iBook G4


Family: iBook

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.2.8

Maximum OS: 10.5.8

Introduced: October 2003

Terminated: April 2004


CPU: PowerPC 7455 "G4"

CPU Speed: 800/933/1000 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 133 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB on-processor

ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM

RAM Type: PC2100 SO-DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 266 MHz

Onboard RAM: 128 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 640 MB


Screen: 12.1 or 14.1" active matrix

GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 (4x AGP)


Max Resolution: 1024x768

Video Out: mini-VGA


Hard Drive: 30/40/60 GB

ATA Bus: ATA-66

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/10x/8x CD-RW/DVD-ROM or 24x/16x/4x/8x/2x/1x CD-RW/DVD-RW


USB: 2 (2.0)

Firewire: 1

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Modem: 56 kbps

Ethernet: 10/100Base-T

Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b/g

Bluetooth: optional


Power: 50 Watts

Dimensions: 1.35" H x 11.2" W x 9.06" D

Weight: 4.9 lbs.


The 800 MHz model had a Maximum OS of 10.4.11. The 14.1"/1.0 GHz model consumed 51 W of power, weighed 5.9 pounds, and had the following dimensions: 12.7" W x 10.2" D x 1.35" H.

Introduced in October 2003, the iBook G4 was the final piece in the transition from the G3 to the G4 processor. In addition, the iBook G4 included a slot-load Combo drive, better graphics, USB 2.0, AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth support, a faster bus and memory architecture. The iBook G4 shipped in 3 configurations: 12.1"/800 MHz/256 MB/30 GB/$1,099, 14.1"/933 MHz/256 MB/40 GB/$1,299, and 14.1"/1.0 GHz/256 MB/60 GB/$1,499. All models were discontinued in April 2004.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.