[MD1] Apple Demos DVD Mac
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] Apple Demos DVD Mac

Apple Computer Demonstrates First DVD-Enabled Macintosh at Milia 97

Company makes commitment to DVD, among the first computer makers to
standardize on DVD-ROM; announces intent to establish DVD Web site

Milia 97, Cannes France - February 12, 1997 - Apple Computer, Inc.
(Cupertino, CA) today publicly demonstrated the first DVD-ROM Macintosh(R)
prototype and announced support for the DVD-ROM format throughout most of
the Apple Macintosh product line. DVD is a new industry standard for
consumer electronics and computers that delivers vastly superior audio and
video compared with current CD-ROM technology.

As part of a MILIA presentation, Apple also noted that the first
DVD-enabled Macintosh system could appear as soon as late 1997, with
several new PowerBook(R) and desktop models expected to be shipping with
DVD-ROM by early 1998.

"Just as Apple was the first computer vendor to standardize on CD-ROM ten
years ago, we now expect to take a leadership position with Macintosh and
DVD-ROM," said Carlos Montalvo, vice president of Apple's Interactive Media
Group. "Integrating DVD-ROM with our leading multimedia and upcoming
processor technologies is a top priority for Apple Computer. These include
QTML (QuickTime(R) Media Layer) for integrated A/V, 3D and VR technologies,
500 MhZ + PowerPC chips from Exponential for blazing speed, plus
cutting-edge multimedia processing power from the Philips TriMedia(TM)
chip."

The Apple DVD-ROM prototype, a modified Performa(R) 5400, culminates
several years of Apple research and development on DVD technology, in
collaboration with leading Japanese and European consumer electronics
companies.

DVD-ROMs - which look identical to CD-ROM discs - can hold up to 18 GB of
multimedia data, including any mixture of CD-quality sound, AC-3 surround
sound information, MPEG-2 video and computer binary data. The current CD
format holds only 680 MB of content, with no built-in provisions for
surround-sound or MPEG-2.

At Milia, several leading DVD developers and pre-mastering software
vendors, including Sonic Solutions (Novato, CA), Sumeria (San Francisco,
CA), Short Cinema Journal (Venice, CA), Wired, Inc. (Mountain View, CA) and
Daikin (Novato, CA) pledged their support for Macintosh as the ideal
pre-mastering and content delivery platform for rich multimedia DVD titles.

Lastly, Apple announced its plan to create a DVD Web site in the near
future. The Apple DVD Web site will serve as a clearing-house for
interested consumers and developers on the latest DVD information, as well
as providing links to third-parties with DVD solutions for the Macintosh.

"As the leading multimedia computer platform, Apple plans to take an
aggressive role in promoting the latest technologies to keep our customers
on the leading-edge of content development," said John Cook, DVD program
office director with Apple Computer, Inc. "DVD-ROM is the next step in
bridging the gap between big-screen entertainment and the desktop -- Apple
fully intends to have the best possible solution for this technology. We
are collaborating with the leading vendors in both software and hardware to
integrate best-of-breed multimedia technology on the Macintosh and DVD-ROM
is clearly the future for content delivery on our platform."

Apple Computer, Inc., a recognized pioneer and innovator in the information
industry, creates powerful solutions based on easy-to-use personal
computers, servers, peripherals, software and personal digital assistants.
Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) develops,
manufactures, licenses and markets products, technologies and services for
the business, education, consumer, scientific and engineering, and
government markets in over 140 countries.

Press Contacts:

Jonathan Hirshon
Horizon Public Relations
(408) 982-2555
jh@horizonpr.con

Apple's home page on the World Wide Web: http://www.apple.com/

Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc. All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders, and are hereby
acknowledged.

-30-

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

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 »
Doodle God Griddlers (Games)
Doodle God Griddlers 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
Crusader Kings: Chronicles (Games)
Crusader Kings: Chronicles 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Crusader Kings: Chronicles is an interactive text based game that puts you in the shoes of Guy de Rose as you make... | Read more »
Roads of Rome: New Generation (Games)
Roads of Rome: New Generation 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $5.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Charitybuzz Set to Auction Unique Apple-1 Com...
Offering an opportunity to own the computer that sparked a revolution, on Monday, July 25, leading online charity auction platform Charitybuzz will auction what is claimed to be the world’s most... Read more
MacBook Airs on sale for up to $150 off MSRP
Amazon has 11″ and 13″ MacBook Airs on sale for up to $150 off MSRP for a limited time. Shipping is free: - 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air (sku MMGF2LL/A): $899.99 $100 off MSRP - 13″ 1.6GHz/256GB... Read more
Apple refurbished 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 13″ Retina MacBook Pros available for up to $270 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 13″ 2.7GHz... Read more
Apple refurbished 11-inch MacBook Airs availa...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 11″ MacBook Airs (the latest models), available for up to $170 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is... Read more
Apple iPad Pro Sales Far Outpacing Microsoft...
A report on Appleinsider notes that despite Microsoft Surface tablet PC sales growing by 9 percent year over year, revenues remained below $1 billion, and are down sequentially from the $1.1 billion... Read more
DEVONthink 2.9 Features Ultra-fast, Robust, A...
DEVONthink 2.9 allows users to keep databases synchronized using many means of transport. It transmits them between Macs on the local network or stores them in a syncable form on removable hard... Read more
12-inch WiFi Apple iPad Pros on sale for up t...
B&H Photo has 12″ WiFi iPad Pros on sale for up to $100 off MSRP, each including free shipping. B&H charges sales tax in NY only: - 12″ Space Gray 32GB WiFi iPad Pro: $749 $50 off MSRP - 12″... Read more
Apple refurbished 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 15″ Retina MacBook Pros available for up to $380 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 15″ 2... Read more
Apple refurbished Mac minis available for up...
Apple has Certified Refurbished Mac minis available starting at $419. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each mini, and shipping is free: - 1.4GHz Mac mini: $419 $80 off MSRP - 2.6GHz Mac... Read more
Apple Mac Sales Finally Colliding With ‘Innov...
After successfully swimming against a tide of diminishing PC sales through 2014 and 2015, it appears that Apple has finally stopped defying gravity and is running up against the unwritten “innovate... Read more

Jobs Board

*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
*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* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description:SalesSpecialist - Retail Customer Service and SalesTransform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.