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 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.
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