The Clamshell iBook: Beautiful but Lacking

The Clamshell iBook has to be one of Apple’s most debated products. Some say it’s gorgeous, some say it’s hideous, and it’s described in some of the most bizarre ways – Barbie’s handbag and the toilet seat to name a few.

1998: The iMac Saves Apple

Steve Jobs unveils the iMac on May 6, 1998. There is so much to say about the original iMac: Not only is it iconic in the Apple world, but in the whole computing world. Apple was really struggling prior to the launch of the iMac, on the brink of going under.

The iMac Legacy: The G3 Era

2008 – Ten years ago today, on August 15, 1998, the iMac first went on sale. Some Apple dealers had special midnight hours to help meet demand for the Bondi blue desktop that Steve Jobs had unveiled in May.

A $25 iMac! It’s a Steal, but What to Do With It?

2006 – While browsing a local thrift shop the other day, I decided to take a look at the computer section. Not that I was expecting to find anything good, as most of what they tend to carry are 10-year-old PCs. Surprisingly, amidst 10-15 beige box PCs sat a single iMac – with a $25 price […]

600 MHz iMac G3

There were two different 600 MHz iMacs, one introduced in February 2001, the other in July. The early 2001 600 MHz iMac retailed for US$1,499 and includes 128 MB of RAM (expandable to 1 GB), a 40 GB hard drive, and an 8x CD-RW drive. It uses Rage 128 Ultra graphics with 16 MB of […]

500 MHz iMac G3

The iMac first achieved 500 MHz in mid 2000, and the last 500 MHz iMac was introduced in mid 2001. The summer 2000 500 MHz iMac (also known as the 500 MHz iMac DV Special Edition) includes a 4x DVD-ROM drive, a 30 GB hard drive, 128 MB of RAM (expandable to 1 GB), and Rage Pro […]

iMac G3 (Summer 2001)

The last revision of G3 iMacs was released in July 2001 in speeds of 500, 600, and 700 MHz – the fastest G3 iMac Apple ever shipped. All of the models introduced in July 2001 include an 8x CD-RW drive, the same Rage 128 Ultra graphics (with 16 MB of RAM) used in the previous generation, […]

700 MHz iMac (Summer 2001)

The July 2001 iMac came in speeds of 500, 600, and 700 MHz, although the 700 wasn’t available until August. All models included CD-RW drives and at least 128 MB of RAM. Except for the $799 indio-only model, each version was available in snow (white). The 500 MHz models were available in indigo, and the […]

600 MHz iMac (Summer 2001)

The July 2001 iMac came in speeds of 500, 600, and 700 MHz, although the 700 wasn’t available until August. All models included CD-RW drives and at least 128 MB of RAM. Except for the $799 model, only available in indigo, each version was available in snow (white). The 500 MHz models were available in […]

500 MHz iMac (Summer 2001)

The Summer 2001 iMac came in speeds of 500, 600, and 700 MHz, although the 700 wasn’t available until August. All models included CD-RW drives and at least 128 MB of RAM. The $799 CD-ROM model was only available in indigo. The CD-RW model was available in indigo and snow white.

400 MHz iMac G3

There were four different G3 iMacs that ran at 400 MHz: two introduced in 1999, one in 2000, and one in 2001. The 400 MHz iMac DV and 400 MHz DV Special Edition were introduced in October 1999. These included a DVD-ROM drive and were the first iMacs with built-in FireWire. They have RAGE 128 […]

600 MHz iMac (Early 2001)

The 600 MHz iMac 2001 SE (for special edition) sat at the top of the Early 2001 iMac family. It was the fastest iMac when released and came in graphite, flower power, and blue Dalmatian (really – see the picture!).

