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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Bondi Blue iMac The original iMac was Apple's first major product release following the return of Steve Jobs in 1997. Released in late 1998, the iMac was an all-in-one design that was as notable for the features it came with as those it left out, namely the absence of a floppy disk drive. Originally released in an eye-catching translucent blue, the original iMac was the first computer to rely solely on USB ports, and became an instant and iconic classic. This Mac also saw the introduction of Apple's "i" product branding scheme.

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