The company announced the i Mac on May 6, 1998 and began shipping the i Mac G3 on August 15, 1998.The i Mac was dramatically different from any previous mainstream computer.It was made of translucent "Bondi Blue"-colored plastic, and was egg-shaped around a 14-inch (35.5 cm) CRT display.
Dual headphone jacks in the front complemented the built-in stereo speakers.
Sir Jonathan Ive, currently Senior Vice President of Industrial Design 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 G3 is a line of personal computers developed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Computer from 1998 to 2003.
Noted for its innovative design via the use of translucent and brightly colored plastics, it was the first consumer-facing Apple product to debut under the recently returned interim CEO Steve Jobs.