The Touchscreen iMac

On the 40th anniversary of the Macintosh computer, I thought it would be interesting to look back on an oddity in the history of this machine: a touch screen version.

In the late 90s Apple was close to going out of business and with the acquisition of NeXT brought Steve Jobs back into the fold. The iMac was the first piece of saving the company. Then a different company was buying them and installing touch technology into them for niche use.

The coolest part of these machines was that the company ELO was an Apple Authorized seller and apparently had Apple's blessing in some way to do this. YouTube channel Michael MJD has acquired a prototype of one of these ELO touch iMac computers. The video below is a great nostalgic deep dive on not only what made the original iMac special, but how this computer is likely one of a kind.

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