Apple’s .Mac Subscribers Top 100,000
CUPERTINO, California—September 17, 2002—Apple® today announced that more than 100,000 Mac® users have subscribed to the company’s .Mac suite of Internet services and software since it was launched in July. .Mac includes 100MB of Internet storage, seamlessly integrated into the Mac® OS X Finder™; Internet hosting for personalized homepages; iPhoto™ digital photo albums and iCal calendars; email service with IMAP, POP and web-based access; and antivirus and backup software.
“We’re thrilled to have more than 100,000 .Mac subscribers so quickly,” said Sina Tamaddon, Apple’s senior vice president of Applications. “We’re getting over 1,000 new .Mac subscribers every day, which is proof that many of our users want to seamlessly extend their digital lives onto the Internet.”
.Mac is available as a subscription-based service for $99.95 (US) per year. iTools members as of midnight, July 16, 2002, are receiving a special introductory price of $49.95 (US) for the first year if they subscribe before September 30, 2002, when the iTools service will be discontinued. New Macintosh® customers can sign up for a free, 60-day .Mac trial at www.mac.com. .Mac will be available through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.
.Mac requires Mac OS X version 10.1.3 or later, 128MB SDRAM, internal CD-RW or DVD-R drive (to create CD or DVD backups), and Netscape 4.7 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later. .Mac Slides, Backup v.1.2 and iCal require Mac OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar.” The Virex anti-virus software, Mac.com email, iDisk, HomePage and iCards features of .Mac can also be accessed using Mac OS 9.
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