Did Apple Leak an iMac Prototype (2007)? - Krazy Ken's Tech Talk

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Apple's iconic (and heavily parodied) "Get a Mac" ad campaign lasted for many years, but in a couple ads, did Apple leak a prototype iMac design? It doesn't look like anything they sold to retail. Hmm…
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  • Computer Clan
    Computer Clan15 hari yang lalu

    Hey all. Krazy Ken here. If you're a Steve Jobs / Apple enthusiast, you're going to love my new podcast! Subscribe and follow so you can get it ASAP! It launches April 26 on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, IDdown, and more. Enjoy. applekeynotechronicles.transistor.fm

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    13 hari yang lalu

    @Russell Karshis Right-o. We also have a button on the website if you want to get to it in Overcast with one click. ; )

  • Russell Karshis

    Russell Karshis

    13 hari yang lalu

    I'm excited... For those with Overcast or another app they can search by the podcast name. Apple Keynote Chronicles

  • stpworld


    13 hari yang lalu

    I hope you never promote mac keeper. And sincr high sierra and later have a built in manager to help you remove them.

  • Medhα


    13 hari yang lalu

    Nice! :awesome:

  • saxman112


    15 hari yang lalu

    Planning on subscribing!

  • Ростислав Салабай
    Ростислав Салабай9 jam yang lalu

    They just had nothing else to show than

  • kasterborous
    kasterborous2 hari yang lalu

    No, Apple did not accidentally leak a prototype. How would a company as detail-obsessed as Apple even begin to do that? The black logo with "reflective sheen" looks white. You can see this in the iMac launch advert here: iddown.info/the/fHucZrply6rPiqs/video.html

  • Windows On Windows
    Windows On Windows7 hari yang lalu

    Did you find anything out about the one you saw in person?

  • rasungod0
    rasungod07 hari yang lalu

    Apple sucks.

  • Junk Mail
    Junk Mail8 hari yang lalu

    Seriously...a video can be made out of anything...

  • Matteo
    Matteo8 hari yang lalu

    maybe they wanted to have a grey logo but decided on a black one

  • George Moore
    George Moore9 hari yang lalu

    Makes sense about the early iMac and eMac icon used in OS X; icon probably based on the prototype. I remember looking at the icon and saying “the logo is wrong”. It was fixed in lasted releases of OS X.

  • MrTLsnow
    MrTLsnow9 hari yang lalu

    No, that's actually a reflection. There is another ad of a 360 degree view of the 2007 iMac where the Apple logo on the front of the computer turns black indicating it was just light reflection.

  • Mr Reketa
    Mr Reketa9 hari yang lalu

    TL;DR man sees iMac on tv then in real life

  • figadodeporco
    figadodeporco10 hari yang lalu

    Really? A video about a white plastic insert? Is it even a topic? 'Merican worries.

  • RedMage Gaming
    RedMage Gaming10 hari yang lalu

    Nice find, Probably less of a prototype, more of a preproduction sample. The real question, is like the old unibody macbooks with the white/gray logo on back that lit up, does the logo on that one light up?

  • Cristian B
    Cristian B11 hari yang lalu

    I subscribed because of this video :)

  • Rainbow Cookie
    Rainbow Cookie11 hari yang lalu

    That makes sense why they used the mid 2000s design

  • MrPufins
    MrPufins11 hari yang lalu

    Most likely was filmed prior to release and then aired after they released them. No point in going back to retouch/ reshoot a minor change.

  • Matt Thomas
    Matt Thomas11 hari yang lalu

    It was an apple logo sticker

  • M P
    M P12 hari yang lalu

    Dude get a life! or a girlfriend. Sad existence.

  • Fredrick Raimer
    Fredrick Raimer12 hari yang lalu

    Well Ken, after your awesome success in bringing back the bong, can you set your sights on getting Apple to bring back the logo on the iMac chin? It looks ridiculous without it.

  • ruzzell907
    ruzzell90712 hari yang lalu

    I went on a binge spree of watching old Apple ads, and I thought the same, it must have been a Photoshop error.

