September 4, 1998: iMac Sales Set Torrid Pace

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    oh cool fact...but why was it just on sale for only 2 weeks?
     
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    Because they released it in the middle of the month.
     
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    2 Weeks and Beyond

    The sale did not stop after 2 weeks, it merely broke sales
    records during the first 2 weeks...
     
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    The machine that saved Apple. The article though I think is mistaken about Steves part in it. iMac was done while steve was away if im not mistaken. He came back and iMac was allready a go.
     
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    Steve replaced Gil Amelio upon the latter's termination in July 1997, over a year before the iMac release. He also immediately stopped several projects, so even if the iMac was well underway, he let it live.
     
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    Thanks, I knew that iMac was being worked on before Steve came back but I didnt know the time frame. Those were the grand days of Mac in my view, iMac, Quicksilver,Cube, I wish they were doing stuff like that again because Mini,Imac and ProMac doesnt get me anywhere as excited as those earlier products did. Apples offerings at the moment are kind of blah but thats just my view ill admit.
     
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    Yeah, in the book iCon: Steve Jobs, it says that it was the work of Gil Amelio.
     

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