Apple Unveils iBook

Consumer and Education Portable is the iMac To Go Portable First to Use New AirPort Wireless Networking

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK—July 21, 1999—Building upon its success in the consumer and education markets with the popular iMac, Apple today unveiled iBook, the “iMac to Go.” iBook features “all day” battery life of up to six hours, Pentium-toasting performance*, and Apple’s revolutionary AirPort wireless Internet networking for cable-free Internet access (optional), all in a stunning notebook design available in two eye-catching colors—Blueberry and Tangerine.

iBook features a 12.1” TFT display for super-crisp images and video; a PowerPC G3 microprocessor that outperforms the fastest Intel processor found in any notebook PC; built-in 56K modem and 10/100BASE-T Ethernet networking; built-in CD-ROM drive; and two built-in antennas and an internal slot to accept Apple’s new AirPort wireless networking card. iBook’s design innovations include a rubber-coated translucent enclosure for durability, a pullout handle for safe carrying, and a unique closing mechanism without latches for faster and easier access.

“iBook is the ‘iMac to Go’ for both home and school,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s interim CEO. “And iBook was designed right from the start to use Apple’s revolutionary new AirPort wireless networking for cable-free Internet access.”

iBook, available in September for U.S. $1,599, features:

* Based on industry standard ByteMark processor test.

Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission—to bring the best personal computing products and support to students, educators, designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in over 140 countries around the world.

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