Today in the history of Apple: Steve Jobs shows the colorful iMac G3

May 6, 1998: Steve Jobs unveils the iMac G3, l & rsquo; Translucent computer with bright colors that will help save Apple.

Ten mths after the new management team of Jobs takes over, the iMac announces aloud that Apple's days have passed to the background.

The iMac was a computer from a good planet

iMac looked at compared to other computers at ce. Beside the gray or beige boxes built by rivals, she really stood out.

"It looks like it's another planet," Jobs said at the time. "A good planet A planet with better designers."

The designer respsible for the iMac G3 was Jy Ive, then 31 years old. I had been at Apple for several years before Jobs returned, but he was about to resign. Instead, he found so much in comm with Jobs that his planned resignati was transformed into a pair developing a revolutiary new machine.

The iMac G3 was actually an update of the philosophy that animated the original Macintosh in 1984. At the time, Apple's most affordable computer was costing 2,000 $, almost twice as much as a typical Windows PC. Jobs originally wanted something streamlined and affordable, through which users could access the internet.

However, just like with the original Mac, the project became more ambitious and turned into a statement machine. With its translucent navy blue design (named Bdi Blue after the water an Australian beach), the iMac G3 seemed approachable and …

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