OWC and NewerTech Announce NuPower High-Capacity Replacement Battery for 14-inch iBook G3 & G4 Models

NuPower battery models for 14-inch iBooks provide as much as 29 percent more capacity than original Apple and other batteries

Mar 22, 2005 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) and Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech™) today announced availability of NuPower high-capacity replacement batteries for all Apple iBook G3 & G4 14-inch and 14.1-inch notebook models.

The new 59 Watt Hour battery model is available for $119.99, and provides up to 12 percent more capacity than the original Apple stock battery. At $139.99, the 71 Watt Hour model provides up to 29 percent more capacity.

“It’s a great thing to have products that really help make existing computers better than new,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “Providing the highest capacity batteries that extend the time people can spend on their iBooks without being tethered to the wall is a great way to do that.”

As with all NuPower batteries, the 14-inch iBook-compatible models are built in the United States using premium Li-Ion cells manufactured in Japan and/or Canada. By using only the best components and building them in the U.S., NewerTech is able to ensure that its batteries run longer at full charge and last longer compared to other batteries built to lesser standards. The high-quality cells also allow for more charge cycles than other batteries, and stringent quality control measures ensure these batteries are built to last.

“Apple builds the best laptops in the world and they are built to last,” O’Connor said.“When all that’s wrong with an otherwise great laptop is a diminished battery runtime, an upgrade to an even longer lasting and longer running NuPower battery is just the ticket. It’s great to have a spare too, so you can spend even more time unplugged.”

NewerTech’s full line of the highest capacity Apple PowerBook, iBook and iPod replacement batteries available can be purchased through OWC and other fine retailers. For more information or to order, please visit or e-mail

About Newer Technology, Inc.
For more than 16 years, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the leading developer of performance upgrades for PowerBooks, desktop Macintosh computers, iMacs and MacOS compatibles. NewerTech is a division of New Concepts Development Corporation, headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome by calling (815) 338-8685 or by emailing


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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