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Apple Enhances Popular iBook Line

New iBook Line Features Increased Performance, More Memory & Larger Hard Drives

CUPERTINO, California—October 16, 2001—Apple® today enhanced its popular iBook® line of consumer and education notebooks with faster PowerPC G3 processors up to 600 MHz, a new system bus running up to 100 MHz, larger hard drives up to 20GB and now 128MB of RAM standard across the line. The new iBooks are priced starting at $1,299, and the popular top-of-the-line model featuring a DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive is now priced $100 lower at $1,699. The new iBooks now include both the new Mac® OS X version 10.1 and Mac OS 9.2.1 pre-installed.

“The iBook is Apple’s best selling portable ever,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior director of Hardware Product Marketing. “Now available with more speed, more storage and more memory, the new iBooks are an incredible value starting at just $1,299.”

Powered by a fast 500 MHz or 600 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, all iBook models now offer 128MB of SDRAM. For additional performance, the 600 MHz iBook includes a 100 MHz system bus. Featuring either a 15GB or 20GB hard drive, iBook customers can choose from a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive for both burning CDs and watching movies on DVDs.

The iBook line offers an impressive set of features in every model, including:

Pricing and Availability
The new iBook is available immediately from The Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers and in three standard configurations:

Special education pricing can be found at www.apple.com/education/store.

* Depending on configuration.

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, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

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