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Chapter 14. Think Different: the iMac, i... > Mac Models: A Closer Look

Mac Models: A Closer Look

Following the introduction of the iMac in 1998, Apple completely overhauled its hardware line-up, introducing models that were radically different from all previous Macs. This section provides a brief overview of what is new and different about each of these Mac models. It also offers a collection of troubleshooting tips specific to each model.

Hardware: iMac, iBook, and Power Mac G3/G4

iMac

There are now many versions of the iMac. There is the original Bondi blue iMac (these are the only ones that included an infrared port). Then there are the original 5-colored iMacs. These were followed by the second-generation iMacs, as exemplified by the iMac DV. Because the second-generation iMacs all include a slot-loading CD/DVD drive (as opposed to the older drives that used a tray), Apple refers to them as the slot-loading iMacs.


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