The First iMac Introduction

Here we see Steve Jobs introducing the very first iMac in 1998.

The day Apple woke from a coma.
Johnny NiteTrain
Shoutout to the Apple II team
Amazing how 16 years of technology has changed drastically. Imagine what we can do in another 16 years...
Steve Jobs did a really fantastic Michael Fassbender impression.
Anthony Deng
1:55 the way he said “these things are uuuh-gly” killed me
Samuel Frade
Hey, 15" at 1024x768 was big in 1998.
He's wearing a suit.
Great presentation, can really tell the Exit signs were turned off.
Steve Jobs straight lied about that mouse though. it was painful to my wrist to use. lol
Eugene Tongue
A genius of Steve Jobs is that I want this iMac right now in 2019
Neon Weird
Almost 20 years later and a lot of people don't even have 100mb internet connections
tbh that was one helluva good looking desktop computer at the time
This blew our minds in 1998. I think you guys are too young to understand..
What I really like about Apple is they really take design and appearance into account.
15" display O.5MB cache 32MB RAM 4GB HDD 100Mbps Ethernet Oh boy. How times have changed.
Romono Capprotti
Nobody can make a presentation like Steve Jobs.even if the product was good or bad nobody didn't like him
“It’s the most wonderful mouse you’ve ever used.” Nope Steve. Not even close. Other than that though, this was a great product.
Dave Miller
Look at this mouse. It's the most awful mouse you've ever used.
Pri yon Joni
“Most wonderful mouse you’ve ever used” until you use it.
Joshua Medrano
Came here from the new Steve Jobs movie
Noud Janssen
"And these things are uuuuugly." Loved that.
Robert Vandenberg
5:25 That is the coolest presentation ever. Having a cameraman close up to the product and take a 360-degree shot.
Explore with Svetlin
Steve doesn't look stressed when showing a new product for the first time, he is rather excited to tell everyone about it. This is TRUE passion.
Kusha Monjezi
This "Hello (again)" was pretty genius
Haha the hockey puck...
James Boner
Back when Apple was still trying to be Innovative and not just find reasons to jack up prices.
5:03 You can see Steve knew people will like iMac, he seems very proud of the hard work. RIP :(
Joe Smith
From vacuums and coffee makers to washer machines, this design using colors changed products moving forward. EVERYTHING was bland before this.
Joy Chakraborty
4MB memory! Really? Just kidding...
Adhy Wiranto
i've become his fans since he died.
Tobias Grund
It's 2018 my download speed is 16mbs and this thing support 100k 😯
We had all of these waiting for us when I started college. Media studies. Did all of our editing on them. It’s a shame that windows was so ingrained in us just arriving from school. We couldn’t really get to grips with the difference for some reason. It’s a very fine balance. Now apple is the standard for me. I still remember the first search engine I used ever at school on a windows system and that was Alta vista. So that’s my life story. Hope you enjoyed that pointless bit of information. 😂
RG Cuber
Watching in 2019
Ahhhhh, so much nostalgia!!! Those were cool looking computers. But man, those mice straight up sucked lol.
I still think the iMac looks dope. The red and orange ones really stood out.
Dual headphones jacks? Apple should really learn from this company ...
Saad Kashif
why it is in my recommended, in 2018?
Ian 64
is there a link to the full video trailer shown on the imac's screen?
like if you are watching this on your MacBook AIR....ha ha ha ha ha
Eddie L. Rosado-Nieves
I'm watching this on my 21.5" iMac. :) ... I love it. Thank you, Steve.
Young Steve reminds me Soul from Braking Bad.
L' italiano
Coinsidence? 1998 32 to 128 MB Ram - 2018 32 to 128 GB Ram
20 years of computer development has made RAM go from 32MB to 32GB, hard drive from 4GB to 4TB.
"Look at this mouse. It's the most wonderful mouse you've ever used." Two years later: "This is the worst mouse in the world - we'd like to change that."
Ronit N
233 mhz to about 5ghz in computers over about 20 years. Growth in technology is so exponential
Mike O'Driscoll
god that takes me back to elementary school
If Steve Jobs could see things today...
Mr Zark
The hockey puck wouldn't have been a bad mouse if you didn't have to pop the ball out after every week. >>
"It looks like its from another planet. And a good planet! A planet with better designers." 6:33
Remember when i begin High School and they hade these computer, they looked like Aliens, a round mouse, only a screen,
Mr. DerpyDirector
He talks really talented (really manipulative)
Viet Vu
Watching Steve introduce anything is a privilege.
I don’t care if Steve Jobs is considered a jerk, he’s a genius, and that is what makes him lovable!
Piu John
Legend says Steve haven't acknowledge apple II team until today.....
WOAH IT'S *STOVE JEEBS* Yeah i watched it.
Andy Yip
WHAT?! there is wireless video signal transmission 20 years ago? OMG!!
