The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2009-06-09T07:53:29Z Apple Releases Safari 4—The World’s Fastest & Most Innovative Browser 2009-06-09T07:53:29Z apple-releases-safari-4-the-world-s-fastest-amp-most-innovative-browser Apple Releases Safari 4—The World’s Fastest & Most Innovative BrowserSYDNEY, Australia—9 June 2009—Apple today released Safari 4, the world’s fastest and most innovative web browser. Available for Mac and Windows PCs and introduced as a beta in February of this year, Safari 4 features the Nitro engine which runs JavaScript up to 4.5 times faster than Safari 3.* Safari 4 makes browsing more intuitive and enjoyable with innovative features, such as Top Sites, Full History Search and Cover Flow and support for modern web standards like HTML 5 and advanced CSS Effects.“The successful beta release helped us fine tune Safari 4 into an even better, faster version that customers are going to love,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Safari is enjoyed by 70 million users worldwide and with its blazing fast speed, innovative features and support for modern web standards, it’s the best browser on any platform.”Safari 4 is built on the world’s most advanced browser technologies including the new Nitro JavaScript engine that executes JavaScript nearly eight times faster than IE 8 and more than four times faster than Firefox 3. Safari quickly loads HTML web pages more than three times faster than IE 8 and three times faster than Firefox 3.*Starting with the development of the open source WebKit browser engine, Apple has been leading the industry in defining and implementing innovative web standards. Safari 4 includes HTML 5 support for offline technologies and support for advanced CSS Effects, enabling an entirely new class of web applications that feature rich media, graphics and fonts. Safari 4 is the first browser to pass the Web Standards Project’s Acid3 test, which examines how well a browser adheres to CSS, JavaScript, XML and SVG standards that are specifically designed for dynamic web applications.Safari 4 includes Top Sites, for an incredible visual preview of frequently visited and favourite pages; Full History Search, to search through titles, web addresses and the complete text of recently viewed pages; and Cover Flow, to easily flip through web history or bookmarks. Other innovative features include Smart Address Fields for automatically completing web addresses from an easy to read list of suggestions; Search Fields, to fine tune searches with recommendations from Google Suggest or a list of recent searches; and Full Page Zoom, for a closer look at any website without degrading the quality of the site’s layout and text.In Mac OS X Snow Leopard™, available later this year, Safari runs as a 64-bit application, boosting the performance of the Nitro JavaScript engine by up to 50 percent.** Snow Leopard makes Safari more resistant to crashes by running plug-ins in a separate process, so even if a plug-in crashes, Safari continues to run and the user simply has to reload the affected page.Pricing & Availability Safari 4 is available for both Mac OS X and Windows as a free download at www.apple.com/au/safari. Safari 4 for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.7 or Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.11 and Security Update 2009-002, a minimum 256MB of memory and is designed to run on any Intel-based Mac or a Mac with a PowerPC G5, G4 or G3 processor and built-in FireWire. Safari 4 for Windows requires Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista, a minimum 256MB of memory and a system with at least a 500 MHz Intel Pentium processor. Full system requirements and more information on Safari 4 can be found atwww.apple.com/au/safari.*Performance will vary based on system configuration, network connection and other factors. All testing conducted on an iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system running Windows Vista, with 2GB of RAM. JavaScript benchmark based on the SunSpider JavaScript Performance test. HTML benchmark based on VeriTest’s iBench Version 5.0 using default settings.**Performance will vary based on system configuration, network connection and other factors. Testing conducted by Apple in May 2009 comparing prerelease Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6 with shipping Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.7. Testing was conducted on a shipping MacBook 2.0 GHz system and a shipping iMac 2.66 GHz system, both configured with 2GB of RAM. JavaScript benchmarks based on the SunSpider Performance test comparing Safari running in both 32-bit and 64-bit modes.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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.Press Contacts:John MarxApplejmarx@asia.apple.com(02) 8987 8399Fiona MartinApplefmartin@asia.apple.com(02) 8987 8230NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple’s PR website.Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, Safari, Cover Flow, Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger, FireWire, iMac and MacBook are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Apple Introduces Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard 2009-06-09T07:52:17Z apple-introduces-mac-os-x-server-snow-leopard Apple Introduces Mac OS X Server Snow LeopardSYDNEY, Australia—9 June 2009—Apple today unveiled a Developer Preview of Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard™, the next major release of the world’s easiest to use server operating system. Snow Leopard Server is a full 64-bit UNIX server operating system based on open standards that is up to twice as fast as its predecessor.* Snow Leopard Server includes innovative new features such as Podcast Producer 2, for automating the creation and publishing of podcasts and Mobile Access Server with secure access to firewall-protected network services for iPhone™ and Mac. Snow Leopard Server will ship in September 2009.“Snow Leopard Server is our best and fastest server operating system ever and unlimited client licenses make it an incredible value for any size business,” said Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “With easy to use new features like Podcast Producer 2 and Mobile Access Server, anyone can set up and manage its powerful services with just a few clicks.”Snow Leopard Server is a full 64-bit operating system designed to take advantage of multi-core processors and address massive amounts of memory, while remaining fully compatible with 32-bit applications. Up to twice as fast as its predecessor, Snow Leopard Server easily handles the most demanding server operations including web and application hosting, file sharing and mail.Podcast Producer 2 includes the new Podcast Composer application, which automates the entire production process, making it easy to create podcasts with a customised, consistent look and feel. With just a few clicks, Podcast Composer creates a workflow to add titles, transitions and effects, save to a desired format and share to wikis, blogs, iTunes, iTunes U, Final Cut Server or the new Podcast Library.The new Mobile Access Server is a convenient, easy way for iPhone and Mac users to access secured network services, including corporate websites, online business applications, email, calendars and contacts. Without requiring additional software, Mobile Access Server provides strong encryption and authentication between the user’s iPhone or Mac and a private network.Additional new features in Snow Leopard Server include: • Wiki Server 2, which improves its online collaboration with the ability to view wiki content on iPhone and preview attachments with Quick Look on any modern browser; • the new Address Book Server, based on the CardDAV open standard, which provides a central location for users to store and access personal contacts across multiple Macs and synchronised iPhones; • iCal Server 2, based on the CalDAV open standard, which includes web-based calendar access and the ability to view meeting invitations and details on iPhone using iPhone OS 3.0; • a new Mail Server engine that supports push email so users receive immediate access to new messages; • QuickTime X HTTP Live Streaming, which allows dynamic adjustment of movie playback quality to suit the available network speed; • NetRestore, a new feature in System Image Utility, that allows easy custom image restore over a network; and • iPhone Configuration Utility, which simplifies the setup of multiple iPhones with configuration information, security policies, mail settings and certificates needed to connect to and communicate with enterprise systems.Pricing & Availability Mac OS X Server version 10.6 Snow Leopard will be available in September 2009 through the Apple Store (www.apple.com/au/) and Apple Authorised Resellers and will include unlimited licenses for Mac, Windows and Linux clients. The Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Xserve system from Apple or an Apple Authorised Reseller between 8 June 2009 and the end of the program on 26 December 2009, for a product plus shipping and handling fee of AU$14.95 inc GST. Users must request their Up-To-Date upgrade within 90 days of purchase or by 26 December 2009 or whichever comes first. For more information please visitwww.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate. Snow Leopard Server can run on any Mac computer with an Intel processor, a minimum 2GB of RAM and at least 10GB of available disk space.