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Opinion: The top 10 standout Macs of the past 25 years - The iBook (1999)
...Most importantly, it was the first-ever mainstream consumer device that showcased wireless networking, something Jobs nonchalantly debuted during the 1999 Macworld Expo & Conference. Dubbed AirPort, Apple's implementation of Lucent's wireless technology quickly allowed wireless networking with a minimum of fuss.


Michael deAgonia, Computerworld.com

Clamshell Sustainability Redesign

The clamshell iBook is the most durable notebook Apple has ever built. But we can do better - look at the Clamshell Sustainability Redesign project on Shrakner.net. It contains a lot of good ideas such as the ability to detach the screen from the rest of the computer or to use the bottom of the computer as a multimedia center. It's a pity that it is only a dummy.

Microsoft ad for Clamshell iBook

... no, actually for Microsoft Office 2001 - but you won't notice it while turning the pages. The new MS Office version for the Mac was published almost at the same time when the last iBook firewire revisions with 366Mhz and 466mhz were presented at the Macworld Expo in Paris.


The strategy to put a different product optically in the foreground in order to win over sympathy to his own is already very innovative.

 

 

iBook top case: Shine a light

It is good to put some spare parts back for rainy days. But this Tangerine Top Case looked so nice...
I've removed the metal shield carefully and put it on top of a wall lamp. There a two screw nuts integrated in the case which were useful for fastening.
The case remains unharmed.

Read more: iBook top case: Shine a light

Interior view: Display hinges

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive mentioned in an iBook advertisement film: You will be discovering features and details months into actually owning the product.
Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive agreed about the fact that even invisible parts have to be designed in a beautiful way. Here you see a set of iBook Clamshell display hinges that are not only beautiful, but furthermore the most reliable hinges ever placed in an Apple portable computer.

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