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.

When was the first Apple iMac released?

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.

Where are Apple iMacs assembled?

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.

When does Apple typically announce new iMacs?

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.

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13.6” | 34.5 cm
9.6” | 24.4 cm
10.9” | 27.7 cm
16.5 lb | 7.5 kg
January 24, 1984
Apple Macintosh 128K
34.500
24.400
27.700
7.500
1984.00
1060
https://p3d.in/e/wG3jD
3D
Apple Macintosh 128KView of the Apple Macintosh 128K (1984) in 3D available for downloadView of the Apple Macintosh 128K (1984) in 3D available for download
17.7” | 45 cm
20.8” | 52.8 cm
6.9” | 17.5 cm
12.5 lb | 5.66 kg
March 19, 2019
Apple iMac 21.5" (2019)
45.000
52.800
17.500
5.660
2019.00
13700
https://p3d.in/e/lyGHk
3D
Apple iMac 21.5" (2019)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac 21.5” (2019)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac 21.5” (2019)
18.15” | 46.1 cm
21.54” | 54.7 cm
5.79” | 14.7 cm
9.88 lb | 4.48 kg
April 20, 2021
Apple iMac 24” (2021)
46.100
54.700
14.700
4.480
2021.00
16000
https://p3d.in/e/fQteH
3D
Apple iMac 24” (2021)3D model of the Apple iMac 24” (2021) viewed in perspective3D model of the Apple iMac 24” (2021) viewed in perspective
20.3” | 51.6 cm
25.6” | 65 cm
8” | 20.3 cm
20.8 lb | 9.44 kg
March 19, 2019
Apple iMac 27" (2019)
51.600
65.000
20.300
9.440
2019.00
15200
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3D
Apple iMac 27" (2019)3D model of the Apple iMac 27” (2019) viewed in perspective3D model of the Apple iMac 27” (2019) viewed in perspective
18.5” | 46.9 cm
19.1” | 48.5 cm
7.4” | 18.9 cm
20 lb | 9.1 kg
August 7, 2007
Apple iMac Aluminum - 20”
46.900
48.500
18.900
9.100
2007.00
500
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3D
Apple iMac Aluminum - 20”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac Aluminum - 20” (2007)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac Aluminum - 20” (2007)
20.5” | 52 cm
22.4” | 56.9 cm
8.1" | 20.6 cm
25.4 lb | 11.5 kg
August 7, 2007
Apple iMac Aluminum - 24”
52.000
56.900
20.600
11.500
2007.00
500
https://p3d.in/e/Psyvg
3D
Apple iMac Aluminum - 24”3D model of the Apple iMac Aluminum - 24” (2007) viewed in perspective3D model of the Apple iMac Aluminum - 24” (2007) viewed in perspective
17.75” | 45.1 cm
20.8” | 52.8 cm
7.42” | 18.8 cm
20.5 lb | 9.3 kg
October 20, 2009
Apple iMac Aluminum Unibody - 21.5”
45.100
52.800
18.800
9.300
2009.00
1035
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3D
Apple iMac Aluminum Unibody - 21.5”View of the Apple iMac Aluminum Unibody - 21.5” (2009) in 3D available for downloadView of the Apple iMac Aluminum Unibody - 21.5” (2009) in 3D available for download
20.4” | 51.7 cm
25.6” | 65 cm
8.15” | 20.7 cm
30.5 lb | 13.8 kg
October 20, 2009
Apple iMac Aluminum Unibody - 27”
51.700
65.000
20.700
13.800
2009.00
1035
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3D
Apple iMac Aluminum Unibody - 27”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac Aluminum Unibody - 27” (2009)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac Aluminum Unibody - 27” (2009)
15.8” | 40.1 cm
15.2” | 38.6 cm
17.6” | 44.7 cm
38.1 lb | 18.1 kg
April 14, 1999
Apple iMac G3
40.100
38.600
44.700
18.100
1999.00
7000
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3D
Apple iMac G3Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac G3 (1998)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac G3 (1998)
12.95”-20” | 32.9-50.9 cm
15.1”-16.3” | 38.3-41.5 cm
10.6”-16.3” | 27-41.5 cm
21.3 lb | 9.7 kg
September 8, 2003
Apple iMac G4 - 15”
50.900
41.500
41.500
9.700
2003.00
2950
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3D
Apple iMac G4 - 15”3D model of the Apple iMac G4 - 15” (2002) viewed in perspective3D model of the Apple iMac G4 - 15” (2002) viewed in perspective
13.03”-20” | 33.1-50.9 cm
16.7”-17.7” | 42.3-44.9 cm
10.6”-16.7” | 27-42.3 cm
22.8 lb | 10.4 kg
September 8, 2003
Apple iMac G4 - 17”
50.900
44.900
42.300
10.400
2003.00
2950
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3D
Apple iMac G4 - 17”View of the Apple iMac G4 - 17” (2002) in 3D available for downloadView of the Apple iMac G4 - 17” (2002) in 3D available for download
13.93”-20.9” | 35.4-53 cm
