iBook (FireWire) - Technical Specifications

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iBook (FireWire) - Technical Specifications
Order no. iBook
iBook Special Edition
Processor 366-MHz PowerPC G3 466-MHz PowerPC G3
Level 2 cache 256K at 366 MHz 256K at 466 MHz
Memory (PC100 SDRAM) 64MB 64MB
Hard disk drive1 10GB Ultra ATA 10GB Ultra ATA
Optical drive CD-ROM drive DVD-ROM drive
Display 12.1-inch TFT SVGA 12.1-inch TFT SVGA
FireWire One port One port
USB One port One port
Composite video output Yes Yes
Modem4 56K V.90 56K V.90
Ethernet 10/100BASE-T 10/100BASE-T
Wireless networking3 Airport ready airport ready
All models include a built-in keyboard and trackpad; modem cable; power adapter and power cord; lithium-ion battery; Mac OS 9, QuickTime, AppleWorks, iMovie 2, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook Express, Netscape Communicator, Palm Desktop, FAXstf, Bugdom, Nanosaur, and Acrobat Reader software; complete setup, learning, and reference documentation; limited warranty; and 30 days of free Internet service through EarthLink.
Internet access requires an Internet service account. Most applications are preinstalled. Some applications require the use of an included CD-ROM. Product contains electronic documentation. Backup software is provided on CD-ROM.
Other Options
Product Product Order no.
iBook Power Adapter M7387LL/A
iBook Battery M7621G/B
AirPort Card M7600LL/B
AirPort Base Station M7601LL/B
Technical Specifications

Processor and memory

  • 366- or 466-MHz PowerPC G3 processor
  • 256K on-chip level 2 cache
  • 66-MHz system bus; 66-MHz memory bus
  • 64MB of PC100 SDRAM; single 1.35-inch standard SO-DIMM slot (3.3 volt) supports up to 256MB SO-DIMM for a total of 320MB of SDRAM


  • 10GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive1
  • 24x-speed (maximum) CD-ROM drive; or 6x-speed (maximum) DVD-ROM drive (plays DVD-Video discs; plays CD-ROMs at up to 24x speed)
  • Support for external FireWire and USB storage devices


  • Built-in 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT SVGA active-matrix display
  • Supports millions of colors at 800- by 600-pixel resolution
  • Supports resolution scaling to 640- by 480-pixel resolution with millions of colors

Graphics support

  • ATI RAGE Mobility 128 graphics accelerator with 8MB of SDRAM graphics memory and AGP 2X support


  • Built-in 56K V.90 modem (RJ-11 connector) 4
  • Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Optional 11-Mbps AirPort Card; IEEE 802.11 DSSS compliant 3
  • Optional AirPort Base Station containing 56K modem and 10/BASE-T Ethernet port 3

Peripheral connections

  • One 12-Mbps USB port
  • One 400-Mbps FireWire (IEEE 1394) port 5


  • 16-bit CD-quality stereo sound output minijack through AV port
  • Single built-in mono speaker
  • Support for external USB audio devices such as microphones and speakers


  • Composite video output to TV through AV port

Battery and power

  • 50-watt-hour lithium-ion battery
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge2
  • Power adapter port


  • Built-in full-size keyboard with 76 (U.S.) or 77 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted &dlquo;T&drquo; arrangement), and embedded keypad

Apple trackpad

  • Solid-state trackpad provides precise cursor control; supports tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Electrical requirements

  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
  • U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR compliant

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: –13° to 140° F (–25° to 60° C)
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: 0 to 10,000 feet (0 to 3,048 m)
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet (4,572 m)

Size and weight

  • Width: 13.5 inches (34.4 cm)
  • Height: 11.6 inches (29.4 cm)
  • Average depth: 1.8 inches (4.6 cm); depth ranges from 1.24 inches (3.15 cm) at the thinnest point to 2.06 inches (5.2 cm) at the thickest point
  • Weight: iBook—6.6 pounds (3.0 kg); iBook Special Edition—6.8 pounds (3.1 kg)
  1. For hard drive capacity measurements, 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Battery life depends on configuration and use.
  3. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Base Station and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort, including America Online. Range may vary with site conditions.
  4. Actual modem speeds lower; speed depends on connection rate and other factors.
  5. Actual rates will vary.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016