The 23-years long history of iMac’s design

A collection of all the significant design changes of Apple’s all-in-one, that evolved from Jony Ive’s iMac G3 to the colourful and ultrathin models of 2021.

In 1998, when all computers were boring beige boxes, Apple challenged the status quo with a daring and colourful all-in-one. Twenty-three years later colour returns with a bang in a new model that’s the culmination of this computer’s design journey. From the iMac G3 that solidified the fellowship between Steve Jobs and Sir Jony Ive to the 2021 model, the iMac has always been the perfect platform for Apple’s most daring experimentation in PC design. The iMac lineup has also been one of the most long-lasting pillars of the entire Mac family, surviving not one but two chip transitions: the move from PowerPC to Intel in 2006, and now the debut of Apple’s own M-series chipset. In our gallery above we’ve collected all the major design changes that the iMac has traversed during 23 long years of existence.

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