[MD1] Apple Finalizes NeXT Acq.
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] Apple Finalizes NeXT Acq.

Apple Computer, Inc. Finalizes Acquisition of NeXT Software Inc.

Company Moves Forward with Operating System Strategy Incorporating NeXT
Technology

CUPERTINO, Calif.--Feb. 7, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced it
has completed its acquisition of NeXT Software, Inc., after securing all
necessary regulatory approvals. Apple announced on Dec. 20, 1996 its
intention to purchase NeXT in a friendly acquisition for approximately
$400 million. Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO of NeXT Software, will serve
as an advisor to Dr. Gilbert F. Amelio, Apple's Chairman and CEO.

"The finalization of our acquisition of NeXT confirms our commitment to
providing our customers and software developers with a solid OS
strategy," said Dr. Gilbert F. Amelio, Chairman and CEO, Apple Computer
Inc. "We embark upon Apple's third decade with renewed enthusiasm, and we
look forward to working with our developers, customers, and industry
colleagues to proliferate Apple's legacy of vision and technological
excellence."

The acquisition brings together Apple's and NeXT's innovative and
complementary technology portfolios including Apple's leadership in
ease-of-use and multimedia solutions and NeXT's strengths in development
software and operating environments for both the enterprise and Internet
markets. The combination significantly strengthens Apple's position as a
company advancing industry standards.

NeXT's object oriented software development products will contribute to
Apple's goal of creating a differentiated and profitable software
business, with a wide range of products for enterprise, business,
education, and home markets.

Earlier this year, Apple announced the company's operating system
strategy, which incorporates NeXT technology. The Mac OS will continue to
be upgraded in regular biannual releases, while NeXT technology will form
the basis for Apple's next-generation OS, Rhapsody. Apple believes that
the advanced technical underpinnings and rapid development environment of
Rhapsody will allow developers to create new applications that leapfrog
those of other 'modern' operating systems, such as Windows NT.

The first release of Rhapsody is expected to be launched to developers in
mid to late 1997 and to customers within 12 months. A unified Rhapsody
release is expected to be in the hands of customers by mid-1998. This
will include compatibility with existing Mac OS applications, as well as
provide a platform for next-generation computing.

The acquisition of NeXT is further evidence that Apple is fundamentally
changing the way it does business. Apple believes that by embracing
outside technology and driving cross-platform industry standards, it can
innovate in the key areas that give its products and technology
differentiation. NeXT's cross-platform development environments for
enterprise and Internet/intranet markets, allow developers to write once
and deploy across a range of Internet and client-server platforms.

In a new era of industry collaboration and joint initiatives--brought on
by the "megatrends" of pervasive Internet and ubiquitous multimedia--NeXT
technology complements Apple's strength in multimedia authoring and
playback, as well as Internet access, Internet authoring, and Internet
server solutions. In the last year Apple has worked on a series of
collaboration initiatives which leverage the Company's core strengths in
Internet, multimedia, and component software. Wide ranging agreements
with Netscape Communications, Sun Microsystems, and Silicon Graphics
Computer Systems--along with the acquisition of NeXT--confirm Apple is
building strategic relationships at the forefront of the information
industry.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the statements
regarding effecting innovation, introducing new products, continuing
focus on certain industry growth areas and are forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and
uncertainties include, without limitation, continued competitive
pressures in the marketplace; the effect competitive factors and the
Company's reaction to them may have on consumer and business buying
decisions with respect to the Company's products; the Company's ability
to deliver successful innovative products to the marketplace; the
Company's ability to deliver new products to the marketplace on a timely
basis; the effect of the announced business restructuring on the future
performance of the Company, especially the performance of the Company's
employees; and the need for any future restructuring. More information on
potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results are
included in the Company's Form 10-Q for the first quarter of the 1997
fiscal year, to be filed with the SEC.

Apple Computer, Inc., a recognized innovator in the information industry
and leader in multimedia technologies, creates powerful solutions based
on easy-to-use personal computers, servers, peripherals, software,
personal digital assistants and Internet content. Headquartered in
Cupertino, California, Apple develops, manufactures, licenses and
markets solutions, products, technologies and services for business,
education, consumer, entertainment, scientific and engineering and
government customers in more than 140 countries.

Press Contacts:
Katie Cotton
Apple Computer, Inc.
(408) 974-7269
email: katiec@apple.com

Susan Lehman
Apple Computer, Inc.
(408) 974-0182
email: lehman@apple.com

-30-

Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Performa, Power Macintosh, and
PowerBook are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Additional
company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of
the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

