Apple has introduced a new promotion to kick start sales of its Keynote presentation software. Keynote competes with PowerPoint, and was introduced at this yearis Macworld San Francisco show in January. Apple is offering a US$50 instant rebate at the time of purchase to customers who buy Keynote with their new Mac. That effectively makes the cost of Keynote US$49 when taking advantage of the rebate. From Apple:
Apple today announced that customers who purchase any new Macintosh computer together with Keynote, Appleis new generation of presentation software, can save US$50 through an instant rebate at the time of purchase. This offer is available to customers worldwide starting today through December 27, 2003*."
Built with Appleis legendary ease of use, Keynote features Apple-designed themes, elegant typography and pro-quality graphics controls to give presentations, pitches and portfolios a dramatic look and feel. Keynote makes it easy to create impressive charts and tables instantly; build and animate objects or text and adjust their transparency; and use smooth 3D transitions for cinematic effects. Keynote takes full advantage of Mac OS X version 10.2 "Jaguar" technologies such as OpenGL and Quartz. Keynote also imports and exports PowerPoint, QuickTime and PDF files to make it easy to share presentations cross-platform.
This offer is available to customers worldwide who purchase any new Mac with Keynote through the Apple Store, at Appleis retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers. All qualifying products must be purchased at the same time on the same invoice. Offer valid only while supplies last. Keynote is also sold separately through the Apple Store, at Appleis retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of US$99.
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You can find more information on the promotion at Appleis Web site.