*Performance claim based on testing conducted by Apple in May 2009 using a 2.93 GHz 8-core Xserve with 48GB RAM, a 4-port 4Gbps Fibre Channel adapter, a SmallTree 6-port gigabit ethernet adapter, a Promise VTrak E-class RAID array with dual controllers and 16 300GB 15K RPM SAS drives, running a shipping version of Leopard Server v10.5.7 and a prerelease version of Snow Leopard Server. Testing with Leopard Server v10.5.7 reported 19313 SPECsfs2008_cifs ops per second with an overall response time of 1.89 ms and 9189 SPECsfs2008_nfs.v3 ops per second with an overall response time of 2.18 ms. Testing with Snow Leopard Server reported 44347 SPECsfs2008_cifs ops per second with an overall response time of 1.89 ms and 18784 SPECsfs2008_nfs.v3 ops per second with an overall response time of 2.67 ms. Leopard Server v10.5.7 (SPECjbb2005 bops = 205,224, SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM = 51,306) and a prerelease version of Snow Leopard Server (SPECjbb2005 bops = 269,977, SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM = 67,494). SPEC and the benchmark names SPECjbb2005 and SPECsfs2008™ are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC); see www.spec.org for more information. For the latest SPECjbb2005 benchmark results, visit www.spec.org/osg/jbb2005. Competitive benchmark results stated here reflect internal Apple testing and were submitted to SPEC in May 2009. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of Xserve and Mac OS X 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. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.Press Contacts:John MarxApplejmarx@asia.apple.com(02) 8987 8399Fiona MartinApplefmartin@asia.apple.com(02) 8987 8230NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple’s PR website.Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, Snow Leopard, iPhone, iTunes, Final Cut, iCal, QuickTime, Apple Store, Xserve and Leopard are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Apple Unveils Mac OS X Snow Leopard 2009-06-09T07:48:37Z apple-unveils-mac-os-x-snow-leopard Apple Unveils Mac OS X Snow LeopardSYDNEY, Australia—9 June 2009—Apple today unveiled Mac OS X Snow Leopard™, an even more powerful and refined version of the world’s most advanced operating system and the foundation for future Mac innovation. Snow Leopard builds on a decade of OS X innovation and success with hundreds of refinements, new core technologies, out of the box support for Microsoft Exchange and new accessibility features. Snow Leopard will ship as an upgrade for Mac OS X Leopard users in September 2009.“We’ve built on the success of Leopard and created an even better experience for our users from installation to shutdown,” said Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Apple engineers have made hundreds of improvements so with Snow Leopard your system is going to feel faster, more responsive and even more reliable than before.”To create Snow Leopard, Apple engineers focused on perfecting the world’s most advanced operating system, refining 90 percent of the more than 1,000 projects in Mac OS X. Users will notice a more responsive Finder™; Mail that loads messages 85 percent faster and conducts searches up to 90 percent faster;* Time Machine with up to 50 percent faster initial backup;* a Dock with Expos integration; a 64-bit version of Safari 4 that boosts the performance of the Nitro JavaScript engine by up to 50 percent** and is resistant to crashes caused by plug-ins. Snow Leopard also includes an all new QuickTime X, with a redesigned player that allows users to easily view, record, trim and share video to YouTube, MobileMe™ or iTunes. Snow Leopard is half the size of the previous version and frees up to 6GB of drive space once installed.For the first time, system applications including Finder, Mail, iCal, iChat and Safari are 64-bit and Snow Leopard’s support for 64-bit processors makes use of large amounts of RAM, increases performance and improves security while remaining compatible with 32-bit applications. Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) provides a revolutionary new way for software to take advantage of multicore processors. GCD is integrated throughout Snow Leopard, from new system-wide APIs to high-level frameworks and programming language extensions, improving responsiveness across the system. OpenCL, a C-based open standard, allows developers to tap the incredible power of the graphics processing unit for tasks that go beyond graphics.Snow Leopard builds support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 right into Mac OS X Mail, Address Book and iCal so you can use these applications to send and receive email, create and respond to meeting invitations and search and manage your contacts with global address lists. Exchange information works seamlessly within Snow Leopard so users can take advantage of OS X only features such as fast Spotlight™ searches and Quick Look previews. Snow Leopard is the only desktop operating system with out of the box support for Exchange 2007 and businesses of any size will find it easier to integrate Macs into their organisation.Every Mac includes innovative features and technologies for users with special needs and Snow Leopard adds groundbreaking new features that make the Mac experience even more accessible to those with a vision impairment. Apple’s Multi-Touch™ trackpad is now integrated with the VoiceOver screen reader so users can hear and navigate different parts of a window or the desktop by moving a single finger around the trackpad as if it were the screen. Snow Leopard also introduces built-in support for wireless bluetooth braille displays and the connection of multiple braille displays simultaneously to one Mac.Pricing & Availability Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard will be available as an upgrade to Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard in September 2009 through the Apple Store (www.apple.com/au), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers. For Tiger users with an Intel-based Mac, the Mac Box Set includes Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife ’09 and iWork ’09. Details will be available at launch.The Mac OS X Snow Leopard Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorised Reseller between 8 June 2009 and the end of the program on 26 December 2009. Users must request their Up-To-Date upgrade within 90 days of purchase or by 26 December 2009, whichever comes first. For more information please visitwww.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate. Snow Leopard requires a minimum of 1GB of RAM and is designed to run on any Mac computer with an Intel processor. Full system requirements can be found atwww.apple.com/au/macosx/techspecs.*Testing conducted by Apple in May 2009 comparing prerelease Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6 with shipping Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.7 using shipping MacBook 2.0 GHz systems with 2GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (256MB) and shipping generation iMac 2.66 GHz systems with 2GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (256MB).**Testing conducted by Apple in May 2009 comparing 64-bit Safari 4 to 32-bit Safari 4 on prerelease Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6. Performance will vary based on system configuration, network connection and other factors. All testing conducted on an iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, with 2GB of RAM. JavaScript benchmark based on the SunSpider JavaScript Performance test.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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.Press Contacts:John MarxApplejmarx@asia.apple.com(02) 8987 8399Fiona MartinApplefmartin@asia.apple.com(02) 8987 8230NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple’s PR website.Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, Snow Leopard, Finder, Time Machine, Safari, QuickTime, MobileMe, iTunes, iCal, iChat, Spotlight, Multi-Touch, Apple Store, Tiger, iLife, iWork, MacBook and iMac are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family with New Models & Innovative Built-in Battery for Up to 40 Percent Longer Battery Life 2009-06-09T07:45:59Z apple-updates-macbook-pro-family-with-new-models-amp-innovative-built-in-battery-for-up-to-40-percent-longer-battery-life Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family with New Models & Innovative Built-in Battery for Up to 40 Percent Longer Battery LifeSYDNEY, Australia—9 June 2009—Apple today updated the aluminium unibody MacBook Pro line to include 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch models featuring Apple’s innovative built-in battery for up to 40 percent longer battery life. Each MacBook Pro includes an LED-backlit display with greater colour intensity, the innovative glass Multi-Touch™ trackpad, an illuminated keyboard, an SD card or ExpressCard slot, a FireWire 800 port and state of the art NVIDIA graphics. Starting at just A$1899 inc GST, the MacBook Pro line is more affordable than ever, with some models up to A$500 less than the previous generation. The industry’s greenest notebook lineup, every Mac notebook achieves EPEAT* Gold status and meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements, setting a new standard for environmentally friendly notebook design.“Across the line, all of our new MacBook Pro models now include Apple’s innovative built-in battery for up to seven hours of battery life, while staying just as thin and light as before,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Starting at just A$1899 inc GST, the aluminium unibody MacBook Pro is more affordable than ever and sets a new standard for environmentally friendly notebook design.”The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models include Apple’s innovative built-in notebook battery for up to seven hours of wireless productivity on a single charge without adding thickness, weight or cost. Using Adaptive Charging and advanced chemistry first introduced with the 17-inch MacBook Pro earlier this year, the built-in battery delivers up to 1,000 recharges before it reaches 80 percent of its original capacity—nearly three times the lifespan of conventional batteries.