Apple Unleashes 'Tiger' Friday at 6:00 p.m.

    CUPERTINO, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mac OS(R) X version
 10.4 "Tiger," the next major release of the world's most advanced operating
 system, will go on sale Friday at 6:00 p.m. at participating Apple(R)
 Authorized Resellers and Apple retail stores worldwide. All 105 Apple retail
 stores will host "Tiger World Premiere" events from 6:00 p.m. to midnight
 offering workshops and hands-on demonstrations of Tiger's hottest features,
 plus giveaways at every store including a chance to win a PowerBook(R) G4,
 iPod(R) and more.
     "Starting tomorrow night, features like Spotlight and Dashboard will
 change the way millions of people use their computers," said Philip Schiller,
 Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "Our competitors
 will be trying to copy Tiger's more than 200 new features and innovations for
 years to come."
     Tiger delivers more than 200 new features and innovations including
 Spotlight(TM), a revolutionary desktop search technology that lets users
 instantly find anything stored on their Mac(R), including documents, emails,
 contacts and images; and Dashboard, a new way to instantly access important
 information like weather forecasts and stock quotes, using a dazzling new
 class of applications called widgets.
     Apple will also release Mac OS X Server version 10.4 "Tiger" at the same
 time. Based on the same core technology as the desktop operating system, Tiger
 Server integrates over 100 leading open source projects and standards-based
 applications with easy-to-use management tools that make it easy to deploy for
 Mac, Windows and Linux clients.
 
     Pricing & Availability
     Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger" will be available on April 29 beginning at
 6:00 p.m. at Apple's retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for
 a suggested retail price of $129 (US) for a single user license. The Mac OS X
 Tiger Family Pack is a single-residence, five-user license that will be
 available for a suggested retail price of $199 (US). Volume and maintenance
 pricing is available from Apple.
     Mac OS X Server version 10.4 "Tiger" will be available on April 29 at
 Apple's retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested
 retail price of $499 (US) for a 10-client edition and $999 (US) for an
 unlimited-client edition. Current subscribers to the Apple Maintenance Program
 will receive Tiger Server as part of their service agreement. Volume and
 maintenance pricing is available from Apple.
     The standard Mac OS Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all
 customers who purchase a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple
 Authorized Reseller on or after April 12 for a shipping and handling fee of
 $9.95 (US). Tiger requires a minimum of 256MB of memory and is designed to run
 on any Macintosh(R) computer with a PowerPC G5, G4, or G3 processor and
 built-in FireWire(R).
     Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
 II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
 Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its
 award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife
 and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music
 revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.
 
     NOTE:  Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, Power Mac, Spotlight
 and FireWire are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Apple Computer, Inc.

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