Y2K SPENDING AT APPLE COMPUTER RISESgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
May 13, 1999 CNET News reported yesterday that Apple Computer now says it will spend externally $13.2 million on associated Y2K issues, up $4 million previously estimated due to increased costs. Through March, Apple has so far spent $6.4 million in "incremental external spending" on Y2K issues. An Apple SEC reporting said, "This estimate does not include the costs that could be incurred by the company if one or more of its significant third-party vendors fails to achieve Y2K compliance." CNET reported: "...Ironically, the company has been touting how its hardware and software can handle dates past 1999 Apple has said its Y2K compliant products will recognize the Year 2000 as a leap year and will not produce errors processing date data in connection with the year change from December 31, 1999, to January 1, 2000." What cost would be incurred if a vendor fails to achieve compliance?
-- Johnny (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 13, 1999
I thought Macs were already Y2K compliant?
-- TECH32 (TECH32@NOMAIL.COM), May 13, 1999.
Apple's production facilities are completely automated with robots. Maybe the robots need tweaking?
-- Leska (email@example.com), May 13, 1999.