** The longer battery lifespan equals fewer depleted batteries and less waste.The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is a significant upgrade at a lower price than the original aluminium MacBook it replaces. With the same sleek and durable design popular with consumers, students and professionals, all 13-inch MacBook Pro models now include a seven hour built-in battery, an SD card slot, a FireWire 800 port, an illuminated keyboard and an improved LED-backlit display with 60 percent greater colour gamut. Featuring the powerful NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics processor, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is available in two models: one with a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive priced at A$1899 inc GST and another with a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive priced at A$2399 inc GST.The perfect balance of performance and portability, the 15-inch MacBook Pro now features a seven hour built-in battery, an SD card slot, an improved LED-backlit display with 60 percent greater colour gamut and 4GB of RAM across the line at an entry price $500 less than before. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is available in three models: a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 250GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics for a new entry price of A$2699 inc GST; a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 320GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT graphics for A$3199 inc GST; and a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 500GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT graphics for A$3699 inc GST.The 17-inch MacBook Pro, which includes an eight hour built-in battery, an ExpressCard slot, a brilliant LED-backlit display, 4GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT graphics, has been updated to include a faster 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a larger 500GB hard drive for A$3999 inc GST, which is A$500 less than before.All MacBook Pro systems feature Apple’s revolutionary aluminium unibody design and for the first time can be upgraded with up to 8GB of RAM and up to a 500GB hard drive or up to a 256GB solid state drive. The 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models can also be upgraded to a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. All MacBook Pro systems include a next generation, industry-standard Mini DisplayPort to connect with the 24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display.Apple today also updated the incredibly thin and light MacBook Air, making it more powerful and more affordable. Measuring just 0.41 to 1.90 cm thin and weighing just 1.36 kilograms, the MacBook Air is available in two models starting with the new entry price of A$2399 inc GST for a 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 120GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics and a 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 128GB solid state drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics for A$2799 inc GST.Every Mac notebook achieves EPEAT Gold status and meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements, setting a new standard for environmentally friendly notebook design. Each unibody enclosure is made of highly recyclable aluminium and comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. All MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models contain no brominated flame retardants and use internal cables and components that are PVC-free.Every MacBook Pro comes with Apple’s innovative iLife ’09 featuring iPhoto for managing photos, iMovie for making movies and GarageBand for creating and learning to play music. Every Mac also runs Leopard, the world’s most advanced operating system, featuring Time Machine, an effortless way to automatically back up everything on a Mac; Spaces, an intuitive feature used to create groups of applications and instantly switch between them; Mail with easy setup and elegant, personalised stationery; and iChat, the most advanced video chat.Pricing & Availability The new 13-inch MacBook Pro, 15-inch MacBook Pro, 17-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are now available through the Apple Store (www.apple.com.au), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers. Mac OS X Snow Leopard™ will be shipping in September 2009 and any new Mac system purchased without Snow Leopard from Apple or an Apple Authorised Reseller between 8 June 2009 and the end of the program on 26 December 2009, is eligible for the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Up-To-Date upgrade package available for a product plus shipping and handling fee of A$14.95 inc GST. Users must request their Up-To-Date upgrade within 90 days of purchase or by December 26, 2009 or whichever comes first. For more information please visit www.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate.The 2.26 GHz, 13-inch MacBook Pro, for a recommended retail price of A$1899 inc GST, includes: • 13.3-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1280 x 800 glossy display; • 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB shared L2 cache; • 1066 MHz front-side bus; • 2GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB; • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics; • 160GB serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor; • a slot-load 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVDR DL/DVDRW/CD-RW) optical drive; • Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately); • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; • Gigabit Ethernet port; • built-in iSight video camera; • two USB 2.0 ports; • one FireWire 800 port (FireWire 400 compatible); • SD card slot; • one audio line in/out port, supporting both optical digital and analog; • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard; • built-in, 58WHr lithium polymer battery; and • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.The 2.53 GHz, 13-inch MacBook Pro, for a recommended retail price of A$2399 inc GST, includes: • 13.3-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1280 x 800 glossy display; • 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB shared L2 cache; • 1066 MHz front-side bus; • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB; • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics; • 250GB serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor; • a slot-load 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVDR DL/DVDRW/CD-RW) optical drive; • Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately); • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; • Gigabit Ethernet port; • built-in iSight video camera; • two USB 2.0 ports; • one FireWire 800 port (FireWire 400 compatible); • SD card slot; • one audio line in/out port, supporting both optical digital and analog; • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard; • built-in, 58WHr lithium polymer battery; and • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.Build-to-order options for the MacBook include the ability to upgrade to 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, a 250GB 5400 rpm, 320GB 5400 rpm or 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive, a 128GB or 256GB solid state drive, Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (for 30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Apple USB Modem, Apple Remote, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare Protection Plan.The 2.53 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a recommended retail price of A$2699 inc GST, includes: • 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 glossy display; • 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB shared L2 cache; • 1066 MHz front-side bus; • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB; • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics; • 250GB serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor; • a slot-load 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVDR DL/DVDRW/CD-RW) optical drive; • Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately); • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; • Gigabit Ethernet port; • built-in iSight video camera; • two USB 2.0 ports; • one FireWire 800 port; • SD card slot; • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog; • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard; • built-in, 73WHr lithium polymer battery; and • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.The 2.66 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a recommended retail price of A$3199 inc GST, includes: • •15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 glossy display; • 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB shared L2 cache; • 1066 MHz front-side bus; • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB; • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics; • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics with 256MB GDDR3 video memory; • 320GB serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor; • a slot-load 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVDR DL/DVDRW/CD-RW) optical drive; • Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately); • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; • Gigabit Ethernet port; • built-in