This high-quality conference bag was distributed at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Chicago that was held in June 2001. This organization and conference are still held annually, but the conference changed its name around 2010 to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference.
The bag is made from a thick, smooth, rubber-like material. One side features an embroidery “2001 CHICAGO NECC” logo, and the other side is emblazoned with a large white embroidery Apple logo. The inside includes a flap with a zippered pocket.
This NECC was significant because Steve Jobs was the keynote speaker, and Apple had a major presence on the conference floor. An Apple press release states:
“Apple today demonstrated its ongoing commitment to providing innovative technology solutions for education at the National Educational Computing Conference in Chicago. During the opening keynote, Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, announced that three more school districts…will be implementing the PowerSchool from Apple student information system.”
Apple highlighted several industry-leading educational technology products at NECC, including: the iBook and AirPort (“Wirelessly-networked notebook computers which give educators the flexibility to have computer-assisted learning anywhere”); “Tools from Apple, including iMovie and iDVD, enhance learning and make school more engaging and motivating for students;” and PowerSchool.
I attended NECC and received this bag during the conference.
This white Mac OS X t-shirt is unopened and sealed in its original packaging. The shirt features a large blue X on the front stylized in Apple’s “Aqua” design language—translucent bright blue with a glossy finish. The style matched the translucent iMac at the time, and the style was used in the then-new Mac OS X operating system.
The back of this t-shirt uses black lettering in the Apple Garamond font with the phrase, “Coming to a Macintosh near you.” In smaller type below is a black Apple logo with the tagline “Think different.”
The t-shirt tag indicates it is a Hanes Beefy-T brand made from 100% preshrunk cotton in size ADULT L. It was made in the U.S.A. and assembled in Mexico.
Although this shirt is unopened in plastic wrapping, I was able to verify the back design on eBay. (The back text is partially visible through the fabric.)
This version of Mac OS X Server, Mac OS X Server 10.1, was code named “Puma” and was released on September 25, 2001, just four months after Mac OS X Server 10.0.
This version and its predecessor (v.10.0 “Cheetah”) of Mac OS X Server replaced Mac OS X Server 1.0 and added all the features of Mac OS X to the server product, beginning with the new Aqua user interface. Other significant additions included Apache, PHP, MySQL, Tomcat, WebDAV support, and Macintosh Manager 2.
File services included:
Macintosh (AFP over TCP/IP)
Windows (Samba; SMB/CIFS)
UNIX and Linux (NFS)
Internet and web services included:
Apache web server
QuickTime Streaming Server
WebObjects 5 Deployment
Mail (SMTP, POP, IMAP)
Caching web proxy
This box is shrink-wrapped and has never been opened. It contains:
This Mac OS X box is the original retail box for the Mac OS X v10.0 operating system. Somewhat ironically, it shipped with a Mac OS 9 CD.
The box lists the Mac OS X Core technologies as:
Carbon and Cocoa
Java 2 Standard Edition
Apple Type Services
The inside flap of the box offers a less technical version of Mac OS X’s features: “The super-modern operating system that delivers the power of UNIX with the legendary simplicity and elegance of the Macintosh.”
My collection of Apple CD and DVD media includes operating systems, applications, software collections that shipped with devices, promotional media, diagnostic tools, and educational content. In general, Apple-branded CD or DVD examples in original packaging have been presented separately, while single discs or collections of discs are presented chronologically.
PowerBook G4 Software Restore 1 of 3 (Mac OS versions 9.1, 10.0.3; CD version 1.0; 691-3079-A, 2001)
PowerBook G4 Software Install (SSW version 9.1, CD version 1.2, 691-2957-A, 2001)
Mac OS X (Version 10.0, 1Z691-2974-A, 2001)
Mac OS X (Version 10.0.3, 1Z691-3064-A, 2001)
Mac OS X Upgrade CD (Version 10.1, 1Z691-3184-A, 2001)
Mac OS X Developer Tools (691-2963-A, 2001)
iMovie 2 Built for Mac OS X (Version 2.1, 691-3021-A, 2001)
iTunes (Version 1.0, 691-2900-A, 2001)
AppleWorks for Mac Seed 1/2/2001 (Version 6.0.5d11 xxx.xx, 2001)
Mac OS 9 (Version 9.2.1, 691-3334-A, 2001)
Mac OS X, Version 10.1, Upgrade CD
Mac OS 9, Version 9.2.1, Update CD
Apple shipped CD bundles in cardboard envelope packages in 2001. Since each computer required a different number of CDs, various envelope sizes were used to accommodate the number of CDs. A white envelope with a graphite Apple logo was used in this software bundle example.
In the early 2000s when Apple began offering a re-writable CD/DVD drive as an option, they included your first blank DVD-R disc along with your Mac purchase. Apple took the opportunity to fully brand the disc with printed packaging and a custom-printed DVD-R.
I have two unused examples of this official Apple blank media, one with a grape (purple) logo “Certified for use with Power Mac G4 DVD-R drives” (part number 603-047-A, unopened in shrink wrap) and another with a blueberry (bright blue) logo “Certified for use with Apple DVD-R drives” (part number 600-8671).
I obtained this INY (I[Apple logo]NY) button at the MacWorld Expo in New York City in 2001. The conference was held at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center beginning on Wednesday, July 18, 9:00 a.m. with a keynote by Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.
Historically, this MacWorld was notable in that is wasn’t particularly notable—Apple debuted speed-bumped iMac G3 models in Snow, Indigo, and Graphite (replacing all other colors and patterns, what would become the final round of CRT iMac models), and a faster Power Mac G4 tower.
The button is an homage to the I Love New York (stylized I❤NY) slogan. Apple replaced the red ❤ with a translucent red Apple logo.
The Apple Lockable Cable Fastener is a metal clip with a hole meant to function as a security device. To use the fastener, several cables would be bundled in the clip and a padlock would be fed through the holes so the device cables and devices (mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc.) could not be easily removed and stolen.
One illustration on the manual shows an Apple Pro Keyboard, Apple Pro Mouse, and the speakers that shipped with the G4 Cube (2001). Thus, this Lockable Cable Fastener likely shipped with a G4 Cube.
According to the iPod User’s Guide (for the original iPod), “The iPod Remote is included with some models of iPod and can be purchased separately.”
The iPod Remote includes a “rocker”-style (side-by-side) button for volume up/down, a play/pause button, a forward button, and a back button. The iPod Remote also includes a clip (to attach the remote to clothing), and Hold slider on the side.
The iPod User’s Guide explains its use: “To use the iPod Remote, connect it to iPod’s headphones port, then connect the Apple Earphones (or another set of headphones) to the remote. Use the remote to adjust volume, play or pause a song, fast-forward and rewind, and skip to the next or previous song. Set the remote’s Hold switch to disable the remote’s buttons.”
The iBook G3/500 featured a 500 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor; 64 MB or 128 MB of RAM; a 10.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive; a tray-loading CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive; and optional AirPort (802.11b) card. The screen was a 12.1-inch TFT XGA active matrix display (1024×768). The case of the laptop was translucent white (a similar later model used an opaque white case).
This iBook replaced the previous iBook models that were much larger and came in one of five colors (including blueberry, tangerine, graphite, indigo, and key lime).
EveryMac.com reports that four versions of this laptop were available: 64 MB RAM with CD-ROM drive ($1299); 128 MB RAM with DVD-ROM drive ($1499), 128 MB RAM with CD-RW drive ($1599); and 128 MB RAM with DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive (build-to-order direct from Apple, $1799).