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iBook G4
Code name iBook G4
Date released October 22, 2003
Date discontinued May 16, 2006
Processor PowerPC G4 (800 MHz to 1.42 GHz)
System software Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) - 10.4 (Tiger)
Price at release

The iBook G4 was a notebook computer for the consumer market that was introduced by Apple Computer in October 2003.


The iBook G4 came in two screen sizes: 12 and 14 inches. Both versions had a screen resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels. The 12-inch model was 11.2" x 9.1" and 4.9 pounds, while the 14-inch model was 12.7" x 10.2" and 5.9 pounds.

October 2003[]

  • 800 MHz, 933 MHz, or 1.0 GHz PowerPC G4
  • 133 MHz system bus and 128 MB of onboard memory, expandable up to 640 MB (later discovered to be 1.12 GB)
  • Optional AirPort and Bluetooth
  • Hard drive: 30, 40, or 60 GB (Ultra/ATA 100)
  • DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo-drive

October 2004[]

  • 1.2 GHz or 1.33 GHz PowerPC G4
  • 133 MHz system bus and 256 MB of onboard memory, expandable up to 1.25 GB
  • AirPort built-in and optional Bluetooth
  • Hard drive: 30, 60, or 80 GB (Ultra/ATA 100)
  • DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo-drive or optional DVD±RW "SuperDrive"

Product recalls[]

The batteries for the iBook G4 and Aluminum PowerBook G4 were recalled for safety.[1] However, a number of the replacement batteries also failed.[2]


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