iSight video camera; • two USB 2.0 ports; • one FireWire 800 port; • SD card slot; • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog; • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard; • built-in, 73WHr lithium polymer battery; and • 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.The 2.8 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a recommended retail price of $3,699 inc GST, includes: • 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 glossy display; • 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 6MB shared L2 cache; • 1066 MHz front-side bus; • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB; • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics; • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics with 512MB GDDR3 video memory; • 500GB serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor; • a slot-load 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVDR DL/DVDRW/CD-RW) optical drive; • Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately); • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; • Gigabit Ethernet port; • built-in iSight video camera; • two USB 2.0 ports; • one FireWire 800 port; • SD card slot; • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog; • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard; • built-in, 73WHr lithium polymer battery; and • 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.Build-to-order options for the 15-inch MacBook Pro include a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the ability to upgrade to 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, a 320GB 5400 rpm, 320GB 7200 rpm, 500GB 5400 rpm or 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, a 128GB or 256GB solid state drive, Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (for 30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Apple USB Modem, Apple Remote, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare Protection Plan.The 2.8 GHz, 17-inch MacBook Pro, for a recommended retail price of A$3999 inc GST, includes: • 17-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1920 x 1200, glossy display; • 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 6MB shared L2 cache; • 1066 MHz front-side bus; • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB; • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics; • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics with 512MB GDDR3 video memory; • 500GB serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor; • a slot-load 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVDR DL/DVDRW/CD-RW) optical drive; • Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately); • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; • Gigabit Ethernet port; • built-in iSight video camera; • three USB 2.0 ports; • one FireWire 800 port (FireWire 400 compatible); • ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot; • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog; • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard; • built-in, 95WHr lithium polymer battery; and • 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.Build-to-order options for the 17-inch MacBook Pro include a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 8GB 1066 MHz DDR 3 memory, 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, a 128GB or 256GB solid state drive, anti-glare display for RRP A$80, Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (for 30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Apple Remote, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare Protection Plan.*EPEAT is an independent organisation that helps customers compare the environmental performance of notebooks and desktops. Products meeting all of the 23 required criteria and at least 75 percent of the optional criteria are recognized as EPEAT Gold products. The EPEAT program was conceived by the US EPA and is based on IEEE 1680 standard for Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products. For more information visit www.epeat.net.**A properly maintained MacBook Pro battery is designed to retain 80 percent or more of its original capacity during a lifespan of up to 1,000 recharge cycles. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. For more information visit www.apple.com/au/macbookpro/battery.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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.Press Contacts:John MarxApplejmarx@asia.apple.com(02) 8987 8399Fiona MartinApplefmartin@asia.apple.com(02) 8987 8230NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple’s PR website.Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, MacBook, Multi-Touch, FireWire, MacBook Air, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Leopard, Time Machine, Spaces, iChat, Apple Store, Snow Leopard, SuperDrive, AirPort Extreme, iSight, MagSafe and AppleCare are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Apple Announces the New iPhone 3G S - The Fastest, Most Powerful iPhone Yet 2009-06-08T14:00:00Z apple-announces-the-new-iphone-3g-s-the-fastest-most-powerful-iphone-yet Apple Announces the New iPhone 3G S - The Fastest, Most Powerful iPhone YetSYDNEY, Australia—9 June 2009 — Apple today introduced the new iPhone™ 3G S, the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including improved speed and performance—up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G—with longer battery life, a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control. iPhone 3G S includes the new iPhone OS 3.0, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 100 new features such as Cut, Copy and Paste, MMS*, Spotlight Search, landscape keyboard and more. iPhone 3G S customers get access to more than 50,000 applications from Apple’s revolutionary App Store, the largest application store in the world where customers have already downloaded over one billion apps. iPhone 3G S offers twice the capacity with a 16GB model and a new 32GB model.“iPhone 3G S is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet and we think people will love the incredible new features including autofocus camera, video recording and the freedom of voice control,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of World Wide Product Marketing. “iPhone 3G S offers incredible speed and performance, on average up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G, so you can render web pages quicker and launch applications faster. iPhone 3G S takes advantage of the OpenGL ES 2.0 standard for stunning high-quality 3D graphics, making mobile gaming and other graphic intense applications better than ever. iPhone 3G S is not only faster, but with longer battery life you can watch more videos, listen to more music, browse the Internet or keep using your favourite apps even longer. The new iPhone 3G S also supports 7.2 Mbps HSDPA for faster networking speeds.***iPhone 3G S features a new 3 megapixel autofocus camera that takes amazing pictures and video, making it easier than ever to capture, edit and share those moments instantly with family and friends. The new autofocus camera adjusts focus, exposure, color and contrast for the best possible image and includes an automatic macro focus for extra close up shots. With the new “tap to focus” feature, you simply touch the display to select an object or area of interest and the camera automatically re-adjusts focus and exposure. You can record incredible high-quality video clips and edit them right on your iPhone 3G S by simply trimming the start and stop points. With iPhone 3G S you can send photos and video by email or MMS and post them to MobileMe™ or YouTube with just one tap.The voice control feature in iPhone 3G S offers hands free operation for both iPhone and iPod functions. Simply speak the appropriate commands into the built-in microphone or headset microphone to dial by name or number. With voice control you can play your favourite music by artist, album or playlist and activate the Genius feature by saying “play more songs like this.” You can also tell iPhone to pause the music, play the next track, turn on shuffle or ask, “What’s playing right now?”iPhone 3G S features a new built-in digital compass for instant navigation.**** The Compass app shows you which way you are headed and rotates as you change direction. You can orient yourself to true north or magnetic north and iPhone’s built-in GPS automatically displays the coordinates of your current location. The new built-in digital compass is also integrated within Maps, so it automatically orients any map to the direction you are facing.iPhone 3G S provides new accessibility features including VoiceOver, a screen reader that speaks what appears on the iPhone 3G S display, enabling visually impaired users to make calls, read email, browse web pages, play music and run applications. The new universal Zoom function magnifies the entire screen and the White on Black feature reverses the colors on screen to provide higher contrast for people with low vision. iPhone 3G S also supports Mono Audio which combines left and right audio channels so that they can be heard in both earbuds for those with hearing loss in one ear.iPhone 3G S includes the new iPhone OS 3.0 software with more than 100 new features including: Cut, Copy and Paste; MMS; Spotlight Search to search across iPhone or within Mail, Contacts, Calendar and iPod; landscape keyboard for Mail, Messages, Notes and Safari; expanded parental controls for TV shows, movies and apps from the App Store; and the ability to capture and send audio recordings on the go with the new Voice Memo app. iPhone 3.0 software also includes a new Find My iPhone feature that works together with