PRESS RELEASE January 7, 2003

Apple’s Mac OS X Adoption Soars With More Than 5 Million Users and 5,000 Native Applications

MACWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO—January 7, 2003—Apple® today announced that it is entering 2003 with more than 5 million active Mac® OS X users and more than 5,000 native Mac OS X applications. This year also marks the first “All Mac OS X” Macworld Expo with every developer on the show floor featuring Mac OS X products.
“Mac OS X really came of age with the release of Jaguar last fall, and since then the momentum has been off the charts,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With more than 5 million of our users running Mac OS X, and more than 5,000 native applications, we can now say that the Mac OS X transition is nearly complete.”
Almost 300,000 educators have taken advantage of Apple’s “X for Teachers” program, launched in October, that gives a free copy of Mac OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar” to every K-12 teacher in the U.S. The free copy of “Jaguar” includes Apple’s award-winning applications for digital photography, music and moviemaking. Apple today announced plans to extend “X for Teachers” through March 31, 2003.
“Apple’s X for Teachers program puts the latest technology directly into the hands of teachers,” said Warren Williams, Grossmont Union High School District’s assistant superintendent, Information and Technology Services. “The digital hub applications included with Mac OS X give teachers more tools to engage students and help make the curriculum come alive with easy integration of digital media into lessons and presentations.”
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