END

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Can PokeMatch help you find love with Po...
The unofficial Pokemon GO companion app space has exploded almost as fast as the game itself over the last few weeks. Aspiring app developers, many of them working solo, have given us apps that locate Pokemon, keep track of the server status, and... | Read more »
How to get started with Prisma
If there's one thing people like to do more than taking pictures with their smartphones, it's tinkering with those photos in some way. Numerous apps have sprung up over the last several years that allow you to use filters and special effects to... | Read more »
6 Pokemon GO updates you can expect, acc...
Pokemon GO had a scheduled appearance at this year's San Diego Comic-Con for a while, but it was only relatively close to the show that it was upgraded to a spot in Hall H. That's the biggest venue at SDCC, one usually reserved for the largest... | Read more »
How to evolve Eevee in Pokemon GO
By now, almost everyone should be hip to how to evolve Pokemon in Pokemon GO (and if not, there's a guide for that). Just gather enough candy of the appropriate type, feed them all to the Pokemon, and evolution happens. It's a miracle that would... | Read more »
CSR Racing 2: Guide to all game modes
It might not seem like there are all that many ways to go fast in a straight line, but CSR Racing 2 begs to differ. [Read more] | Read more »
Bulb Boy (Games)
Bulb Boy 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Multi-award winning 2D point & click horror adventure about a boy with a glowing head. | Read more »
5 top free emoji keyboard apps
If we're not at peak emoji yet as a society, it feels like we definitely should be. The emoji concept has gone far beyond what anyone in Japan could have envisioned when the people there unleashed it on an unsuspecting world, but the West has... | Read more »
How to unlock more characters in Disney...
One of the big charms of Disney Emoji Blitz is seeing a wide variety of beloved Disney and Pixar characters transformed into smiling emojis. Even someone like the sneaky Randall from Monsters Inc., who probably never cracked a smile on film, is... | Read more »
Cubway (Games)
Cubway 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Cubway is a journey with an abstract story of lifecycle of rebirth, called Samsara. Guide the cube through the long way full of dangers... | Read more »
Colorcube (Games)
Colorcube 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Turn pieces and blend colours in this minimal yet visually stunning puzzler.Over 200 handcrafted and challenging levels. Features... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

GSK Rheumatoid Arthritis Study Leverages iPho...
Global healthcare products company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) says that since 2014 they have begun transforming the way they conduct research, by leveraging state-of-the-art digital technologies — a... Read more
Clearance 12-inch Retina MacBooks, Apple refu...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 12″ Retina MacBooks available starting at $929. Apple will include a standard one-year warranty with each MacBook, and shipping is free. The following... Read more
13-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to...
B&H Photo has 13″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to $150 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 13″ 2.7GHz/128GB Retina MacBook Pro: $1199 $100 off MSRP - 13″ 2.7GHz/... Read more
13-inch 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air on sale for...
Amazon has the 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air on sale for $200 off MSRP for a limited time. Shipping is free: - 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air (sku MMGF2LL/A): $799.99 $200 off MSRP Their price is the... Read more
13-inch 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air on sale for...
Amazon has the 13″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air on sale for $200 off MSRP for a limited time. Shipping is free: - 13″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air (sku MMGG2LL/A): $999.99 $200 off MSRP Their price is the... Read more
Free iOS Business App notably* Helps Service...
PayStudio Inc. has introduced their new business app notably* 1.0, developed for iPhone and iPod touch. notably* was specifically developed to help service and trade professionals go digital and... Read more
27-inch iMacs on sale for $200 off MSRP
Amazon has 27″ iMacs on sale for $200 off MSRP including free shipping: - 27″ 3.3GHz iMac 5K: $2099 $200 off MSRP - 27″ 3.2GHz/1TB Fusion iMac 5K: $1799.99 $200 off MSRP - 27″ 3.2GHz/1TB HD iMac 5K... Read more
Mac Pros on sale for $200 off MSRP
B&H Photo has Mac Pros on sale for $200 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges sales tax in NY only: - 3.7GHz 4-core Mac Pro: $2799, $200 off MSRP - 3.5GHz 6-core Mac Pro: $3799, $200... Read more
Save up to $600 with Apple refurbished Mac Pr...
Apple has Certified Refurbished Mac Pros available for up to $600 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each Mac Pro, and shipping is free. The following... Read more
Apple price trackers, updated continuously
Scan our Apple Price Trackers for the latest information on sales, bundles, and availability on systems from Apple’s authorized internet/catalog resellers. We update the trackers continuously: - 15″... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions, Willow...
Job Description:SalesSpecialist - Retail Customer Service and SalesTransform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
*Apple* Evangelist - JAMF Software (United S...
The Apple Evangelist is responsible for building and cultivating strategic relationships with Apple 's small and mid-market business development field teams. This Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant - APPLE (United...
Job Summary As an Apple Solutions Consultant, you'll be the link between our future customers and our products. You'll showcase your entrepreneurial spirit as you Read more
*Apple* Professional Learning Specialist - A...
Job Summary The Apple Professional Learning Specialist is a full-time position for one year with Apple in the Phoenix, AZ area. This position requires a high Read more
*Apple* Picker - Apple Hill Orchard (United...
Apple Hill Orchard, Co. Rte. 21,Whitehall, NY 9/7/16-10/228/16. Pick fresh market or processing apples Productivity of 60 boxes and 80 boxes processing fruit per Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.