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Apple fan turns iMac G4 into an M1 Mac machine [Video]

In a tribute to Steve Jobs, iOS developer Colby Sheets transformed the almost two-decade-old iMac G4 into an M1 Mac machine. Have a look.

Sheets posted a video of his M1 iMac G4 on October 5, the day people marked the 10-year death anniversary of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Sheets wrote:

In celebration of Steve Jobs’ life and his inspiration to many, I wanted to show a passion project I’ve been working on that I think Steve would be proud of. Something that wasn’t possible 20 years ago but is now.

Hello, iMac G4 with an M1 chip.

In a forum post, Sheets explained how he was able to do that, thanks to the M1 chip:

I’ve always wanted the iMac G4 since I was a kid and I knew a few people made some hackintosh’s with them but I didn’t want that, I wanted a real Mac. I always thought about putting the Mac mini internals in it but with intel chips it wouldn’t work for a couple reasons (size, heat/airflow). Well now with the M1 how thermally cool it runs, I thought I’d give it another shot!

He says that although he’s not an engineer, he reached out for some help during the process to upgrade his machine. One of the people he thanked was YouTube’s Pendleton115, which has a 2019 video of how to turn the iMac G4 into an external monitor.

In his tweets, Sheets explained that he pieced together the M1 Mac materials to create this iMac G4 with 8GB of RAM and the M1 processor. He also said that although he could replace the original display, he thought it would be best to maintain it the same, as there was “nothing wrong” with it.

The original iMac G4 was officially announced in January 2002 with a PowerPC chip, up to 256MB of SDRAM, and up to 80GB of storage. It was nicknamed as iLamp as it resembled Pixar’s lamp. Although it was discontinued after two years, it’s one of the most iconic Mac designs. Here is Sheets’ M1 iMac G4:

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Apple PowerBook G4 (17-inch; 1.67GHz) review: Apple PowerBook G4 (17-inch; 1.67GHz)

Apple PowerBook G4 (17-inch)
Apple's reluctance to mess with a good thing brings a handful of modest upgrades to the new 17-inch PowerBook G4, which now offers a finer native resolution of 1,680x1,050 and a list price of $2,499--$200 less than before. Though it's significantly more expensive than comparable Windows-based hardware, the 17-inch PowerBook G4 remains the dream machine for creative professionals already committed to the Mac OS, and for anyone else looking for the sleekest, lightest-weight 17-inch wide-screen laptop on the market.

With the same keyboard layout as the 15-inch and 12-inch models, the 17-inch PowerBook G4 has rounded keys that are shaped to fit your fingers. An ambient-light sensor automatically illuminates the keyboard in low lighting. The spacious touch pad's two-finger scrolling feature, for scrolling horizontally and vertically, is magical (use it for a few days, and you'll wonder how you ever did without it).

The screen is the star here. Apple claims it has improved the brightness by 46 percent (we did not test this claim) and increased the top resolution to 1,680x1,050 pixels (up from 1,440x900), giving you 36 percent more real estate on your screen. The higher resolution makes icons and text quite small, but the image quality is crisp, and the display is equally excellent for graphics work, watching movies, and surfing the Web.

Some of the 17-inch PowerBook G4's lightness comes from what it doesn't have. It lacks a TV tuner card, as found on the Qosmio G25-AV513 and the Sony VAIO VGN-AX570G, and it provides only two USB 2.0 ports; we consider four ports standard for a desktop replacement. Otherwise, the 17-inch PowerBook G4 has a complete assortment of connections, including a PC Card slot and ports for 56Kbps modem, 10/100/1,000 Ethernet, FireWire (one for 400 and one for 800), analog and digital audio input and output, VGA, S-Video, composite video, and DVI. It also has a slot-loading single-layer DVD burner. Since it comes on the heels of the revamped iMac G5, which has a built-in iSight camera, we wish this pricey PowerBook also arrived with a built-in camera and Apple's Front Row software (and a remote). Alas.

