The version of Mac OS X Tiger, Version 10.4.6, specifies that this version has over 200 new features and mentions “Spotlight search technology, Dashboard widgets, Safari RSS web news, iChat AV… [and] H.264 Quicktime [sic] video.”
Since this is not the initial release of Mac OS X Tiger, it is packaged in a designed software sleeve—not in a retail box.
iWork is the name of Apple’s productivity suite of software including Keynote, Pages, and Numbers. The first two versions of iWork did not include a spreadsheet option.
iWork was originally referred to as a replacement to AppleWorks, but iWork has never provided a standalone database app and did not include a standalone drawing app (although its draw features are now similar or better than those provided in the AppleWorks Draw component).
As of 2020, at least ten different versions of iWork have been released.
iWork ’05 (released January 2005) included Keynote 2.0 and Pages 1.0. This version was released on CD-ROM.
iWork ’06 (released January 2006) included Keynote 3.0 and Pages 2.0. This version was released on CD-ROM.
iWork ’08 (released August 2007) included Keynote 4.0 and Pages 3.0, and added Numbers 1.0. This version was released on CD-ROM.
iWork ’09 (released January 2009) included Keynote 5.0 and Pages 4.0, and added Numbers 2.0. This version was released on DVD-ROM.
Beginning in 2010 iWork began to be offered for iPad and was released and updated through the Mac App Store.
This is the original box for iWork ’05. Its artwork matches the design concept for iLife ’05 released at the same time, a design concept Apple has not used since these versions.
iLife is a suite of software by Apple that has included the apps iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, iPhoto, GarageBand, and iWeb.
iMovie began as a free app released in October 1999 along with the iMac DV as an easy-to-use video editing app.
iDVD was announced in January 2001 and released with the Power Mac G4 that included a SuperDrive that could read and write CDs and DVDs. iDVD introduced a way for users to design customized DVDs with menus, graphics, photo slideshows, and movies that could be played on standard DVD players.
iTunes was originally released in January 2001 as a media player and organizer for the Mac.
iPhoto was released January 7, 2002, as a way to import and organize photos and perform basic photo editing.
GarageBand was released in 2004 as an easy way for beginner and advanced musicians to create and edit music.
Finally, iWeb was introduced in January 2006 as an app to create and maintain websites without having to know or write HTML or other coding languages.
The original version of iLife was released in 2003 and cost $49. It included iPhoto 2, iTunes 3, iMovie 3, and iDVD 3.
iLife ’04 (2004) cost $49 and included iPhoto 4, iTunes 4.2, iMovie 4, iDVD 4, and GarageBand 1.
iLife ’05 (2005) cost $79 and included iPhoto 5, iTunes 4.7.1, iMovie HD 5, iDVD 5, and GarageBand 2.
iLife ’06 (2006) cost $79 and included iPhoto 6, iTunes 6.0.2, iMovie HD 6, iDVD 6, GarageBand 3, and added iWeb 1.
iLife ’08 (2008) cost $79 and included iPhoto 7.0, iTunes 7.3, iMovie 7.0 (HD 6), iDVD 7.0, GarageBand 4.0, and iWeb 2.0.
iLife ’09 (2009) cost $79 and included iPhoto 8.0, iMovie 8.0, iDVD 7.0.3, GarageBand 5.0, and iWeb 3.0. iTunes was removed from iLife ‘09.
iLife ’11 (Late 2010) dropped to $49 and included iPhoto 9.0, iMovie 9.0, iDVD 7.1, GarageBand 6.0, and iWeb 3.0.2. In January 2011 a version of iLife ’11 became available on the Mac App Store at $15 per app featuring iPhoto 9.1, iMovie 9.0.9, and GarageBand 6.0.5. iLife ‘11 on the Mac App Store dropped both iDVD and iWeb.
iLife ’13 (2013) was free to previous iLife users and included iPhoto 9.5, iMovie 10.0, and GarageBand 10.0.
This is the retail packaging for iLife ’05. The box artwork was a complete redesign from previous Apple product art that featured a cartoon flower with roots that included music, photo, and video among a collection of random icons. The box tagline reads, “Your life in photos, movies, and music.” The back of the box lists the five apps and bullets with new features.
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.
