The Complete iMac History -- Bondi to Aluminum



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It was nice to look at the older Colorful iMacs which me and my family affectionately called "The Ball" and we loved them so much that we must've went through many,many models. They were really nice but before them I used beige boxes that ran OS 8.5,that was a real thrill. I just don't like the idea of eliminating more and more of the precious iMacs. Come on Apple, Give me a brake!



this is history and i can't imagine what they are going to introduce next they are lord of all technology kings

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Great article! It brought back lots of memories. I was a manager at CompUSA when the original iMac was released. It got a fantastic reception from the computer buying public. They were a lot of fun to sell!
I have a 2008 24" iMac today, and I'm lusting for the 27" beauty. But my wife wants things like furniture and vacations. sigh!



"Sporting a lineup that starts at 3.06GHz and tops off at Mac Pro-worthy Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors.."

That is technically correct, though a bit confusing - not your fault.

Both the 21.5-inch and 27-inch models can have:
3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or the 3.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.

Plus the 27" models can have:
2.66GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or the 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7.

This is the first time that I can remember when Apple offered a product where the clock speed was slower in the faster models, and I am still trying to get my head around it. Maybe we need a new standard for describing a computer's speed.

And the new screens are drop-dead gorgeous.



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Terrific article; thanks for the trip down memory lane. I've always been pleased by the iMac and it's ability to do so much with such a small package (excuse the sexual pun- not intended) Have to say, as stunning at the current model is, my favourite generation is still the G4. Then, of course the faithful, former family computer: our Indigo Blue 400MHz slot-loader (that we still have- working just as well as it has from day one) will always have a place in my heart as well.

On another note- I skipped a beat upon mention of the $450 dollar price for a G5- it was worded almost to sound like the mighty mouse was worth $450 o_0

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