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YouTube Find: Introducing the iMac G4…and pre-bashing the iMac G5?

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This is a very interesting video from Macworld 2002. It is the introduction of the iMac G4. In my opinion, the best looking computer Apple has ever designed. I never really understood why the design didn’t last longer…the current iMac looks like a bloated iPod on a stick to me…and I’ve never liked it. The funny thing about this video is that Steve Jobs actually spends the first part of the iMac G4 introduction describing the iMac G5 almost exactly, then talking about what a terrible idea that would be for a computer.

Yes, there are differences from the machine he describes and what ultimately became the iMac G5…still, it’s very interesting how is opinion changed from 2002 to 2004.

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

4 thoughts on “YouTube Find: Introducing the iMac G4…and pre-bashing the iMac G5?

  1. I liked that design a lot too, but I love the G5 design I got 2 of those myself and 4 in my family.

    I’m a little disappointed to see their iconic white disappear with this new line being metal. Ah well.

  2. @Steve

    Yeah, but remember, all of that is unsubstantiated rumor at this point. If they do go with a metal look that will line them up, visually, with their Macbook Pro line, which is inconsistent with Apple’s history.

    Still might happen, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t….unless the Macbooks go metal too.

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