Updated: 06/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Apple iMac in Space Grey.

Initially introduced in August 1998, the iMac is a popular series of all-in-one computers created by Apple that is lauded for its sleek, compact, user-friendly design. There are seven generations of the iMac. Although more expensive than their PC counterparts, the latest iMacs are popular among the graphics and video editing communities due to their small footprint and high-resolution screens.

The image is of the iMac Pro, the most powerful of the series. Consequently, it also has the highest price, starting at $4,999.


The latest high-end iMac, the iMac Pro, has the following specs:

  • 3.2 GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor (upgradable to an 18-core 2.3 GHz processor).
  • Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU (graphics processing unit) with 8 GB memory (upgradable to a Radeon Pro Vega 64X with 16 GB).
  • 32 GB 2666 MHz ECC memory (expandable up to 256 GB).
  • 1 TB SSD storage (upgradable to 4 TB).
  • 27-inch Retina 5K display.

What did the first iMac look like?

The image below shows the first iteration of the iMac. This generation of iMac came in various colors, known as "Grape," "Tangerine," "Strawberry," "Lime," and "Blueberry" (shown).

original iMac

Apple terms, lowerCamelCase, MacBook, Mac Mini, Mac Pro