Apple CDs and DVDs from 2005 include:
Xcode 2 Development Tools (Version 2.0, 691-5145-A, 2005)
Mac OS X Learning Center X for Districts, Version 10.4 (691-5495-A, 2005)
Mighty Mouse Software For Mac OS X (Version 1.0, 2Z691-5529-A, 2005)
Software Bundle (2Z603-6467-A, eMac Media, 2005)
iMac G5 Mac OS X Install Disc 1 (Mac OS version 10.4, AHT version 2.5.1, Disc version 1.0, 2Z691-5317-A, 2005)
eMac Mac OS X Install Disc 1 (Mac OS version 10.4, AHT version 2.5, Disc version 1.1, 2Z691-5518-A, 2005)
By 2005 Apple was shipping software bundles in clear plastic packaging.
This collection of Apple gift cards spans the years 2005–2014, and includes gift cards for use in Apple Stores, the iTunes Store, and Starbucks. Apple Store gift cards can be redeemed in brick-and-mortar or online Apple Stores for purchases. iTunes Store gift cards can only be used at the iTunes Store for digital music, video, app, or downloaded purchases.
The special Starbucks card in this collection was sold as a standard Starbucks gift card, but it also allowed two free song downloads in the iTunes Store. When I learned about this offer in 2007, I purchased 25 of these cards at $5 each (the minimum amount allowed for this promotion) and received 50 free song downloads on iTunes (and $125 in Starbucks purchases).
The Power Mac G5 tower represented a major design departure from the four previous Mac “pro” tower designs. The Power Mac G5 used an anodized aluminum alloy case design with a removable side panel that replaced the hinged door on previous Mac towers.
The sides of the Power Mac G5 were solid aluminum with a light gray Apple logo printed on center. The front and back used a pattern of aluminum perforations as design elements, structure, and as part of the ventilation for the internal systems.
This model is a Power Mac G5 Dual Core running at 2.3 GHz. The same design was available in a G5 Dual Core (2.0 GHz) and a G5 Quad Core (2.5 GHz) variation, with all models using 970MP G5 processors with two independent cores on a single chip. This tower included 512 MB or 1 GB RAM (SDRAM), a 250 GB (Serial ATA) hard drive, a 16x dual-layer SuperDrive, and a NVIDIA GeForce 6600 video card.
The front of the tower included a single optical drive, the power button, and three ports: one 3.5 mm headphone jack, one USB port, and a FireWire 400 port.
The back of the tower included four slots. Slot 1 includes two DVI ports (one single-link DVI and one dual-link DVI port), while slots 2–4 are unused. Rear ports include two independent Gigabit Ethernet ports, one FireWire 400 port, one FireWire 800 port, optical digital audio in/out ports, a 3.5 mm line-out audio jack, a 3.5 mm line-in audio jack, and three USB 2.0 ports.
Internally, the tower supports AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0 wireless protocols. Everymac reports that the inside of Power Mac G5 models were divided into “four different thermal zones with nine computer-controlled fans for optimum cooling.” Also, this Power Mac G5 has two internal hard drives.
The case design with its front and back aluminum perforations and handles is, indeed, reminiscent of a cheese grater—albeit a beautiful one.
The Power Macintosh G5 from 2005 allowed a wireless network connection using an internal AirPort Extreme card. Since the Power Macintosh G5 had an external aluminum case, this external AirPort antenna was included.
The back of the Power Macintosh G5 included a proprietary port, the AirPort Extreme antenna port:
“AirPort Extreme antenna port—Connect the AirPort Extreme antenna to this port if your Macintosh has an optional AirPort Extreme Card installed.”
This AirPort Extreme antenna port is unopened in its original packaging.
The Apple Store in Northbrook Court in Northbrook, Illinois, originally opened in July 2005. Visitors who attended the opening were given this boxed t-shirt. This shirt is unopened in its original cardboard box, sealed with a silver Apple logo sticker.
The original Apple Store Northbrook Court location was closed and a new location was opened on September 9, 2017.
Beginning in 2005, Apple released several computers with a Mini-DVI port, including the 12-inch PowerBook G4, Intel-based iMac, the MacBook Intel-based laptop, the Intel-based Xserve, the 2009 Mac mini, and some late model eMacs.
The port was only used until 2008 when it was replaced with the Mini DisplayPort. The port is used instead of a full-size DVI connector to save physical space while allowing the computer to be connected to a DVI-D display.