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Apple to release updated iBooks

New Apple iBooks in the pipeline.

Apple Computer this week will refresh its iBook line of laptop computers, sources with ties to the computer company confirmed on Monday.

With the new offerings, the high-end 12-inch iBook will include a 1.2GHz G4, 512K L2 Cache, 256MB of RAM, a 30GB hard drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive, VGA-out/Enet/56K and built-in Airport Extreme.

Meanwhile, sources said the 14-inch iBook will boast a top speed of 1.33GHz G4 with 512K L2 Cache, 256MB of RAM, 60GB hard drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive, VGA-out/Enet/56K and and built-in Airport Extreme.

Apple last refreshed its iBook product line in April alongside updates to the company's professional line of PowerBooks.