  • Anthony Chopra
    Anthony Chopra12 hari yang lalu

    short clips eh

  • FireStriker
    FireStriker12 hari yang lalu

    I’m gonna say it might of been an add that was filmed before the final design was chosen. From the front both look the same

  • Juan Manuel Pintor
    Juan Manuel Pintor12 hari yang lalu

    Just a few days ago a Mac vs. PC video recompilation popped up in my recommended and I watched it. I did notice the weird logo in those adds but I just thought "Well it's a 15 year old ad, maybe lights were a little bit of and the logo had a reflection" or something like that. It's interesting to see that there's actually a Mac with that color logo. Nice video!

  • Scratchy Nougat
    Scratchy Nougat12 hari yang lalu

    Mac and PC guy now: haha we switch roles

  • imark7777777
    imark777777713 hari yang lalu

    Interesting it would seem to me that they were planning to go that route then last minute after the commercial was done change their mind but didn't realize the commercial had that in it already? Then it's a simple matter of what's old is new again.

  • Mr.Trololo
    Mr.Trololo13 hari yang lalu


  • Atlink
    Atlink13 hari yang lalu

    If I had to guess, probably not a “prototype” per se, but more of a first printing kind of thing. It looks like it was laser etched, or just etched in general, before they said “nah, we want to use this material” and went with black. I’ve seen this before where there’s not a model change, just a super insignificant change to the product. For instance, the original SIXAXIS for PS3 was a very dark, but translucent plastic (the console used it too!) Later models with the same model number used opaque black. Super insignificant, so I doubt anyone really cared or noticed.

  • Atlink


    13 hari yang lalu

    @Computer Clan alternatively, this could just be a “demo model” used specifically for display. I’d be curious to know when the ads were run as well, as this may lead to a bit more info. Either way, I’d say that it definitely would be prototype or “not final design” demo purposes. Still curious to see what the internals define it as, as well as what is stamped on the stand itself.

  • Atlink


    13 hari yang lalu

    @Computer Clan touché. I would be curious to know if it even has a model number. Could you contact the person who had that thiccMac and have them snap a pic of the stand?

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    13 hari yang lalu

    Possibly. But if it’s not a retail unit, wouldn’t it be a prototype of sorts? Especially with how THICC this model is?

  • Andres Bravo
    Andres Bravo13 hari yang lalu

    He might be published by some kind of accident but it was actually a prototype... I swear this might have changed for years.

  • Donny
    Donny13 hari yang lalu

    Could be a happy coincidence. That they used that logo in the commercial so it wouldn't reflect the camera. I miss these commercials.

  • Scats The Sandwich
    Scats The Sandwich13 hari yang lalu


  • Jaco V.G
    Jaco V.G13 hari yang lalu

    Damn great work how did u find that it’s such a small detail

  • Andrive
    Andrive13 hari yang lalu

    I think it's one of those things Steve Jobs changed at the last few moments before mass production. Like when Steve didn't like how plastic screens felt on the iPhone and then quickly changed it to glass a few weeks before selling the device.

  • k24a1
    k24a113 hari yang lalu

    I had a dream where I found a 17" iMac at a garage sale that looked like one of the newer iMacs and it seemed like it was a prototype.

  • NyanFromHell
    NyanFromHell13 hari yang lalu

    Put a white Apple sticker on front Aluminium iMac and watch the community reaction.

  • It's Milan
    It's Milan13 hari yang lalu

    Hey ken make sure they don't deliver you those god awful P9 headphones from AliExpress

  • TheCrazyStupidGamer
    TheCrazyStupidGamer13 hari yang lalu

    Come on. Thats too short. Don't be such a tease.

  • Nikki Wright
    Nikki Wright13 hari yang lalu

    The black apple definitely meshed together better with the aluminum than the grey one did. They made the right call. Wish they wouldn't of gotten rid of it on the 2021 iMacs though, the front looks naked (along with that skinny neck stand)

  • Spencer Rodgers
    Spencer Rodgers13 hari yang lalu

    I was kind of expecting more it was odd seeing this very short episode but fun

  • GFX Daniel
    GFX Daniel13 hari yang lalu

    Great video as always, Ken!

  • bsjdhjdjdj
    bsjdhjdjdj14 hari yang lalu

    if you ever make a video on the new ipad pro, try taping it to the pro stand for a "cheaper" version of the pro display xdr.

