iBook G4 (Mid 2005)

Introduced: July 2005
Terminated: May 2006


Another speed bump in the iBook G4 line, the iBook G4 (Mid 2005) came in two configurations.  The low-end 12.1” configuration ran at 1.33Ghz, had a 40Gb hard drive and 256Mb of RAM.  It had a Combo drive.  The high-end 14.1” configuration ran at 1.42Ghz, had a 60Gb hard drive and 512Mb of RAM.  It had a Super Drive.


Continuing with their pattern of improving an existing line with speed bumps, the iBook G4 (Mid 2005) had faster processors.  Airport Extreme and Bluetooth were now standard across the line.  This release also saw the number of configurations reduced from three to two.


iBook G4 (Mid 2005)


Processor: PowerPC 7447A (G4)
Processor Speed: 1.33 (12.1-inch) or 1.42 (14.1-inch) GHz
Benchmarks: 1.33 GHz: 689, 1.42 GHz: 774
Cache: 64 KB L1, 512k on-chip (1:1) L2
System Bus: 133 (12.1-inch) or 142 (14.1-inch) MHz
Hard Drive: 40, 60, 80, or 100 GB 4200-rpm
Media: Slot-loading DVD/CD-RW Combo or DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive
Trackpad: Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap, drag, and scrolling
Keyboard: Full size (77 (U.S.) or 78 (ISO) keys incl. 12 function, 4 arrow, embedded keypad)
Colors: Opaque White

Weight and Dimensions (US): 4.9 (12.1-inch) / 5.9 (14.1-inch) lbs., 1.35” H x 11.2” W x 9.1” D (12.1-inch) / 1.35” H x 12.7” W x 10.2” D (14.1-inch)

Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 2.2 (12.1-inch) / 2.7 (14.1-inch) kg, 28.4 cm W x 23.1 cm D x 3.4 cm H (12.1-inch) / 32.3 cm W x 25.9 cm D x 3.4 cm H (14.1-inch)
Original Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.4.2 (8D37)
Later Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.4.4 (8G32)
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT (iBook) 2.5
Firmware: Open Firmware
Firmware Update: None
Logicboard RAM: 512 MB
Maximum RAM: 1.5 GB
Type of RAM Slots: 1 - PC2700 DDR333 200-pin SO-DIMM
Minimum RAM Speed:—
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
ATI Card Model: ATY,M12
Graphics Connection: 4x AGP
Graphics Memory: 32 MB
Built-in Display: 12.1-inch or 14.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA
Resolutions: 1024 x 768 (Optimum), 800 x 600, 640 x 480
Display Modes: Video mirroring only
Display Connection: 1 - Mini-VGA (Composite and S-video with adapter)
Expansion Slots: None
Hard Drive Bus: Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Motion Sensor: Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Backup Battery: None
Power Adapter:—
System Battery: 50 Wh (12.1-inch) or 62 Wh (14.1-inch) Lithium Ion
Battery Life: Up to 6 hours
Max Watts:—
Line Voltage: 100-240V AC
AirPort: Built-in AirPort Extreme card (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Ethernet: 10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem: 56k v92
USB: 2 - 480 MBit/s
FireWire: 1 - 400 MBit/s (7W)
Security Slot: 1 - Kensington cable lock
Audio In: 1 - Built-in microphone
Audio Out: 1 - 3.5-mm analog output jack, Built-in speakers (16-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)


Introduced in July 2005, the iBook G4 was discontinued to make way for new models in May 2006.



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