Dear Developers,

As demonstrated at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple is
making great progress on the Rhapsody Developer Release, which is on track
for delivery later this year. To help ensure we meet our aggressive
deadline for this release, we chose to limit the number of supported
hardware platforms. As you know, at this stage of the project, each
individual configuration requires significant development, testing, and
qualification resources to meet the quality standards required to be
successful with this release.

Apple’s initial commitment to you was that the Rhapsody Developer Release
would support Power Macintosh 8500 and 8600 systems. After reviewing this
decision with developers at the WWDC and finishing engineering
investigations on the impact of supporting additional configurations, we
are pleased to announce that the Rhapsody Developer Release will also
support Power Macintosh 9500 and 9600 systems which use an Apple-supplied
display video card and driver.

Apple is confident we can deliver this extra value for developers with
minimal impact to the schedule, and we thank you for helping us better
understand and meet your needs for the Rhapsody Developer Release. We look
forward to continuing this open and regular dialogue with you to ensure our
mutual success with Rhapsody.

Best Regards,

David Krathwohl
Apple Developer Relations