The return of the Apple

The return of the Apple

Following the return of Steve Jobs to the executive saddle, Apple Computer is riding the cup of the year. The company's Australian subsidiary yesterday announced Apple has recorded six consecutive profitable quarters and a strong cash flow with almost $4.5 billion in their bank account.

However, far from resting on its hard earned laurels, the fruit flavoured vendor is continuing ahead at full steam.

Last week, Apple made several hardware and software announcements at the annual World Wide Developers' Conference (WWDC) held in San Jose.

2,700 developers witnessed the release of the upgraded version of MacOS, version 8.6. Apple officials said MacOS 8.6 features an expanded Sherlock search feature with its improved "find by content" element among other improvements.

WWDC was also used as a mis-en-scene for the introduction of Apple's new PowerBook line powered by copper-based 333MHz and 400MHz PowerPC G3 processors. They are priced at $4,995 and $6,995 respectively. The shipping of a new version of SIG's application programming interface OpenGL for Macintosh and a revival of USB as a standard were also announced.

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