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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.

The two new patterns were moulded into the case using a technique that apparently took Apple 18 months to perfect – and five months to kill off.

The coolest computer in the world was suddenly a laughing stock.


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