2002 – John Stanmeyer
Mobilizing the photo studio
Photographer John Stanmeyer had always appreciated the portability of his PowerBook, and he carried it with him to all corners of the earth. In 2002, while documenting the war in Afghanistan, the Mac allowed him to edit his photos from even the most remote locations and then quickly send them to clients. Editing in the field was something that previously required large equipment. This was when digital photography really took off.
Released January 7, 2002
This iMac looked like no Mac before. Or after. It was the first iMac that featured an LCD screen — an innovation that led to a much thinner profile. When the display was mounted on an adjustable arm above a white hemisphere, the unique form really took shape. It wasn’t just a new iMac, it was instantly iconic.
What people did with it
In 2002, the iMac was many things to Mac users. Here’s how people say they used it the most.
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