The history of the iMac

iMac Genealogy

This is the history of the iMac. Discover the features, design and technical specifications of each individual model and series, from the original iMac to the current model on Apple shelves.

Browse below to explore each iMac or to learn more about the original Mac that started it all, read about the Macintosh 128 and Macintosh 512.

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1998

* Design: All-in-one half-egg shape

Revision A

Revision B

1999

Revision C

Revision D

Slot Loading

DV Slot Loading

DV Slot Loading, Special Edition

2000

Slot Loading, Summer 2000

DV Summer 2000

DV+ Summer 2000

DV Summer 2000, Special Edition

2001

Early 2001

Early 2001, Special Edition

Summer 2001

Summer 2001, Special Edition

2002

* Design: Floating display models debut

CD-RW

Combo Drive

SuperDrive

2003

Combo Drive

SuperDrive

USB 2.0

2004

* Design: “Chin” models debut

Revision A

2005

Revision B, Ambient Light Sensor

Revision C, iSight

2006

* Intel processor models debut

Early 2006, Intel Core Duo

Mid 2006, Integrated Graphics, Educational Only

Late 2006, Intel Core 2 Duo

2007

* Design: Aluminum models debut

Mid 2007, Intel Core 2 Duo, Al

2008

Early 2008, Intel Core 2 Duo, Al

2009

Early 2009, Intel Core 2 Duo, Al

Mid 2009, Education Institutions Only

 

* Design: Edge-to-edge glass/seamless enclosure debut

Late 2009, Core i5/i7 quad-core processors available


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