Apple Statement

Jul 29, 2004, 01:00 ET from Apple

    CUPERTINO, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple today released
 the following statement:
     We are stunned that RealNetworks has adopted the tactics and ethics of a
 hacker to break into the iPod(R), and we are investigating the implications of
 their actions under the DMCA and other laws. We strongly caution Real and
 their customers that when we update our iPod software from time to time it is
 highly likely that Real's Harmony technology will cease to work with current
 and future iPods.
     NOTE:  Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS and iPod are either
 registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names
 may be trademarks of their respective owners.