Apple launches baby iMac
Thursday 22 July 1999
The new iBook, which is expected to be available in the UK from September, will probably cost about pounds 1,000 including built-in modem and CD-Rom. Among its unusual features are a handle that folds out of the back and a choice of bright "tangerine" orange or "blueberry" colours, with curved rubber to guard against rough handling.
In the US, the iBook will offer wireless Internet access via a plug- in card and a base station in the shape of a small rounded pyramid. Each will be able to communicate with 10 iBooks up to 150 feet away. "That's bigger than anyone's house I know except Bill Gates," said Mr Jobs. "And he can afford to buy two base stations." Its use in the UK will depend on regulatory approval, which may be delayed. "The European telecoms situation is a morass," said an Apple spokesman.
The iBook may have some bearing on Apple's future, for while the company's latest financial results showed the iMac selling in growing numbers, profits were barely changed, indicating tight margins. Microsoft said yesterday it has fewer users in the corporate sector, showing a greater number of home users.
- 1 Man who was struck and killed by lightning in Brecon Beacons 'was carrying a selfie stick'
- 2 Lisa Randolph-Gant: Queen Elsa cake maker says she will carry on baking and will not let people 'break her spirit'
- 3 Tube strike: This pedestrian-friendly map tells you the time it takes to walk between stations
- 4 Pamplona Running of the Bulls 2015: Three men gored and 10 hospitalised on first day of festival
- 5 Sarah Jessica Parker explains why she is not a feminist: 'It's not just about women now'
Man who was struck and killed by lightning in Brecon Beacons 'was carrying a selfie stick'
Greece debt crisis: Greek future in the euro slips into deeper uncertainty as Alexis Tsipras arrives at emergency talks without a written plan
Man soars over Calgary after tying 110 balloons filled with helium to his lawn chair for PR stunt, gets arrested for mischief
Tube strike: This pedestrian-friendly map tells you the time it takes to walk between stations
Pamplona Running of the Bulls 2015: Three men gored and 10 hospitalised on first day of festival
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy
£23000 - £27000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Business Analyst is required ...
£16000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: To succeed, you will need to ha...
£8 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join an award winni...
£7 - £9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: Are you outgoing? Do you want to work in...