Today twenty fifth It is the anniversary of the day Steve Jobs, the late CEO and founder of Apple, first introduced the iMac (iMac) introduced; The computer that helped save the tech giant from bankruptcy in the late 1990s. In an era when most computers were boxy and soulless, the original iMac had a colorful and clear design that proved that computers didn’t have to look boring.
In 1998, when introducing the first version of the iMac at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Jobs said:
“This is the iMac. Everything is transparently designed and you can see inside. We have stereo speakers on the front. On top of that is infrared. The CD-ROM drive is right in the middle and we have two stereo headphone jacks. It also has the coolest mouse in the world.”
Features of the original Apple iMac
Although the original iMac lacked some features such as a floppy drive and some ports, it offered many features such as USB and FireWire for the first time in the industry. This computer had a 15-inch display, a PowerPC G3 processor, a 4GB hard drive, 32MB of RAM, a CD drive, two USB ports, and an Ethernet port for connecting to the Internet.
Over the past two and a half decades, iMac design has undergone many changes, and Apple has tried to move towards flat screens and aluminum casing in the development of the new iMac generation. Currently, the current 24-inch iMac has a colorful design just like the original model.
Apple launched the 24-inch iMac in April 2021 with an M1 chip and ultra-thin design in seven colors: green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver. Currently, this is the only new iMac in Apple’s product line; Because the tech giant stopped making the Intel-based 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro models a few years ago.
Bloomberg said last year that Apple was still working on a different iMac with the M3 chip, which would likely be the iMac Pro, and which would arrive in late 2023 alongside the regular iMac M3.