iMac

iMac, a famous range of all-in-one consumer desktop computers designed and manufactured by Apple Inc. You’ll learn everything about iMac on these pages.

iMac

The iMac is a series of Apple consumer desktop computers which were introduced by the electronic giant in August 1998 as the new millennium computers, designed with the internet in mind. The iMac was the most original new computer since the original Mac in 1984. It came in a stylish design, with translucent “Bondi Blue” plastics.

The iMac is perhaps the most famous computer, which started out as a colorful unit designed by Apple to re-relaunch itself into the computing market. But it has since evolved, and today it offers the large high-quality widescreen display, a very good space-saving option, an Apple Wireless Keyboard, a Magic Mouse and more (you can opt for a wired Apple Keyboard and/or for a wired Apple Mouse).

iMac Models and Versions

iMac G5

iMac G5

Next revision, the iMac G5 placed the components behind the display. This version created a slim unified design that tilts up and down on a metal base.

iMac Slim

iMac Slim

The iMac Slim was introduced in 2012. This model is even more thinner, and uses a different display unit, omits the SuperDrive, and uses different production techniques from the older unibody versions. This version was updated for new versions later, being equipped with new Haswell processors and more new features.

iMac Retina

iMac Retina

In 2014, the iMac Retina was announced.

The iMac has evolved through six different forms. All iMacs have included USB, and via the USB port they can use products compatible with both PCs and Macs.

Apple’s use of candy-colored plastics became very popular. These translucent desktop computers inspired many similar designs in other consumer devices.

The original iMac was the first Macintosh computer to have a USB port but no floppy disk drive. Previously, Mac users had to seek out certain hardware with MiniDIN-8 serial ports to work with PCs. Thus from now on hardware makers could make products compatible with both x86 PCs and Macs, using the USB port, USB being a cross-platform.

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iMac G3 Original

The iMac G3 or Original iMac was the first all-in-one legacy-free desktop computer by Apple. With its’ Bondi Blue plastic body the iMac G3 had a futuristic captivating look, but it’s innards are more interesting. It was the first personal computer lacking the floppy drive and all the legacy ports but USB. Even the keyboard and the mouse had an USB not a PS/2 connector. The iMac G3 had an inbuilt 15” 16-bit monitor with resolution of 1024 x 768, 56 kbps modem, in-built speakers. The headphones dual jacks were on the front of the machine while the peripheral ports were hidden on the right side of the computer behind the little door. The iMac G3 was originally available in one color: Bondi Blue. Later it was available in thirteen colors or flavors: Bondi Blue, Strawberry, Blueberry, Lime, Grape, Tangerine, Graphite, Ruby, Snow, Indigo, Sage, Blue Dalmatian, Flower Power. (more…)

iMac G3 333 Hz Revision D 1999

The iMac G3 Revision is identical to its predecessor save for the processor speed upgraded to 333 Hz. It had lost the mezzanine slot and the IrDA port. So on a bright side, the price was reduced. The design remained the same but five more “fruit” colors were added: Blueberry, Strawberry, Grape, Lime, Tangerine. (more…)

iMac G3 266 Hz Revision C 1999

The iMac G3 Revision C differs from the Revision B in processor speed (boosted up to 266 Hz) and in hardware options. It had lost the mezzanine slot and the IrDA port. So on a bright side, the price was reduced. The design remained the same but five more “fruit” colors were added: Blueberry, Strawberry, Grape, Lime, Tangerine. (more…)

iMac G3 Slot-Loading DV 400 Hz in Indigo and Ruby

The iMac G3 slot-loading DV 400 Hz also got a new “outfit” in summer 2000: Indigo and Ruby. It dropped a DVD-ROM for a CD-ROM, thus reducing the price, but got a better video processor and a new set of Apple keyboard and Pro Mouse. With emphasis on home video editing, the iMac G3 slot-loading has got a 400 Hz processor, a VGA-port, a larger 10 GB hard drive, and two FireWire 400 ports. The in iMac G3 DV supports an optional AirPort but in all the other aspects its hardware is identical to the Revision A. For example, it shares system bus and hard drive ATA standard. This iMac also sports the fanless cooling system that makes its operation almost silent. (more…)

