Apple Press Info

“Jaguar” Breaks Mac OS Record

More Than 100,000 Copies Sold in First Weekend

CUPERTINO, California—August 27, 2002—Apple® today announced that more than 100,000 copies of Mac® OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar” were sold worldwide during its first weekend, setting a new record for Mac OS sales for a single weekend. More than 50,000 people visited Apple’s 35 retail stores during Friday night’s “100 Minutes of Jaguar” launch event.

“Jaguar is our fastest out-of-the-gate OS release ever, and it’s looking like a home run,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The reviews are off the charts, and customers are raving about Jaguar’s stability, speed, new features and Windows compatibility.”

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” is available 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 is available 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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