What color are the Key Lime iBooks?

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  1. Ariii macrumors 6502a

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    It's more towards the 1st one but kind of in the middle. Is is more of a lighter side neon green color.
     
  3. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Its more like the 1st one in real life. The Key Lime iBooks were only sold online and came in at 466MHz with a DVD-ROM drive. The only other iBook toilet seat edition with those same specs was the SE graphite one of the same year. Limebooks are easily the most desirable by far.
     
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    They had 366Mhz models of the Key Lime iBook as well. I have both a 366 and a 466 model with FireWire. They're pretty neat, but unfortunately the White iBooks have them beat with a second USB port, VGA output, and a slightly faster CPU, etc.

    This YouTube Video shows the color pretty well, they are surprisingly bright! :eek: :D

    I love my Lime iBook dearly (as you can guess by my username)... :)
     
  5. Ariii thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! I want one so much more now! Is there any difference in color between the 366 MHz and 466 MHz?
     
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    No, they are the same color :)
     
  7. Ariii thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! I just got one in the mail and it is amazing!! The front is a little faded, so I'm going to buy a new case plate from WegenerMedia. I'm planning to upgrade it to CF anyways, so I'll be taking the majority of it apart anyways :).
     
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    Originally they were bright neon fluorescent green. Many have paled and turned a lighter green color over time. The original ones were very bright and colorful, but I have seen many on eBay that are the lighter color, I believe these are not fakes but simply ones that have changed color over time. Plastics are known to do this -- look at early Macs that have turned yellow from their original platinum color.
     
  9. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking the same thing about them fading
     
  10. greenapplenerd macrumors newbie

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    Previous Owner of Lime Green iBook

    The first photo is the correct color. When you first pulled it out of the package it looked very bright but soon discolored. It was a soft plastic or rubber that would oxidize and collected dust so I would imagine that the photos on ebay are reflecting light and making them look faded. I wonder what ArmorAll would do for them? The second pic looks like it is of a clear prototype and color edited. :D

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    Sun
    Oxidation
    Dust
     
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    Hi how did things go with replacing the top piece?
    I have tried emailing wegener several times with no response I figured they were sold out of the lime iBook stuff
     
  12. Ariii thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've eMailed them as well to see if the top plates were 'new' looking.... and there's still no response. I'm about to order one right now once I have the money, since I might get notification if it's out of stock.
     

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