1999
TECH NEWS

Apple unveils iBook portable computer

from CBC.ca archives | Mon, 21 Jun 1999

NEW YORK - Apple Computer Inc. introduced its much-anticipated iBook portable computer Wednesday, a machine the computer company hopes will follow in the footsteps of the remarkably successful iMac.

The iBook is aimed at consumer and educational customers, with prices starting at $1,599, filling a gap in Apple's product line.

"There has been a lot of speculation and a lot of rumours and I get to end them today," Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said of the long-awaited computer, which he unveiled during a keynote speech at MacWorld, Apple's semi-annual trade show.

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