PRESS RELEASE July 17, 2002

Apple Introduces iCal

New Software Lets Users Manage Multiple Calendars & Share Calendars Over The Internet

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK - July 17th, 2002
Apple today introduced iCal, a newcalendar program with built-in Internet sharing that lets business users,consumers and educators manage multiple calendars, share them over theInternet and automatically keep them updated.
Users can “publish” their iCal calendars on the Web, so colleagues, friends and family members can “subscribe” and view them in iCal on their own Mac. In addition, iCal can automatically check for updates to imported calendars on a regular basis, so shared calendars are always up to date.
“iCal lets you see all the calendars that make up your life”, said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. “With built-in Internet sharing, iCal opens a new era of wide-area calendar sharing between colleagues, friends, family and schools”.
With iCal, Mac users can:
  •  keep track of schedules, appointments and tasks, viewing activities byday, week or month;
  •  manage and view multiple calendars at once from within one unifiedwindow to easily identify schedule conflicts or free time at-a-glance;
  •  publish calendars on the Web to share with colleagues, family andfriends;
  •  subscribe to other calendars to keep up with work schedules, familyevents, school events and more;
  •  send standards-based email event invitations;
  •  organise and keep track of activities with built-in To Do listmanagement;
  •  be notified of upcoming events on screen, by email or text messaging toa mobile phone or pager; and
  •  quickly find any event, task or name entered into iCal using itslightning-fast search tool.
In addition, Apple's new iSync allows users to sync their iCal calendarswith the new generation of Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, Palm OS devicesand the iPod for access to their most current address books and calendars onthe go.
Pricing & Availability:
iCal will be available as a free download this September and requires Mac OSX version 10.2. Publishing calendars on the Internet requires a .Macmembership or a WebDAV server.
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