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Apple Previews Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity for Mac OS X

MACWORLD EXPO, TOKYO—March 21, 2002—Apple® lately previewed its Bluetooth era for Mac® OS X, enabling short-range wi-fi connectivity between a Mac® and a lot of virtual units, together with bluetooth-enabled PDAs and mobile phones. Apple is creating a preview model of its Bluetooth device for Mac OS X to be had as a unfastened device obtain and is providing a Bluetooth USB adaptor, which will Bluetooth-enable any USB-based Macintosh® pc, for $49 (US).

“Apple used to be the primary to construct in Ethernet, some of the first to construct in USB, the primary to construct in FireWire, and the primary to construct in 802.11 wi-fi networking,” stated Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Now we’re providing a Bluetooth resolution that in fact works and is straightforward to make use of.”

Bluetooth is an rising business usual for wirelessly connecting computer systems and peripherals and transmits information at as much as 1 Mbps inside a variety of about 30 ft. Apple’s Bluetooth era for Mac OS X shall we consumers wirelessly proportion information between Macs; synchronize and proportion touch data with Palm-OS founded PDAs, together with fashions from Sony and Palm; and get right of entry to the Web thru Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, together with fashions from Nokia, Ericsson and Motorola.

Shoppers can obtain the unfastened Bluetooth preview device from www.apple.com and plug within the Bluetooth USB adapter to any USB port on a Mac operating Mac OS X model 10.1.three. The Bluetooth device routinely discovers different Bluetooth-enabled units inside its vary. Connecting is as simple as settling on the specified Bluetooth-enabled software that looks within the listing and clicking the “Pair” button.

Pricing & Availability
The Bluetooth preview device can be to be had for obtain from www.apple.com/bluetooth, and the Bluetooth USB adapter can be to be had in the course of the Apple Retailer® (www.apple.com) for $49 (US) starting in early April.
Customers of Apple’s Bluetooth preview device for Mac OS X can put up comments and take part in web-based message board discussions at www.apple.com/bluetooth.

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