5 By Bucking the Trend
The iMac G3 arrived at a time when most of its competitors were clad in boring beige cases. Obviously, the iMac was different. By introducing a computer that was aesthetically pleasing, Apple took a bold stand against the purely pragmatic design of PCs.
Its transparent design and colorful palette spawned a new trend of consumer products and inspired design across the world. Of course, Apple eventually moved to a sleeker aesthetic — but nostalgia for the iMac’s design remains, as evidenced by “classic” cases such as this.