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Apple to Deliver 2 Millionth Copy of Mac OS X Tiger This Week

Apple to Deliver 2 Millionth Copy of Mac OS X Tiger This Week
Fastest Selling Mac OS Release Ever
6/6/2005 1:23:53 PM

WWDC 2005, SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —
Apple(R) today announced it expects to deliver over two million copies of
Mac OS(R) X version 10.4 “Tiger” by the end of this week, including copies
sold at retail, copies delivered under maintenance agreements and copies
bundled with Mac(R) systems shipped, making Tiger Apple’s fastest selling
OS release ever. Developer support for Tiger is also setting new records
with hundreds of developers including Microsoft and Adobe announcing
support for Tiger. To date third party developers have released more than
400 Dashboard widgets, 550 Automator actions and 40 Spotlight plug-ins for

“The response to Tiger is off the charts,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.
“Critics are raving, customers are delighted and developers are creating
hundreds of widgets and applications that take advantage of Tiger’s
incredible innovations like Spotlight, Dashboard and Automator.”

“With the new technologies in Tiger, we worked closely with Apple to ensure
that Office 2004 customers would benefit by making it even easier to
search, share and manage information,” said Roz Ho, general manager of the
Macintosh Business Unit, Microsoft Corporation. “Whether searching for an
Office 2004 document using Spotlight or synchronizing data in Entourage to
another supported device, the innovation in Tiger means Office for Mac
users will be more productive now and in the future.”

“Tiger is an excellent release and will be relied on by millions of Adobe
customers who, as creative professionals, change the way the world looks
every day,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief operating officer at
Adobe. “The combination of Adobe Creative Suite 2 and Tiger delivers a
powerful design and publishing platform that will accelerate creative
workflows worldwide.”

Tiger delivers more than 200 new features and innovations including
Spotlight, a revolutionary desktop search technology that lets users
instantly find anything stored on their Mac, 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.

Pricing & Availability

Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger” is available through the Apple Store(R)
(, at Apple’s retail stores and 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
available for a suggested retail price of $199 (US). Volume and maintenance
pricing is available from Apple. 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

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