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Apple Press release: Apple Unveils New iBook Line

Apple Unveils New iBook Line

All New Colors Plus iMovie 2 for Portable Video Editing

APPLE EXPO PARIS—September 13, 2000—Apple® today introduced a new iBook™ line featuring FireWire® ports and iMovie™ 2, the world’s most popular and easy-to-use digital video editing software, and all new colors. The iBook now comes in Indigo and the iBook Special Edition, which now includes a DVD-ROM drive for watching DVD movies on the go, comes in Graphite. Both models also come in the season’s hottest new color, Key Lime, available exclusively from Apple’s Online Store (www.apple.com).

“iBook has been a big hit with consumers, students and educators, and the addition of portable digital video editing with FireWire and iMovie 2 makes it even better,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Anyone can now own a portable movie studio for just $1,499.”

The new iBook models include:
- a 366 MHz or 466 MHz PowerPC G3 processor;
- a 10GB IDE hard drive, configurable to 20GB;
- a 400 Mbps FireWire port for connecting high-speed peripherals such as digital camcorders and hard disk drives;
- a CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive;
- an AV port providing audio and composite video output;
- the blazing ATI RAGE Mobility 128 controller with 8MB of SDRAM for great games and graphics.

Like the original iBook, all new models continue to offer outstanding features such as a brilliant 12.1-inch (diagonal) active-matrix TFT display; “all-day” battery life of up to six hours; support for Apple’s revolutionary AirPort™ wireless networking solution; and instant Internet access with a free 30-day trial with EarthLink.

Pricing and Availability
The new iBooks are available immediately from Apple Authorized Resellers and The Apple Store™ (www.apple.com) in two standard configurations:

  • iBook, available in Indigo, features a 366 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, with 64MB of SDRAM, 256K level 2 cache, a 10GB IDE hard drive, 24x-speed CD-ROM drive, USB and FireWire ports, a built-in 56K modem, 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and iMovie 2 for an estimated retail price of US$1,499; and
  • iBook Special Edition, available in Graphite, features a 466 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, with 64MB of SDRAM, 256K level 2 cache, a 10GB IDE hard drive, 6x-speed DVD-ROM drive, USB and FireWire ports, a built-in 56K modem, 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and iMovie 2 for an estimated retail price of US$1,799.

Both iBook and iBook Special Edition are available in Key Lime through the Apple Store.

Apple 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 committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators and creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

Press Contacts:
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Apple
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Darren Ballegeer
Edelman Worldwide
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Original Press release at apple.com

Apple Press release: Apple Enhances iBook Line

Apple Enhances iBook Line

New iBook Special Edition in Stunning Graphite

MACWORLD EXPO TOKYO—February 16, 2000—In a move to make the best selling consumer portable in the U.S.* even better, Apple® today introduced an enhanced iBook™ lineup, including the debut of iBook Special Edition. Featuring double the memory and hard drive size, all three new iBook models come standard with 64MB of memory and a 6GB hard drive. iBook Special Edition features a faster 366 MHz PowerPC G3 processor and, like iMac™ DV Special Edition, comes in a stunning Graphite-color enclosure.

“The iBook has been a big hit with consumers, students and educators, and we want to make it even better,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The new iBook Special Edition is the most elegant iBook ever.”

Like the original iBook, the new models offer “all-day” battery life of up to six hours and support for Apple’s revolutionary AirPort™ wireless networking for cable-free Internet access. The new iBook line retains its stunning design, which includes a rubber-coated translucent enclosure, a pullout handle for safe carrying, and a unique closing mechanism without latches.

iBook and iBook Special Edition features include:

  • A brilliant 12.1-inch (diagonal) active-matrix TFT SVGA display with millions of colors at 800x600 resolution;
  • A built-in 56K modem and 10/100BASE-T Ethernet;
  • Instant Internet access with a free 30-day trial with EarthLink;
  • 24x-speed CD-ROM drive;
  • A USB port for peripherals such as printers, input and storage devices;
  • Mac® OS 9, featuring 9 Internet power tools;
  • ATI RAGE Mobility graphic controller featuring AGP 2X support and 4MB of SDRAM;
  • Innovative power adapter whose cord winds up like a YoYo; and
  • Built-in stereo headphone jack.

Pricing and Availability
All three models are available immediately through Apple Authorized Resellers and The Apple Store™ (www.apple.com). iBook, available in Blueberry and Tangerine, is priced at US$1,599. iBook Special Edition is priced at US$1,799.

*According to PC Data’s Portables Hardware Tracking Service (October-December 1999).

Apple 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 committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators and creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

Press Contacts:
Matt Hutchison
Apple
(408) 974-6877
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Bob Berger
Edelman Worldwide
(650) 968-4033, ext.2752
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Apple, the Apple logo, AirPort, iBook, iMac, and The Apple Store are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


Original Press release at apple.com

Consumer vs. Pro: Preis von iBook und Powerbook



Im Jahr 1999 waren die Hardwarepreise für Apple Notebooks im Vergleich doppelt so hoch wie heute.
Das iBook kostete beim deutschen Apple Spezialisten Gravis 3699 DM (rund 1890 Euro), eine Verdoppelung des Arbeitsspeichers auf 64 MB schlug mit 100 DM (51 Euro) extra zu Buche.
Das Bild zeigt eine Anzeige in der deutschen Comuterzeitschrift Macup 10/ 99.

Das Clamshell iBook war das erste Consumer Notebook auf dem Markt, das optional mit vergleichsweise günstiger Airport wireless LAN Technik ausgerüstet werden konnte.

Weiterlesen: Consumer vs. Pro: Preis von iBook und Powerbook

iBook komplettiert 4-Box Produktstrategie




Mit der Vorstellung des Clamshell iBooks für den Comsumer Produktbereich komplettierte Steve Jobs am 21.Juli 1999 die Vereinfachung der Produktpalette. Während vorher eine Vielzahl von Computermodellen unter den Linien Quadra, Performa, LC, Power Macintosh und PowerBook produziert wurden, konzentrierte sich Apple jetzt im Comsumer und Profianwenderbereich auf jeweils ein Desktop und Notebook Modell.  Das Clamshell iBook füllte den letzten freien Quadranten im Four-Box Produktraster. Auch die Namensgebung folgte einer eingängigen Sprachregelung: Produkte im Profisegment begannen mit dem Wort Power (PowerMac, PowerBook), Produkte im Heimanwenderbereich mit dem Buchstaben i ( iMac, iBook)

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