Apple Introduces Complete Redesign of iMac

The 2002 iMac is definitely different with its 10.5" base and 15" flat panel display.

Definitely different. Steve Jobs says the design was inspired by a sunflower.

All models feature a G4 processor and can burn CDs. The less expensive models have a 700 MHz G4, and the middle of the line has a Combo drive. The top-end iMac runs an 800 MHz G4 and has a SuperDrive so you can burn DVDs.

The iMac G4 was a computer that was produced by Apple from the beginning of 2002 to mid 2004. It replaced the aging iMac G3. The computer had a new design compared to older Macs. It had a 15-inch LCD which was mounted on an adjustable arm above a hemisphere containing a full-size, tray-loading optical drive and a sixteenth-generation CPU (the PPC 74xx-series). This LCD computer was known and sold as The New iMac throughout its production life, while existing egg-shaped iMac was renamed the iMac G3 and continued to be sold for a few months. After the New iMac was discontinued, it was retroactively labeled iMac G4 to distinguish itself from the succeeding iMac G5.

Apple advertised it as having the flexibility of a desk lamp and it was nicknamed the "iLamp", similar to "Luxo Jr.", who was featured in a short film produced by Pixar, another venture of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. It was featured in an ad, sitting in a store window and "reacting" to every move made by a passer-by on the street. At the end, when the man sticks out his tongue, the iMac responds by opening its optical drive.