20.9” | 53.1 cm
10.6”-17.3” | 27-43.9 cm
40.1 lb | 18.2 kg
November 18, 2003
Apple iMac G4 - 20”
53.000
53.100
43.900
18.200
2003.00
2950
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Apple iMac G4 - 20”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac G4 - 20” (2002)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac G4 - 20” (2002)
16.9” | 43 cm
16.8” | 42.6 cm
6.8” | 17.3 cm
18.5 lb | 8.4 kg
August 31, 2004
Apple iMac G5 - 17”
43.000
42.600
17.300
8.400
2004.00
2250
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Apple iMac G5 - 17”3D model of the Apple iMac G5 - 17” (2004) viewed in perspective3D model of the Apple iMac G5 - 17” (2004) viewed in perspective
18.6” | 47.2 cm
19.4” | 49.3 cm
7.4” | 18.9 cm
25.2 lb | 11.4 kg
August 31, 2004
Apple iMac G5 - 20”
47.200
49.300
18.900
11.400
2004.00
2250
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3D
Apple iMac G5 - 20”View of the Apple iMac G5 - 20” (2004) in 3D available for downloadView of the Apple iMac G5 - 20” (2004) in 3D available for download
16.9” | 43 cm
16.8” | 42.6 cm
6.8” | 17.3 cm
15.5 lb | 7 kg
September 6, 2006
Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 17”
43.000
42.600
17.300
7.000
2006.00
420
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Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 17”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 17” (2006)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 17” (2006)
18.6” | 47.2 cm
19.4” | 49.3 cm
7.4” | 18.9 cm
22 lb | 10 kg
September 6, 2006
Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 20”
47.200
49.300
18.900
10.000
2006.00
420
https://p3d.in/e/84xW7
3D
Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 20”3D model of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 20” (2006) viewed in perspective3D model of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 20” (2006) viewed in perspective
20.6” | 52.3 cm
22.6” | 57.4 cm
8.1” | 20.7 cm
24.7 lb | 11.2 kg
September 6, 2006
Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 24”
52.300
57.400
20.700
11.200
2006.00
420
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3D
Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 24”View of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 24” (2006) in 3D available for downloadView of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 24” (2006) in 3D available for download
20.3” | 51.6 cm
25.6” | 65 cm
8” | 20.3 cm
21.5 lb | 9.7 kg
December 14, 2017
Apple iMac Pro
51.600
65.000
20.300
9.700
2017.00
28500
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3D
Apple iMac ProView of the Apple iMac Pro (2017) in 3D available for downloadView of the Apple iMac Pro (2017) in 3D available for download
17.7” | 45 cm
20.8” | 52.8 cm
6.9” | 17.5 cm
12.5 lb | 5.68 kg
October 13, 2015
Apple iMac Retina - 21.5”
45.000
52.800
17.500
5.680
2015.00
130
https://p3d.in/e/iYHWJ
3D
Apple iMac Retina - 21.5”Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac Retina - 21.5” (2015)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Apple iMac Retina - 21.5” (2015)
20.3” | 51.6 cm
25.6” | 65 cm
8" | 20.3 cm
21 lb | 9.54 kg
October 13, 2015
Apple iMac Retina - 27”
51.600
65.000
20.300
9.540
2015.00
130
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3D
Apple iMac Retina - 27”3D model of the Apple iMac Retina - 27” (2015) viewed in perspective3D model of the Apple iMac Retina - 27” (2015) viewed in perspective
17.7” | 45 cm
20.8” | 52.8 cm
6.9” | 17.5 cm
12.5 lb | 5.68 kg
October 23, 2012
Apple iMac Slim - 21.5”
45.000
52.800
17.500
5.680
2012.00
1330
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3D
Apple iMac Slim - 21.5”3D model of the Apple iMac Slim - 21.5” (2012) viewed in perspective3D model of the Apple iMac Slim - 21.5” (2012) viewed in perspective
20.3” | 51.6 cm
25.6” | 65 cm
8" | 20.3 cm
21 lb | 9.54 kg
October 23, 2012
Apple iMac Slim - 27”
51.600
65.000
20.300
9.540
2012.00
1330
https://p3d.in/e/bVpcZ
3D
Apple iMac Slim - 27”View of the Apple iMac Slim - 27” (2012) in 3D available for downloadView of the Apple iMac Slim - 27” (2012) in 3D available for download
Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 24” (2006)
Set of dimensioned front and side views of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic 24” (2006) with width, height, depth, and resolution

