Apple suffered quite a few flops with its computing line after Jobs was ousted from the company. After Jobs returned, that changed in 1998 when the company announced the iMac series of computers, starting with the iMac 3G. (Pictured above is the latest offering in the iMac line.)
The iMac 3G was an all-in-one personal computer, with the monitor and CPU in one system, and it was the first computer where you could actually see the inside. The iMac 3G originally came in Bondi blue, then was released in thirteen colors. It also included dual headphone jacks and built-in stereo speakers, and is one of the first major products that Jonathan Ive, Apple's vice president of industrial design, is credited with designing.The original iMac was also the first computer to use USB ports as a standard. The first iMac cost consumers $1,299 in May 1998.
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