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APPLE TO PRODUCE FUTURE VERSIONS OF HYPERCARD

 CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a continually increasing commitment by Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL) to world-class development tools, Apple and Claris Corp. today announced they will move product development of future versions of HyperCard into Apple's Developer Tools organization in the Apple Developer Group.
 Apple plans to coordinate HyperCard development efforts with its AppleScript project to give Apple a unified approach to, and a competitive advantage in, the emerging area of next-generation software- developer tools. AppleScript is an advanced scripting technology for integrating applications to create custom solutions and to automate routine tasks. It is scheduled for release in the first half of 1993.
 Apple and Claris believe that this strategy assures the best future for HyperCard and its users. With HyperCard as a strategic cornerstone of Apple's development-tools strategy, developers and users can look forward to significant investments in future tools for the HyperCard development community.
 Claris will continue to market, sell, and support the current version of HyperCard until Apple ships the next version of HyperCard. At that time, HyperCard will become an Apple-labeled product and Apple will assume worldwide responsibility for support of the HyperCard product. Apple will ensure a smooth upgrade path to future HyperCard releases to both current HyperCard users, as well as new customers who buy HyperCard from Claris.
 "HyperCard perfectly complements Apple's portfolio of developer tools," said Kirk Loevner, vice president of Apple's Developer Group. "HyperCard and next-generation development technologies such as AppleScript underscore Apple's long-standing commitment to excellent authoring and high-level programming tools."
 "This is a very positive move for HyperCard developers and users," said Daniel L. Eilers, Claris president and chief executive officer. "Apple is well-equipped worldwide to support development tools, developers, and authors, which makes this an important step forward for HyperCard."
 HyperCard was transferred from Apple to Claris in late 1991. Since then Claris has released HyperCard 2.1 with QuickTime extensions, and the HyperCard Player and the HyperCard Developers Licensing Kit. There are currently more than 100,000 active corporate, education and commercial HyperCard developers; three million active users; and the quantity and quality of HyperCard applications are at an all-time high.
 Claris, a subsidiary of Apple Computer Inc., is a leading worldwide vendor of Macintosh and Windows software for business, education and home, and has headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif.
 Headquartered in Cupertino, Apple Computer Inc. is a leading supplier of computers to consumer, education, business and government markets worldwide. A recognized pioneer and innovator in the personal computer industry, Apple has been named first in customer satisfaction among business computer users in the United States for the past two years by J.D. Powers and Associates.
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks, and AppleScript and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. Claris and HyperCard are registered trademarks of Claris Corp.
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 /CONTACT: Cindy McCaffrey of Apple Computer, 408-974-1578; or Steve Ruddock of Claris, 408-987-7202/
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