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Opinions were divided on the striking retro design of the clamshell iBook when it was introduced in 1999. The Apple advertising slogan "Think different" was also expressed in the model design, the iBook looked completely different from the other rectangular notebooks in black or silver-grey.

Mockers soon came up with nicknames : Toilet-Seat, Barbie-PurseĀ  or make-up case. In fact, toys later appeared in iBook design. My daughter's Barbie doll also had a clamshell iBook as an accessory - in pink. A design classic, the iBook sits alongside other Apple objects in the Museum of Modern Arts.

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