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APPLE AND SYMANTEC RELATIONSHIP TO DELIVER NEXT-GENERATION DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT FOR MACINTOSH ON POWERPC

 SAN JOSE, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced an agreement to work together to develop and market the next-generation development environment for Apple Macintosh computers. The environment initially will target Apple's PowerPC-based systems, and will address the needs of developers creating native applications for those systems. Macintosh on PowerPC is expected to ship in the first half of 1994.
 The two companies will share engineering resources and build upon Symantec C++ 6.0 for Macintosh, an object-oriented development environment introduced today at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The new environment will also build upon Apple's Macintosh Programmer's Workshop (MPW), a comprehensive suite of development tools for professional programmers.
 Through the joint-development efforts, the two companies plan to provide developers of Macintosh-based applications with a suite of high- quality, easy-to-use tools that facilitate teamwork among programmers working together on a development project. The new development environment will be marketed by both companies as a successor to MPW. Apple will continue to support developers who rely on MPW.
 The new environment will be based on an open architecture that enables interoperability with tools developed by other vendors. Consequently, developers will be able to customize their development environment by integrating the rich technology from Apple and Symantec with their favorite tools from third-party vendors.
 "Apple is bringing computer systems to market at a rapid pace, requiring developers to get their products to market faster," said Steve Weyl, Apple's director of developer tools. "Our partnership with this leading and proven vendor will help provide timely availability and interoperability of the best tools technology from Symantec, Apple and other tools vendors."
 "The PowerPC represents the future of Macintosh computing," said Gene Wang, Symantec executive vice president of applications and development tools. "We intend to maintain our leadership position in the Macintosh development tools market by working closely with Apple and building a world-class environment for PowerPC application development."
 This agreement expands the formal working relationship between Apple and Symantec, which began in June 1992, with a joint-development agreement to provide a cross-platform application framework. Known as Bedrock, the framework is designed to make it easier for application developers to create products for both Macintosh computers and Windows- based PCs. The next-generation environment will enable developers to take advantage of Bedrock in designing, building and testing applications for both Macintosh computers and Windows-based systems. A first look at Bedrock, the Bedrock Architecture CD, was announced today.
 The close working relationship between the two companies has already resulted in delivery of a Symantec C++ development environment by incorporating technology from both companies. Symantec C++ 6.0 for Macintosh includes all of THINK C 6.0, also introduced today, and Apple's SourceServer, a source-code management system that helps development teams manage large and complex projects. In addition, using Apple's ToolServer, the two companies have enabled access from Symantec C++ 6.0 for Macintosh to many of the MPW tools. As a result, Symantec C++ 6.0 for Macintosh combines the power and flexibility of MPW with the ease-of-use and productivity of Symantec's development environment.
 Headquartered in Cupertino, Apple Computer Inc. develops, manufactures and markets computer systems for use in business, education, the home, science, engineering, and government. A recognized pioneer and innovator in the personal computer industry, Apple does business in more than 120 countries. Apple's Macintosh computers and LaserWriter printers were ranked highest in user satisfaction among business users in recent studies by J.D. Power and Associates.
 Symantec Corp. develops, markets and supports a complete line of applications and system software for IBM personal computers, IBM compatible PCs and Apple Macintosh computers. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Information on the company and products can be obtained by calling: 800-441-7234, toll free, or 408-252-3570.
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and MPW are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective companies and are acknowledged as such.
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 /CONTACT: Cindy McCaffrey of Apple Public Relations, 408-974-1578; or Jackie Brinker of Symantec Corp., 408-446-7490; or Rebecca Fuller of Wilson McHenry Co., 415-592-7600, for Apple/
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