Apple Unveils All-New Family of iMacs
October 5, 1999
During a special event today, Apples iCEO Steve Jobs introduced Mac® OS 9, a major new release of the Macintosh® operating system, and an all-new family of iMac™ computers. The new family of iMacs includes iMac, iMac DV (Digital Video) and iMac DV Special Edition, which comes in a stunning Graphite-colored enclosure. The new models are completely redesigned to be faster, sleeker, quieter and more affordable, starting at a suggested retail price of U.S. $999. The two new iMac DV models include FireWire® ports and Apples groundbreaking new iMovie software, making it incredibly easy to create pro-quality home and classroom movies. iMovie uses iMacs built-in FireWire port to digitally transfer video from digital camcorders into iMac. iMovie then lets users easily re-arrange clips, add special effects like cross-dissolves and scrolling titles, as well as music soundtracks and even sound effects. Movies can be saved on iMacs hard drive, sent back to the camcorder to make copies on digital or VHS videotape, or even emailed to friends and family over the Internet.