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10 Discontinued Apple Products We Miss

5: The "Clamshell" iBook

(Debuted: 1999; Discontinued: 2001)
It isn't hyperbole to say that the iBook (and that same year's iMac) line shocked the world by introducing colors to computers, shattering the dominant beige paradigm present at that time. Unfortunately, only five colors were made available (and some crazy designs later), and Apple has yet to repeat the experiment, but we live in hope.


Keoni Chavez, maclife.com

2002 - The death of Mac OS9

A funeral eulogy on the faithful Mac OS9 by Steve Jobs during the Worldwide Developer Conference 2002. Introduced in 1999, OS9 was the a reliable, fast and energy-saving operating system for the Clamshell iBooks.

Gilmore Girls - Rory's iBook

MISS PATTY: Happy birthday Rory!
LORELAI: Open it, open it, open it!
(Rory is opening her presents. She gets an iBook from Lorelai.)
RORY: No!
LORELAI: You like it? You can take it back.
RORY: No! I love it! It's perfect.
LORELAI: It's blue and it has a handle.
RORY: It's way too expensive.
LORELAI: I know, that's what I told the guy at the store.

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