Apple iMac G3 ‘discontinued’ says unidentified company executive; ‘well over 10 million sold’

Apple has discontinued the original version of the iMac due to falling sales, reports the Washington Post, citing an unidentified company executive. The story adds that iMac sales declined as Apple delivered the new flat-panel iMac and the G4-based eMac. Apple has not officially commented publicly.

“When they first put out the iMac it was a critical product,” said Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies Consulting, a market research firm in San Jose.

Bajarin estimates that Apple sold “well over 10 million” of the original iMacs. “If they had not done that, they probably would have gone under; it captured the world’s attention and put Apple back on the map.”

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