25 best Apple gadgets
Apple iBook G3 (1999)
Apple's attention-grabbing iBook spawned the phrase 'laptop envy' when it stepped onto the scene at the backend of the ‘90s. Despite accusations of looking like a toilet seat, it took its design cues from the beauty of the iMac G3, came in a smorgasbord of colours and was truly portable. It was immensely popular – generating iPhone-like buzz in its day – but gave way to the the MacBook in 2006.