    UWELL14 hari yang lalu

    I know you're probably never going to read this but I just wanna say that I genuinely believe that you have the best tech related channel on IDdown! Thank you for always pushing out great Videos with all of the effort in them.

  • Darrian Aguirre
    Darrian Aguirre14 hari yang lalu

    Is it an led like the macbooks from that era?

  • Chad
    Chad14 hari yang lalu

    Just ask the guy how he got his hands on em!

  • Bixily
    Bixily14 hari yang lalu

    now that you said it i didnt even notice the imac logo was gray lol

  • Робин
    Робин14 hari yang lalu

    Bro can you make a video about the prototyp Mac

  • compaq deskpro
    compaq deskpro14 hari yang lalu

    Looks like your in the whiner phase of IDdown, where your audience becomes entitled and turns against you for your perceived lack of hard work.

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    14 hari yang lalu

    Hardly : p This is just the appetizer episode. A full-length scam-buster comes out on Friday.

  • Distant Light Productions
    Distant Light Productions14 hari yang lalu

    1:29 looks like they stuck an apple sticker on the front. Doesnt look part of the machine.

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    14 hari yang lalu

    The stickers have a transparent plastic outline. That's not present here, so it's built-in to the machine. Also, note how thick that iMac is. It's way thicker than the retail release. It's a prototype.

  • Kevin Bhasi
    Kevin Bhasi14 hari yang lalu

    Interesting. This is reminding me of what I believe were Pro Display XDR prototypes shown at an Apple press event back in 2019, which lacked Apple branding on the back.

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    14 hari yang lalu

    Really? What event was that?

  • Brady Camp
    Brady Camp14 hari yang lalu

    It's funny how Apple ran a Mac vs PC ad champaign when a Mac IS a PC...

  • C Alvz
    C Alvz14 hari yang lalu

    Do a video on that iMac with gray Apple logo, it probably lights up like older MacBook used to

  • C Alvz

    C Alvz

    14 hari yang lalu

    @Computer Clan Yeah probably all tho it doesn't boot up to macOS and he's too lazy to fix it

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    14 hari yang lalu

    @C Alvz then it’s a mod. No official iMac has a light-up logo on the front. Trust me.

  • C Alvz

    C Alvz

    14 hari yang lalu

    @Computer Clan it does, a friend of mine has one like that and it lights up, looks cool

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    14 hari yang lalu

    It doesn’t light up.

  • Aditya Sharma
    Aditya Sharma14 hari yang lalu


  • Aditya Sharma

    Aditya Sharma

    14 hari yang lalu

    Can't wait

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    14 hari yang lalu

    Then you're gonna love Friday. ; )

  • SkiNet
    SkiNet14 hari yang lalu

    An very intersting find, Ken

  • Jackson L'Heureux
    Jackson L'Heureux14 hari yang lalu

    I’ve always wondered why it looked like that! I remember seeing those ads as a kid and wondering why the Apple logo was grey. I can rest easy now

  • Gonzalo C
    Gonzalo C14 hari yang lalu

    Nice attention to detail. I always assumed that was a weird glare but your theory makes more sense!

  • friedgpu6000
    friedgpu600015 hari yang lalu

    That's just the reflection, you can see the same thing in the original 2007 ad for the iMac iddown.info/the/fHucZrply6rPiqs/video.html

  • friedgpu6000


    14 hari yang lalu

    @Computer Clan I did and I still think it's the reflection. It's like the G5/Mac Pro logo on the prototype, that of you look from the side it's brighter but if you look straight it's darker, and the logo in the ad is bright.

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    14 hari yang lalu

    Nope. Please watch the whole video. ; ) You'll see.

  • Nick Fugitt
    Nick Fugitt15 hari yang lalu

    Maybe less leaking of a prototype and more of a last minute change in color?

  • Jess Hull
    Jess Hull15 hari yang lalu

    They did it.

  • Paul Gray
    Paul Gray15 hari yang lalu

    Nice catch, good to have a great memory and later on in life find the missing link and it all makes sense.

  • Anthony
    Anthony15 hari yang lalu

    Been watching a lot of your videos since your webcast with Al Diblasi, glad I found you.

