Apple has received more than 140,000 advance orders for the iBook in just 40 days, interim CEO Steve Jobs revealed during his keynote speech at Seybold yesterday.

The "iMac to go" will ship in the UK in early October for £1,060.

Jobs said: "We are thrilled by customer-response to iBook, and we're working hard to ensure we can meet demand."


UK pre-orders for iBook are being taken through the Apple Store (http://www.apple.com/ukstore) and through AppleCentres and Apple authorised resellers.

Jobs went on to describe Apple’s relationship with its new QuickTime streaming-media partners, Warner Bros Records and Rhino Records.

Warner offers an e-commerce enhanced live streaming-radio and TV station without commercials, using Quicktime's new playlist feature. This means users can now access a 24-hour music station.

Rhino Records, meanwhile, is offering a wide range of original programming, including content from Rhino Handmade - the recently launched, first-ever Internet-only collector's imprint.