In Pictures: 30 years of Apple’s Mac computer

Over the last three decades, the Mac has morphed and evolved into a dizzying array of form factors. While some models quickly came and went, others became iconic machines in their own right. So, in honor of the Mac's 30th birthday on 24 January, here is a look back at the more influential, significant, and notable Mac machines released over the last 30 years.

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Aluminum iMac Apple in August of 2007 completely re-designed the iMac and did away with the white polycarbonate of its predecessors. In its place was an amazingly sleek design comprised of aluminum, glass, and plastic on the backside. Apple also upped the screen size to 20 inches while also offering a 24-inch model. By and large, the Aluminum iMac of today looks remarkably similar to the original, which isn't a problem when a machine is this functional and aesthetically appealing. The most recent iMac upgrade saw the removal of the machine's optical drive.

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