iBook Late 2001

The Apple iBook Late 2001 (Translucent White) is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2001 to 2002 as part of the iBook G3 series of Macintosh iBook computers. The computer has been introduced on October 16, 2001, and its price started at $1299.

The new iBook features a 500 MHz or 600 MHz PowerPC 750cxe G3 processor, 12.1″ TFT Display, 64 MB or 128 MB of RAM, 15 GB / 20 GB or 30 GB hard drive, tray-loading 24x CD-ROM / 8x DVD-ROM or DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive, and 8 MB ATI Rage Mobility 128 graphics.

This iBook has been discontinued on May 20, 2002.

Today iBook Late 2001 is 22 years old!

iBook Late 2001
Source: techable.com – iBook Late 2001

iBook Late 2001 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 16, 2001
DiscontinuedMay 20, 2002
Model IdentifierPowerBook4,1
Model NumberM6497
Order NumberM8597LL/A (500 MHz)
M8598LL/A (600 MHz)
M8599LL/A (600 MHz)
Original Price$1,299
$1,199 (500 MHz from January 7, 2002)
ColorsTranslucent White
Weight4.9 Ibs.
2.222 KG
Dimensions11.2” H x 9.1” W x 1.35” D
28.44 cm H x 23.11 cm W x 3.42 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 750cxe G3
Processor Speed500 MHz
600 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus66 MHz
100 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB on-chip L2

Storage & Media

Storage15 GB
20 GB
30 GB
Media1 – 24x CD-ROM or 24x CD-RW or 8x DVD-ROM or DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” tray-loading drive


Built-in Memory64 MB
128 MB
Maximum Memory640 MB
Memory Slots1 – PC-100 3.3V 144-pin SO-DIMM
Minimum Speed10 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display12.1″ Color TFT XGA Display
Resolutions640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768 (native)


Graphics CardATI Rage Mobility 128
Graphics Memory8 MB
Display Connection1 – VGA or Composite via A/V port
Display ModesVideo mirroring only
External ResolutionNone


Expansion SlotsNone
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA


Wi-FiAirPort Card 802.11b (Optional)
Ethernet10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps (7W)
USB2 – 12 Mbps
Audio In1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – Output through the A/V port
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – VGA or Composite via A/V port
Security Slot1 – Kensington cable lock

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardBuilt-in Full-size 77-key (U.S.) or 78-key (ISO) incl. 12 function and 4 arrow keys
TrackpadBuilt-in Solid-state trackpad (Tap, double-tap, and drag)


Original OSMac OS 9.2.1
Mac OS X 10.1
Later OSMac OS X 10.1.2
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMacintosh ROM
Bundled SoftwareMac OS 9.2 or Mac OS X 10.1 Puma
iMovie 2
Mac OS X Mail
Microsoft Internet Explorer
World Book Mac OS X Edition
Otto Matic
Acrobat Reader
FAXstf 10.0 Preview
Apple Hardware Test CD


System Battery42 Wh Lithium-Ion (M8433G/B)
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 5 hours
Maximum Continuous Power42 W
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter45 W Apple Power Adapter (M8576LL/A)

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