QuickTime 4 Downloads Pass Three Million in First Month

CUPERTINO, California-May 20, 1999-Apple today announced that there
have been over three million downloads of QuickTime 4 software
during the first month since its launch. QuickTime 4 features
“streaming” of live and stored video and audio over the Internet, and
is the first Internet streaming solution to use open,
industry-standard protocols (RTP and RSTP), eliminating the “server
tax” charged to content providers by competitors using proprietary

“QuickTime 4 provides the highest quality video and audio over the
Internet,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s interim CEO. “And, since content
providers no longer have to pay RealNetworks’ server tax, Quicktime 4
is attracting new ‘Intercasters’ every week.”

QuickTime 4 is the latest version of Apple’s industry-leading
multimedia software for Macintosh and Windows platforms. New
features of QuickTime 4 include an all new, sleek QuickTime Player
that offers easy access to QuickTime content, and significant
enhancements to the QuickTime PictureViewer application and QuickTime
Web Browser Plug-in. QuickTime 4 is currently in public beta and is
available today as a free download from www.apple.com/quicktime.
Leading media organizations including BBC, Bloomberg, HBO and NPR
have already adopted QuickTime 4 to provide high-quality streaming of
live and stored programming over the Internet, accessible from the
QuickTime web site.

Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the
1970s with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the
1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original
mission-to bring the best personal computing products and support to
students, educators, designers, scientists, engineers,
businesspersons and consumers in over 140 countries around the world.