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Tangerine? Is it the fact that Tangerine is among the least popular choices of color for the iMac, or just the fact that its ugly that Apple chose it to be half the color options for the iBook? Very strange indeed although Steve Jobs' choices have proven fairly on track so far. :-)
While many had hoped the iBook would be priced a little cheaper than US$1600, when you consider the feature set, it is a great price indeed. There are no comparable Wintel laptops with anywhere near the power of a 300 MHz G3 in that price range. The iBook will be a huge success. Not "could" be, "will" be.

Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, macobserver.com

 

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  • iBook Logicboard
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Clamshell Unboxing Teil 1: Der Karton

Mehr als 12 Jahre sind inzwischen seit der Vorstellung des Originalen iBooks in Tangerine und Blueberry vergangen. Die meisten heute gebraucht verkauften Clamshell iBooks werden nur noch mit Teilen des ursprünglichen Lieferumfanges weiter gegeben.
Dabei erhöht eine möglichst komplett erhaltene Ausstattung den Wiederverkauftwert unter Liebhabern erheblich. In einer mehrteiligen Serie stelle ich daher die (in Deutschland) benutzte Verpackung sowie Zubehörteile vor.
Das Design und der Lieferumfang unterschied sich seit der Vorstellung im Juli 1999 über die erste Revision im Februar 2000 bis zum September 2000 nur in Teilbereichen.



Weiterlesen: Clamshell Unboxing Teil 1: Der Karton

Noch ein Clamshell Clone: HP Mini 100e

Mehr als 10 Jahre nach Vorstellung des Clamshell iBooks kam wieder eine Designkopie heraus.
Hewlett Packard kopiert mit dem Mini 100e (Education Edition) sogar den integrierten Tragegriff und zielt genau wie das erste iBook auf den Einsteigermarkt sowie Schüler und Studenten.
Im Inneren werkelt ein Intel Atom N455 Processor (1.66 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache), bis zu 2GB RAM sind möglich. Das 10.1-inch  LED-backlit display hat eine Standardauflösung von 1024 x 600.

Weiterlesen: Noch ein Clamshell Clone: HP Mini 100e

Apple Press release: Apple Introduces AirPort Wireless Networking

Apple Introduces AirPort Wireless Networking

Teams with Lucent to Bring Cable-Free Internet Access to iBook

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK - July 21, 1999 - Apple® today introduced AirPort*, a wireless local area network (LAN) solution that provides totally untethered Internet access for its stunning new iBook* consumer portable. 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. AirPort is based on the industry standard IEEE 802.11b, and operates at 11 megabits per second for fast Internet access from anywhere in the home or classroom.

"It's a liberating experience to surf the Internet from your iBook while freely moving about your home or classroom - without any power or networking cables to tie you down," said Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO. "With AirPort we can now bring fast Internet access to every room in the house and every desk in the classroom."

iBook, the first computer designed for wireless networking from the start, includes two built-in antennas and a slot for the optional AirPort Card (see related release). The AirPort Card, working in conjunction with the AirPort Base Station, enables data to be transmitted between iBooks and the AirPort Base Station at speeds of up to 11 megabits per second. Up to ten iBooks can share a single AirPort Base Station simultaneously from up to 150 feet away.

Apple teamed with Lucent Technologies, a leader in wireless networking, to design and deliver AirPort. The 18 month-long collaboration has resulted in the most cost-effective and easiest-to-use wireless networking solution ever.

"Apple's decision to pioneer mainstream wireless networking is as significant as its pioneering of the graphical user interface," said Rich McGinn, chairman and chief executive officer of Lucent Technologies. "We are delighted to be working closely with Apple to bring this incredible technology to the market."

Apple's iBook consumer portable, available in September for CDN $2,399, features a brilliant 12.1-inch (diagonal) active-matrix TFT SVGA display; a fast PowerPC G3 processor running at 300MHz with a high-speed 512K backside L2 cache; and up to six hours running time on a single charge of its Lithium-Ion battery. The AirPort Card is a CDN $149 option and easily installed by consumers. The AirPort Base Station is CDN $449. Additionally, Apple will offer a wireless card for its current line of PowerBook® G3 professional notebooks.

Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission - to bring the best personal computing products and support to students, educators, designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in over 140 countries around the world.

Apple Canada Inc. is headquartered in Markham, Ontario and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apple Computer,Inc. Apple products are available at more than 450 Authorized Apple Canada Dealer locations across Canada.

Visit Apple Canada's home page on the World Wide Web: http://www.apple.com/ca/.

Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N. J., designs, builds and delivers a wide range of public and private networks, communications systems and software, data networking systems, business telephone systems and microelectronics components. Bell Laboratories is the research and development arm for the company. For more information on Lucent Technologies, visit the company's web site at http://www.lucent.com.

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Original Press release (archive.org)

Apple Press release: Advance Orders for Apple iBook Top 140,000

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.

Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission - to bring the best personal computing products and support to students, educators, designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in over 140 countries around the world.

Apple Canada Inc. is headquartered in Markham, Ontario and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. Apple products are available at more than 450 Authorized Apple Canada Dealer locations across Canada.

Visit Apple Canada's home page on the World Wide Web: http://www.apple.com/ca/.

Press Contacts:
Dennis Manning
Apple Canada
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Simon Atkins
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Apple Press release at apple.com

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