Updating a mac g3

11-Oct-2016 21:57

Apple updated the i Mac over time to feature different colors.

January 1999 saw the launch of Blueberry, Grape, Tangerine, Lime and Strawberry.

The case included a handle, and the peripheral connectors were hidden behind a door on the right-hand side of the machine.

Dual headphone jacks in the front complemented the built-in stereo speakers.

The i Mac was the first computer to exclusively offer USB ports as standard, thus abandoning previous Macintosh peripheral connections, such as the ADB, SCSI and Geo Port serial ports.

A further radical step was to abandon the 3½-inch floppy disk drive which had been present in every Macintosh since the first in 1984.

The mezzanine slot was removed from later i Macs, though according to an article in the German computer magazine c't, the socket can be retrofitted on revision C i Macs.

It was only for internal use by Apple, although a few third-party expansion cards were released for it, such as a Voodoo II video card upgrade from 3dfx and SCSI/SCSI-TV tuner cards (i Pro RAID and i Pro RAID TV) from the German company Formac.

Having discontinued the consumer-targeted Performa series, Apple needed a replacement for the Performa's price point.

The company announced the i Mac on May 6, 1998 Although the promise of CHRP has never been fully realized, the work that Apple had done on CHRP significantly helped in the designing of the i Mac.

Sir Jonathan Ive, currently Chief Design Officer at Apple, is credited with the industrial design.

Its unique shape and color options helped ingrain itself into late 1990s pop culture.

It was only for internal use by Apple, although a few third-party expansion cards were released for it, such as a Voodoo II video card upgrade from 3dfx and SCSI/SCSI-TV tuner cards (i Pro RAID and i Pro RAID TV) from the German company Formac.

Having discontinued the consumer-targeted Performa series, Apple needed a replacement for the Performa's price point.

The company announced the i Mac on May 6, 1998 Although the promise of CHRP has never been fully realized, the work that Apple had done on CHRP significantly helped in the designing of the i Mac.

Sir Jonathan Ive, currently Chief Design Officer at Apple, is credited with the industrial design.

Its unique shape and color options helped ingrain itself into late 1990s pop culture.

The i Mac CRT model, now targeted at the education market, was renamed the i Mac G3, and kept in production alongside its i Mac G4 successor until the e Mac was released.