Announced in May 1998 and available for purchase in August 1998, the iMac G3 changed the face of computing. Apple brought both colors and curvaceous new all-in-one design to a beige box industry.
- Mid 2000: iMac, iMac DV, iMac DV+, iMac DV Special Edition
- Early 2001: 400 MHz, 500 MHz, North American, 500 MHz, int’l, 600 MHz
- Mid 2001: iMac (July 2001)
- See our Quick Guide to G3 iMacs for an overview of G3 iMac.
- Low End Mac’s Compleat Guide to Mac OS 9, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2008.05.12. Mac OS 9 remains fast and stable, but Classic software hasn’t kept up with the changing internet. Which Macs support OS 9, where to buy it, and how to update to 9.2.2.
- Tiger on a G3 iMac and Pismo, Running OS 9 from a Flash Drive, 7200 rpm Drive Heat, and More, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2007.09.13. Also iMac upgrade advice.
- Software to Darken iMac Display, Columnist Returns iPhone, Logitech Introduces Air Mouse, and More, Mac News Review, 2007.07.20.
- Upgrades for the Tray-Loading iMac, 2003.05.12. Overview of memory, hard drive, CD-RW, and CPU upgrade options for the Rev. A-D iMac.
- Upgrading Your G3 iMac, Evan Kleiman, Mac Daniel, 2003.03.07. Three types of upgrades that can improve your old iMac for less than the cost of buying a new one.
- Rage at Being Left Behind, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 2001.12.24. It’s official – Apple doesn’t plan to support graphics acceleration for any Mac with ATI Rage video. That includes the Rev. A-D iMacs.
- OS X Graphics Speedup with Early ATI Video, 2001.03.09. iMac 233, 266, and 333 are faster displaying thousands of colors, but not with millions.
- Macworld UK noted on 2001.03.28 that the OS 9.1 CD included with Mac OS X will not install on the PowerBook G4, Power Mac G4 (133 MHz bus), or 2001 iMacs. The solution is to use the Mac OS 9.1 CD that came with the computer.
- Shot in the Foot Again: Firmware Update Disables RAM, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 2001.03.25. “…we should not be at risk of losing some or all of the memory in our Macs because of a firmware update.” Slot-loading iMacs are affected.
- SCSI and FireWire Disk Modes, Paulo Rodrigues, Tangerine Fusion, 11/29. How to use SCSI Disk Mode and FireWire Target Disk Mode for ultra fast file transfers.
- Is the iMac Becoming Apple’s K-car?, Charles W Moore, Moore’s Machine, Mac Junkie, 10/3. “As for the iMac, it needs a complete redesign….”
- Hands On: iMAXpowr G3 and G4, MyMac, 9/00. In many real-world tests, the G3/466 “felt quicker” than the G4/433 – something Low End Mas has maintained for some time.
- Review: iForce, The Review, MacNN, 6/21/00. 400 and 500 MHz upgrades for tray-loading iMacs.
- Guide to iMac CPU Upgrades
- The Rack-Mount iMac, Charles W Moore, Applelinks, 3/23. ISP repacks $1,000 iMac (less monitor) for a small, inexpensive, powerful server.
- The dubious economics of processor upgrades, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2/7. Even if you can upgrade the CPU, should you?
- Review: iMAXpowr G3, MacUser (UK). “The iMAXpowr is a revelation: an upgrade for a supposedly non-upgradable machine.”
- Hands On: iMAXpowr G3/466, Insanely Great Mac, 2/1. First CPU upgrade for the iMac (Rev. A-D).