iMac G3 Slot-Loading DV 400 Hz Revision B 1999

The DV in iMac G3 DV stands for Digital Video. With emphasis on home video editing, the iMac G3 slot-loading has got a more powerful 400 Hz processor, a VGA-port, a larger 10 GB hard drive, a DVD-ROM slot loading drive and two FireWire 400 ports. The in iMac G3 DV supports an optional AirPort but in all the other aspects its hardware is identical to the Revision A. For example, not only system bus and hard drive ATA standard remained the same, but also a video processor, so in video editing a user should rely on the central processor performance only. This iMac also sports the fanless cooling system that makes its operation almost silent. The iMac G3 DV is available in five “fruit” colors as the previous iMac G3 tray-loading. They are: Blueberry, Strawberry, Grage, Orange and Tangerine. (more…)

iMac G3 Slot-Loading 350 Hz Revision A 1999

The iMac G3 slot-loading is based upon the iMac G3 D revision and got, obviously, a slot-loading optical drive, a faster processor, ATI Rage 128 VR graphics, doubled RAM, an AirPort wireless network card supporting 802.11b radio frequency. It features a fanless conventional cooling thus being almost noiseless in operation. It is available only In one color – Blueberry. (more…)

iMac G3 Slot-Loading 350 Hz Indigo 2000

The iMac G3 Slot-Loading 350 Hz Indigo was introduced in summer o 2000 year with slightly larger 7 GB hard drive and better video processor. The body color had been changed from Blueberry to Indigo. The desktop had also lost the AirPort internal support and the puck-round mouse. This was replace by the Apple Pro Mouse. Apart from this, the iMack G3 Indigo is identical to iMac G3 slot-loading revision A, but was available at a much lower price $799. (more…)

iMac G3 Slot-Loading DV SE 400 Hz Revision B 1999

The iMac G3 DV SE is identical to the iMac G3 DV in everything but hard drive storage capacity and RAM. It got a larger 13 GB drive and larger 128 MB RAM from the box. With emphasis on home video editing, the iMac G3 DV SE has got a more powerful 400 Hz processor, a VGA-port, a DVD-ROM slot loading drive and two FireWire 400 ports. The in iMac G3 DV supports an optional AirPort but in all the other aspects its hardware is identical to the Revision A. For example, not only system bus and hard drive ATA standard remained the same, but also a video processor, so in video editing a user should rely on the central processor performance only. This iMac also sports the fanless cooling system that makes its operation almost silent. The iMac G3 DV is available in only one color: Graphite. (more…)

iMac G3/500 (Summer 2001 – Indigo/Snow) 2001

The iMac G3/500 in Indigo and Snow was released in summer of 2001 with almost the same technical speciifcations as the iMac G3/500 at the beginning of the year. It features 500 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 64 MB of RAM, a 20.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 24X CD-ROM or 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports not to mention the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. (more…)

iMac G3 Slot-Loading DV 400 Hz 2001

The iMac Slot-Loading G3 DV 400 Hz released in February 2001 was just a reincarnation of iMac G3 DV 400 Hz 2000 in Indigo and Ruby. It has got a 400 Hz processor, a VGA-port, a larger 10 GB hard drive, and two FireWire 400 ports. A DVD-ROM was replaced by a CD-ROM and the price was $100 lower than that of the previous model. The preinstalled OS is also younger. It is available only in one color – Indigo. This iMac also sports the fanless cooling system that makes its operation almost silent. It got the same model number but different Apple Order identificator. (more…)

iMac G3 Slot-Loading DV+ 450 Hz 2000

The iMac G3 Slot-Loading DV+ 450 Hz, just another member of the “Summer Series”, doubled the hard disk storage capacity to 20 GB and switched back to 4X DVD-ROM. It has got a 450 Hz processor, a VGA-port, a larger 20 GB hard drive, an ATI Rage 128 Pro video card, two FireWire 400 ports and the fanless cooling system. This model is available not only in Ruby and Indigo, but also in Sage color. In every other detail it is similar to the iMac G3/400 DV (Summer 2000 – Indigo/Ruby) (more…)

iMac G3/500 Slot-Loading DV SE (Summer 2000)

