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February 21, 2001: iMac Special Edition

Feb 21, 2001 - Apple released iMac Special Edition

Feb 21, 2001 – Apple released iMac Special Edition

2001 – At Macworld Expo in Tokyo, Japan, Apple Computer introduced the iMac Special Edition. It would be available in Flower Power, Dalmatian Blue, or Graphite designs. This special edition would only be available for 1 year as chip technology was climbing fast.

“iMac has evolved into an entertainment center, where you can create desktop movies, manage your digital music library and burn custom music CDs,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iMovie and iTunes are so easy to learn and use, even your parents can use them without getting confused.”

The iMac Special Edition featured a 500 or 600 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, 64 or 128 MB RAM, 256 kB Level 2 cache, a CD-RW drive, and a 15-inch monitor. Price: US$1199-1499. Apple Press Release

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 21

  • Empire Strikes Back – Special Edition
  • IBM Sues Eagle Computer
  • Legend of Zelda is released

February 20, 1986: Launch of Mir Space Station

MIR Space Station

February 20, 1986: MIR Space Station launched

1986 - The first piece of the Mir Space Station is launched. With 6 docking ports and labs for research, the Space Station was expected to push us into the stars. The term “Mir” is Russian for “Peace”.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 20