imac built for OS X?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Nov 6, 2001
I've seen people mention here and there that the new iMac is the first Mac designed from the ground up for OS X.

How is this so?


macrumors 601
Jan 13, 2002
secret city
first big distinction from the old one is that it has a G4 processor. the old one was a g3. In order for the new imac to include osx they had to put a g4 in there to keep up with the power demands of osx. as for everything else im sure other people on here can answer your question better than i can.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 25, 2001
built for OS X...

It's very simple really, prior to OS X, all Mac models were built for OS 9 and its predecessors.

Now that OS X is out, obviously the hardware is built for Mac OS X to be run on, because it's the current OS.

Seriously, it's just marketing. Just like all those "Built for Windows 2000" and "Built for Windows NT" PCs that are out there.
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