August 15, 1998 Apple announced the launch of the first iMac. In his presentation, with vibrant colors, the iMac G3 was a computer all-in-one that has been upgraded in these twenty years.
The iMac G3 was designed by the chief designer Jony Ive, and it differed from other computers by its form, its use of plastics translucent that allowed him to view the inside of the computer, and by the bright colors that Apple chose.
The first iMac had a price of 1299 dollars, and it had a PowerPC 750 G3 233-700MHz, 4GB of storage, CRT 15”, drive CD-ROM drive, and graphics board, ATI, elements that in their time they offered a very good performance, and that along with the design, were a perfect combination to achieve very good sales.
Apple offered its iMac G3 in a range of colors that included the Bondi Blue, Blueberry, Grape, Graphite, Indigo, Lime, Sage, Strawberry, Ruby, Snow, Tangerine, and two color patterns: Blue Dalmatian and Flower Power. In Michigan you can see the thirteen colors of the iMac G3 original in the Henry Ford Museum, in a collection popup called “Looking Through Things” that was held in celebration of the anniversary of the iMac.
The iMac G3 was introduced a year after the return of Steve Jobs to Apple. In 1999, Apple more than tripled its profits, and the increase was due to sales of the new iMac.
Since 1998, Apple made several updates, and design reviews of the iMac. Currently the iMac is available in 21.5” and 27” displays, 4K and 5K, chips, Kaby Lake, graphics AMD and SSD storage. There is also the iMac Pro for professional users, with body Space Gray, Xeon processors up to 18 cores, graphics Radeon Pro Vegas and up to 4TB of SSD storage.
This year it is expected an update of the iMac models, which include chips Coffee Lake 8th Gen and other internal improvements.