PRESS RELEASE July 17, 2002

Apple Introduces the Next Major Release of Mac OS X

Version 10.2 Has More Than 150 New Features & Applications

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK - July 17th, 2002
Apple today introduced Mac OS X version 10.2, the next major release of Mac OS X featuring more than 150 amazing new features and applications. Mac OS X v10.2 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 and Rendezvous, Apple's revolutionary home networking technology. Mac OS X v10.2 will be publicly available from 24th August for a suggested selling price of £99 (inc VAT).
“Mac OS X version 10.2 is light years ahead of Windows XP. There's never been a better time to switch to Mac”, said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. “With UNIX at its core, and the most advanced object-oriented environment ever, Mac OS X is delivering more software innovation than our industry has seen in a decade”.
Mac OS X v10.2 key features include:
  • enhanced Mail, with a breakthrough junk mail filter that gets smarterby studying the contents of messages as it's used, not just filtering emails based on keywords;
  • iChat, Apple's new AIM-compatible instant messaging application thatallows users to instantly chat with their AOL and Mac.com buddies through afun and easy-to-use interface;
  • a new Address Book that allows users to enter information just once andaccess it from other applications, a brand new interface with a quick way tosearch through contact information, smart editing, support for vCards,Bluetooth and advanced syncing with Apple's new iSync;
  • Inkwell, advanced handwriting recognition technology that is fullyintegrated into the text system so that all applications can take fulladvantage of it with an input tablet;
  • QuickTime 6 with support for MPEG-4, the new worldwide standard forcreating and viewing the highest-quality audio and video content over theInternet and on wireless devices such as mobile phones and PDAs;
  • Universal Access with the ability to magnify the screen to see itlarger, have highlighted text read aloud and use special keyboard commandssuch as mouse keys, sticky keys and slow keys;
  • an enhanced Finder, featuring a new quick file search from the toolbarfor a better view of files and a faster way to locate them, and the returnof spring-loaded folders;
  • Sherlock 3, Apple's all-new Internet Services tool that displays apersonalised view of the information users access the most such as stockquotes, maps and restaurants;
  • Rendezvous, Apple's revolutionary home networking technology thatenables users to quickly and easily link computers and devices instantlywithout any configuration via Ethernet, AirPort, FireWire and USB;
  • Quartz Extreme, which accelerates graphics performance by using thepower of the Mac's built-in graphics engine to make the desktop moreresponsive and deliver seamlessly blended 2D, 3D and QuickTime contentdirectly onto the desktop;
  • increased compatibility with Windows networks with SMB browsing andsharing as well as built-in PPTP VPN security, making it easier to sharefiles, work with Windows documents and connect to a Windows network; and
  • a rock-solid UNIX-based foundation with significant enhancementsincluding FreeBSD 4.4-and GCC 3.1-based developer tools, making Mac OS X theultimate platform for UNIX users.

Pricing & Availability:
Mac OS X v10.2 will be available beginning on August 24th through the AppleStore and through Apple Authorised Resellers for a suggested selling price of £99 (inc VAT).
The standard Mac OS Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customerswho purchase a new Mac system on or after 17th July that does not have Mac OS Xv10.2 installed. The Mac OS X v10.2 Up-To-Date package is available for ashipping and handling fee of £14 (inc VAT) and includes the Mac OS X v10.2upgrade CDs and an updated Developer Tools CD.
Mac OS X v10.2 requires a minimum of 128MB of memory and is designed to runon the following Apple products: iMac, iBook, Power Macintosh G3, Power MacG4, Power Mac G4 Cube and any PowerBook introduced after May 1998.
Quartz Extreme requires a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX, GeForce3, GeForce4 Titanium orGeForce4 MX card or any ATI AGP RADEON card. A minimum of 16MB VRAM isrequired; 32MB VRAM is recommended for optimum performance.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the AppleII and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience tostudents, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the worldthrough its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.
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