MobileMe so you can locate your lost iPhone on a map, send a message that will appear on the screen or play a sound to help you find it even if your phone is set to silent. If you cannot find your iPhone, you can erase all data and content on your iPhone with the new Remote Wipe feature. New iTunes features available with iPhone 3.0 software include wirelessly downloading movies, TV and audio programs as well as iTunes U so students can download learning materials on the go.iPhone 3G S gives users access to the revolutionary App Store, the largest application store in the world with more than 50,000 applications. The App Store allows developers to reach tens of millions of iPhone and iPod touch users around the world. To date, customers have downloaded more than one billion apps from the App Store. And with more than 1,000 new APIs available with the iPhone SDK, developers can create even more innovative applications using In-App Purchases, a new Maps API and Push Notifications.iPhone 3G S also features built-in Nike + iPod support making it an incredible workout companion. Users simply place the optional Nike + iPod sensor in their Nike + shoe to seamlessly connect with iPhone 3G S to track miles run or sync with the latest generation gym equipment.Pricing and AvailabilityiPhone 3G S will be available in Australia on 26 June with pricing available at launch. iPhone OS 3.0 software will be available on 17 June as a free software update via iTunes 8.2 or later for all iPhone customers. iPod touch customers will be able to purchase a software update for A$14.95. New MobileMe features for iPhone require iPhone OS 3.0. MobileMe is available for an annual subscription price of RRP A$119 inc GST. New MobileMe features for iPhone require iPhone OS 3.0. Details will be available at launch. iPhone 3G S will also be available in more than 80 countries in the coming weeks. For further information and availability visit www.apple.com/au/iphone.*MMS messaging is available only on iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S; fees may apply. MMS may not be available in all areas.****Compass reliability may be affected by usage conditions such as nearby magnetic fields.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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.Press Contacts:John MarxApplejmarx@asia.apple.com(02) 8987 8399Fiona MartinApplefmartin@asia.apple.com(02) 8987 8320Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, iPhone, MobileMe, iPod, Safari, iTunes and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. YouTube Coming to Apple TV 2007-05-31T00:49:16Z youtube-coming-to-apple-tv Apple today announced that it’s bringing the Internet’s most popular originally-created content from YouTube to the living room with Apple TV. Beginning in mid-June, Apple TV will wirelessly stream videos directly from YouTube and play them on a user’s widescreen TV. Using Apple TV’s elegant interface and simple Apple Remote, viewers can easily browse, find and watch free videos from YouTube in the comfort of their living room.“This is the first time users can easily browse, find and watch YouTube videos right from their living room couch, and it’s really, really fun,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “YouTube is a worldwide sensation, and Apple TV is bringing it directly from the Internet onto the widescreen TV in your living room.”Thousands of the most current and popular YouTube videos will be available on Apple TV at launch in mid-June, with YouTube adding thousands more each week until the full YouTube catalogue is available this spring. With Apple TV’s stunning interface and simple Apple Remote, users can easily navigate through YouTube’s familiar video browsing categories or search for specific videos. YouTube members can also log-in to their YouTube accounts on Apple TV to view and save their favourite videos.Apple TV seamlessly integrates with iTunes to wirelessly play a user’s favourite content from a PC or Mac on their widescreen TV, including videos, music, photos and podcasts. Apple TV users can choose from over four million songs; 7,000 music videos; 100,000 podcasts; and 23,000 audiobooks from the iTunes Store (www.apple.com/au/itunes). Users can enjoy their favourite music on a home entertainment system and view slideshows of their photo albums on a widescreen TV.Apple today also announced that it is offering a new Apple TV build-to-order option with a 160GB hard drive. The new larger hard drive offers four times the storage for up to 200 hours of video, 36,000 songs, 25,000 photos or a combination of each.* Apple TV is easy to connect to a broad range of widescreen TVs and home theatre systems and comes standard with HDMI, component video, analogue and optical audio ports. Using high-speed AirPort 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking, Apple TV can auto-sync content from one computer or stream content from up to five additional computers right to a TV without any wires.**Pricing & AvailabilityApple TV, which includes the Apple Remote, is available through the Apple Store (www.apple.com/au) and Apple Authorised Resellers for a recommended retail price of A$449 inc GST. Apple TV with a 160GB hard drive can be ordered today with a RRP of A$579 inc GST. The YouTube feature for Apple TV will be available as a free software update in mid-June.Apple TV requires iTunes 7.1 or later running on a Mac with Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or later, or a Windows PC with Windows XP Home/Professional (SP2). An 802.11b/g/n wireless network using AirPort, AirPort Extreme or 10/100 Base-T Ethernet networking is required. Internet access is required and a broadband connection is recommended, fees may apply. Apple TV requires an enhanced definition or high-definition widescreen TV. iPod games will not play on Apple TV.*Video playback based on 640x480 iTunes video content. Music capacity based on four minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding. Photo capacity based on Apple TV viewable photos transferred from iTunes. Actual capacity varies by content.**Based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification. Compatible with 802.11b/g/n, wireless video streaming requires an 802.11g/n network.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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and will enter the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone. Apple Launches iTunes Plus 2007-05-31T00:41:26Z apple-launches-itunes-plus Apple today launched iTunes Plus - DRM-free music tracks featuring high quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio quality virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings - for just RRP A$2.19 inc GST per song. iTunes Plus is launching with EMI’s digital catalogue of outstanding recordings, including singles and albums from Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra, Joss Stone, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane and more than a dozen of Paul McCartney’s classic albums available on iTunes for the first time.iTunes will continue to offer its entire catalogue, currently over four million songs, in the same versions as today—128 kbps AAC encoding with DRM—at the same price of RRP A$1.69 inc GST per song, alongside the higher quality iTunes Plus versions when available. In addition, iTunes customers can now easily upgrade their library of previously purchased EMI content to iTunes Plus tracks for just RRP A$0.50 cents a song and RRP A$5.10 for most albums.“Our customers are very excited about the freedom and amazing sound quality of iTunes Plus,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We expect more than half of the songs on iTunes will be offered in iTunes Plus versions by the end of this year.”“This is a tremendous milestone for digital music,” said Eric Nicoli, CEO of EMI Group. “Consumers are going to love listening to higher quality iTunes Plus tracks from their favorite EMI artists with no usage restrictions.”With the release of iTunes Plus, customers can now download tracks from their favourite EMI artists without limitations on the type of music player or number of computers that purchased songs can be played on. iTunes is also offering customers a simple, one-click option to easily upgrade their library of previously purchased EMI content to the iTunes Plus versions. EMI music videos are now also available in iTunes Plus versions with no change in price. iTunes Plus songs purchased from the iTunes Store will play on all iPods, Mac or Windows computers, widescreen TVs with Apple TV and as well as many other digital music players.The iTunes Store features the world’s largest catalogue with over four million songs, 7,000 music videos, 100,000 podcasts and 23,000 audiobooks. The iTunes Store has sold over 2.5 billion songs making it the world’s most popular online music store.With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod and the ability to turn previously purchased songs into completed albums at a reduced price, the iTunes Store is the best way for PC and Mac users to legally discover, purchase and download music and video online.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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and will enter the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone. Apple Updates Popular MacBook 2007-05-16T01:04:41Z apple-updates-popular-macbook Apple today updated its MacBook consumer notebooks with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 1GB of memory and larger hard drives in every model. The MacBook is just one-inch (2.54 cm) thin and features built-in 802.11n wireless networking for up to five times the performance and twice the range of 802.11g.