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Apple’s .Mac Subscribers Top 180,000

CUPERTINO, California—October 1, 2002—Apple® today announced that more than 180,000 Mac® users have subscribed to Apple’s .Mac suite of Internet services since it was launched in July.

“The launch of .Mac has been a phenomenal success,” said Sina Tamaddon, Apple’s senior vice president of Applications. “And now we’re adding iSync support in .Mac, enabling users to synchronize their calendars and address books across multiple Macs connected to the Internet.”

.Mac includes 100MB of Internet storage, seamlessly integrated into the Mac® OS X Finder™; Internet hosting for personalized homepages, iPhoto™ digital photo albums and iCal calendars; email service with IMAP, POP and web-based access; and anti-virus and backup software.

.Mac is a subscription-based service priced at $99.95 (US) per year. New Macintosh® customers can sign up for a free, 60-day .Mac trial at www.mac.com. .Mac is available through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

.Mac requires Mac OS X version 10.1.3 or later, 128MB SDRAM, internal CD-RW or DVD-R drive (to create CD or DVD backups), and Netscape 4.7 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later. Some features, such as Slides, Backup v.1.2 and iCal, require Mac OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar.” The Virex anti-virus software, Mac.com email, iDisk, HomePage and iCards features of .Mac can also be accessed using Mac OS 9.

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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