The Apple iMac (2006) 24" is the largest workstation designed and developed by Apple in 2006. It is part of the 1st generation of iMacs and was released in January of 2006. This design of the iMac kept the style, design and features of the iMac G5. This iMac was the first to based on Intel’s Core Duo processor instead of PowerPC processors.

It has a ‘build-to-order’ configuration and features a 2.33 GHz intel processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 250 GB hard drive. The Apple iMac Intel Plastic (2006) has a widescreen, all-in-one case, comes with the Apple keyboard, and Mighty Mouse. This model had the Apple operating system, X.

The Apple iMac Intel Plastic 24” (2006) has a height of 20.6” (52.3 cm), width of 22.6” (57.4 cm), depth of 8.1” (20.7 cm), and weighs 24.7 lb (11.2 kg). The screen size is 24” (61 cm) with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 px.

Pair of scaled drawings of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 24” (2006) from the back and plan views
The Apple iMac (2006) 24" is the largest workstation designed and developed by Apple in 2006. It is part of the 1st generation of iMacs and was released in January of 2006. This design of the iMac kept the style, design and features of the iMac G5.

The Apple iMac Intel Plastic 24” (2006) has a height of 20.6” (52.3 cm), width of 22.6” (57.4 cm), depth of 8.1” (20.7 cm), and weighs 24.7 lb (11.2 kg). The screen size is 24” (61 cm) with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 px.

Pair of scaled drawings of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 24” (2006) from the back and plan views
Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 24” (2006)
Height:
20.6” | 52.3 cm
Width:
22.6” | 57.4 cm
Length:
Depth:
8.1” | 20.7 cm
Display Size
24” | 61 cm
Resolution
1920 x 1200 px
Weight:
24.7 lb | 11.2 kg
Area:

Discontinued: August 7, 2007

Storage
250 GB
Designer
Apple
Release
September 6, 2006

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Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 24” (2006) front elevation, back, side, plan, views with mouse and keyboard

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Apple Macintosh 128K (1984)
Set of dimensioned views of the Apple Macintosh 128K (1984) with width, height, depth, and resolution

The Apple Macintosh 128K (1984) was originally released as the Apple Macintosh and was the original Apple Macintosh personal desktop computer. Its design featured a beige case CRT monitor and came with a keyboard and mouse. It had a handle built into the top of the case to make it easier for the computer to be lifted and carried.

It sold to the public from January 24, 1984 through October 1, 1985. At the released of its successor it was renamed to the Macintosh 128K. It ran on the operating system, System 1.

The Apple Macintosh 128K (1984) has a height of 13.6” (34.5 cm), width of 9.6” (24.4 cm), depth of 10.9” (27.7 cm), and weighs 16.5 lb (7.5 kg). The screen size is 9” (22.9 cm) with a resolution of 512 x 342 px.

