375078 01: Apple’s Latest Product The Imac. The New Personal Computer, Which Goes On Sale On Aug. 15, 1998 Has Already Won Popular Acclaim For Its Creative Design And Its Refreshing Departure From The Computer Industry Standard Of Boring Beige Boxes. The Imac Combines The Computer And The Monitor In One Unit That Brings To Mind A Beach Ball, Making It, In Effect, An Updated Version Of The Original One-Piece Macintosh. (Photo By Getty Images)