The Apple iMac family is a line of desktop computers known for their unique all-in-one design. Originally introduced in 1998 by Apple Inc, the iMac has consistently evolved through seven individual body designs before reaching the latest aluminum unibody form. The iMac has become Apple’s primary consumer computing option and is comfortably used in both home and work environments. iMacs come packaged with essential Apple Accessories that include the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, or Magic Trackpad. In 2017, Apple released a more powerful workstation quality iMac, the iMac Pro, that may eventually become their top computing option replacing the Mac Pro.
The first Apple iMac was released in August of 1998. The announcement of the iMac brought in mixed controversy, feedback, and anticipation among the general public. The I in iMac stands for Internet and also represents the product as a revolutionary device. The iMac is the first of Apple’s consumer desktop products.
The Apple iMacs that are configured-to-order are assembled in the factory owned by Apple in Cork, Ireland. These models are distributed within Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Apple has other manufacturing facilities, but they are owned by other companies. An Apple iMac can be fully assembled in about 35 minutes.
Apple typically announces new iMacs every other year. Since the introduction of the Apple M1 processor, the 2 iMac sizes are released at different times of the year. The Apple iMacs continue to be improved and updated by implementing new processors and exterior design colors and finishes.