Today marks the 20th anniversary of Apple announcing the iMac G4. Unveiled on January 7, 2002, the iMac G4 featured a unique design with a flat-screen panel mounted on an adjustable arm and a hemisphere base housing the computer’s internal components.
Nicknamed the Lamp or Sunflower, the iMac G4 was innovative for its time as an all-in-one computer with a flat screen that can be moved around freely.
“The new iMac ushers in the age of flat-screen computing for everyone. The CRT display is now officially dead,” said Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs in a press release announcing the iMac G4. “And with its powerful G4 processor and SuperDrive, everyone can now affordably create and burn their own custom DVDs and CDs.”
Key features of the iMac G4 included a 15-inch flat-screen LCD, 700 MHz or 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processor options, a SuperDrive built into the base for CD/DVDs, up to a 60GB hard drive, up to 1GB of RAM, two FireWire ports, and five USB ports.
In his 2002 review of the iMac G4 for Macworld, longtime Apple reporter Jason Snell described the computer as “nothing short of a triumph.”
Intel Says New Core i9 Processor for Laptops is Faster Than Apple’s M1 Max Chip
Intel today unveiled new 12th-generation Core processors suitable for laptops, and as part of the announcement, it claimed that the new Core i9 is not only faster than Apple’s M1 Max chip in the 16-inch MacBook Pro, but is the fastest mobile processor ever.
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Apple Event in Spring 2022? Three New Products We Could See
Apple’s first major product announcements of the year often occur in March or April, so there’s a reasonable chance that trend will continue in 2022. Ahead, we recap some of Apple’s past spring announcements and look ahead to some of the first new Apple products that we might see this year.
Past Spring Announcements
Last year, Apple held an event on April 20 to unveil its AirTag item…
Google Basically Pays Apple to Stay Out of the Search Engine Business, Class Action Lawsuit Alleges
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Filed in a California court earlier this week against Apple, Google, and their respective CEOs, the lawsuit alleges the two companies have a non-compete agreement in the internet search business that violates US…
Leaker Says iPhone 14 Pro to Feature Pill-Shaped Camera Cutout With Face ID Under the Display
iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a pill-shaped camera cutout at the top of the display, with the notch removed, according to tweets shared by leaker @dylandkt, who has proven to be a reliable source of Apple-related rumors over the last year or so. To accommodate this change, the leaker said Face ID hardware will be moved under the display.
While it has been widely reported that iPhone 14…
WhatsApp Starts Rolling Out Profile Pictures in iOS Message Notifications
WhatsApp is testing a helpful new feature on iOS that displays profile pictures in system notifications when users receive new messages from chats and groups.
Image credit: WABetaInfo First spotted by app specialist WABetaInfo, the first new feature for the platform in 2022 uses APIs in iOS 15 to add the WhatsApp profile images to notifications in top-screen banners and in the Notification…