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If youâ€™re an Apple or tech fan, chances are that youâ€™re familiar with so-called â€œunboxing videos.â€
Thereâ€™s something weirdly addicting about watching an untouched piece of tech being unboxed for the first time. And itâ€™s a great way to see brand new tech in pristine glory.
But a new YouTube video by well-known tech vloggers Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) and Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is a bit different. While the device they unbox is untouched, itâ€™s not technically brand new. In fact, itâ€™s over 18 years old.
The video, posted to iJustineâ€™s channel, shows the two excitedly unboxing a pristine Apple iBook G3 laptop (a device that was released in 2000). If it were a person, it’d be old enough to vote.
Some of you may not even know what an iBook is. Itâ€™s, for all intents and purposes, a distant predecessor of the modern MacBook Pro. But aside from the prominent Apple logo, it can be a bit tough to tell.
The iBook G3 is clad in an all-plastic design with a white aesthetic and some bright and bold colors. Itâ€™s a bit clunky looking when compared to the sleek metallic form factor of modern Apple notebooks. But it still sports a signature Apple design, in its own way.
Specification-wise, the differences become even more apparent. The iBook G3 sported a 300 MHz CPU, 64-megabytes of RAM, and a 6-gigabyte hard drive. While top-of-the-line when they were released, those are pretty amusing specs by todayâ€™s standards.
Charmingly, the iBook G3’s Mac OS 9 operating system even contained a full-fledged tutorial on using the internet â€” something that was relatively new among consumers 18 years ago. Interestingly, the iBookâ€™s primary internet browser was Microsoftâ€™s Internet Explorer.
Whether you remember using an iBook G3 way back in 2000, or you just want to revisit some old school Apple nostalgia, iJustineâ€™s video is worth a watch.