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It was a commercial success. Only six weeks after the unveiling, Apple received more than 140,000 advance orders. The iBook and iMac dramatically helped Apple climb back to fame, doubling Apple's market share at the time to 11.2%. For the fiscal year 1999, Apple reported revenues of $6.1 billion.

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Futurama: Hermes and the iBook

Futurama is an Emmy Award-winning animated American sitcom created by Matt Groening. Hermes is the Jamaican accountant of Planet Express. In the episode "The Problem with Popplers" he is using a Clamshell type laptop. (at 3:00). The original voices have been replaced by some german funsters, don't worry.


Film: Thriller The Glass House featuring Tangerine iBook

"The Glass House" is a Thriller directed by Daniel Sackheim and was released in 2001. Young Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane und Stellan Skarsgard had the leading parts. The girl used a Tangerine iBook with visible Apple logo in several scenes, and wireless networking as well as long battery life were casually introduced. The interior decoration of the modern "Glass House" corresponded with with fashionable ibook.

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Ellen Feiss Switch Apple Commercial

The legendary Apple Switch-spot with the student Ellen Feiss, who reported that her father's Windows PC crashed while she was writing a paper.

Some people who saw the spot thought that the girl was stoned, the spot was spread en masse all over the internet - and so Ellen Feiss became famous.







I was writing a paper on the PC, and it was, like, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, and then, like, half of my paper was gone. And I was, like ? heh. It devoured my paper. It was a really good paper. And then I had to do it again and I had to do it fast so it wasn't as good. It's kind of a bummer

Codename Toiletseat

Toilet seat was a nickname for the Clamshell iBook because in their eyes it looked like a comfort station fixture. So a manufacturer of sanitary articles placed an iBook quite innocently on its web pages.

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