Apple Introduces iCal
New Software Lets Users Manage Multiple Calendars & Share Calendars Over
MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK-July 17, 2002-Apple=AE today introduced iCal, a new
calendar program with built-in Internet sharing that lets business users,
consumers and educators manage multiple calendars, share them over the
Internet and automatically keep them updated.
Users can “publish” their iCal calendars on the web, so colleagues, friends
and family members can “subscribe” and view them in iCal on their own Mac=AE=
In addition, iCal can automatically check for updates to imported calendars
on a regular basis, so shared calendars are always up to date.
“iCal lets you see all the calendars that make up your life,” said Steve
Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With built-in Internet sharing, iCal opens a new era of
wide-area calendar sharing between colleagues, friends, family and schools.”
With iCal, Mac users can:
* keep track of schedules, appointments and tasks, viewing activities
by day, week or month;
* manage and view multiple calendars at once from within one unified
window to easily identify schedule conflicts or free time at-a-glance;
* publish calendars on the web to share with colleagues, family and
* subscribe to other calendars to keep up with work schedules, family
events, school events and more;
* send standards-based email event invitations;
* organize and keep track of activities with built-in To Do list
* be notified of upcoming events on screen, by email or text
messaging to a mobile phone or pager; and
* quickly find any event, task or name entered into iCal using its
lightning-fast search tool.
In addition, Apple’s new iSync allows users to sync their iCal calendars
with the new generation of Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, PalmOS devices
and the iPod=81 for access to their most current address books and calendars
on the go.
Pricing & Availability
iCal will be available as a free download this September and requires Mac=AE
OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar.” Publishing calendars on the Internet requires a
=2EMac membership or a WebDAV server.
Apple 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 committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to
students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world
through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.