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On May 6, 1998, Steve Jobs held a product event at the Rockstone Auditorium at DeAnza Community College in Cupertino, California. In there, Jobs unveiled the iMac to which has become a defining moment in Apple's storied history:
This is iMac. The whole thing is translucent. You can see into it. It's so cool. We've got stereo speakers on the front. We've got infrared right up here. We've got the CD-ROM drive right in the middle. We've got dual stereo headphone jacks. We've got the coolest mouse on the planet right here. All of the connectors are inside one beautiful little door here—the Ethernet, the USB stuff. Around the back, we've got a really great handle here. The back of this thing looks better than the front of the other guys, by the way.

At that time, computers were mostly composed of beige monitors and mainframes. The blue one-in-all iMac succeeded in attracting consumers. In August, it sold 278 thousand units six weeks after its launch. By the end of the year, it sold more than 800,000 units, it was a major turning point for Apple, who had lost its direction by the mid-1990s.

The iMac is the first product after Steve Jobs chanted the "Think Different" slogan, and this difference starts with the color. Also, the iMac direct naming scheme on several Apple Products, the iPod in 2001, iPhone in 2007, and iPad in 2010, products that led it to become the world's most valuable company.

The 1998 iMac G3 is not only the first all-in-one computer, but also the first computer with a USB and quiet fan-less operation, as well as the first to ditch the floppy drive and legacy ports. The product was all about the internet, many ads marketing the feature.

Since them, iMac has done various revisions, such as an iMac with a thin flat-panel display in 2002, an aluminum enclosure backed by black plastic iMac models in 2007, and just last year, Apple introduced the most powerful Mac yet - iMac Pro.

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It seems that multiple reports suggest that Apple has decided to focus for improving the software quality of the upcoming iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 update, which will delay some new features until next year, but the company still aims to introduce the ability for Macs to run iPhone and iPad apps later this year.

Bloomberg News and Axios respectively, both claiming this framework for combined apps remains on Apple's software roadmap for 2018. The plan was revealed by Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi during a meeting with employees earlier this month.

Once Apple published the framework to developers, so they will be able to design a single third-party app that works with both a touchscreen, and a mouse or trackpad, depending on whether it's running on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Apple could releasing a new SDK with new APIs that enable true cross-platform functionality.

Axios says that Apple is working on a new project around security as well as improvements in performance when waking and unlocking the system, meaning you can wake and unlock your Mac faster than ever before.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, iOS 12 will likely to bring smaller enhancements such as a multiplayer mode for augmented reality games powered by ARKit and FaceTime improvements, plus expanded parental controls. Sadly, a major Home screen and CaPlay redesign will not on the track for release this year.

Via MacRumors And iDownloadBlog, Image Credit Apple Support
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