Like all Apple laptops, the 17-inch PowerBook G4 lacks a true productivity suite, but it ships with one of the strongest software packages around. You get the latest version of the terrific Mac OS X, nicknamed Tiger, plus Apple's excellent iLife '05 software bundle for managing photos (iPhoto), videos (iMovie), and music (iTunes). Also included are more professional-grade apps, including Art Directors Toolkit, OmniOutliner, and QuickBooks for Mac.

The new PowerBook has similar components to those in the previous 17-inch model: a 1.67GHz G4 processor; 512MB of PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM (the previous model used DDR SDRAM); an ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 128MB graphics card; a new Bluetooth 2.0+EDR card; Airport Extreme 802.11g wireless; and a 120GB Ultra ATA/100 5,400rpm hard drive (the previous model had a 100GB drive) protected by Apple's Sudden Motion Sensor technology, which stops it from spinning when it detects imminent damage. If that drive is too slow, you can opt for a 100GB Ultra ATA/100 7,200rpm drive at checkout for the same price.

It's difficult to compare Apples and oranges (or PC laptops), but the new 17-inch PowerBook G4 isn't considerably faster than the previous version. While it turned in nearly identical results on our iTunes encoding test, it fared slightly better on our Photoshop test. Its scores on our Unreal 3D-gaming test show, again, that the PowerBooks don't cut the mustard for serious gaming.

Apple is touting the improved battery performance in this PowerBook, claiming 5.5 hours of use under optimal conditions. We did in fact see a significant improvement in our tests. Those improvements aren't due to the battery itself, but to hardware and software tweaks that let the PowerBook run more efficiently. We got 3.6 hours of continuous DVD play in our battery-drain test, which is almost an hour better than we got from the previous 17-inch model, and best of class for a laptop its size.

Apple offers a one-year warranty with the 17-inch PowerBook G4, which is the typical term included with most home and small-business laptops. But the company provides a short 90-day tech-support policy--the same that comes with some lower-end Dell laptops but far inferior to the standard one-year warranty that HP and most other vendors offer. At least Apple's support Web site features a useful forum section along with the usual FAQ and troubleshooting items.

For more detailed information about warranties and service plans, check out Computer Shopper's overview of 37 major computer vendors.




System configurations:
iBook G4 (1.33GHz, 12-inch)
OS X 10.4.2; PowerPC G4 1.33GHz; 512MB PC2700 333MHz DDR SDRAM; ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 32MB; Fujitsu MHV2040AT 40GB 4,200rpm
iBook G4 (1.33GHz, 14-inch)
OS X 10.3.8; PowerPC G4 1.33GHz; 256MB PC2100 266MHz DDR SDRAM; ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 32MB; Fujitsu MHT2060AT 60GB 4,200rpm
PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz, 12-inch)
OS X 10.4.2; PowerPC G4 1.5GHz; 512MB PC2700 333MHz DDR SDRAM; Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 64MB; Hitachi Travelstar 5K100 80GB 5,400rpm
PowerBook G4 (1.67GHz, 15-inch)
OS X 10.4.1; PowerPC G4 1.67GHz; 512MB PC2700 333MHz DDR SDRAM; ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 64MB; Fujitsu MHT2080AH 80GB 5,400rpm
PowerBook G4 (1.67GHz, 17-inch)
OS X 10.4.2; PowerPC G4 1.67GHz; 512MB PC4200 333MHz DDR2 SDRAM; ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 128MB; Seagate Momentus 5400.2 120GB 5,400rpm

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PowerBook G4

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The PowerBook G4 is a series of notebook computers manufactured, marketed, and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. between 2001 and 2006 as part of its PowerBook line of notebooks. The PowerBook G4 runs on the RISC-based PowerPC G4processor, designed by the AIM (Apple/IBM/Motorola) development alliance and initially produced by Motorola. It was built later by Freescale, after Motorola spun off its semiconductor business under that name in 2004. The PowerBook G4 has two different designs: one enclosed in a titanium body with a translucent black keyboard and a 15-inch screen; and another in an aluminum body with an aluminum-colored keyboard, in 12-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch sizes.

