23 Facts About Apple iMac


The second major revision, the Apple iMac G4, moved the design to a hemispherical base containing all the main components and an LCD monitor on a freely moving arm attached to it.

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In October 2014, a major revision of the 27-inch Apple iMac was announced, whose main feature is a "Retina 5K" display at a resolution of 5120 × 2880 pixels.

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On June 5, 2017, Apple announced a workstation-class version called the iMac Pro, which features Intel Xeon processors and standard SSD storage.

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Announcement of the Apple iMac in 1998 was a source of controversy and anticipation among commentators, Mac fans, and detractors.

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At the time, Apple iMac had suffered a series of setbacks as consumers increasingly opted for Wintel machines instead of Apple iMac's Performa models.

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Apple iMac announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference that it would be switching the Macintosh to the x86 architecture and Intel's line of Core processors.

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On July 27, 2010, Apple updated its line of iMacs to feature the new Intel Core "i-series" processors across the line.

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On this date, Apple announced its new "Apple Magic Trackpad" peripheral, a trackpad similar to that of the MacBook Pro for use with iMac or any other Apple computer.

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Apple iMac introduced a AA NiMH battery charger intended to simplify the use of batteries in these peripherals.

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Apple iMac offers an option to use a solid-state drive instead of a large mechanical drive.

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On May 3, 2011, Apple updated its iMac line with the introduction of Intel Thunderbolt technology and Intel Core i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge processors as well as a 1 mega pixel high definition FaceTime camera, features which were first introduced in the MacBook Pro line in February 2011.

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On October 23, 2012, a new iMac was announced with a substantially thinner edge, new Apple Fusion Drive, faster processors (Intel Core i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge) and graphics along with updates to the ports, but with the same overall depth (stand depth: 8 inches (20.

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On October 16, 2014, a new version of the 27-inch Apple iMac was announced, whose main feature is a "Retina 5K" display at a resolution of 5120 × 2880 pixels.

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In March 2019, Apple updated the iMac to feature 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processors and Radeon Vega graphics.

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Borrowing from the 1997 Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh, the various LCD-based iMac designs continued the all-in-one concept first envisioned in Apple's original Macintosh computer.

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The successful iMac allowed Apple to continue targeting the Power Macintosh line at the high-end of the market.

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Apple iMac's focus on design has allowed each of its subsequent products to create a distinctive identity.

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Apple iMac avoided using the beige colors that were then common in the PC industry.

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The latter part of the decade saw Apple iMac using anodized aluminum; glass; and white, black, and clear polycarbonate plastics among their build materials.

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The first 24" Core 2 Duo Apple iMac received CNET's "Must-have desktop" in their 2006 Top 10 Holiday Gift Picks.

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Apple iMac faced a class-action lawsuit filed in 2008 for allegedly deceiving the public by promising millions of colors from the LCD screens of all Mac models while its 20-inch model only held 262, 144 colors.

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Models after iMac G5 made it difficult for the end-user to replace the hard disk or optical drive, and Apple's warranty explicitly forbids upgrading the socketed CPU.

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The current generation Apple iMac has Intel 5th generation i5 and i7 processors, ranging from quad-core 2.

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