For questions about Apple's iMac G3 line of personal computers, released between 1998 and 2001.

The iMac G3 is a series of personal computers by Apple, and the successor to the Power Macintosh All-in-one.

Developed following the return of Steve Jobs to Apple in the mid to late 90s, the iconic 'egg shell' all-in-one design proved popular and was a huge success for Apple, spawning imitators (such as the eMachines eOne), and influencing competitors' product designs for years to come.

The iMac G3 was eventually superseded by the iMac G4 and eMac.

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Revision: iMac iMac (Rev B) iMac (266 MHz) iMac (333 MHz)
Released: 15th Aug, 1998 4th Sep, 1998 5th Jan, 1999 15th Apr, 1999
Processor: 233 MHz 233 MHz 266 MHz 333 MHz
RAM: 32 MB (PC100 SDRAM)
Expandable to 512MB (128 supported by Apple)
32 MB (PC100 SDRAM)
Expandable to 512MB (256 supported by Apple)
32 MB (PC100 SDRAM)
Expandable to 512MB (256 supported by Apple)
32 MB (PC100 SDRAM)
Expandable to 512MB (256 supported by Apple)
Colours: Bondi Blue Bondi Blue Blueberry, Grape, Tangerine, Lime, Strawberry Blueberry, Grape, Tangerine, Lime, Strawberry
Operating System (Release): Mac OS 8.1 (initial), 8.5 (further revisions) Mac OS 8.1 (initial), 8.5 (further revisions) Mac OS 8.5.1 Mac OS 8.5.1
Operating System (Final): - Mac OS X 10.3.9 "Panther"
- Mac OS 9.2.2
- Mac OS X 10.3.9 "Panther"
- Mac OS 9.2.2
- Mac OS X 10.3.9 "Panther"
- Mac OS 9.2.2
- Mac OS X 10.3.9 "Panther"
- Mac OS 9.2.2
Hard Drive: 4GB, 5400-rpm (128GB Supported) 4GB, 5400-rpm (128GB Supported) 4GB, 5400-rpm (128GB Supported) 4GB, 5400-rpm (128GB Supported)
Optical Drive: 24x CD-ROM 24x CD-ROM 24x CD-ROM 24x CD-ROM
Graphics: ATI Rage IIc (2MB SGRAM) ATI Rage Pro (6MB SGRAM) ATI Rage Pro (6MB SGRAM) ATI Rage Pro (6MB SGRAM)

Slot Loading

Revision: iMac (Fall 1999) iMac (Summer 2000) iMac (Winter 2001) iMac (Summer 2001)
Released: 4th Oct, 1999 19th Jul, 2000 22nd Feb, 2001 18th Jul, 2001
Processor: - 350 MHz (Blueberry only)
- 400 MHz (all colours)
- 350 MHz (Indigo only)
- 400 MHz (Indigo, Ruby)
- 450 MHz (Indigo, Ruby, Sage)
- 500 MHz (Graphite, Snow)
- 400 MHz (Indigo)
- 500 MHz (all exc. Graphite)
- 600 MHz (all exc Indigo)
- 500 MHz (Indigo, Snow)
- 600 MHz (Graphite, Snow)
RAM: 64MB or 128MB

Expandable to 1GB (512 MB officially supported)
64MB or 128MB

Expandable to 1GB
64MB or 128MB

Expandable to 1GB
64MB, 128MB, 256MB

Expandable to 1GB
Colours: Blueberry, Grape, Tangerine, Lime,
Strawberry, Graphite
Indigo, Ruby, Sage, Graphite, Snow Indigo, Graphite, Flower Power,
Blue Dalmatian
Indigo, Graphite, Snow
Operating System (Release): Mac OS 8.6 Mac OS 9.0.4 Mac OS 9.1 Mac 0S 9.1
Mac OSX 10.0.4
Operating System (Final): Mac OS X 10.3.9 "Panther" (350 MHz models)
Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger"
Mac OS X 10.3.9 "Panther" (350 MHz models)
Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger"
Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger"
Hard Drive: 6GB, 10GB, 13GB
(Up to 128GB supported)
7GB, 10GB, 20GB, 30GB
(Up to 128GB supported)
10GB, 20GB, 30GB, 40GB
(Up to 128GB supported)
20GB, 40GB, 60GB
(Up to 128GB supported)
Optical Drive: 24x CD-ROM (Blueberry @350MHz)
4x DVD-ROM (All others)
24x CD-ROM (Ruby @400MHz, Indigo @350/400 MHz)
4x DVD-ROM (All others)
24x CD-ROM (Indigo @400MHz)
8x4x24x CD-RW (All others)
8x4x24x CD-RW
Graphics: ATI Rage 128VR (8MB SDRAM) ATI Rage 128 Pro (8MB SDRAM) 400MHz - ATI Rage 128 Pro (8MB SDRAM)
Others - ATI Rage 128 Ultra (16MB SDRAM)
ATI Rage 128 Ultra (16MB SDRAM)

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