Illustrations of the Apple Macintosh 128K (1984) with included keyboard and mouse
The Apple Macintosh 128K (1984) was originally released as the Apple Macintosh and was the original Apple Macintosh personal desktop computer. Its design featured a beige case CRT monitor and came with a keyboard and mouse. It had a handle built into the top of the case to make it easier to carry.

The Apple Macintosh 128K (1984) has a height of 13.6” (34.5 cm), width of 9.6” (24.4 cm), depth of 10.9” (27.7 cm), and weighs 16.5 lb (7.5 kg). The screen size is 9” (22.9 cm) with a resolution of 512 x 342 px.

Illustrations of the Apple Macintosh 128K (1984) with included keyboard and mouse
Apple Macintosh 128K (1984)
Height:
13.6” | 34.5 cm
Width:
9.6” | 24.4 cm
Length:
Depth:
10.9” | 27.7 cm
Display Size
9” | 22.9 cm
Resolution
512 x 342 px
Weight:
16.5 lb | 7.5 kg
Area:

Discontinued: October 1, 1985

Storage
400k Disk Drive
Designer
Apple
Release
January 24, 1984

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Apple Macintosh 128K (1984) front elevation, back, side, plan, views with mouse and keyboard

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Apple iMac Aluminum - 20” (2007)
Pair of drawings of the Apple iMac Aluminum 20” (2007) front and side views with measured dimensions and resolution

The Apple iMac (2007) 20" is the smaller variation of the workstation developed by Apple and is part of the second generation of iMacs. The introduction of this model introduced a more elegant redesign of the iMac featuring an aluminum, glass, and plastic enclosure. It supports a ‘Core 2 Duo’ processor, built-in iSight video camera, a standard RAM of 1 GB, and a widescreen display.

The Apple iMac Aluminum (2007) includes a smaller and more compact aluminum keyboard, and Mighty Mouse. It also had faster processors than their predecessors. At the time of its release it was regarded as the best desktop computer created by Apple.

The Apple iMac Aluminum 20” (2007) has a height of 18.5” (46.9 cm), width of 19.1” (48.5 cm), depth of 7.4” (18.9 cm), and weighs 20 lb (9.1 kg). The screen size is 20” (50.8 cm) with a resolution of 1680 x 1050 px.

Back and plan view drawings of the Apple iMac Aluminum - 20” (2007)
The Apple iMac (2007) 20" is the smaller variation of the workstation developed by Apple and is part of the second generation of iMacs. The introduction of this model introduced a more elegant redesign of the iMac featuring an aluminum, glass, and plastic enclosure.

The Apple iMac Aluminum 20” (2007) has a height of 18.5” (46.9 cm), width of 19.1” (48.5 cm), depth of 7.4” (18.9 cm), and weighs 20 lb (9.1 kg). The screen size is 20” (50.8 cm) with a resolution of 1680 x 1050 px.

Back and plan view drawings of the Apple iMac Aluminum - 20” (2007)
Apple iMac Aluminum - 20” (2007)
Height:
18.5” | 46.9 cm
Width:
19.1” | 48.5 cm
Length:
Depth:
7.4” | 18.9 cm
Display Size
20” | 50.8 cm
Resolution
1680 x 1050 px
Weight:
20 lb | 9.1 kg
Area:

Discontinued: April 28, 2008

Storage
250, 320, 500 GB
Designer
Apple
Release
August 7, 2007

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Apple iMac Aluminum - 20” (2007) front elevation, back, side, plan, views with mouse and keyboard

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Apple iMac 24” (2021)
Comparison of the Apple iMac 24” (2021) to the 2019 line of Apple iMacs

The Apple 24” iMac (2021) is an all-in-one thin-profile desktop computer that combines a Retina display with the powerful M1 chip in one seamless package. As the latest update to Apple’s signature iMac line, the 2021 24” iMac is the new entry point into desktop computing with a size and specifications slightly lower than the professional iMac 27” (2019). With 7 unique and iconic colors, the 24” iMac (2021) is attractive as a home computer for the average user and children looking to produce creative projects.