Between 2001 and 2003, Apple produced the titanium PowerBook G4; between 2003 and 2006, the aluminum models were produced. Both models were hailed for their modern design, long battery life, and processing power. When the aluminum PowerBook G4s were first released in January 2003, 12-inch and 17-inch models were introduced first, while the 15-inch model retained the titanium body until September 2003, when a new aluminum 15-inch PowerBook was released. The aluminum 15-inch model also includes a FireWire 800 port, which had been included with the 17-inch model since its debut nine months earlier.

The PowerBook G4 is the last generation of the PowerBook series, and was succeeded by the Intel-powered MacBook Pro line in the first half of 2006. The latest version of OS X that any PowerBook G4 can run is Mac OS X Leopard, released in 2007.[1] When Apple switched to Intel x86 processors in 2006, the PowerBook G4's form and aluminum chassis were retained for the MacBook Pro.

Titanium PowerBook G4[edit]

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The first generation of the PowerBook G4 was announced at Steve Jobs' MacWorld Expokeynote on January 9, 2001. The two models featured a PowerPC G4 processor running at either 400 or 500 MHz, housed in a titanium-clad case that was 1 inch (25 mm) deep. This was 0.7 inches (18 mm) shallower than the G4's predecessor, the PowerBook G3. The G4 was among the first laptops to use a screen with a widescreen aspect ratio. It also featured a front-mounted slot-loading optical drive.[2] The notebook was given the unofficial nickname "TiBook", after the titanium case and the PowerBook brand name;[3] it was sold alongside the cheaper iBook. The 1 GHz version of the Titanium G4 is the last, and fastest, PowerBook that can natively run Mac OS 9 (version 9.2.2).

Industrial design[edit]

The initial design of the PowerBook G4 was developed by Apple hardware designers Jory Bell, Nick Merz, and Danny Delulis.[4] The ODMQuanta also helped in the design.[citation needed] The new machine was a sharp departure from the black plastic, curvilinear PowerBook G3 models that preceded it. The orientation of the Apple logo on the computer's lid was switched so that it would "read" correctly to onlookers when the computer was in use.[5] PowerBook G3 and prior models presented it right-side-up from the perspective of the computer's owner when the lid was closed. Apple's industrial design team, headed by British designer Jonathan Ive, converged around a minimalist aesthetic—the Titanium G4's design language laid the groundwork for the Aluminum PowerBook G4, the MacBook Pro, the Power Mac G5, the flat-screen iMac, the Xserve, and the Mac mini.

Quality issues[edit]

The hinges on the Titanium PowerBook display are notorious for breaking under typical use. Usually the hinge (which is shaped like an L) will break just to the left of where it attaches to the lower case on the right hinge, and just to the right on the left hinge (where the right hinge is on the right side of the computer when the optical drive is facing the user). When the 667 MHz and 800 MHz "DVI" PowerBooks were introduced, Apple changed the hinge design slightly to strengthen it. At least one aftermarket manufacturer began producing sturdier replacement hinges[6] to address this problem, though actually performing the repair is difficult as the display bezel is glued together. In addition some discolouration, bubbling or peeling of paint on the outer bezel occurred, notably around the area where the palm would rest while using the trackpad, and around the rear of the hinges where paint on the back of the machine was often worn off. This appeared on early models but not on later Titanium PowerBooks.[7]

Display issues[edit]

The video cable is routed around the left-side hinge. This will cause the cable to weaken under heavy usage. Many owners have reported display problems such as random lines or a jumbled screen, although few have replaced just the video cable to successfully resolve this problem. There is also a backlight cable that might fail; one option is to replace either or both cables before replacing LCDs.

