On Sunday folks celebrated the 20th anniversary of the iMac. Can you believe it? On May 6, 1998, the iMac computer was launched by Steve Jobs as a personal device designed to be different.
To show you how it all began, we’re sharing this Twitter Moment with you.
It was 20 years ago today, Apple announced the original iMac. A computer from another planet;a planet with good designer. What I also like about it is, despite its legacy-free design, it sported 2 headphone jacks. they show the designer had some vision about how iMac wd be used. pic.twitter.com/UTU7vsG1D7
— Nobi Hayashi 林信行 (@nobi) May 6, 2018
On this day in 1998: Apple unveils iMac pic.twitter.com/ULavNpAWJG
— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) May 6, 2018
20 years ago today, Steve introduced the world to iMac. It set Apple on a new course and forever changed the way people look at computers. pic.twitter.com/GbKno7YBHl
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 6, 2018
Happy 20th birthday, iMac! pic.twitter.com/gAtKgCSSQW
— CNET (@CNET) May 6, 2018
— Jonah Sachs (@JonahSachs13) May 6, 2018
The original iMac was announced 20 years ago today. I was there. It saved the company. Smart product. Brilliant marketing. https://t.co/9lykzDuYUK
— Walt Mossberg (@waltmossberg) May 6, 2018
— marusich (@marusich) May 6, 2018
Dropping every legacy connector in favor of USB was genius. Made every other computer look old. At the time, I was working on a tablet concept for a major WinTel company that wanted to include a giant printer port.. On the tablet.
— Craig Lawrence (@clawrence) May 6, 2018
The owner of a recording studio I worked with got an iMac as soon as they came out. I looked at it and said, "Pfft. Where's the floppy drive? This'll never sell."
— Bill Harnsberger (@BillinPortland) May 6, 2018
— Pessimists Archive Podcast (@PessimistsArc) May 6, 2018
I’ve long felt guilty about not attending the 1997 Steve Jobs keynote a block from my office. Of Macworld’s staff, only the editor in chief bothered to go to the iMac launch! https://t.co/oUjWzQhO1A
— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) May 7, 2018
*whispers* the iMac was able to revive Apple because the web was built on open standards https://t.co/LtFDe6AUss
— nilay patel (@reckless) May 6, 2018
The original iMacs were the best – never had heart to get rid of them – so now they’re part of the office furniture!! pic.twitter.com/1hjJlTwacQ
— Shane Mc Allister (@Shaneymac) May 6, 2018