iMac in 5 Flavors

The Apple iMac in 5 Flavors (iMac Early 1999) is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 1999 as part of the iMac series. The computer has been introduced on January 5, 1999, and its price started at $1199.

The new iMac features a 266 MHz or 333 MHz PowerPC 750 G3 processor, all-new housing colors: Strawberry, Lime, Tangerine, Grape, and Blueberry, 15″ CRT Display, 32 MB of RAM, 4 GB or 6 GB of hard drive, 24x CD-ROM tray-loading drive, and 6 MB ATI Rage Pro graphics.

This iMac has been discontinued on October 5, 1999, and has been replaced by the iMac with Slot Loading Drive.

Today iMac in 5 Flavors is 24 years old!

iMac Blueberry
Source: – iMac Blueberry

iMac in 5 Flavors Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 5, 1999
DiscontinuedOctober 5, 1999
Model IdentifieriMac,1
Model NumberM4984
Order NumberM7389LL/A (266 MHz Strawberry)
M7392LL/A (266 MHz Lime)
M7391LL/A (266 MHz Tangerine)
M7390LL/A (266 MHz Grape)
M7345LL/A (266 MHz Blueberry)
M7441LL/A (333 MHz Strawberry)
M7444LL/A (333 MHz Lime)
M7443LL/A (333 MHz Tangerine)
M7442LL/A (333 MHz Grape)
M7440LL/A (333 MHz Blueberry)
Original Price$1,199
Weight40 Ibs.
18.143 KG
Dimensions15.8” H x 15.2” W x 17.6” D
40.13 cm H x 38.6 cm W x 44.7 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 750 G3
Processor Speed266 MHz
333 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus66 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB backside L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage4 GB
6 GB
Media1 – Tray-loading 24x CD-ROM


Built-in Memory32 MB
Maximum Memory256 MB (Apple)
512 MB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC66 144-pin SO-DIMM
Minimum Speed10 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display15″ Shadow-mask CRT Display (13.8″ viewable)
Resolutions640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768


Graphics CardATI Rage Pro
Graphics Memory6 MB
Display ConnectionInternal DB-15 connection for built-in display
Display ModesNone
External ResolutionN/A


Expansion SlotsNone
Optical Drive InterfaceATA-3 (Shared with hard disk drive)
Hard Drive InterfaceATA-3 (Shared with optical drive)


Ethernet10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
USB2 – 12 Mbps
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Built-in speakers
DisplayInternal DB-15 connection for built-in display


Original OSMac OS 8.5.1
Later OSMac OS 8.6
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.3.9
FirmwareMac OS ROM 1.2.1
Bundled SoftwareN/A

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple USB Keyboard
Apple USB Mouse


Backup Battery3.6 V Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power80 W
Line Voltage100-240 V AC

Apple Support – iMac (266 MHz): Technical Specifications
Apple Support – iMac (333 MHz): Technical Specifications

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