* Every MacBook also includes a built-in iSight video camera for on-the-go video conferencing, Apple’s MagSafe Power Adapter that safely disconnects when under strain, and iLife ‘06, Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications."The MacBook is a huge hit with customers, and is one of the reasons that Mac sales are growing three times faster than PC sales," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "The new MacBook is faster, has even more memory and storage, and is an ideal notebook for customers’ growing library of digital music, photos and movies."Featuring a gorgeous 13-inch glossy widescreen display, the one-inch thin MacBook comes in three models: sleek white 2.0 GHz and 2.16 GHz MacBook models, and a stunning black 2.16 GHz MacBook model. The MacBook includes a built-in iSight video camera for video chatting on-the-go with friends or family using iChat AV,** recording a video podcast or iMovie using iLife ‘06, or taking fun snapshots with Photo Booth. Designed for the mobile lifestyle, the MacBook includes Apple’s MagSafe Power Adapter that magnetically connects the power cord to the MacBook and safely disconnects when under strain, and the latest generation of 802.11n wireless networking for up to five times the performance and twice the range of 802.11g.The MacBook comes with iLife ‘06, the next generation of Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications featuring iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand and iWeb. The MacBook also comes with the latest release of the world’s most advanced operating system, Mac OS X version 10.4.9 Tiger, including Safari, Mail, iCal, iChat AV, Front Row and Photo Booth.Pricing & AvailabilityThe new MacBook is available immediately through the Apple Store (www.apple.com/au) and Apple Authorised Resellers.The 2.0 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of A$1,599 inc GST, includes:• 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;• 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;• 667 MHz front-side bus;• 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;• 80GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;• a slot-load Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;• Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;• Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);• built-in iSight video camera;• Gigabit Ethernet port;• built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;• two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;• one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;• Scrolling TrackPad;• the infrared Apple Remote; and• 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.The 2.16 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of A$1,899 inc GST, includes:• 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;• 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;• 667 MHz front-side bus;• 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;• 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;• a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;• Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;• Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);• built-in iSight video camera;• Gigabit Ethernet port;• built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;• two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;• one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;• Scrolling TrackPad;• the infrared Apple Remote; and• 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.The 2.16 GHz, 13-inch black MacBook, for a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of A$2,199 inc GST, includes:• 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;• 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;• 667 MHz front-side bus;• 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;• 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;• a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;• Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;• Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);• built-in iSight video camera;• Gigabit Ethernet port;• built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;• two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;• one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;• Scrolling TrackPad;• the infrared Apple Remote; and• 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.Additional build-to-order options for the MacBook include the ability to upgrade to 120GB or 160GB (5400 rpm) or a 200GB (4200 rpm) hard drive, up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, Apple USB Modem, Apple Mini-DVI to DVI adapter, Apple Mini-DVI to VGA adapter, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare Protection Plan. Additional build-to-order options also include pre-installed copies of iWork ‘06, Logic Express 7, Final Cut Express HD 3.5 and Aperture 1.5.*AirPort Extreme is based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification. Actual performance will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network and other factors.**iChat AV and video-conferencing require broadband internet connection; fees may apply.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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and will enter the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone. iTunes Offers Exclusive Pre-Order of New Paul McCartney Album 2007-05-15T17:30:10Z itunes-offers-exclusive-pre-order-of-new-paul-mccartney-album-memory-almost-full-complete-catalog-of-25-solo-albums-coming-to-itunes-this-month Apple today announced that thirteen-time Grammy award winner Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full" is available for digital pre-order beginning today exclusively on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com.au). Additionally, Paul McCartney's full catalogue of 25 solo albums will be available for the first time digitally on iTunes later this month.“Paul McCartney is one of the greatest musicians of all time, and we're extremely excited to offer his first digitally distributed album on iTunes," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO."’Memory Almost Full’ is a very personal album for me, and I'm thrilled to let fans experience it in a whole new way,” said Paul McCartney. “There’s no better time to make this music available through iTunes.”"Memory Almost Full", McCartney's latest solo album, will be generally available for purchase on 6th June, 2007 and represents the first global release by Hear Music, the newly formed record label from Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Music Group.The iTunes Store features the world’s largest catalogue with over three million songs, 2,000 music videos, 100,000 podcasts and 20,000 audiobooks. The iTunes Store has sold over 2.5 billion songs, making it the world’s most popular online music store.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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and will enter the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone. Apple Introduces Final Cut Server 2007-04-16T06:31:41Z apple-introduces-final-cut-server Apple today introduced Final Cut Server, a powerful new server application that works seamlessly with Final Cut Studio 2 to provide media asset management and workflow automation for post production and broadcast professionals. A scaleable server application that supports workgroups of any size, Final Cut Server includes a cross-platform client that enables content browsing, review and approval from within a studio or over the Internet. Final Cut Server automatically catalogues large collections of assets and enables searching across multiple volumes via an intuitive user interface. Final Cut Server is designed to manage the flow of work, as assets and projects move from producer to editor to artist through the entire production process.“Final Cut Server’s powerful media asset management capabilities simplify managing the thousands of assets that make up a typical edit,” said Rob Schoeben, Apple’s vice president of Applications Product Marketing. “And Final Cut Server’s sophisticated workflow automation tools ensure projects flow smoothly through an organisation, enabling everyone to be more productive.”“Apple has done it again—they’ve taken media asset management, simplified it and made it affordable, and most importantly, it works right out of the box,” said Jeffrey Birch, vice president, Engineering, CBS Television Stations.Final Cut Server automatically catalogues content, generating thumbnails and low resolution clip proxies in the process. Broad search capabilities extend from simple keywords to complex combinations of IPTC, XMP and XML metadata. Final Cut Server can configure a range of highly specific access controls that define user permissions on an asset or project basis.Final Cut Server includes customisable templates that manage the flow of work typically found in broadcast, post and education environments. Sophisticated watch-and-respond systems can be configured to track the progress of assets, alert editors as projects move through the production pipeline and automatically notify producers by email when a project is ready for evaluation. In addition, location-independent review and approval tools enable clients to view, annotate and approve content from anywhere.Final Cut Server includes a time-saving shot selection and editing tool that supports drag and drop integration with Final Cut Pro 6 projects. An offline/online workflow enables editors to work with HD proxies in the field on a MacBook Pro. Final Cut Server integrates directly with Compressor 3 for delivery and provides pristine format conversions for publishing to broadcast television, web, iPod, Apple TV, DVD and mobile phones.Pricing & AvailabilityFinal Cut Server is expected to be available this winter through the Apple Store (www.apple.com.au) and Apple Authorised Resellers for a recommended retail price of A$1,299 inc GST for one server and 10 concurrent client licenses, and RRP A$2,699 inc GST for one server and unlimited client licenses. Full system requirements and more information on Final Cut Server can be found at www.apple.com.au/finalcutserver.