Milestone for Dashboard

Mac OS X Dashboard Widgets Top One Thousand
Press Release

Apple® today announced that Dashboard, a widely acclaimed feature in
its Mac OS® version 10.4 “Tiger” operating system, now has over 1,000
widgets available at www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/,
with dozens more being added every day and many more available from
other web sites.  Widgets provide Mac users with dazzling new ways
to instantly access important information from weather forecasts and
stock quotes to traffic conditions and the latest news stories. Tiger
is Apple’s fastest selling OS release ever and developer support for
Tiger has been incredible.

“Dashboard is a runaway hit,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice
president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With over a thousand widgets
to choose from, users can customise their Dashboards to do almost
anything.”

Dashboard widgets appear instantly, giving users immediate access to a
wide range of information and entertainment. A single click makes a
user’s favorite widgets instantly appear with up to the second
information; with another click they conveniently disappear from the
desktop. It’s easy for third party developers to create new widgets,
using standard web technologies such as HTML and JavaScript, that users
can easily and securely download to their systems with the new
Dashboard widget manager provided in Mac OS X version 10.4.2.

In addition to Dashboard, Tiger delivers more than 200 other new
features and innovations including Spotlight(TM), a revolutionary desktop
search technology that lets users instantly find anything stored on
their Mac, including documents, emails, contacts and images; and
Automator, a new workflow application that lets users easily automate
repetitive tasks without complex programming. Users simply select from
a library of customisable actions, then drag and drop them to create an
automated workflow that can be saved and even shared with friends and
colleagues.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the
Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the
Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation
with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating
system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also
spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music
players and iTunes online music store.

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