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The following Special Events were held by Apple Computer in 2002:

January 2002[]

Macworld_2002

Macworld 2002

The 2002 Macworld Conference & Expo was held January 7 to 10, 2002 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. During the keynote event on the opening day, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that 125,000 iPods were sold within the first 60 days and 27 retail stores were opened. Adobe Systems presented Mac OS X versions of its apps. New product introductions introductions included iPhoto, the 14-inch iBook, and the flat panel iMac G4.[1]

May 2002[]

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Special Event 2002 Apple introduces Xserve

Xserve[]

On May 14, 2002, Apple held a press conference at the Town Hall conference center in Cupertino where Steve Jobs reviewed recent new announcements, before announcing the release of the Xserve enterprise platform. Tim Cook discussed providing support for enterprise customers. At the end Jobs, Cook, Jon Rubinstein, and Phil Schiller hosted a Q&A session for attendees.[2]

WWDC 2002[]

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Apple WWDC 2002

Main article: Worldwide Developers Conference 2002

The 2002 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2002) was held May 6 to 10, 2002 at the San Jose Convention Center. During the keynote event on the opening day, Steve Jobs announced Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar", iCal, QuickTime 6, and the Rendezvous networking protocol.[3] He also held a mock funeral to announce the end of development for Mac OS 9.[4]

July 2002[]

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Macworld New York 2002

On July 17, 2002, a keynote event was held at Macworld Expo New York, where Steve Jobs opened with Apple's Switchers campaign and reviewed the upcoming release of Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar" with fur texture rendered by Pixar. He also mentioned that with Mac OS X, Apple had become the largest supplier of Unix in the world. New hardware announcements included a thinner 10GB and more spacious 20GB 2nd generation iPod models with solid state scroll wheels. Jobs also announced iSync with Contact and Calendar support in iPods.[5]

September 2002[]

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Steve Jobs keynote - Apple Paris Expo 2002

On September 10, 2002, a keynote event was held at Apple Expo in France, where Steve Jobs reviewed the iMac G4 and eMac with SuperDrives, and Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar". He then discussed the new MPEG-4 and AAC streaming media standards and demonstrated the new Rendezvous networking protocol. Jobs announced that starting in 2003, new Mac models would no longer boot natively into Mac OS 9.[6]

References[]

  1. Macworld 2002, All about Steve Jobs. 2002-01-07.
  2. Xserve Introduction, All about Steve Jobs. 2002-05-14.
  3. Apple - Press Info - Apple Previews "Jaguar," the Next Major Release of Mac OS X. apple.com.
  4. Tynan, Dan. "Apple's Developers Conference: Best, Worst, and Weirdest Moments", Yahoo Tech, June 5, 2015. (in en-US) 
  5. Macworld NY 2002, All about Steve Jobs. 2002-07-17.
  6. Apple Expo 2002, All about Steve Jobs. 2002-09-10.

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