PRESS RELEASE July 17, 2002

Apple Unveils 17-inch Flat Screen iMac

The Ultimate Digital Hub for Digital Music, Photos & Movies

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK—July 17, 2002—Apple® today unveiled its new top-end iMac® featuring a stunning 17-inch widescreen LCD that floats in mid-air, allowing users to effortlessly adjust its height or angle with just a touch. The 17-inch LCD flat screen iMac also features an 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processor, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics, a SuperDrive™ for playing and burning CDs and DVDs, and a large 80GB hard drive that can hold more than six hours of video, 15,000 songs and 73,000 digital photos. The new 17-inch iMac also includes Apple’s amazing iTunes™, iPhoto™, iMovie™ and iDVD applications, making it the ultimate Digital Hub for digital music, photos and movies.
“The best consumer desktop just got even better,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Having this gorgeous 17-inch flat screen floating in mid-air right in front of you is simply breathtaking. There’s nothing like it in the PC world.”
Designed around an ultra-compact base, the flat-panel iMac’s spacious 17-inch widescreen LCD appears to float in mid-air, allowing users to effortlessly adjust its height or angle with just a touch. At just one inch thin, the 17-inch widescreen display has a wide aspect ratio of 16:10, allowing users to watch DVDs in letter-box format, easily view multiple windows at one time or enjoy the ultimate computer gaming experience. With approximately the same viewing area as a 19-inch CRT, the new display has a resolution of 1440 by 900 pixels—64 percent more pixels than the 15-inch flat screen iMac.
Every iMac includes Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle software, including the new iTunes 3 for organizing and burning digital music, iMovie for creating digital movies and iPhoto for organizing and sharing digital photos. The new 17-inch flat screen iMac also offers the revolutionary SuperDrive and Apple’s iDVD software to let users easily create and burn their own custom DVDs that play in consumer DVD players.
The four-model iMac family features:
  • a 17-inch widescreen LCD or 15-inch flat screen display;
  • an 800 MHz or 700 MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine™;
  • two FireWire® and five USB ports for fast, simple, plug-and-play connections to digital devices such as digital MP3 players, still cameras and DV camcorders;
  • built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and 56K V.90 modem;
  • an internal 18-watt digital amplifier for great stereo sound and Apple Pro Speakers on selected models;
  • a collection of productivity and entertainment titles including Quicken Deluxe 2002 and WorldBook Mac OS X Edition; and
  • Mac OS® X version 10.2 “Jaguar,” Apple’s next-generation operating system.

Pricing & Availability
The new 17-inch widescreen LCD iMac is expected to be available early next month, and the three 15-inch flat screen iMac models, with a new lower price on the high-end model, are available immediately through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. Pricing and further details of the four standard configurations are listed below.
The 17-inch widescreen LCD iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US), includes:
  • an 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine;
  • DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive optical drive;
  • NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 32MB DDR memory;
  • 256MB SDRAM;
  • 80GB Ultra ATA hard drive; and
  • Apple Pro Speakers.

The 15-inch flat screen iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US), includes:
  • an 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine;
  • DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive optical drive;
  • NVIDIA GeForce2 MX with 32MB DDR memory;
  • 256MB SDRAM;
  • 60GB Ultra ATA hard drive; and
  • Apple Pro Speakers.

The 15-inch flat screen iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,599 (US), includes:
  • a 700 MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine;
  • DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo optical drive;
  • NVIDIA GeForce2 MX with 32MB DDR memory;
  • 256MB SDRAM;
  • 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive; and
  • Apple Pro Speakers.

The 15-inch flat screen iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,399 (US), includes:
  • a 700 MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine;
  • CD-RW optical drive;
  • NVIDIA GeForce2 MX with 32MB DDR memory;
  • 128MB SDRAM; and
  • 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive.

Build-to-order options and accessories include additional memory, Apple Pro Speakers, AirPort® Base Station, AirPort Card and the AppleCare® Protection Plan.
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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