The long history of Apple displays is marked by many new solutions, such as the introduction of the first color monitors, LCD displays, flat panel displays, portable displays and so on… The first Cinema Display was released in September 1999, and was available in different sizes. The Thunderbolt Display was introduced in July 2011. After many changes and improvements, Apple discontinued the Apple Cinema Display. Today the Thunderbolt Display is the only Apple display marketed directly by the company.
In 2000, Apple announced a slew of new machines, including the PowerMac G4 Cube, which added a fifth category to Apple’s four-corner product strategy. The Cube was the biggest gamble Steve Jobs had made since the release of the iMac, and it would turn out to be a failure. (more…)
The iMac (500MHz G3, Summer 2000 Special Edition) 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 (400MHz G3, Slot-Loading Special Edition), but is also similar to the iMac (450MHz G3, Summer 2000). 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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)