More on Apple's Secret New Device

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Date: Monday, October 22nd, 2001, 14:13
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Apple sent out press announcements last week indicating that they plan to announce a new device on Tuesday 23 October 2001 (Tomorrow) that is “not a Mac.” Go2Mac sources close to the project are mum saying only that “everyone will want one” and “on a scale of 1-10, it is a 12.” Strong words indeed.

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Prototype of the Kerbango Internet Radio

Time for a little deductive reasoning. First, if the device is not a Mac, then it seems highly likely that it is a piece of hardware. After all, most people get more excited for new hardware than they do for software. Second, music seems like a logical genre for the device because music is the universal language and has a very broad appeal. Last, a music/audio device could use iTunes and QuickTime technology and would fit perfectly in Steve Jobs’ “Digital Hub” strategy.

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Star Wars: Episode I DVD Mac Compatibility Issues

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Date: Monday, October 22nd, 2001, 13:53
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You may remember our story from last Wednesday that the new Star Wars Episode I DVD-ROM is not compatible with Apple’s DVD player software on some Macs. The two disc set features DVD extras that are not viewable on some Mac systems, and on others the movie is unviewable altogether.

Star Wars: Episode I

This is a real sin because Macs are used heavily in the production of the Star Wars prequels (including Episode II which is being shot on location in Australia) and Mac users are some of the series’ biggest fans. Several of you wrote to share your experience with the EPI DVD.

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