Today in Apple history: iMac G3 arrives to save Apple

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On this day in 1998, the world says "hello" to the computer that will save Apple.
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August15 August 15, 1998: The iMac G3, Apple’s brightly colored translucent Macintosh relaunch, goes on sale to a rabid audience.

Steve Jobs’ first major product launch since returning to Apple, the internet-ready iMac cements his legacy as a forward-thinking tech visionary, introduces the world to the design talents of Jony Ive, and pretty much saves Apple in the process.

Today in Apple history: iBook ushers in a Wi-Fi revolution

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The "clamshell" iBook was a major step forward for Apple.
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July 21 July 21, 1999: The iBook, Apple’s colorful clamshell laptop that’s a hybrid of the iMac and the PowerBook, arrives and launches a Wi-Fi revolution.

Apple’s new AirPort networking card is the key component that delivers cable-free internet access to the masses for the first time.

Jony Ive now holds doctorates from Cambridge and Oxford

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Sir Jony Ive is now a Cambridge graduate.
Sir Jony Ive is now a Cambridge graduate.
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One of the world’s oldest universities has given Apple’s VP of Design, Jony Ive, another honorary PhD to add to his growing collection.

Not to be out done by their centuries old rivals at Cambridge, the University of Oxford conferred an honorary Doctor of Science degree to Sir Jony at a ceremony on June 22, giving him two degrees from two of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities.

Today in Apple history: Power Mac G5 goes on sale

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Do you remember the Power Mac G5?
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Thursday23Sometimes affectionately called the “cheese grater,” the original Power Mac G5 first went on sale on June 23, 2003 — offering what was then Apple’s fastest-ever machine and the world’s first 64-bit personal computer.

Check out the video of Steve Jobs introducing the computer 13 years ago today.