Apple iMac: Bondi Bulk to Sleek Aluminum

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The Angel and the Gambler

In what would prove to be a monstrous success, the original iMac G3 was, at the time the biggest gamble of Steve Jobs’ career. He was a mere 18 months into his second run at the helm of Apple as interim CEO when Jobs unveiled the Apple iMac G3 on May 6, 1998 to a gaggle of reporters at Cupertino’s Flynt Auditorium. Bondi Blue brought ‘personal’ to personal computing and, equipped to truly harness the partner of the internet, the iMac G3 was poised to change Apple and the world of personal computing forever.

“i”

The original iMac epitomized Apple’s “Think Different” campaign. Its simple prefix embodied the new direction Apple was attempting to travel. With as many meanings as could be thought up for the new prefix, internet, individual, instruct, inform, inspire, all fit in their own way. Apple’s new all-in-one had a simple goal, to combine “the excitement of the internet with the simplicity of Macintosh.” The G3 evolved over the next four years, adding such features as firewire ports and a slot-loading CD-ROM, along with the standard hard drive and processor upgrades. It wasn’t until the iMac G4 in 2002 that Apple began to test the waters of a new aesthetic. Jobs’ ideal for the new iMac can be measured simply in a quote from the man himself, "Why have a flat display if you're going to glom all this stuff on its back? Why stand a computer on its side when it really wants to be horizontal and on the ground? Let each element be what it is, be true to itself." Instead of looking like the old iMac, the thing should look more like the flowers in the garden. Jobs said, "It should look like a sunflower." More than just a new look, the G4 came fully loaded with an 800 MHz processor, Apple’s first CD-RW drive, 60GB of hard drive space, professional ports aplenty, and a gorgeous widescreen display that would become the standard in personal computing.

Evolution of an iCon

In August, 2005 Apple released the iMac G5 to much anticipation and excitement. At this point the iPod was already a rousing success and Apple was on a path to shift the aesthetic of their personal computing into the more simplistic styling of the iPod. The G5 showed up to the Paris Apple Expo was cased in a glossy white plastic with a brushed aluminum stand. Under the hood, the G5 housed a 17 or 20” screen with either a 1.6 or 1.8GHz processor. The architecture of Apple’s OS had also changed dramatically, simplifying the platform and quickly becoming a favorite among Apple fans. By 2007 Apple had ditched the plastic container completely and had moved on to the more familiar aluminum model we’ve seen in recent years. Since then Apple has boosted power, increased screen size and truly changed the world of personal computing. From the freelance photographer to the editor in Hollywood, Apple has opened up a new world for creative professionals and casual users alike.

How to Get the Most for Your Apple iMac

These days personal computing technology is moving faster than we can keep up, and it seems like no matter what you do, obsolescence is just around the corner. Like a new car, your computer is going to drop in value the second you take it off the lot. There are, however, several ways to make sure that, should you need to receive a loan for your Apple iMac, you’ll get top dollar. First, make sure to hold on to the original box and paperwork, as well as any discs, chargers, or other accessories. Remember to keep your Apple iMac as clean as possible. A daily rubdown with a microfiber cloth will keep your ports free of buildup and your screen in tip top shape. You paid a good amount of money for your Apple iMac, so why not take the best possible care of it?

Pawning Your Apple iMac

So now you need some short-term funds and you want to know how to get a loan for your Apple iMac. Well that’s easy! Start by filling out one of our simple applications, then you’ll be contacted by a designated account representatives with a tentative offer based on the description of your Apple iMac. Once you approve that initial offer, you’ll be emailed a 2-Day shipping label from FedEx. Pack up your computer tightly and securely, drop your package at any FedEx pickup location and you’ll be good to go! From the moment your package leaves your possession until the moment it returns to you it is fully insured. You can have peace of mind knowing that your Apple iMac will be safe in our secure facility until you’re ready to get it back. Click the button above to Get Started Now!

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