Apple Press release: Advance Orders for Apple iBook Top 140,000
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Advance Orders for Apple iBook Top 140,000
SEYBOLD, SAN FRANCISCO - August 31, 1999 - Apple® today announced it has received advance orders for over 140,000 of its new iBook(tm) consumer and education portable computer. iBook, the "iMac to Go", was introduced at Macworld Expo on July 21 and is scheduled to ship to stores nationwide in mid-September.
"We are thrilled by the customer response to iBook, and we're working hard to ensure that we can meet the demand," said Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO.
"Our customers are responding to iBook with the same tremendous excitement we saw when Apple introduced iMac," said Jim Halpin, CompUSA president and CEO. "We're very happy with our continued relationship with Apple and we think Apple's new iBook has the potential to become one of our best selling consumer products."
Pre-orders of iBooks are being taken through The Apple Store(tm) (www.apple.com), and through many of Apple's resellers including CDW, ClubMac, ComputerTown, ComputerWare, CompUSA, Cyberian Outpost, Datavision, J&R Computerworld, MacConnection, MacMall, MacWarehouse, MacZone, Micro Center, RCS Computer Experience and Sears plus hundreds of Apple Specialist stores.
iBook, priced at U.S. $1,599, features "all day" battery life of up to six hours, a high quality 12.1-inch TFT LCD display, Pentium-toasting performance*, and AirPort(tm), Apple's revolutionary wireless local area network (LAN) solution that provides totally untethered Internet access for iBook, all in a stunning notebook design available in two eye-catching colors - Blueberry and Tangerine.
Apple’s AirPort solution includes the AirPort Card, which fits inside Apple’s new iBook, and the AirPort Base Station, which contains a 56K modem and a 10BASE-T Ethernet port for connecting to a phone line, cable modem, DSL modem or local area network for terrestrial Internet access. Apple's AirPort Base Station is scheduled to ship in October.
* Based on industry standard ByteMark processor test.
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