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October 1st, 1999

[7:30 AM] Amid Rumor Hoopla, Apple Announces "Special Event"

Apple's Hot News section has announced a Special Event to be held on October 5th, just around the corner. While the announcement is very brief, we'll give you 2 guesses as to what will be announced at this special event, and the first guess doesn't count. According to Apple:

Apple Interim CEO Steve Jobs will host a special Apple event in Cupertino Tuesday morning, Oct 5. Come back to this page during the event to view the show with QuickTime 4.

Special Apple Event
Tuesday, Oct 5, 1999, 10 am PT
Cupertino, CA

So make sure you are set with QuickTime 4 if you are not already and get ready for what should be a great presentation.

The Mac Observer Spin: Apple will, of course, most likely be announcing the rumored new iMac. This should be a great event that will be remembered as another great moment for Apple. If the new iMacs are all they are supposed to be, Apple will have another huge hit on their hands.

Since Apple cracked the legal whip on the various Mac web sites that posted images of the new iMacs following our own announcement of the specs for the new models, Ziff-Davis property, MacWeek. has run two stories (Kihei iMacs reach launch pad and Do photos portray new iMacs?) on the issue. [Editor's Note: Neither article properly attributes The Mac Observer for first breaking the story.] Both stories featured a screenshot of another web site that includes a new iMac image as well as the same extensive details Apple was tense about in the first place.

In any event, this Tuesday will be very exciting and we are looking forward to it!

Apple



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