First aluminum product

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  1. sainsburys macrumors regular

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    Which product from Apple used aluminum first? It was MacBook?
     
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    I believe the first generation iPod introduced aluminum in 2001 to Apple Products.
     
  4. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    What about 'titanium' made you think those were made of aluminium?

    It's the PowerBook G4 that came after that. (Colloquially known as AlBook, as its predecessor was known as TiBook).


    No, those had a polished steel back.
     
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    As far as I remembered it was aluminium... I'm not saying I can't be wrong...
     
  6. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    No, they were honest-to-god titanium.

    And plastic. And I believe the display hinges may have been made of magnesium, actually.
     
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    You might consider the dual-USB iBook to be the first aluminum Apple product, I'm pretty sure it used aluminum in the button to open/close the iBook.
     
  8. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for clearing that up for me!

    Good old days I guess...
     
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    Haha, I thought you were joking. :p


    The 12" and 17" PowerBooks were the first aluminium Mac products, as far as I'm aware. For whatever reason, Apple didn't introduce a 15" Al PowerBook for another 8 months or so, and this is after 15" PowerBook users had waited almost a year for a proper update. Well, they got a speed bump to an overclocked G4 processor, while the 12" and 17" got an upgrade to aluminium.

    The 15" stayed with Titanium, which was only a problem because the paint flaked off....
     

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