Raaja Thalapathy
How many of you recognise the changes in his Presentation Style compared to this all the way up to his last Presentation of the iPad! Jobs is a constant learner, Right till his death ❤️
Abdulaziz Alserhani
but in 1998, there were PCs that are even cheaper than an iMac, back then, there were sub-1000 dollar PCs, remember eMachines, the company that sells PCs even cheaper than iMacs, and they even had eOne, but is that true, let me know?
GeOyInGoO gAmInG
wtf this video was uploaded in 2006.... (I mean this YT Video)
Sadie Blackwell
Still love the design to this day, it may be obviously old compared to modern technology but it still looks so unique and brilliant
"what is the largest display that you'd EVER wanna..... 15" "
You could tell steve was passionate about making a quality mac that would last, shame this is not case with the macs from the last five years.
Ahk Cho Lee
Steve looked happy on stage, but he completely detested that CD tray 😂
Lord Farquaad
Back then the audience wouldn’t applause for every sentence that jobs said
Todor 2112
...and it all started again.
ZR1 Gamer
My father used a 75 Mhz Pentium 1 CPU with 16 MB of Ram.
Rick Hinchcliff
A work of art
Vasili Bougiamas
It would if you want a CRT taking up a lot of desk space.
233 MEGAHERTZ?! THAT'S INSANEly slow by today's standards but awesome back then.
Magic Vibrations
Kitty Fister
Insane how he was touting that mouse... it was and still is shit.
I have 1 TB :D
I want a 21" display. Too bad the iMac only comes only with 15" CRT.
I said Linux not the Unix Kernel, im talking about of OS, ¿No sabes ingles o qué?
He is wrong in what he tells about the mouse.
Ed Melendez
Nice try Bill. You are fooling no one.
yotov98 with cjo
old hits (:
I had a PC in '97, I thought my 1024x768 display was baller back then but vram could only display 256 colors at that resolution lol
The Redditor /u/BlupHox
Agnaldo Gastaldi
The Redditor /u/BlupHox
are you kdding me? I have 10 Terabytes
Magnetic Ecoboost
Just amazing. I love being a part of this generation.
big tupperware ad
Christos Dimarakis
The mac pro can hold up to 128 gigs of ram.Isn't that insane?
What's the biggest display you would ever want on a home computer? 15 inches. Man how times have changed...
Forever Holiday
lol, nice to see how you glossed over, malware and virus's. Seems you spinning salesmen bullshit as well, only a lot more boring, hahaha
Coolest desktop computer ever made, until now. They should do a macbook air special edition with the colour glow imac design.
Ive seen some with 98 gigs.
Anthony Geisler
Insane how fast technology goes. A LOT of memory was 32 mb back then. I have 8 gb memory right now. Some people have 16+
Putrifying Eagor
Why are you watching an Apple orientated video,and then trashing Apple products & Steve Jobs.This to me typifies the typical "Apple Hater",the underachievers of the world punching away on their PCs leaving bitter comments.People who buy Macs,know what they want,most are lifes achievers-they keep themselves to them selves.Whilst PC owners are bitter & twisted & cant help but pick holes & make Jabs at Mac Owners.
minutes ago
True. Formatting an imacs hard drive and putting windows on it solves 1/2 the problem. but getting rid of that slow imac hardware and replacing it with a new PC that costs less than 1/2 the price, solves the other 1/2. :-)
minutes ago
and 6% went to people who switched back to windows after seeing how annoying they were. And the other 6% got pinwheels in their eyes from all the hypnotic, hipster lies jobs told.
minutes ago
no need to thank me..
minutes ago
No, he did enough damage to the world, and youth by brainwashing them into thinking he was a real innovator, rather than the marketing pundit he really was. He was smart enough to know how to use advertising and lies to take advantage of credulous people for his own personal gains. Him dying was a good thing. Of course, I don't wish death on anyone... Had he just gotten alzheimers and babbled that would have been much better. OMG he was such an over rated asshole that lied left and right
minutes ago
Steve is that you from beyond the grave? thought so. Please take your BS elsewhere.
minutes ago
OMG, Knoxerboy101, finally someone gives credit to Woz. 99% of today's apple fans, think Jobs (due to superior acting ability) is the innovator. Only one problem. What Woz created, is long gone. I bought his creation years back, apple 2 - 6502. But today, they are all PC's and x86 tech from Intel, with vastly different architecture. So neither of them innovated anything in hardware for a modern mac. Funny how apple made fun of x86 just 10 years ago, until they couldn't keep up with PC's..
minutes ago
".. to network, it's also a Beautiful..." blah blah. It's amazing how he lies and/or exaggerates, misleads but manages to make it look so believable. THAT takes skill, and you fans should respect him for that. It's a shame I'm not dumber, I'd probably fall for all that, and love apple... oh well.
So what if he woz getting more attention?
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Senti ganas de llorar con este video... Gracias por todo Steve.... Cambiaste el mundo