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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and will enter the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone. Apple Unveils Final Cut Studio 2 2007-04-16T06:24:06Z apple-unveils-final-cut-studio-2 Apple today unveiled Final Cut Studio 2, a significant upgrade to the industry’s leading video production suite that delivers new creative tools designed expressly for editors. Final Cut Studio 2 includes Final Cut Pro 6, which introduces Apple’s ProRes 422 format for uncompressed HD quality at SD file sizes and support for mixed video formats and frame rates in a single Timeline; Motion 3 featuring an intuitive 3D environment, paint and new behaviours; Soundtrack Pro 2 with dozens of innovative tools for multitrack editing, surround mixing and conforming sound to picture; Compressor 3 delivering powerful batch encoding for multiple formats with a single click; and DVD Studio Pro 4.2 for SD and HD DVD authoring. Final Cut Studio 2 also introduces Color, a professional colour grading and finishing application for ensuring consistent colour and creating signature looks.“Final Cut Studio 2 was specifically designed to enable the rapidly growing community of over 800,000 Final Cut editors worldwide to animate, mix, grade and deliver their work as a natural extension of the editorial process,” said Rob Schoeben, Apple’s vice president of Applications Product Marketing. “Final Cut Studio 2 is the most powerful production suite on the planet.”At the core of Final Cut Studio 2 is Final Cut Pro 6, the latest version of Apple’s Emmy award-winning editing software which includes a new Open Format Timeline that lets editors mix and match virtually any video format and frame-rate in a single Timeline without transcoding. ProRes 422, a new full raster, 10-bit 4:2:2 post production format produces stunning HD quality at SD file sizes, making it ideal for working efficiently across a SAN or on a MacBook Pro in the field. Companies including Panasonic, Sony and RED are embracing ProRes 422 as they continue to innovate on the next generation of cameras. Final Cut Pro 6 also includes optical flow based SmoothCam technology to remove unwanted or jarring camera movement with simple, easy-to-use tools. Deep integration with Motion includes the ability to edit Motion templates with video drop zones and editable text fields directly in Final Cut Pro.New to Final Cut Studio is Color, which puts a logical task-based colour grading and finishing workflow in the hands of every Final Cut Pro editor. The primaries in Color include advanced colour correction tools such as gamma, lift and gain adjustments, as well as custom R, G, B and luma curves, and the secondaries provide the ability to isolate specific areas of an image with soft-edged mattes and custom-shaped vignettes, which can be tracked with ease. Professional scopes provide precise monitoring of chrominance and luminance values via waveforms, histograms and new 3D scopes. Color includes over 20 signature looks which can be customised to create a unique mood for any given project, and offers a seamless roundtrip workflow where projects can be sent from Final Cut Pro 6 directly to Color for grading, finishing and final rendering with 32-bit float 4:4:4 image processing.Motion 3, the latest version of Apple’s groundbreaking motion graphics software, takes all the familiar Motion tools and extends them to a 3D environment. New camera behaviours add depth and realism with drag-and-drop simplicity. Vector based paint tools allow editors to easily create brushes with colour, particles, video or pictures. A simple, yet highly precise match moving tool automatically maps any image or effect to the path of any other object. New retiming behaviours enable editors to slip and slide retiming effects on the Timeline without keyframes, while new audio behaviours allow users to easily create animations that respond to soundtrack volume and frequency. Motion 3 includes over 1500 new design elements including professional stock imagery, beautifully animated line drawings and stunning vector artwork.Soundtrack Pro 2, a brand new version of the audio editing application in Final Cut Studio 2, features powerful new multitrack editing and recording tools in a streamlined interface that simplifies every aspect of the audio post production process. Soundtrack Pro 2 introduces a breakthrough heads up spotting display that lets editors precisely align effects and dialogue with picture. Advanced take management tools enable editors to quickly combine pieces of the best takes to craft seamless performances. Stereo and surround mixing tools enable users to create 5.1 and stereo mixes in the same project, saving time and eliminating costly errors. Editors can work with a royalty-free library of over 5,000 professionally produced foley and sound effects, including over 1,000 surround sound effects and evocative multi-channel music tracks. A powerful new Conform tool enables users to synchronize and track changes between picture and sound editorial.Compressor 3, the latest version of Apple’s industrial strength encoding tool, comes with a new streamlined interface and simplified workflows that make encoding and delivering in multiple formats easier and more efficient than ever. Powerful batch processing and job chaining capabilities enable editors to create pristine quality output for a wide range of delivery formats with a single click. Compressor 3 extends support for industry-standard codecs such as MPEG-2 and H.264 to include new drag-and-drop presets for delivery to broadcast television, web, iPod, Apple TV, DVD and mobile phones. Dynamic filters applied during pre-processing now support timecode overlays, audio/video fade in and out, and animated watermarks that can be applied directly from Motion projects.Apple today also introduced Final Cut Server, a powerful new server application that works seamlessly with Final Cut Studio 2 to provide media asset management and workflow automation for post production and broadcast professionals.Pricing & AvailabilityFinal Cut Studio 2 is expected to be available in May through the Apple Store (www.apple.com.au) and Apple Authorised Resellers for a recommended retail price of A$1,699 inc GST. Registered users of the current version of Final Cut Studio can upgrade for A$649 inc GST and registered users from any previous version of Final Cut Pro can upgrade for A$899 inc GST. Full system requirements and more information on Final Cut Studio 2 can be found at www.apple.com.au/finalcutstudio.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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and will enter the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone. iTunes Introduces Complete My Album 2007-03-30T13:16:00Z itunes-introduces-complete-my-album Apple today announced Complete My Album, a groundbreaking new iTunes service that allows customers to turn their individual tracks into a complete album at a reduced price by giving them a full Recommended Retail Price A$1.69 inc GST credit for every track they have previously purchased from that album.“Music fans can now round out their music collections by upgrading their singles into complete albums with just one click, and get full credit for those songs they have previously purchased from iTunes,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “Complete My Album is a wonderful new way that iTunes helps customers grow and enjoy their music collections.”“iTunes continues to revolutionise the digital music industry by offering music fans innovative ways to explore and enjoy new music,” said Thomas Hesse, president, Global Digital Business and US Sales, Sony BMG Music Entertainment. “With Complete My Album, iTunes is giving music fans the best of both worlds—the ability to discover great new music by buying just the single and a credit toward the purchase of the complete album.”Complete My Album offers customers up to 180 days after first purchasing individual songs from any qualifying album to purchase the rest of that album at a reduced price. When users buy any song on iTunes the corresponding album will immediately appear on their personalised Complete My Album page with the reduced price listed. For example, a user who’s already purchased three A$1.69 singles and decides to buy the corresponding A$16.99 album would be able to download the remaining songs to complete the album for just A$11.92, without having to buy the singles again.With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod, groundbreaking personal use rights and the ability to turn previously purchased songs into complete albums at a reduced price, the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com/au) is the best way for PC and Mac users to legally discover, purchase and download music and video online.The iTunes Store features the world’s largest catalogue with over three million songs, 2,000 music videos, 100,000 podcasts and 20,000 audiobooks. The iTunes Store has sold over two billion songs, making it the world’s most popular online music store.