Apple iMac – the beauty unwrapped
These pictures below show the iMac fully unwrapped. For some additional information about how we got here (and the price and configuration of this 24-inch iMac), please refer to the following article:
Opening a brand new 24-inch iMac
Figure 1. Apple iMac – the beauty unwrapped
Figure 2. Apple iMac – the beauty unwrapped (annotated)
Figure 3. Apple iMac – beauty from the side
Figure 4. Apple iMac – beauty from the back
Apple iMac – DVDs and Docs
The paper and install disks shipped with iMac are pleasantly simple. Following is the list:
- A simple guide to Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
- A simple guide to Apple Wireless Keyboard
- Everything Mac: A simple guide to setting up iMac
- Everything else: Mac OS X install discs
- iWork: if you bought it
Figure 5. Apple iMac – DVDs and Docs
Apple iMac - Ports
The Apple iMac comes with the following ports:
- three USB 2.0 ports
- one FireWire 400 port
- one FireWire 800 port
- one Ethernet port
- one Mini-DVI port
- audio in port
- headphone out port
Figure 6. Apple iMac – Ports
Apple iMac – Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard needs three AA batteries to operate. And the Apple Wireless Mouse needs two AA batteries. That would definitely reduce the clutter of wires.
Figure 7. Apple iMac – Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Setting up the iMac
Following are a few pictures of iMac right after it has been switched on. The steps to follow are very simple. These pictures would tell you what to expect.
Switching on the wireless mouse
This iMac came with a wireless mouse. The wireless mouse takes two AA batteries. After placing the batteries and switching the mouse on, the iMac would automatically recognize the mouse.
Figure 8. Using the wireless mouse for the first time with iMac
Choose the language
Choose the language of your choice for the iMac. This setup uses English as the main language.
Figure 9. Choosing a Language
Setup the keyboard
This iMac came with wireless keyboard. It takes three AA batteries. Batteries go from one end (left) of the keyboard. The other end (right) has a switch to turn on the keyboard. With that, the keyboard will be found automatically.
Figure 10. Setup the keyboard
Choose the country. With English as primary language, following countries are shown: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.
Figure 11. Setup the country
Select Keyboard Layout
Figure 12. Select Keyboard Layout
You can transfer information from another Mac or from a Time Machine backup.
Figure 12. Transfer Information
If you have wireless setup for other computers, choose that wireless network. For a security-enabled wireless network, you would have to provide the password.
Figure 13. Setup Wireless
Provide Apple ID
Probably you used this ID to purchase the iMac.
Figure 14. Provide Apple ID
Most of the information for registration is automatically obtained from the Apple ID.
Figure 15. Registration Information
Figure 16. Create Account
Since the iMac comes with a built-in camera, the picture that shows up in the snapshot window below is yours (i.e. whoever is sitting in front of iMac). Very cool!
Figure 17. Setup Picture
Figure 18. Mobile Me
Final Setup Screen
Figure 19. Final Setup
First Screen of a fully setup iMac / Mac OS X
Following is the snapshot of a fully setup iMac with a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse.
Figure 20. First Screen of a fully setup iMac
Opening a brand new 24-inch iMac
Setting up a brand new iMac
Comparing 24-inch iMac Monitor with another 24-inch Monitor