Apple History: Aug 15, 1998 The iMac G3 Arrives

Apple’s translucent series iMac arrives today in 1998. 

The iMac was dramatically different from any previous mainstream computer. It was made of translucent colored plastic, shaped around a 14-inch (35.5 cm) CRT display. The case included a handle, and the peripheral connectors were hidden behind a door on the right-hand side of the machine. Dual headphone jacks in the front complemented the built-in stereo speakers. Sir Jonathan Ive, currently Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple, is credited with the design.

Its unique shape and color options helped ingrain itself into late 1990s pop culture. The iMac was the first computer to exclusively offer USB ports as standard, including as the connector for its new keyboard and mouse, thus abandoning previous Macintosh peripheral connections, such as the ADB, SCSI and GeoPort serial ports.


The iMac G3 initially came in “Bondi-Blue”, although the product line later expanded to include a broad range of colors and patterns.



Here’s a link to Wikipedia for more info on the iMac G3

I have a Strawberry G3 in my collection. Are you sentimental over Jony Ive’s colourful iMac G3?

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