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APPLE ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE AVAILABILITY OF SYSTEM 7 PRO AND A SPECIAL POWERTALK PROMOTIONAL OFFER

 SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ --
 Worldwide Availability:
 The AppleSoft Division of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL) today announced the availability of localized versions of System 7 Pro in International English, British, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Swiss German, Swiss French, and Catalan.
 System 7 Pro is Apple Computer's newest system software that incorporates three industry-leading technologies PP PowerTalk, AppleScript and QuickTime -- making it even easier for Macintosh users to work with others and to create custom computing solutions. PowerTalk is a personal communication software based on the Apple Open Collaboration Environment (AOCE), a technology framework for providing collaboration services to users of personal computers. AppleScript provides System 7 Pro with a system-level scripting capability for automating routine tasks. QuickTime is Apple's award- winning software for creating and playing dynamic data -- such as sound, video and animation -- on a personal computer.
 Special PowerTalk Promotional Offer with StarNine: StarNine Mail-Link Internet for PowerTalk is now available, providing LAN-based Internet access to all System 7 Pro PowerTalk users. This PowerTalk personal gateway will let users receive all their Internet mail directly into the PowerTalk universal mailbox. Apple and StarNine are pleased to announce a special offer price of $29 through March 1994 in the United States and Canada.
 Significance:
 The localized versions of System 7 Pro makes the AOCE technology available to more people to simplify their communications and to implement team-oriented collaboration solutions. The promotional offer with StarNine Technologies demonstrates Apple's commitment to work with partners to provide connectivity products for System 7 Pro PowerTalk users.
 Availability, Pricing and System Requirement:
 The suggested retail price for a single-user product, the System 7 Pro Upgrade Kit, is $149 (U.S.), and the suggested retail price for the 10-user product, the System 7 Pro MultiPack is $999 (U.S.). The System 7 Pro Personal Upgrade Kit is now available in International English, British, and Spanish. Apple plans to make it available in French, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Swiss German, Swiss French and Catalan by Jan. 15, 1994. The MultiPack is expected to be available in February 1994 in the above languages. For information on how to purchase System 7 Pro outside the United States contact your local Apple office.
 Mail-Link Internet for PowerTalk is available now for a special offer price of $29 through March 1994. To order, call StarNine Technologies at 510-649-4949 or send in the coupon enclosed in specially marked boxes of System 7 Pro.
 A Macintosh computer system with a minimum of 5MB of RAM is recommended to install System 7 Pro.
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks and AOCE, AppleScript, QuickTime, System 7 and PowerTalk are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. StarNine and Mail-Link are registered trademarks of StarNine Technologies, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Christopher Escher of Apple Computer, 408-974-2202; or Nobby Akiha of Regis McKenna, 415-354-4509, for Apple/
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