'Iconic' Coffee Table Book Updated With More Photos, Special Edition w/Pulsing LED Sleep Light

Wednesday November 26, 2014 10:32 AM PST by Jordan Golson

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Jonathan Zufi's gorgeous coffee table book "Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation", about 30 years of Apple design, has been updated just in time for the holiday shopping season. The new book includes many more photographs, with a particular focus on prototypes. There is also a new cover, and several new special editions.

"ICONIC: The Classic Edition" is similar to the original $75 book, updated with 16 additional pages of pictures as well as an updated cover featuring the original Macintosh 128K. It's available for $55 on Amazon.

"ICONIC: Classic Plus Edition" is the same book but with a special black slip cover with ICONIC foil stamped on the front to protect it and give it a unique look. It's available for $99 from the Iconic website, shipping in early December.

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ICONIC: Ultimate Edition" includes a special white clamshell case with a custom embedded LED that pulses like a sleeping Apple notebook when moved, though, sadly, current generation Apple notebooks no longer pulse when sleeping. The Ultimate Edition is available from ICONIC's website for $250, shipping in early December.

The new Ultimate Edition of ICONIC is offered in a white Cromwell Aristo Grain clamshell case with a custom PCB designed to pulse an LED embedded inside the case itself.

The circuit is powered by the high-performance, low-power Atmel 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller which combines 1KB ISP flash memory, 32B SRAM, 4 general purpose I/O lines, 16 general purpose working registers, a 16-bit timer/counter with two PWM channels, internal and external interrupts, programmable watchdog timer with internal oscillator, an internal calibrated oscillator, and 4 software selectable power saving modes.

The book includes photographs of rare Apple products like the Apple II, a circuit board from the Apple I, the "Flower Power" iMac G3, and an Apple Lisa 2. It also features more modern products like iPods, and also offers an entire chapter on packaging. The book has little text, but it does offer forewords and introductions from original Apple employees like Daniel Kottke and Steve Wozniak.

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70 months ago

The circuit is powered by the high-performance, low-power Atmel 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller which combines 1KB ISP flash memory, 32B SRAM, 4 general purpose I/O lines, 16 general purpose working registers, a 16-bit timer/counter with two PWM channels, internal and external interrupts, programmable watchdog timer with internal oscillator, an internal calibrated oscillator, and 4 software selectable power saving modes.


Can anyone confirm if this is the most powerful slipcover in the world in terms of raw processing power?
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70 months ago
Those of you asking, who would buy this - me.
I'm not big or knowledgeable on most older Apple or Mac products and thought it would be interesting to show my kids one day. That and I wanted to see what they would look like anyhow, since I've only used an iMac in 2002, PowerBook in Uni and iMacs ever since.
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70 months ago

and I was about to ask who would buy this. Dont get me wrong, I love apple and this book seems nice. But $75 to $250 just seems pricey.


I would buy this; it's nothing to prices for some text books, e.g. The Biology of Opiliones is currently 146+ USD on Amazon. Today 224.14 USD of books arrived at our house, the most expensive one being "Programming in Haskell"; 57.07 USD. And it's only 181 pages...
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70 months ago

Bonus: If you've already purchased the book they are sending the additional pages for free with a coupon for a significant discount on the new edition (http://www.thirty-ninea.com/blog/2014/11/21/iconic). I received the additional pages in the mail out of the blue last week.

Amazing product. Amazing customer service. Definitely check this one out if you're an Apple fan.


Yeah, it's a nice book. I bought it last year. So I hope to get these additional pages soon.
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Bonus: If you've already purchased the book they are sending the additional pages for free with a coupon for a significant discount on the new edition (http://www.thirty-ninea.com/blog/2014/11/21/iconic). I received the additional pages in the mail out of the blue last week.

Amazing product. Amazing customer service. Definitely check this one out if you're an Apple fan.


and I was about to ask who would buy this. Dont get me wrong, I love apple and this book seems nice. But $75 to $250 just seems pricey.
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