PRESS RELEASE May 20, 2002

Apple Updates Popular iBook Line

New iBook Features Increased Performance & Larger Hard Drives

CUPERTINO, California—May 20, 2002—Apple® today updated its popular iBook® notebooks with faster PowerPC G3 processors now running at up to 700 MHz, double the on-chip level 2 cache, a more powerful ATI Mobility Radeon graphics processor and larger hard drives.  
“The iBook is our best selling consumer and education notebook ever,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior director of Hardware Product Marketing. “Now iBooks are even better for creating, organizing and sharing digital photos, movies and music on the go.”
The new iBook runs up to 35 percent faster than previous models in CPU performance tests such as encoding a song from an audio CD into an MP3 file using iTunes™. iBook also now features a new video-out port that supports VGA output, as well as S-video and composite video with optional adapter.
Every iBook includes Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications, including iTunes 2 for organizing and burning digital music, iMovie™ 2 for creating digital movies, and iPhoto™ for organizing and sharing digital photographs.
iBook also offers:
  • a 12.1-inch (diagonal) or 14.1-inch (diagonal) active-matrix 1024-by-768 resolution display;
  • 128MB or 256MB SDRAM, with expansion up to 640MB;
  • a new ATI Mobility Radeon graphics controller with 16MB RAM and AGP 2X;
  • 20GB or 30GB Ultra ATA hard drives and a new 40GB option;
  • a choice of DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive or CD-ROM drive;
  • a built-in 56K V.90 modem and 10/100BASE-T Ethernet;
  • USB and FireWire® ports;
  • AirPort®-ready with integrated antennas and card slot for wireless Internet access*;
  • a built-in microphone and stereo speakers;
  • a collection of productivity and entertainment titles;
  • a small, lightweight power adapter;
  • free 30-day Internet access with EarthLink**; and
  • Mac® OS X version 10.1.4, as well as Classic Mac OS 9.2.2.

Pricing & Availability
The new iBook is now available through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers in three standard configurations.
iBook with a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US) includes:
  • a 700 MHz PowerPC G3 processor with 512K on-chip level 2 cache;
  • a 14.1-inch (diagonal) active-matrix TFT display;
  • 256MB SDRAM;
  • a 30GB Ultra ATA hard drive; and
  • a DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo optical drive.

iBook with a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US) includes:
  • a 700 MHz PowerPC G3 processor with 512K on-chip level 2 cache;
  • a 12.1-inch (diagonal) active-matrix TFT display;
  • 128MB SDRAM;
  • a 20GB Ultra ATA hard drive; and
  • a DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo optical drive.

iBook with a suggested retail price of $1,199 (US) includes:
  • a 600 MHz PowerPC G3 processor with 512K on-chip level 2 cache;
  • a 12.1-inch (diagonal) active-matrix TFT display;
  • 128MB SDRAM;
  • a 20GB Ultra ATA hard drive; and
  • a CD-ROM optical drive.

Apple offers special prices for education customers through the Apple Store for Education at www.apple.com/education/store or by calling an Apple education sales representative at 800-800-APPL. Education institution prices for iBook computers start at $1,099. To download the latest Apple education price lists, go to www.apple.com/education/pricelists.
*Wireless Internet access requires an AirPort Card, AirPort Base station and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort.
**Available in the U.S. and selected territories only.
Press Contacts:
Tony Santos
Edelman Worldwide
(650) 429-2740
tony.santos@edelman.com
Natalie Sequeira
Apple
(408) 974-6877
nat@apple.com
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