Apple today unveiled a new range of iBooks featuring PowerPC G4 processors, with the 12-inch display model starting at US$1,099 and the 14-inch display model starting at $1,299. The new iBook line offers advanced connectivity with AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth, and all models include 256MB of Double Data Rate (DDR) memory and slot-load Combo drives for burning CDs and watching DVDs. The new iBooks also include Apple’s latest operating system, Mac OS X version 10.3 “Panther,” pre-installed. The new iBook with a 12-inch display is available immediately, and the new iBook models with a 14-inch display are expected to be available next week through the Apple Store. The 800 MHz PowerPC G4 iBook carries a suggested retail price of $1,099, while the 933MHz PowerPC G4 iBook is $1,299, and the 1.0GHz G4 iBook is $1,499.