Models[edit]

Component PowerBook G4 (Titanium)
Model / Introduction DateJan 9, 2001 ("Mercury", Original - Ti)[8][9]Oct 16, 2001 ("Onyx", Gigabit - Ti)April 29, 2002 ("Ivory", DVI - Ti)Nov 6, 2002 ("Antimony", Ti)
Model number M5884 (EMC 1854)M8407 (EMC 1895)A1001 (EMC 1913)A1025 (EMC N/A)
Model identifier PowerBook3,2PowerBook3,3PowerBook3,4PowerBook3,5
Discontinuation Date October 16, 2001April 29, 2002November 6, 2002September 16, 2003
Display
(widescreen)
15.2 TFT matte LCD display, 1152×768 15.2 TFT matte LCD display, 1280×854
Processor400 or 500 MHz PowerPC G4 (7410) 550 or 667 MHz PowerPC G4 (7450) 667 or 800 MHz PowerPC G4 (7455) 867 MHz or 1 GHz PowerPC G4 (7455)
Cache1 MB backside L2 cache (2:1) 256 KB on-chip L2 cache (1:1) 256 KB on-chip L2 cache and 1 MB L3 cache (1:1) 256 KB on-chip L2 cache and 1 MB DDR L3 cache (1:1)
Front Side Bus100 MHz 100 MHz (550 MHz model) or 133 MHz (667 MHz model) 133 MHz
Memory128 MB (two 64 MB) or 256 MB (two 128 MB) of PC100 SDRAM 128 MB (two 64 MB) or 256 MB (two 128 MB) of PC133 SDRAM 256 MB (two 128 MB) or 512 MB (two 256 MB) of PC133 SDRAM
Expandable up to 1 GB
GraphicsATI Rage 128 with 8 MB of SDRAM ATI Radeon with 16 MB of SDRAM ATI Radeon 7500 with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM ATI Radeon 9000 with 32 MB or 64 MB of DDR SDRAM
AGP 2x AGP 4x
Hard drive10 or 20 GB
Optional 30 GB
20 or 30 GB
Optional 48 GB
30 or 40 GB at 4200 rpm
Optional 60 GB at 5400-rpm
40 or 60 GB at 4200 rpm
Ultra ATA/66
Optical drive
(slot-loading)
2x DVD-ROM 2x DVD-ROM
Optional 24x CD-ROM read, 8x CD-R write, 8x CD-RW write
8x DVD read, 8x CD-R write, 24x CD-R read 8x DVD read, 8x CD-R write, 24x CD-R read or 1x DVD-R write, 6x DVD read, 8x CD-R write, 24x CD read
Connectivity Optional AirPort802.11b
10/100 BASE-T Fast Ethernet
56k V.90 modem
Infrared (IrDA)
Optional or Integrated Airport 802.11b
GigabitEthernet
56k V.90 modem
Infrared (IrDA)
Optional or Integrated Airport 802.11b
Gigabit Ethernet
56k V.92 modem
Peripherals 2x USB 1.1
1x FireWire 400
PC Card I/II
Built-in stereo speakers
Audio output mini-jack
2x USB 1.1
1x FireWire 400
PC Card I/II
Built-in stereo speakers
Audio input mini-jack
Audio output mini-jack
Video out VGA and S-VideoDVI and S-Video
Battery 50-watt-hour removable lithium-ion55.3-watt-hour removable lithium-ion61-watt-hour removable lithium-ion
Maximum Operating SystemMac OS X 10.4.11 “Tiger” and Mac OS 9.2.2 Unofficially, can run Mac OS X 10.5.8 with third-party software.Mac OS X 10.5.8 “Leopard” and Mac OS 9.2.2

Aluminum PowerBook G4[edit]

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17" Aluminum PowerBook G4 (nicknamed AlBook)

DeveloperApple Computer, Inc.
TypeLaptop
Release dateJanuary 7, 2003
DiscontinuedFebruary 28, 2006 (15")
April 24, 2006 (17")
May 16, 2006 (12")
CPUPowerPC G4, 867 MHz – 1.67 GHz

