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.

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

Introduced on: July 18, 2001 / October 1, 2001.


  • Code name: “Kiva”.
  • Processor Speed: 500 MHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 32-bit.
  • Processor type: PowerPC 750cx Sidewinder “G3”.
  • Cores: 1.
  • On-Board Ram: 64 MB or 128 MB (Expandable to 1 GB (512 MB supported by Apple).
  • Video: 15-inch (13.8-inch viewable) shadow-mask CRT screen with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution.
  • Graphics: ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) video with 16 MB of VRAM.
  • Storage: 20 GB, 5400-rpm ATA-3 up to 128 GB Hard Drive Supported.
  • Input\Output: 2x USB 1.1, 2x FireWire 400 2x Headphone mini-jacks, Analog audio input mini-jack, Built-in stereo speakers.
  • Optical drive: 4X/8X/24X CD-RW.
  • Internet \ Wireless connection: Optional 11 Mbit/s AirPort 802.11b (adapter required), 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet, 56k modem 4 Mbit/s.
  • Preinstalled OS: 9.1 / 10.0.4ю OS max. upgrade: 10.4.11.
  • Dimensions: 15.0 x 15.0 x 17.1 inch.
  • Weight: 34.7 lb.
  • Colors: Indigo, Snow.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Model No: M5521 (EMC 1857).

Apple Order number: M8582LL/A – Indigo, M8490LL/A – Snow.

Discontinued: January 7, 2002 (basic configuration), March 18, 2003 (low-end configuraiton).

Price: $799, $999.


  • There are three configurations of the iMac G3/500 (Summer 2001 – Indigo/Snow) model. The low-end model introduced on October 1, 2001 has only 64 MB of RAM and a 24X CD-ROM and was available only in Indigo for $799. But it survived the discontinuation of top models and got its RAM upgraded up to 128 MB as well as the OS (up to MacOS 10.2).
  • The original model, opening the line-up on July 18, 2001, has 128 MB of RAM and an 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive and sold for US$999.


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