Wednesday, September 15, 2004, 09:00 am PT (12:00 pm ET)
Apple acquires Curvus Pro X to power new Mac OS X Tiger applicationIn need of a modern graphing calculator application for its Mac OS X distributions, Apple stopped coding and went shopping overseas.
Apple Computer has purchased the rights to Arizona Software's Curvus Pro X, a powerful and user-friendly equation graphing application designed for Mac OS X, AppleInsider has confirmed.
According to tipsters, Apple bought the software from the Switzerland-based company late this summer and immediately began re-interfacing the application for inclusion in future releases of Mac OS X.
Screenshots: Graphing Calculator 1; Graphing Calculator 2; Graphing Calculator 3; Graphing Calculator 4
A message on Arizona's website confirms the sale of Curvus Pro X, but does not single out a buyer: "On July 22, 2004 Curvus Pro X was bought by an international company and its distribution has been discontinued."
Since acquiring the software less than two months ago, Apple has adorned Curvus Pro X in its traditional brushed aluminum theme, and renamed it "Graphing Calculator." Source close to Apple have noted that the company is already distributing the revised application in private seedings of its next-generation "Tiger" operating system.
Apple is expected to release Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger in the first half of 2005.
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