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


First Apple computer with Airport

At the Macworld Expo 1999, Steve Jobs unveiled not only the iBook, but also surprised his audience with the demonstration of wireless Internet access on the new iBook. The 11 mbit so called "Airport card" from of Lucent Technologies (not to be confused with the Airport Extreme card, which does not fit into the Clamshell) can be placed underneath keyboard and is also supported by all MacOS versions from that time. The iBook has a built-in antenna surrounding the display. The Airportcard supports - dependent on the Mac operating system - different encryption techniques:

10.2 Jaguar -> WEP

10.3 Panther -> WPA

10.4 Tiger -> WPA (WPA2 only with Airport Extreme card, which does not fit into the clamshell)

For base stations from other manufacturers WPA is sometimes referred to as PSK Personal, WPA2 is PSK Enterprise. The original Airport card supports only WPA-PSK TKIP not WPA-PSK AES.

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