July 26, 2005: Last iBook Introduced
When the first iBook was introduced it was clearly aimed at consumers, everything from the funky shape to the impossible to miss colors screamed that this was not a laptop aimed at the professional.
The intervening years saw the looks transform from play doh flouresccent to a subdued white. The shape was also updated to the more familiar Apple rectangle and the model line was expanded to include two different iBooks, a twelve and fourteen inch model.
The other notable change in the iBooks was their increasing parity with PowerBooks. At the end of the PowerBook's life, the iBook featured a G4 processor a scant .08 GHz slower than the twelve-inch PowerBook's processor, shared the scrolling trackpad and built in Airport. There were differences, but most of them were only apparent to the pros. The last iBook was introduced on July 26, 2005.