Twenty years ago today, Apple’s first modern all-in-one desktop computer was released into the wild. The iMac was a drastic departure from the previous Mac offerings and initially proved to be divisive among the Apple community.
Designed by Jonathan Ive, the original gumdrop iMac design was offered in a variety of colors in a translucent plastic enclosure. The iMac would eventually see several refreshes and redesigns, with the most recent – the 2017 iMac Pro – featuring workstation-class performance and a 5K Retina display.
In May, Apple Insider published a fantastic editorial that goes deep into the 20-year history of the iMac that relives the evolution of the machine and provides insights into the critics and controversies along the way. Check it out, and be sure to share your favorite iMac model or memory in our comments section.
And join us in wishing the iMac a happy 20th birthday!