In 2003, Apple introduced a new line of PowerBook G4s with 12-, 15-, and 17-inch screens and aluminum cases (prompting the new moniker "AlBook"). The new notebooks not only brought a different design to the PowerBook G4 line but also laid down the foundation for Apple’s notebook design for the next five years, replaced initially in January 2008 by the MacBook Air and the subsequent MacBook and MacBook Pro redesigns in October. The 15" titanium model was still available until September 16, 2003, when the Aluminum model replaced it. Notably, the 12" model brought a welcome return to the Apple subnotebook configuration, conspicuously lacking in their product line since the discontinuation of the PowerBook 2400 in 1998. While the titanium PowerBook G4s were capable of booting into Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X operating systems, the aluminum PowerBook G4s could only boot into Mac OS X. Both series of machines could run Mac OS 9 in Classic mode from within Mac OS X.

Industrial design[edit]

The aluminum PowerBook G4 was designed by Apple's Vice President of Industrial Design, Jonathan Ive, and used a radically different design from the preceding titanium models. The most obvious change was the use of aluminum, not titanium, to manufacture the body. The keyboard, which was originally black, was changed to match the color of the body. Additionally, the aluminum keyboard was backlit on the 17" model and on one of the 15" models. This was the first case of keyboard internal backlighting seen on a notebook computer. The design was considered[by whom?] superior to most other notebooks when it debuted in 2003, and consequently, it made the PowerBook G4 one of the most desirable notebooks on the market. The external design of Apple's professional laptops continued to remain similar to the aluminum PowerBook G4 until the Spotlight on Notebooks event on October 14, 2008.

Quality issues[edit]

Some owners have experienced failure of the lower memory slot on some of the 15" models, with the typical repair being the replacement of the logic board. Apple had started a Repair Extension Program concerning the issue,[10] but it has been noted that some models displaying the issue have not been included. This leaves certain PowerBook G4 owners with only a maximum of 1 GB of RAM to use instead of a full 2 GB.

Apple previously had a Repair Extension Program to fix the "white spot" issue on its 15" PowerBook displays.[11]

There has also been a rash of reports concerning sudden and pervasive sleeping of 1.5 and 1.67 GHz models known as Narcoleptic Aluminum PowerBook Syndrome.[12] Symptoms include the PowerBook suddenly entering sleep mode, regardless of the battery level or whether the PowerBook is plugged in. One cause is the ambient light sensing,[13] and associated instruction set coding, with possible keyboard backlight and sleep light issues accompanying the so-called "narcolepsy". Another cause is the trackpad area heat sensor; system logs report "Power Management received emergency overtemp signal. Going to sleep.".[citation needed]

To correct this, service groups will often replace the logic board or power converter, but the actual fix (depending on the model) for the first cause is to replace or remove the left or right ambient light sensors; and for the second cause, disconnect, remove, or replace the heat sensor, or the entire top case which holds the trackpad heat sensor. Alternatively, there are reports which detail success in removing certain sensor kernel extensions or rebuilding the kernel using the Darwin Open Source project after commenting out the relevant call; permanent resolution of the sleep issue in this manner is little documented.[14]

The 1.67 GHz model may suffer from manufacturing or design defects in its display. Initial reports pointed to this only being a problem with type M9689 17" PowerBooks introduced in Q2 2005, but then this problem was also seen in displays replaced by Apple Service Providers in this period (e.g. because of the bright spots issue). The devices were the last 17" models shipped with the matte 1440×900 pixel low-resolution display. After many months of usage, the displays may show permanently shining lines of various colors stretching vertically across the LCD. Often this will start with one-pixel-wide vertical lines being "stuck" in an "always-on" mode. Various sites have been set up documenting this issue.[15][16]

On May 20, 2005, Apple recalled 12-inch iBook G4, and 12- and 15-inch PowerBook G4 batteries (model number A1061, first 5 characters HQ441 – HQ507 for the iBook, model # A1079, serial # 3X446 – 3X510 for 12" PowerBook, model # A1078, serial # 3X446 – 3X509.)[17] They were recalled due to short-circuiting which caused overheating and explosion. The batteries were made by LG Chemical, in Taiwan and China. Apple has since removed the recall from its website.

