Apple iMac G3 Personal Computer, 1999

Summary

The iMac G3 was "the computer that saved Apple." This highly successful computer was optimized for education and web-surfing. Steve Jobs declared it married "the excitement of the Internet with the simplicity of a Macintosh." Available in 13 colors, Jonathan Ive designed its distinctive translucent case. Ive's design challenged the notion that computers had to be encased in opaque beige boxes.

The iMac G3 was "the computer that saved Apple." This highly successful computer was optimized for education and web-surfing. Steve Jobs declared it married "the excitement of the Internet with the simplicity of a Macintosh." Available in 13 colors, Jonathan Ive designed its distinctive translucent case. Ive's design challenged the notion that computers had to be encased in opaque beige boxes.

Artifact

iMac (Computer)

Date Made

1999

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2017.31.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Stephen Hackett.

Material

Glass (Material)
Metal
Plastic
Rubber (Material)

Color

Green

Dimensions

Height: 14 in

Width: 14.75 in

Length: 16.25 in

Inscriptions

underside: Apple Computer, Inc. Cupertino, CA 95014 / [copyright] 1998 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. / Agency approvals inside back cover. Assembled in U.S.A. / Family Number: M4984 / 100-240V - 40 - 20A / 480W max. 50-60Hz

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