.

Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” Family Pack is a single residence, five-user license package that will be available on August 23 starting at 10:20 p.m. through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $199 (US).

The Mac OS Up-to-Date program covers both new Mac purchases made on or after July 17, 2002 and Mac OS X v10.1 purchases made on or after July 17, 2002. 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.

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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Bill Evans
Apple
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