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In pictures: 10 years of iMac

Looking back at Apple iMac history

It was 10 years ago – on May 6, 1998 – that Apple unveiled the computer that revolutionised the company and marked the end of the beige box computer forever. Happy 10th birthday, iMac.

30 percent of iMac buyers had never owned a computer before, 12.5 percent were switching from Windows PCs – the iMac would rejuvenate Apple and start the campaign to grab back market share from Microsoft.

Steve Jobs described the iMac: "It looks like it's from another planet - a planet with better designers."


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