Apple Gets A Little More Help From Its Friends

It may well be the broadest product announcement in Apple Computer Inc.'s 14-year history. On Oct. 21, the personal-computer maker is set to unveil six new machines, all with different shapes, sizes, colors, and power levels. But it's the smallest computer of the bunch, the PowerBook 100 laptop, that could eventually prove most important: That machine marks the first time Apple has pasted its rainbow-colored logo on a computer made by another company.

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