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IMac

Knowledge Identifier: $IMac

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IMac

Range of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers designed and built by Apple Inc. add

Category: Business (705)

Launched in 1990.

Countries: (80%), United States (20%)

Main connections: Macintosh, Mac Pro, MacBook

Linked to: Apple Inc., CNET, Hewlett-Packard, Macworld

 

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1990

The company would later drift from the multicolored designs of the late 1990s and early 2000s add something


1997

Borrowing from the 1997 Twentieth Anniversary $ Macintosh, the various LCD-based iMac designs continued the all-in-one concept first envisioned in Apple's original Macintosh computer add something


1998

It has been the primary part of Apple's consumer desktop offerings since its introduction in 1998, and has evolved through six distinct forms add something

 

The announcement of the iMac in 1998 was a source of discussion and anticipation among commentators, Mac fans, and detractors add something

 

Mouse (computing) - Featuring only a single data pin, the bus used a purely polled approach to computer/mouse communications and survived as the standard on mainstream models until 1998 when iMac joined the industry-wide switch to using USB

 

Apple Desktop Bus - The first Macintosh to move from ADB was the iMac in 1998, which featured USB in its place


1999

This foreshadowed a similar strategy in the notebook market when the iMac-like iBook was released in 1999 add something


2005

In 2005, as it became more and more apparent that IBM's development for the desktop implementation of PowerPC was grinding to a halt, Apple announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference that it would be switching the Macintosh to the x86 architecture and Intel's line of Core processors add something


2006

The first 24" Core 2 Duo iMac received CNET's "Must-have desktop" in their 2006 "Top 10 Holiday Gift Picks" add something

 

Mac OS - In January 2006, Apple released the first Macintosh computers with & Intel processors, an iMac and the MacBook Pro, and in February 2006, Apple released a Mac mini with an Intel Core Solo and Duo processor

 

Mac Pro - The iMac, Mac Mini, $ MacBook, and MacBook Pro had moved to an Intel-based architecture starting in January 2006, leaving the Power Mac G5 as the only machine in the Mac lineup still based on the PowerPC processor architecture Apple had used since 1993


2008

Apple faced a class-action lawsuit filed in 2008 for allegedly deceiving the public by promising millions of colors from the LCD screens of all Mac models while its 20 inch model only held 262,144 colors add something


2009

The case was dismissed on January 21, 2009 add something


2010

The current generation iMac has Intel 3rd generation i5 and i7 processors, ranging from quad core 2,7 GHz i5 to a quad core 3,4 GHz i7 processor, however it is possible to upgrade the 2010 generation of iMac quite easily add something

 

On July 27, 2010, Apple updated its line of iMacs to feature the new Intel Core processors across the line add something


2011

On May 3, 2011, Apple updated its iMac line with the introduction of Intel Thunderbolt technology and Intel CoreĀ i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge processors as well as a 1 mega pixel high definition FaceTime camera, features which were first introduced in the MacBook Pro line in February 2011 add something


2012

The latest model was announced on October 23, 2012, with the 21,5" version released on November 30 and the 27" version released in December add something


2014

Graphics display resolution - IMac - On October 16, 2014, Apple announced the iMac with 5k display


2015

The seventh major revision of the iMac was announced in October 2015 add something


2017

Mac Pro - On June 5, 2017, Apple announced a workstation-class version of the iMac, called the "iMac Pro" add something

 

Mac Pro - The iMac Pro will ship sometime in December 2017 add something