The announcement and eventual success of the fruity-colored all-in-one desktops not only marked a return to the sheer simplicity of the original Mac, but marked Jobs's "second coming." (And, notably, his dismissal of the beige-box computer form factor that he had helped create 15 years earlier.)
"That was a huge hit for him, a massive design win," says Leander Kahney, author of the blog, Cult of Mac. "Until then, Apple had a product lineup with all these boring and bland beige plastic computers." With the iMac, Jobs threw all the rules of conventional computer design out the window.
Tim Cook will take over from Apple's iconic leader.
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