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APPLE ANNOUNCES NEW STYLEWRITER II PERSONAL PRINTER AND GRAYSHARE PRINTER SOFTWARE

 SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL) today introduced the Apple StyleWriter II personal printer, a new version of its best-selling Apple StyleWriter significantly redesigned to give users new features that enhance print quality, performance and convenience. These features include GrayShare software, an improved industrial design, and versatile paper-handling capabilities.
 The StyleWriter II offers 360 dots-per-inch (dpi) laser-quality printing, a compact size and a competitive price. In addition, it is twice as fast as the original StyleWriter and ships with Apple's new GrayShare printer software. GrayShare provides enhanced grayscale printing and the ability to share individual printers from Apple, like the StyleWriter II, over a network. The StyleWriter II has a suggested retail price of $359 in the United States, and is available immediately worldwide.
 "We expect the StyleWriter II to be a big hit with Macintosh users in homes, schools and small businesses where good value is more important than ever," said John Moon, Apple's vice president of Imaging Products. "Its affordable price and high-quality output will convert scores of new customers to the benefits of laser-quality printing."
 GrayShare Software
 GrayShare is new printer software that gives the StyleWriter II advanced grayscale printing capabilities and also allows it to be shared among users over an AppleTalk, TokenTalk or EtherTalk network. With GrayShare, the StyleWriter II can print more than 100 shades of gray -- adding a more realistic quality to monochrome images, something previously achieved only on more expensive and sophisticated laser printers. GrayShare also allows the StyleWriter II to print twice as fast as the original StyleWriter -- up to two-pages-per-minute. And users can take advantage of background printing, a capability that lets them continue working on their computer as soon as a document is sent to be printed.
 The StyleWriter II features 360 dpi resolution -- the best laser quality available among ink jet printers. It also includes 39 scalable TrueType fonts, offering users the flexibility to print high-quality text in a wide range of styles and sizes.
 Improved Design
 The StyleWriter II has the small footprint as the original -- about half the size of competing models -- but in a significantly redesigned case. An all-in-one design combines the sheet feeder, print engine and power supply. This compact, sturdy and reliable printer fits easily on the desktop, making it convenient for customers such as home users, students or small business users, who have limited work space.
 More Versatile Paper Handling
 The new StyleWriter II design also allows more versatile paper handling. The paper tray capacity has been doubled to accommodate up to 100 sheets of paper -- including legal size -- and it can hold and print up to 15 envelopes automatically.
 System Requirements, Pricing and Availability
 The StyleWriter II personal printer requires System 6.0.7 (with TrueType software extension) or any version of System 7. It ships with GrayShare software and is compatible with any Macintosh computer that has 1megabyte (MB) of RAM and a hard drive. For best performance, Apple recommends using at least 2MB of RAM when running System 6.0.7 and at least 4MB of RAM when running System 7 or greater. The StyleWriter II carries a suggested retail price of $359 (U.S.). It is currently available worldwide through authorized Apple resellers. Pricing may vary outside the United States.
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, StyleWriter, AppleTalk, TokenTalk, and EtherTalk are registered trademarks; and GrayShare, QuickDraw, and TrueType are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Kate Paisley of Apple Computer, 408-974-5453/
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