Models[edit]

Component PowerBook G4 (Aluminium)
Model / Introduction Date Jan 7, 2003 (Rev A)Sep 16, 2003 (Rev B)April 19, 2004 (Rev C)Jan 31, 2005 (Rev D)Oct 19, 2005 (Rev E)
Model number
  • A1010 (EMC 1931) (12") (Al)
  • A1013 (EMC N/A) (17") (Al)
  • A1010 (EMC 1986) (12") (DVI - Al)
  • A1046 (EMC 1960) (15") (FW800 - Al)
  • A1052 (EMC N/A) (17") (Al)
  • A1010 (EMC 1986) (12") (Al)
  • A1095 (EMC N/A) (15") (Al)
  • A1085 (EMC 1983A) (17") (Al)
  • A1104 (EMC 2030) (12") (Al)
  • A1106 (EMC 2029) (15") (SMS/BT2 - Al)
  • A1107 (EMC N/A) (17") (Al)
  • A1104 (EMC 2030) (12") (Al)
  • A1138 (EMC N/A) (15") (DLSD/HR - Al)
  • A1139 (EMC N/A) (17") (DLSD/HR - Al)
Model identifier
  • PowerBook6,1 (12") (Al)
  • PowerBook5,1 (17") (Al)
  • PowerBook6,2 (12") (DVI - Al)
  • PowerBook5,2 (15") (FW800 - Al)
  • PowerBook5,3 (17") (Al)
  • PowerBook6,4 (12") (Al)
  • PowerBook5,4 (15") (Al)
  • PowerBook5,5 (17") (Al)
  • PowerBook6,8 (12") (Al)
  • PowerBook5,6 (15") (SMS/BT2 - Al)
  • PowerBook5,7 (17") (Al)
  • PowerBook6,8 (12") (Al)
  • PowerBook5,8 (15") (DLSD/HR - Al)
  • PowerBook5,9 (17") (DLSD/HR - Al)
Order M8760LL/A, M8793LL/A M9007LL/A, M9008LL/A, M8980LL/A, M8981LL/A, M9110LL/A M9183LL/A, M9184LL/A, M9421LL/A, M9422LL/A, M9462LL/A M9690LL/A, M9691LL/A, M9676LL/A, M9677LL/A, M9689LL/A M9691LL/A, M9969LL/A, M9970LL/A
Discontinuation Date September 16, 2003April 19, 2004January 31, 2005October 19, 2005 / May 16, 2006 (M9691LL/A)January 10, 2006 / April 26, 2006 (M9970LL/A)
Display12.1, TFT LCD display, 1024×768
N/A 15.2, TFT LCD display, 1280×854 15.2, TFT LCD display, 1440×960
17, TFT LCD display, 1440×900 17, TFT LCD display, 1680×1050
Processor867 MHz with 256 KB of L2 backside cache (12")
1 GHz with 1 MB of L3 backside cache (17")
1 GHz (12" and 15")
1.25 GHz (15")
1.33 GHz with 512 KB of L2 backside cache (17")
1.33 GHz (12" and 15")
1.5 GHz with 512 KB of L2 backside cache (15" and 17")
1.5 GHz (12" and 15")
1.67 GHz (15" and 17") with 512 KB of L2 backside cache
Memory256 MB (two 128 MB) of 266 MHz PC-2100 DDR SDRAM (12")
512 MB (two 256 MB) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM (17")
256 MB (soldered) of 266 MHz PC-2100 DDR SDRAM (12")
256 MB (two 128 MB) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM (15")
512 MB (two 256 MB) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM (17")
256 MB (soldered) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM (12")
512 MB (two 256 MB) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM (15" and 17")
512 MB (two 256 MB) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM 512 MB (two 256 MB) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM (12")
512 MB of 533 MHz PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM (15" and 17")
Expandable to 1152 MB (12") or 2 GB (17")Expandable to 1.25 GB (12") or 2 GB (15", 17")
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce4 Go 420 with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (12")
NVIDIA GeForce4 Go 440 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (17")
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (12")
ATI Radeon 9600 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (15" and 17")
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (12")
ATI Radeon 9700 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (15" and 17")
Optional ATI Radeon 9700 with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (12")
ATI Radeon 9700 with 64 MB or 128 MB of DDR SDRAM (15" and 17")
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (12")
ATI Radeon 9700 with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM (15" and 17")
AGP 4x
Hard drive40 or 60 GB at 4200 rpm 40 GB at 4200 rpm or 60 or 80 GB at 5400 rpm 60, 80, or 100 GB at 5400 rpm 80 GB, 100 GB or 120 GB at 5400 rpm
Ultra ATA/100
Optical Drive
Slot Loading
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive or DVD-RW SuperDrive (12")
DVD-RW SuperDrive (17")
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive or DVD-RW SuperDrive (12" and 15")
DVD-RW SuperDrive (17")
DVD-RW SuperDrive (12")
DVD-RW DL SuperDrive (15" and 17")
Connectivity Optional or Integrated AirPort Extreme802.11b/g
10/100 BASE-T Ethernet (12") or Gigabit Ethernet (15" and 17")
56k V.92 modem
Bluetooth 1.1
Integrated Airport Extreme 802.11b/g
10/100 BASE-T Ethernet (12") or Gigabit Ethernet (15" and 17")
56k V.92 modem
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Peripherals 2x USB 1.1
1x FireWire 400
1x FireWire 800 (17")
PC Card I/II (17")
Built-in stereo speakers
Audio input mini-jack
Audio output mini-jack
2x USB 2.0
1x FireWire 400
1x FireWire 800 (15" and 17")
PC Card I/II (15" and 17")
Built-in stereo speakers
Audio input mini-jack
Audio output mini-jack
2x USB 2.0
1x FireWire 400
1x FireWire 800 (15" and 17")
PC Card I/II (15" and 17")
Built-in stereo speakers
Audio input mini-jack (12" and 15") or Analog/optical digital audio input mini-jack (17")
Audio output mini-jack (12" and 15") or Analog/optical digital audio output mini-jack (17")
2x USB 2.0
1x FireWire 400
1x FireWire 800 (15" and 17")
PC Card I/II (15" and 17")
Built-in stereo speakers
Audio input mini-jack (12") or Analog/optical digital audio input mini-jack (15" and 17")
Audio output mini-jack (12") or Analog/optical digital audio output mini-jack (15" and 17")
Video out Mini-VGA (12") or DVI (17") Mini-DVI (12") or DVI (15" and 17")
Battery 47-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (12")
55-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (17")
47-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (12")
46-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (15")
58-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (17")
50-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (12" and 15")
58-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (17")
Maximum Operating SystemMac OS X 10.5.8 “Leopard”

