3 By Killing the Floppy Drive
When was the last time you saw a floppy disk in person? The 3.5-inch disk is now a thing of the past. But when the iMac G3 launched, it was still seeing considerable usage across the entire computing spectrum. But despite this, the iMac G3 killed its floppy drive.
Apple was undoubtedly ahead of the curve here — users and media greeted the lack of the floppy drive with skepticism. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it echoes Apple’s recent decision to nix the 3.5mm headphone jack on iPhones (a move that’s been copied by other major smartphone manufacturers).