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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and will enter the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone. iPod shuffle Now Available in Five Brilliant Colours 2007-01-31T00:00:00Z ipod-shuffle-now-available-in-five-brilliant-colours Apple today announced that the world’s most wearable digital music player is now available in five brilliant colours: blue, pink, green, orange and the original silver. A hit with customers since its initial shipment three months ago, iPod shuffle is just eight cubic centimetres in volume, weighs just 14 grams and features a stunning aluminium design with a built-in clip, making it the most wearable iPod ever. Based on Apple’s pioneering shuffle feature which lets music fans enjoy a continuous mix of their favourite songs anywhere they go, iPod shuffle contains one gigabyte of flash memory, holds up to 240 songs and is available in all five colors for just Recommended Retail Price (RRP) $119 inc GST.“iPod shuffle is the world’s most wearable digital music player,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing. “Music fans can now choose iPod shuffle in one of five brilliant colours, or they can buy one of each.”iPod shuffle features up to 12 hours of battery life* and lets users shuffle their songs to listen to them in a random order or simply flip a switch to listen to their songs in order, such as when listening to a new album.Users connect iPod shuffle to their PC or Mac with the included dock, and iTunes’ innovative AutoFill feature automatically syncs the perfect number of songs from their music library. Seamless integration with iTunes 7 and the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com.au/itunes/) allows customers to choose from a selection of over two million songs from the world’s most popular digital music store.With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Store is the best way for PC and Mac users to legally discover, purchase and download music and video online.Pricing & AvailabilityThe new iPod shuffle is available immediately worldwide through the Apple Store (www.apple.com.au) and Apple Authorised Resellers for RRP A$119 inc GST. iPod shuffle includes an iPod shuffle dock and earbuds.iPod shuffle requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port and Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or later and iTunes 7.0.2 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4), Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 2) and iTunes 7.0.2 or later. Internet access is required and a broadband connection is recommended.*Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/au/batteries for more information. Music capacity is based on four minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; actual capacity varies by content.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 store. Apple TV Coming to Your Living Room 2007-01-09T22:00:00Z apple-tv-coming-to-your-living-room Apple® today premiered Apple TV™, an easy to use and fun way to wirelessly play all your favourite iTunes® content from your Mac® or PC on your widescreen TV, including home movies, music, photos and podcasts. Using Apple TV’s stunning new interface, anyone can quickly browse and view their entire collection of digital media from across the room using the simple and intuitive Apple Remote. Apple TV easily connects to almost all modern widescreen televisions, and will be shipping in February for just AUS $449 inc GST RRP.Apple TV has a 40GB hard drive to store up to 50 hours of video, 9,000 songs, 25,000 photos or a combination of each and is capable of delivering high-definition 720p output.* Apple TV is easy to connect to a broad range of widescreen TVs and home theater systems and comes standard with HDMI, component video, analog and optical audio ports. Using high-speed AirPort® 802.11** wireless networking, Apple TV can auto-sync content from one computer or stream content from up to five additional computers right to your TV without any wires.***The seamless integration of Apple TV and iTunes lets users choose from over three million songs, 2,000 music videos, 100,000 podcasts and 16,000 audiobooks. Users can enjoy their favourite music on a home entertainment system and view slideshows of their photo albums on a widescreen TV. Apple TV makes it easy for users to explore their entire media collection with an easy to use and intuitive new interface. With the Apple Remote, consumers can easily browse through their favourite home movies, music and photos from up to 9 metres away.Pricing & AvailabilityApple TV, which includes the Apple Remote, will be shipping in February through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com.au) and Apple Authorised Resellers for AUS $449 RRP.Apple TV requires iTunes 7 or later running on a Mac with Mac OS® X version 10.3.9 or later, or a Windows PC with Windows XP Home/Professional (SP2). An 802.11b/g/n wireless network using AirPort, AirPort Extreme® or 10/100 Base-T Ethernet networking required. Internet access is required and a broadband connection is recommended. Apple TV requires an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TV. iPod® games will not play on Apple TV. iTunes is available in the US and select countries.*Video playback based on 640x480 iTunes video content. Music capacity based on four minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding. Photo capacity based on Apple TV viewable photos transferred from iTunes. Actual capacity varies by content.**Compatible with 802.11b/g/n. Based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification.***Wireless video streaming requires an 802.11g/n network.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 store.© 2007 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, iTunes, Mac, Apple TV, AirPort, Apple Store, AirPort Extreme and iPod are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Apple Introduces New AirPort Extreme with 802.11n 2007-01-09T22:00:00Z apple-introduces-new-airport-extreme-with-802-11n Apple® today introduced the new AirPort Extreme®, a simple and elegant wireless networking solution delivering up to five times the performance and twice the range of the previous AirPort Extreme. Based on 802.11n,* AirPort Extreme extends a wireless network to even more areas in a home or office and makes streaming digital content and transferring large files faster and easier. The new AirPort Extreme Base Station features a sleek, new design with connections for networked computers, printers and a USB hard drive to quickly and easily share files or back up valuable data and content.“The new Airport Extreme is the most powerful and easy to use Wi-Fi base station that we have ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With five times the performance and twice the range, now you can transfer bigger files faster and get access to the Internet and your favorite digital media from many areas in your house you couldn’t reach before.”Using MIMO (Multiple In Multiple Out) smart antennas and 802.11n technology, AirPort Extreme now delivers greater data throughput and extends the reach of wireless connectivity to more areas of the home, business or school. With the ability to operate in either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz wireless frequencies, AirPort Extreme also reduces the possibility of interference from appliances and cordless phones that operate in the 2.4 GHz frequency. AirPort Extreme is backward compatible with Macs and PCs using previous generation 802.11b/g wireless technologies.The AirPort Extreme Base Station features a simple, new design that is just 16.5 cm square and 3.3 cm tall, and a built-in USB port allows users to print wirelessly to a USB printer or turn any external USB hard drive into a shared drive so they can share files or backup valuable data from multiple computers on a network. New AirPort Utility software included with every AirPort Extreme makes it very easy to set up a secure, wireless network for up to 50 simultaneous users within minutes. Users can also set security restrictions, including Internet access limits on their childrens’ computers.The AirPort Extreme Base Station also includes:• 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;• MIMO (Multiple In Multiple Out) smart antennas;• dual-band antennas for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies;• three 10/100 Ethernet LAN ports;• one 10/100 Ethernet WAN port;• one USB port;• Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA-2), 128-bit WEP encryption; and• a built-in NAT firewall.Pricing & AvailabilityThe new AirPort Extreme Base Station will be available in February through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com.au) and Apple Authorised Resellers for a suggested retail price of AU$259 RRP. Nearly all currently shipping Macs** support 802.11n when updated with 802.11n Enabler software, which ships with the AirPort Extreme Base Station.*The AirPort Extreme Base Station is based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification and is compatible with IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g. Achieving the fastest data rates requires that all users have an 802.11n-enabled computer. Actual performance will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network and other factors.**All Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Xeon Macs except the entry 17-inch iMac® with 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor support the 802.11n technology.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 store.-30-© 2007 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, AirPort Extreme, Apple Store and iMac are trademarks of Apple. 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