Discontinuation[edit]

One major factor that led to the discontinuation of the PowerBook G4 was Apple's internal experimentation with the PowerPC G5 for the company's next line professional-grade notebooks at that time. The G5 powered Apple's Power Mac G5 and iMac G5 computers but proved to be too power-hungry and heat-intensive to use in a notebook form factor.[18] The stalling development of the G5 is also said to be another main factor in the Mac's transition from PowerPC to Intel processors.[19]

After awaiting a new professional-grade notebook to replace the G4, on January 10, 2006, Apple released the 15" MacBook Pro, its first Intel-based notebook.[20] A 17" version of the MacBook Pro followed on April 24, 2006.[21] The new "MacBook Pro" name was given to the new series of notebooks after Apple changed the portable naming schemes from "Power" for professional products (and "i" for consumer products), in favor of including "Mac" in the title of all computer lines, with the suffix "Pro" denoting a pro product. Finally, on May 16, 2006, the 12" PowerBook G4 and the G4 iBook were discontinued and replaced by the 13.3" MacBook, ending the whole PowerBook line.[22]

However, a replacement for the 12" subnotebook form factor (i.e. the 12" PowerBook G4) was not immediately forthcoming; the MacBook Air, released in 2008, served as an indirect replacement while the 13" MacBook Pro released in 2009 is the direct replacement for the 12" PowerBook G4.[23][24] Apple returned to the 12" screen size with the MacBook released in 2015.[25]

Supported Mac OS releases[edit]

Timeline of PowerBook and iBook models

See also: Timeline of Macintosh models

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July 26: Today in Apple history: White iBook G4, the last laptop in the popular lineup, goes on saleJuly 26, 2005: Apple debuts the opaque white iBook G4, the last of its laptops to launch under the iBook name.