The iMac G3 Slot-Loading DV Special Edition (SE) 500 Hz is the top model of the “Summer Series” line up with the 500 Hz processor, 30 GB hard drive, 128 MB RAM, ATI Rage 128 Pro video card with 8 MB of VRAM and a 4X DVD-ROM. It was to replace the iMac G3 DV SE 400 Hz, but is also similar to the iMac G3 DV+ 450 Hz. It has fanless cooling system, two FireWire 400 ports, 2 USB 1.1 ports, in-built speakers, 2 headphone mini jacks and supports the external AirPort. The model is made with emphasis on home video editing, offering an optical disk writing drive capable of writing more capacious DVDs rather than CDs. The Summer Series top model is given crisp colors of Graphite and Snow rather than vibrant “Fruit Colors”. (more…)

iMac G3/500 (Early 2001 – Flower/Blue)

The iMac G3/500 released early in 2001 stands apart from the previous G3 iterations. Not only the processor speed was increased, but also the cache memory and the VRAM. The hard drive and RAM capacity weren’t increased significantly, but the CD drive was now a writing one. So, the iMac G3/500 features a 500 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 64 MB of RAM, a 20.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports not to mention the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. The iMac G3/500 is available in three colors: Indigo, Flower Power, Blue Dalmatian. (more…)

iMac G3/600 SE (Early 2001)

The iMac G3/600 SE released in early 2001 has only 128 MB of RAM but shares the hard disk 40 GB and the fastest processor of 7xx family – 600 Hz – with the iMac G3/600. While in color it’s more like the iMac G3/500 (early 2001). The iMac G3/600 SE features a 600 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM, a 40.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports as well as the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. The iMac G3/500 is available in funky Flower Power color. (more…)

iMac G3/600 (Summer 2001 Graphite/Snow)

The iMac G3/600 released in summer 2001 doubles the hard disk storage capacity up to 40 GB and got the fastest processor of 7xx family – 600 Hz. So, the iMac G3/600 features a 600 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM, a 40.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports as well as the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. The iMac G3/500 is available in two crisp colors: Graphite and Snow. (more…)

iMac G3/700 SE (Summer 2001)

The iMac G3/700 SE is the top model to wrap up the whole G3 line. It got the fastest processor of the 7xx family – 700 Hz – and the largest hard drive – 60 GB, the largest RAM from the box – 256 MB and the most popular colors: Graphite and Snow. The iMac G3/600 features a 700 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM, a 60.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports as well as the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. The iMac G3/500 is available in two crisp colors: Graphite and Snow. (more…)

iMac G4/700 SE (Flat Panel) 2002

The iMac G4/700 SE is the top model to wrap up the whole G4 line. It got the fastest processor of the 7xx family – 700 Hz – and the largest hard drive – 60 GB, the largest RAM from the box – 256 MB and the most popular colors: Graphite and Snow. The iMac G4/700 features a 700 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM, a 60.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports as well as the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. The iMac G3/500 is available in two crisp colors: Graphite and Snow. (more…)

iMac G4/800 (Flat Panel, 2002)

The iMac G4/800 has its hardware housed in a hemisphere about 10 inches high, while the 17” flat panel TFT monitor tops it on an adjustable steel arm. The iMac G4/800 features a 800 MHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), a 60.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (5400 RPM), a tray-loading “Super Drive”, and NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 2X support). The fanless cooling is replaced with an internal fan. The internal speakers are swapped for the external optional ones. The model was available with Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse. The pre-installed OS are MacOS X 10.1 and MacOS 9.2. (more…)

iMac G4/800 X-Only (Flat Panel, 2003)

The iMac G4/800 has its hardware housed in a hemisphere about 10 inches high, while the 15” flat panel TFT monitor tops it on an adjustable steel arm. The iMac G4/800 features a 800 MHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), a 60.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (7200 RPM), a tray-loading 32X “Combo” drive, and NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 2X support). The fanless cooling is replaced with an internal fan. The internal speakers are swapped for the external optional ones. The model was available with Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse. The pre-installed OS is MacOS X 10.2 “Jaguar”, the MacOS 9.2 boot is cut off. (more…)

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