Apple Timeline, 2001-2005

<1996-2000>
Year
Apple
Other
2001
  • 01.09 Power Mac G4 moves to 133 MHz system bus, PowerPC 7410 and 7450 processors, reaches 733 MHz
  • 01.09 PowerBook G4 announced Jan. 9 at Macworld Expo.
  • 02.22 iMac available in 400, 500, and 600 MHz versions; fastest models use PowerPC 750Cx
  • 03.24 Mac OS X 10.0 '''ships
  • 05.01 iBook completely redesigned, reaches 500 MHz, prices start at $1,299.
  • 07.18 'Quicksilver' Power Mac G4 available with 733, 867, and dual 800 MHz CPUs.
  • 07.18 iMac pushes to 700 MHz, CD-RW standard on all models.
  • 09.25 Mac OS X 10.1 released, noted for improved speed, reintroduction of some old Mac features
  • 10.16 iBook pushed to 600 MHz
  • 10.16 TiBook rolled out at 550 MHz and 667 MHz
  • 12.17 Apple makes Combo Drive (CD-RW/DVD-ROM) standard on TiBook
  • More in Macintosh History: 2001
  • Pentium 4 pushes speed threshold to 2 GHz, but performance doesn't measure up to clock speed (P4 less efficient per clock cycle than PIII).
  • Athlon XP outperforms Pentium 4 at lower clock speed, becomes serious choice among PC power users.
  • Windows laptops reach 1 GHz mark.
  • First Itanium servers ship in July. Intel's bold new CPU runs at 733 MHz and 800 MHz.
2002
  • Everyone laughs at Microsoft's push for "secure computing."
  • Pentium 4 reaches 3.06 GHz
  • First Itanium 2 hardware ships in September, 'Mirror uns at 900 MHz or 1 GHz.
2003
  • 01.07 12" PowerBook G4 and 17" PowerBook G4 announced.
  • 01.07 AirPort Extreme announced at nearly 5x speed of AirPort
  • 01.07 Beta of Safari browser released, quickly becomes #2 browser among Mac users.
  • 01.28 Power Mac G4 reaches 1.42 GHz with dual CPUs, adds FireWire 800 and AirPort Extreme support, only runs OS X.
  • 02.04 17" iMac reaches 1 GHz, adds AirPort Extreme support
  • 02.14 Mac OS X 10.2.4 released.
  • 01.25 Slammer worm infects Microsoft SQL server, rated as fastest spreading worm to date - despite fact that Microsoft released a security patch six months earlier.
  • 02.06 Dell drops the 3.5" floppy drive as a standard feature, but users can still order them as an option.
<1996-2000>

About LEM Support Usage Privacy Contact

Custom Search

Follow Low End Mac on Twitter
Join Low End Mac on Facebook

Favorite Sites

MacSurfer
Cult of Mac
Shrine of Apple
MacInTouch
MyAppleMenu
InfoMac
The Mac Observer
Accelerate Your Mac
RetroMacCast
The Vintage Mac Museum
Deal Brothers
DealMac
Mac2Sell
Mac Driver Museum
JAG's House
System 6 Heaven
System 7 Today
the pickle's Low-End Mac FAQ

Affiliates

Amazon.com
The iTunes Store
PC Connection Express
Macgo Blu-ray Player
Parallels Desktop for Mac
eBay

Low End Mac's Amazon.com store

Advertise

Open Link