The portable computer adds Apple’s scrolling trackpad for the first time. It also incorporates Bluetooth 2.0 as a standard feature, and becomes the last Apple laptop with a PowerPC chip.

iBook G4: A rugged laptop

Compared to today’s ultra-thin MacBook Pros, or even 2008’s MacBook Air, the 2005-era iBook looks quite chunky. To put it into perspective, the now-discontinued 12-inch MacBook was thinner than just the lid of the iBook G4.

However, what it lacked in skinniness, this rugged laptop made up for with plenty of power under the hood. Compared to the late-2004 model, it boasted a faster processor, twice the RAM (512MB versus 256MB), an extra 10GB of hard drive space and superior graphics.

In addition to the new trackpad — which let users scroll using two fingers — the final iBook also included Apple’s clever Sudden Motion Sensor technology. Designed to stop the hard drive heads from moving if the laptop sensed it had been dropped, it protected against data loss.

Both of these features previously debuted on Apple’s high-end PowerBook G4 computers. Their arrival on the iBook made them available to average users. A scan of the original iBook G4 instruction manual (.pdf) shows all the features.

iBook is an important step toward MacBook

Starting with the very first iBook in 1999, the line of popular laptops marked an important era in Apple history. From the colorful iMac-lite original to the plasticized iPod-style white versions later on, the iBooks helped make Apple laptops cool and ubiquitous during their seven years on the market.

Apple discontinued this particular iBook model on May 16, 2006. The company then switched to Intel processors and rolled out its MacBook product line.

Did you own an iBook? If so, which model was your favorite? Leave your comments and reminiscences below.

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Family: iBook

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.2.8

Maximum OS: 10.5.8

Introduced: October 2003

Terminated: April 2004


Processor

CPU: PowerPC 7455 "G4"

CPU Speed: 800/933/1000 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 133 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB on-processor

ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM

RAM Type: PC2100 SO-DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 266 MHz

Onboard RAM: 128 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 640 MB


Video

Screen: 12.1 or 14.1" active matrix

GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 (4x AGP)

VRAM: 32 MB

Max Resolution: 1024x768

Video Out: mini-VGA


Storage

Hard Drive: 30/40/60 GB

ATA Bus: ATA-66

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/10x/8x CD-RW/DVD-ROM or 24x/16x/4x/8x/2x/1x CD-RW/DVD-RW


Input/Output

USB: 2 (2.0)

Firewire: 1

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Networking

Modem: 56 kbps

Ethernet: 10/100Base-T

Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b/g

Bluetooth: optional


Miscellaneous

Power: 50 Watts

Dimensions: 1.35" H x 11.2" W x 9.06" D

Weight: 4.9 lbs.


Notes

The 800 MHz model had a Maximum OS of 10.4.11. The 14.1"/1.0 GHz model consumed 51 W of power, weighed 5.9 pounds, and had the following dimensions: 12.7" W x 10.2" D x 1.35" H.

Introduced in October 2003, the iBook G4 was the final piece in the transition from the G3 to the G4 processor. In addition, the iBook G4 included a slot-load Combo drive, better graphics, USB 2.0, AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth support, a faster bus and memory architecture. The iBook G4 shipped in 3 configurations: 12.1"/800 MHz/256 MB/30 GB/$1,099, 14.1"/933 MHz/256 MB/40 GB/$1,299, and 14.1"/1.0 GHz/256 MB/60 GB/$1,499. All models were discontinued in April 2004.

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