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    15 hari yang lalu

    Awesome! I really appreciate it. Al's awesome.

  • Inacio F. Marques
    Inacio F. Marques15 hari yang lalu

    I think they leaked the prototype for sure, but they dont leak anything nowadays hahah

  • Holdyn Beauchamp
    Holdyn Beauchamp15 hari yang lalu

    that was the shortest computer clan tech talk episode ever!

  • Holdyn Beauchamp

    Holdyn Beauchamp

    15 hari yang lalu

    @Computer Clan OMG BRUH YOU MADE MY DAY!!!

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    15 hari yang lalu

    It's just the appetizer for what's coming on Thursday / Friday >:)

  • ytown4
    ytown415 hari yang lalu

    This guy is krazy!

  • Maxwell Lu
    Maxwell Lu15 hari yang lalu

    I can't stop looking at that 20 inch iMac in the background running Big Sur

  • Shopon Mama . 300 years ago

    Shopon Mama . 300 years ago

    14 hari yang lalu

    Prob an image of big chungas

  • Maxwell Lu

    Maxwell Lu

    14 hari yang lalu

    @WMGB Alexander Cole Gutierrez the last gen of those are 2009, which are supported by Big Sur patcher. I managed to install on a same gen Core 2 Duo macbook too. Though running poorly due to the graphics not working correctly.

  • WMGB Alexander Cole Gutierrez

    WMGB Alexander Cole Gutierrez

    14 hari yang lalu

    @Maxwell Lu no i got a mac like that and im sure you cant even patch those early 2008

  • Maxwell Lu

    Maxwell Lu

    15 hari yang lalu

    @WMGB Alexander Cole Gutierrez it can run with a patcher

  • WMGB Alexander Cole Gutierrez

    WMGB Alexander Cole Gutierrez

    15 hari yang lalu

    it should not even be running that so its probably melting while this video is made.

  • Mryna Tagaya
    Mryna Tagaya15 hari yang lalu

    Wait imacs from 2008+ are great but are 2007 are something wrong bro

  • SejrosXD
    SejrosXD15 hari yang lalu

    Hey luv ya vids

  • Mi Mc
    Mi Mc15 hari yang lalu

    Points for stating 2007 in the title. You coulda sunk to clickbait, but you didn’t.

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    15 hari yang lalu

    That’s how I planned it from the beginning. Plus I show a 2007 in the thumbnail. : p

  • The Technical Wizard's World
    The Technical Wizard's World15 hari yang lalu

    That is wild! Great video!

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    15 hari yang lalu

    Thank you : )

  • Everything Tech
    Everything Tech15 hari yang lalu

    I’m thinking they were ready to start production on an iMac with silver logo or light up logo maybe so the ads were made to have it so when it would be released the ads and products matched. Maybe between then and the official release something changed and the ads were not changed because it’d be too expensive to reshoot that part.

  • Everything Tech

    Everything Tech

    11 hari yang lalu

    @CJT3 could have been a last minute change and the ad was already sitting on tv program directors' desks with the different logo

  • CJT3


    11 hari yang lalu

    I seriously doubt it’d be too expensive for Apple to re-shoot 5 seconds of a stationary computer - they literally also have the replacement shot in subsequent ads.

  • Mati EP09
    Mati EP0915 hari yang lalu

    100th comment :D

  • ThE-UnKO-LeMa
    ThE-UnKO-LeMa15 hari yang lalu

    Wow... Now i want to know more about that aluminum prototype. How much thicker? what’s inside? what else is different ?

  • Tobias Michel
    Tobias Michel15 hari yang lalu


  • Rass G
    Rass G15 hari yang lalu

    I have trouble recognising my own car and this dude can spot a slight colour difference on a Mac in an advert from more than a decade ago!

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    15 hari yang lalu

    Haha. Thank you.

  • -CT- Celcom Techniques
    -CT- Celcom Techniques15 hari yang lalu

    This is not a gray logo. This is the regular black glossy logo with light reflecting on it.

  • Ukasa
    Ukasa15 hari yang lalu

    short video, but a really nice one!