Released in 2021, the latest low-carbon aluminum body includes a bright 24” diagonal Retina 4.5K display, 256 or 512GB SSD storage, and 8 to 16GB memory. The iMac comes with a Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad, lightning to USB-C cable, and power cord.

The Apple iMac 24” (2021) has a height of 18.15” (46.1 cm), width of 21.54” (54.7 cm), depth of 5.79” (14.7 cm), and weighs 9.88 lb (4.48 kg). The screen size is 24” (61 cm) with a resolution of 4480 x 2520 pixels at 218 ppi.

Front and side view illustrations of the Apple iMac 24” (2021) dimensioned with width, height, depth, and resolution
The Apple 24” iMac (2021) is an all-in-one thin-profile desktop computer that combines a Retina display with the powerful M1 chip in one seamless package. As the latest update to Apple’s signature iMac line, the 2021 24” iMac is the new entry point into Apple's desktop computing ecosystem.

The Apple iMac 24” (2021) has a height of 18.15” (46.1 cm), width of 21.54” (54.7 cm), depth of 5.79” (14.7 cm), and weighs 9.88 lb (4.48 kg). The screen size is 24” (61 cm) with a resolution of 4480 x 2520 pixels at 218 ppi.

Front and side view illustrations of the Apple iMac 24” (2021) dimensioned with width, height, depth, and resolution
Apple iMac 24” (2021)
Height:
18.15” | 46.1 cm
Width:
21.54” | 54.7 cm
Length:
Depth:
5.79” | 14.7 cm
Display Size
Resolution
Weight:
9.88 lb | 4.48 kg
Area:
Storage
256, 512 GB
Designer
Apple
Release
April 20, 2021

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Apple iMac G4 - 15” (2002)
Front and side view illustrations of the Apple iMac G4 - 15” (2002) dimensioned with width, height, depth, and resolution

The Apple iMac G4 15 is the smallest desktop computer designed and sold by Apple in 2002. It was sold to the public from January 2002 to August 2004, replacing the iMac G3. The design of the Apple iMac G4 features a mounted LCD screen on an adjustable arm above half a sphere.

It has a tray loading optical drive and uses the PowerPC G4xx-series processor. The arm allows the display to be moved at almost any angle. The iMac G4 was only available in the color white. It was sold with the Apple Pro Keyboard and Apple Pro Mouse.

The Apple iMac G4 15” (2002) has a flexible height between 12.95”-20” (32.9-50.9 cm), width from 15.1”-16.3” (38.3-41.5 cm), depth of 10.6”-16.3” (27-41.5 cm), and weighs 21.3 lb (9.7 kg). The screen size is 15” (38.1 cm) with a resolution of 1024 x 768 px.

Illustrations of the Apple iMac G4 - 15” (2002) viewed from the back and top
The Apple iMac G4 15" is the smallest desktop computer designed and sold by Apple in 2002. It was sold to the public from January 2002 to August 2004, replacing the iMac G3. The design of the Apple iMac G4 features a mounted LCD screen on an adjustable arm above half a sphere.

The Apple iMac G4 15” (2002) has a flexible height between 12.95”-20” (32.9-50.9 cm), width from 15.1”-16.3” (38.3-41.5 cm), depth of 10.6”-16.3” (27-41.5 cm), and weighs 21.3 lb (9.7 kg). The screen size is 15” (38.1 cm) with a resolution of 1024 x 768 px.

Illustrations of the Apple iMac G4 - 15” (2002) viewed from the back and top
Apple iMac G4 - 15” (2002)
Height:
12.95”-20” | 32.9-50.9 cm
Width:
15.1”-16.3” | 38.3-41.5 cm
Length:
Depth:
10.6”-16.3” | 27-41.5 cm
Display Size
15” | 38.1 cm
Resolution
1024 x 768 px
Weight:
21.3 lb | 9.7 kg
Area:

Discontinued: July 1, 2004

Storage
80 GB
Designer
Apple
Release
September 8, 2003

Drawings include:
Apple iMac G4 - 15” (2002) front elevation, back, side, plan, views with mouse and keyboard

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