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Apple iBook and AirPort Lines (1999-2006)

Apple iBook and AirPort Lines (1999-2006)


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Apple iBook G3 Clamshell

The iBook G3, nicknamed the “clamshell” model, was released on July 21, 1999. This was essentially a portable iMac G3. It came in 5 color patterns similar to the iMac, also nicknamed, “The Five Flavors”. The iBook G3 sold for a whopping $1599 at release. It was discontinued in 2001 and replaced with the rectangular iBook “Snow” model. The laptop was also the first commercially-available consumer product to offer WiFi connectivity. It popularized WiFi, under Apple’s brand “AirPort”. WiFi had been invented two years earlier in 1997.

Source: Byte Shop, Jamaica Plains, Boston, MA 

Apple AirPort 
Apple’s AirPort WiFi brand was one of the first commercially-available WiFi routers. The original AirPort products came as either an add-on card or a router. Many variations of the AirPort routers were released until the brand's discontinuation in 2018.

Source: Gretchen S. 

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