400 MHz iMac (Early 2001)

The 400 MHz iMac 2001 is the slowest member of the iMac 2001 family and has the least features. It is the only model to use the original G3 (PowerPC 750) processor and the only model that doesn’t include a CD-RW drive. To all intents, this is last year’s 400 MHz iMac DV at a […]

iMac G3 (Early 2001)

With the early 2001 revision to the iMac line, Apple ended up with four models running at three different speeds – there were different 500 MHz iMacs for the North American and international markets. These iMacs run Mac OS 9.1 and later. The entry-level indigo 400 MHz iMac is the only CD-ROM model in the […]

iMac G3 (Summer 2000)

Apple broadened the iMac line from three models and two speeds to four models and four speeds in July 2000, also introducing a new color palette (indigo, ruby, sage, and snow in addition to graphite). The new iMacs shipped with Mac OS 9.0.4. The entry-level 350 MHz indigo iMac was a slight step up from […]

iMac DV SE (Summer 2000)

The new iMac DV Special Edition, available in Graphite or Snow, increased speed from 400 MHz on the original DV SE to 500 MHz and boosted the hard drive from 13 GB to 30 GB – all without increasing the price. The 2000 iMac DV Special Edition ships with the Apple Pro Mouse and Apple […]

350 MHz iMac (Summer 2000)

A Limited Mac The indigo iMac 350 replaced a virtually identical model that came in blueberry – but at US$200 less. The 350 MHz indigo iMac ships with the Apple Pro Mouse and Apple Pro Keyboard.

450 MHz iMac DV+ (Summer 2000)

The iMac DV+, available in Indigo, Ruby, and Sage, boosts performance over iMac DV by 50 MHz. This is the only 450 MHz iMac model. The iMac DV+ sells for the same price as the 1999 iMac DV and ships with the Apple Pro Mouse and Apple Pro Keyboard.

400 MHz iMac DV (Summer 2000)

This model, available in Indigo and Ruby, replaced the earlier iMac DV. Both models share a 400 MHz processor. Other than colors, the biggest difference between the new iMac DV and the previous model with the same name is the use of a CD-ROM drive instead of DVD.

iMacs for All

1999.10: If you’ve ever ordered a pizza with someone, you’ve experienced it. No two people ever want the same thing. I guess this is the same when ordering a computer. Now people can finally have the computer that’s suited to them – last week, Apple introduced it’s new iMacs. These are the new iMacs that […]

350 MHz iMac (Late 1999)

A Limited Mac At 350 MHz, it may not seem a whole lot faster than the Revision D iMac, but the new “Kihei” iMac uses a 100 MHz system bus – plus RAGE 128 graphics and 2X AGP for superior video performance. In addition to regular iMac features, the new iMac has two separate USB […]

Late 1999 iMac G3

Development of the slot loading “Kihei” iMac began the day after the first iMac shipped. The new model is an evolutionary development of Apple’s 2,000,000 unit best seller and requires Mac OS 8.5 or later. The new iMac design boasts slot-loading CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives, a 100 MHz system bus, RAGE 128 graphics on a […]

400 MHz iMac DV SE (Late 1999)

The iMac DV Special Edition places the regular iMac DV in a graphite case, boosts memory to 128 MB for better video editing performance, and replaces the DV’s 10 GB hard drive with a 13 GB drive. Otherwise, everything is the same: DVD-ROM, FireWire 400, 2x AGP RAGE 128 VR video, and so on.

400 MHz iMac DV (Late 1999)

Development of the “Kihei” iMac began the day after the first iMac shipped. The new model is an evolutionary development of Apple’s 2,000,000 unit seller. The first iMacs with a DVD-ROM drive, the iMac DV  and DV SE run a lightning fast 400 MHz G3 processor on a 100 MHz system bus and are the […]

Topless iMac Revealed!

1999.10: Take that, AppleInsider, MacNews, and all the rest! At the suggestion of John Farr, I hereby take the lid of the “new iMac” controversy. As Amy Hoy noted on The Daily Mac, all those photos we saw last week were clever Photoshop creations designed to mislead the Mac faithful.