The iMac G3 is a line of personal computers developed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Computer from 1998 to 2003. Noted for its innovative design via the use of translucent and brightly colored plastics, it was the first consumer-facing Apple product to debut under the recently returned interim CEO Steve Jobs. It was updated over time with new hardware and colors, until being supplanted by the iMac G4 and eMac in 2002.
|Manufacturer||Apple Computer Company||CPU||233 MHz - 700 MHz PowerPC 750 G3|
|Year Introduced||1998||RAM||32 - 512 MB (1GB for later models)|
|Introductory Price||$1,299||Storage||Up to 128 GB|
The iMac G3, among other factors, was responsible for Apple’s turnaround from financial ruin in the late 1990s and revitalized the Apple brand as design-oriented and simple. It was, nevertheless, criticized for abandoning then-current technological standards like the floppy drive and the Apple Desktop Bus connector in favor of the emerging USB standard.