Apple Unveils New iBook Line
All New Colors Plus iMovie 2 for Portable Video Editing
APPLE EXPO PARIS-September 13, 2000-Apple today introduced a new iBook
line featuring FireWire ports and iMovie 2, the world's most popular and
easy-to-use digital video editing software, and all new colors. The iBook
now comes in Indigo and the iBook Special Edition, which now includes a
DVD-ROM drive for watching DVD movies on the go, comes in Graphite. Both
models also come in the season's hottest new color, Key Lime, available
exclusively from Apple's Online Store (www.apple.com).
"iBook has been a big hit with consumers, students and educators, and the
addition of portable digital video editing with FireWire and iMovie 2 makes
it even better," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Anyone can now own a
portable movie studio for just $1,499."
The new iBook models include:
- a 366 MHz or 466 MHz PowerPC G3 processor;
- a 10GB IDE hard drive, configurable to 20GB;
- a 400 Mbps FireWire port for connecting high-speed peripherals such as
digital camcorders and hard disk drives;
- a CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive;
- an AV port providing audio and composite video output;
- the blazing ATI RAGE Mobility 128 controller with 8MB of SDRAM for great
games and graphics.
Like the original iBook, all new models continue to offer outstanding
features such as a brilliant 12.1-inch (diagonal) active-matrix TFT
display; "all-day" battery life of up to six hours; support for Apple's
revolutionary AirPort wireless networking solution; and instant Internet
access with a free 30-day trial with EarthLink.
Pricing and Availability
The new iBooks are available immediately from Apple Authorized Resellers
and The Apple Store (www.apple.com) in two standard configurations:
* iBook, available in Indigo, features a 366 MHz PowerPC G3
processor, with 64MB of SDRAM, 256K level 2 cache, a 10GB IDE hard drive,
24x-speed CD-ROM drive, USB and FireWire ports, a built-in 56K modem,
10/100BASE-T Ethernet and iMovie 2 for an estimated retail price of
* iBook Special Edition, available in Graphite, features a 466 MHz
PowerPC G3 processor, with 64MB of SDRAM, 256K level 2 cache, a 10GB IDE
hard drive, 6x-speed DVD-ROM drive, USB and FireWire ports, a built-in 56K
modem, 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and iMovie 2 for an estimated retail price of
Both iBook and iBook Special Edition are available in Key Lime through the
Apple 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 committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to
students, educators and creative professionals and consumers around the
world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.