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typewritten information. Also in 1988 Apple files suit against Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard to protect its Macintosh audio visual display. The lawsuit is seen as having industry wide implications regarding copyright laws. In late 1988 Apple introduces the Macintosh IIx computer, priced at $7,769. It is the first Macintosh II computer to use Motorola’s 68030 microprocessor and 68882 math co-processor. It is also the first Macintosh to incorporate FDHD, Floppy Drive High Density, Apple’s new 1.44MB floppy disk drive that can read and write to MS-DOS, OS/2 and ProDOS formats. Also a new configuration is announced for the Macintosh SE. The new unit features two megabytes of RAM and an internal 40 megabyte hard drive. It retails for $5,069. From April till July of 1989 Apple II

Video Overlay Card is introduced. It provides video overlay capabilities for the Apple IIGS. Also introduced was Apple’s 32-Bit QuickDraw that allows Macintosh personal computers to process and display photo-quality documents, images and visualizations with exceptional color clarity. Apple also unveils more than a dozen new networking and communication products this year to increase Macintosh compatibility in multi vendor environments, including DEC, IBM, OSI and TCP/IP. In July of 1989 Apple IIGS System Software 5.0 is announced. It is the first 16-bit operating system for the Apple IIGS that operates over the AppleTalk network system. In the early year of 1991 Apple petitions the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to let computers transmit and receive information over

radio waves, paving the way for a new industry, called Data Personal Communications Services(Data-PCS). In October of 1991 Apple, IBM, and Motorola finalize milestone technology alliance. The alliance consists of five distinct technology initiatives: 1.) Better integration of Macintosh PCs into IBM’s networks; 2.) A new family of RISC microprocessors for PCs and entry-level workstations; 3.) PowerOpen—a new open systems environment derived from AIX (IBM’s industry-standard version of UNIX); 4.) Kaleida—a new multimedia joint venture that will create and license new multimedia technology; 5.)Taligent—a next-generation operating environment based entirely on object-oriented technology. In May of 1992 IBM, Motorola and Apple formally dedicate a new facility that will serve

as the focal point of design and development efforts for the PowerPC family of single-chip, reduced instruction set computing (RISC) microprocessors. In 1993, during the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple demonstrates a prototype Macintosh computer running on an 80 MHz PowerPC 601 processor, achieving a new performance level in the industry. The company also demonstrates PowerPC-compatibility with existing Macintosh applications software. In the beginning of 1994 Apple unveils Power Macintosh 6100/60, 7100/66 & 8100/80 a new line of Apple Macintosh computers fueled by the PowerPC microprocessor. The Apple Power Macintosh line trounces Pentium processor-based PCs in an independent study conducted by Ingram Laboratories. In the end of this year leading industry

developers announce support for second-generation Power Macintosh with PCI (Personal Component Interconnect). In January of 1995 Apple Ships QuickTime VR, bringing virtual reality to Macintosh and Windows personal computers. The Power Macintosh 6100/66, 7100/80 and 8100/100 eclipses fastest Pentium-based systems by an average of 38% reports Ingram Laboratories. In the mid-year of 1995 Apple hails FCC decision to allocate 10 Megahertz of radio spectrum for low-power, wireless data communications, “Data-PCS.” Also this year Pioneer licenses Apple’s Mac OS for use in Pioneer’s new line of personal computers. Multimedia user experience enhanced with new Apple CD 600e quad speed CD-ROM player. Apple provides interactive TV set-top technology for a six state trial of

interactive educational programming with Light span Partnership, Inc. Apple and IBM agree to provide multi-platform application development tools to enable users to build custom applications using OpenDoc technology. Apple unveils the next generation of Mac OS at its Worldwide Developers Conference. AT&T and Apple sign multimedia communications agreement to provide video conferencing and desktop collaboration capabilities using QuickTime Conferencing technology and WorldWorx Network Services. Apple Petitions FCC once again to create unlicensed high-speed wireless “National Information Infrastructure Band.” I hope you change the way you think about Apple computers since you know a little bit of history on the company. When I say a little bit. I mean this 6 page term paper