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Monday, January 7, 2002 - Michael Kearns

Macworld SF '02

Steve Jobs gave the Keynote at Macworld, which was largely about OS X. Apple released iPhoto, a free software download for OS X. iPhoto provides an easy way to import, edit, and print images from USB digital cameras. Adobe announced most of their products are now OS X-native. Although Adobe's Photoshop is not X ready, we were able to get a sneak peak at a version still in development. The next release of Photoshop will feature spellchecker and a find & replace tool. Palm has desktop software in Beta available for download.

Apple also made some hardware announcements. They added a 14.1" iBook to the line and redesigned the iMac, incorporating a built-in flat panel and G4 processor.

Screen Processor RAM HD Removable Price
iBook
12.1" 500 MHz G3 128MB 10GB CD-ROM $1,149.00
12.1" 600 MHz G3 128MB 20GB Combo $1,459.00
14.1" 600 MHz G3 256MB 20GB Combo $1,769.00
iMac

15"

700 MHz G4 128MB 40GB CD-RW $1,219.00
15" 700 MHz G4 256MB 40GB Combo $1,419.00
15" 800 MHz G4 256MB 60GB Super $1,719.00

Prices are quoted from The Source, as of 01/09/02.
Definitions for the CD-ROM drives:
CD-ROM: a drive which only reads Audio and Data CDs.
CD-RW: a drive which is also reads, writes, and re-writes CDs.
Combo: a drive which includes the above plus it reads DVDs.
Super: a drive which includes all of the above plus it writes DVDs.

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