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NEWTON TO HAVE SEAMLESS CONNECTION TO BOTH PC AND MACINTOSH

 NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) today announced the Newton Connection Kit, which enables intelligent transfer, synchronization, back up and updating of information between a Newton device and a PC or a Macintosh personal computer. The announcement of Newton Connection Kit underlines the broad communications capabilities of Apple's forthcoming Newton family of products.
 Newton Connection is based upon Apple's unique "Smart Synchronization" technology which automatically updates information between the Newton and a PC or a Macintosh. Any changes made to the information on the Newton or on the personal computer are automatically synchronized and updated between the two when they are connected. In fact, Newton Connection is designed to automatically track deleted information and keep a copy of it in an archive file on the personal computer just in case it is needed later.
 Newton Connection will also include a set of complementary Newton applications intended to enable users to create, view and edit Newton information on a PC or a Macintosh, even when the computer is not connected to a Newton. This information--notes, letters, name cards, action lists, appointments, etc.--can be automatically synchronized and updated between the personal computer and the Newton the next time they are connected.
 In addition, Newton Connection is designed to enable users to easily backup their Newton information onto their personal computer's hard disk for safe keeping and if necessary restore it easily. Newton Connection will also let users add additional functionality to their Newton by enabling them to install optional packages--such as additional applications or system enhancements--from their personal computers.
 Apple also plans to introduce a "professional" version of the Newton Connection kits that includes additional information translation capabilities. These new information translators will enable users to directly share their Newton information with popular Windows and Macintosh graphics, word-processing, spreadsheet, database and PIM (Personal Information Management) applications. This enables users to use their everyday desktop applications to track their Newton information.
 "Newton Connection is a significant improvement on the handheld to desktop connectivity packages on the market today," said Michael Tchao, Newton Product Line Manager, Apple Computer. "We have designed the Newton environment around the concept of integrated communication. Newton Connection demonstrates that we have created a platform that can intelligently communicate and coexist with both the PC and the Macintosh."
 Newton Connection will include software, serial cable, and a user's manual. Separate Newton Connection kits will be available for Newton connectivity either to a Windows PC or to a Macintosh.
 Newton Connection has been developed by Apple in co-operation with Traveling Software, of Bothell, Wash.).
 Pricing and availability for Newton Connection is anticipated to be announced at the launch of the first Newton product later this summer.
 Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Newton and Newton Connection are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Frank O'Mahony of Apple Computer, Inc., 408-974-5420/
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