  • Daves Vintage Apple Tech
    Daves Vintage Apple Tech15 hari yang lalu

    Good Eye There Ken I Never Noticed That

  • Jan Bosman
    Jan Bosman15 hari yang lalu

    More content!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aaron Harris
    Aaron Harris15 hari yang lalu

    I always hated those ads... it's so easy to win a debate when you control both sides. macs and PCs have very wildly different strengths, and if i were to make a commercial exploring ONLY gaming or 3d rendering performance, that would be just as deceptive.

  • Theodore
    Theodore15 hari yang lalu

    Commenting for the algorithm

  • Ashar Wasim
    Ashar Wasim15 hari yang lalu

    I believe they planed to launch it, and it got pulled

  • First Last
    First Last15 hari yang lalu


  • James Smith
    James Smith15 hari yang lalu

    At 1:20, it looks like it could light up like the logo on the back of macbooks.

  • Adventist
    Adventist15 hari yang lalu

    Seems like it had to be a prototype they planned on selling.

  • *Tazzy 101*
    *Tazzy 101*15 hari yang lalu

    This one felt kind of short Like a bite sized tech talk lol Still pretty awesome video!

  • Vincent Brunet
    Vincent Brunet15 hari yang lalu

    Woow impressive do you see the keyboard Pro from G4 gen prototype ? They are colored like the keyboard from iMac g3 😱

  • 2 0 0 1
    2 0 0 115 hari yang lalu

    Does it glow?

  • Lewis Filby
    Lewis Filby15 hari yang lalu

    aw ken, don't paywall good videos :( now I really want to see

  • FireStriker


    12 hari yang lalu

    Ngl this video feels like an ad for the paywalled prototype Tour video.

  • J W
    J W15 hari yang lalu

    Apple: "Get a Mac." Me: "No, they're too *expensive."*

  • Other World Explorers
    Other World Explorers15 hari yang lalu

    yesss but will they ever release a RED apple...

  • Sage
    Sage15 hari yang lalu

    As a guy who has seen every Get a Mac ad, I've never actually thought of one of the ads having a supposed "prototype" Mac computer at the end of one of the commercials. Interesting find.

  • Daniel Janiš
    Daniel Janiš15 hari yang lalu


  • odybeatfanN95
    odybeatfanN9515 hari yang lalu

    i like myself a short surprise episode with a cool fact

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    15 hari yang lalu

    Yeah! And this is just the appetizer for the full-length scam-buster coming Thursday / Friday.

  • DALEK_77 YT
    DALEK_77 YT15 hari yang lalu

    4000 views and 78th commenter lets go

  • jamari .
    jamari .15 hari yang lalu

    another thing i noticed was the bezel design on the prototype. the first retail aluminum iMac has aluminum surrounding the black bezel for the screen, the prototype doesn't seem to have the aluminum border hope it made sense

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    15 hari yang lalu

    The border is there : )

  • ImmaMeme420
    ImmaMeme42015 hari yang lalu


  • Radwan Hasan
    Radwan Hasan15 hari yang lalu

    Do you think launching a 9 gen iPad without announcing it at a conference in the coming days ?

  • baby boomer twerk team
    baby boomer twerk team15 hari yang lalu

    Funny how Justin Long now stars in those Intel "Go PC" ads now, lol. Surprised Apple hasn't pulled a Sony and sued him.

  • Sharan25
    Sharan2515 hari yang lalu

    Did not know that a iMac with grey apple logo ever existed

  • 3Dsjk
    3Dsjk15 hari yang lalu

    Perhaps the original plan was for a gray logo, but Steve Jobs made a late change to black, after the prototype had been used in those three ads? Pre-production units are often used in commercials or print ads because of the long lead time; look at the fine print in any ad for a new car.

  • Mac84
    Mac8415 hari yang lalu

    Good catch! Does Hap have any details on what makes that earlier revision iMac unique? I assume the specs are similar. I also assume the IR sensor was the reason they made the Apple logo black... but that's just a guess. :-)

  • friedgpu6000


    15 hari yang lalu

    The "gray" Apple logo is just a reflection from the studio lights

  • Minh Phạm Gia
    Minh Phạm Gia15 hari yang lalu

    I never knew this

  • Ray Kreiger
    Ray Kreiger15 hari yang lalu

    im guessing they may show more old prototypes when they unveil the new mbps