Apple iMac G3 Personal Computer, 1999

Apple Computer, Inc.1999

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

The iMac G3 was "the computer that saved Apple." This highly successful computer was optimized for education and web-surfing. Steve Jobs declared it married "the excitement of the Internet with the simplicity of a Macintosh." Available in 13 colors, Jonathan Ive designed its distinctive translucent case. Ive's design challenged the notion that computers had to be encased in opaque beige boxes.


  • Title: Apple iMac G3 Personal Computer, 1999
  • Creator: Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Date Created: 1999
  • Location: United States, California, Cupertino
  • Subject Keywords: Communication, Apple computers, Computers, iMacs (Computers), Microcomputers
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: iMac (Computer)
  • Object ID: 2017.31.3
  • Manufacturer: Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Image ID: THF169328
  • Field: Computing
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Stephen Hackett.

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