The official UK reseller launch of the iBook has been set for October 30.

As well as giving customers the chance to view the iBook, the event also marks the arrival on UK shelves of the revamped iMac range - including the iMac DV and iMac DV Special Edition.

Apple has posted on its Web site a list of resellers participating in the launch. As well as Apple Centres nationwide, the list includes the department stores, Harrods, Selfridges and John Lewis.

AppleCentre Oxford Street in London, which normally closes on a Saturday, is opening its doors for the launch and is expecting a busy day of demos and marketing events.

AppleCentre Aberdeen, however, is holding back until November 4. An Apple extravaganza is set to kick off at Hampton Park Stadium, with key personnel from Apple in attendance.