Macworld Expo 2000's organisers have said that the show attracted record-breaking crowds. This reflects the resurgence of the platform and Steve Jobs' successful turnaround of the company, since its billlion dollar losses two years ago.

This year, 85,179 attended the event, held January 5-8. This was a 23 per cent attendance increase over last years Expo in San Francisco. The record figure breaks the previous all-time attendance record of 76,000 set in 1997.

Hundreds of new products were displayed by over 500 exhibitors, which the organisers say helped make this the best Expo yet. Nicole Derany, show director, said: "This was the biggest Expo of all-time. In addition to the new attendance record, many exhibitors told us they sold more hard- and software, and generated more sales leads than at any previous Expo."

Over 50 of the Expo's 500 exhibitors were new to the show, many coming to the Mac for the first time.

For all the news from Macworld Expo 2000, San Francisco, go to Macworld’s round-up pages.