Blueberry iBook, 2000.
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Following on from the succes of the iMac (1998), Apple introduced the iBook in August 1999, and it instantly became a best seller. Promoted as 'an iMac to go', the iBook has a six-hour battery life, and accepts an AirPort card for high speed wireles networking. It uses a 300-megahertz PowerPC G3 procesor, comes with a 56k modem and a built-in CD-Rom drive, and has a 12 inch Active Matrix TFT SVGA display. Apple boosted the memory in the iBook from 32 MB to 64 MB in 2000.