Macworld San Francisco Draws 93,000
Friday, January 19, 2001
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts and CUPERTINO, California—IDG World Expo and Apple® today announced that a record of over 93,000 people attended the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco last week, making it the largest gathering of Mac® fans in the US ever. “The record crowd underscores the Mac’s incredible appeal among consumers and professionals,” said Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World Expo, organizers of the event. “We’re thrilled to see tens of thousands of new and long-standing Mac fans alike flock to Macworld to see innovative new products like Apple’s new Titanium PowerBook G4 and Apple’s stunning new iTunes and iDVD software applications.” In addition to the show’s record attendance, more than a quarter million people tuned into the live QuickTime™ stream of the Macworld keynote delivered by Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. During the keynote, Jobs unveiled the new Titanium PowerBook® G4; a new Power Mac™ G4 line featuring the revolutionary combination CD-RW/DVD-R SuperDrive for reading and writing both CDs and DVDs; iTunes, the world’s best and easiest to use “jukebox” software; iDVD™, a revolutionary new application that lets consumers quickly and easily create professional looking DVDs; and DVD Studio Pro, the first full-featured DVD authoring tool for under $1,000. The keynote was streamed over Apple’s QuickTime TV network, which delivers broadcast quality and high levels of reliability and includes Apple’s QuickTime 4 player. The state-of-the-art QuickTime 4 player for Macintosh® and Windows users worldwide is available free at www.apple.com/quicktime.