An Apple enthusiast and iOS developer has shared a project that turned a vintage iMac G4 into a modern-day Mac equipped with an M1 chip.
In celebration of Steve Job's life and his inspiration to many, I wanted to show a passion project I've been working on that I think Steve would be proud of. Something that wasn't possible 20 years ago but is now.— Colby Sheets (@ColbySheets) October 5, 2021
Hello, iMac G4 with an M1 chip. pic.twitter.com/q6zUpyFrwu
"In celebration of Steve Job's life and his inspiration to many, I wanted to show a passion project I've been working on that I think Steve would be proud of," Sheets wrote.
Although details on the specific process that Sheets used to convert the Mac into a modern machine are scarce, the iOS developer said the project has been a "dream computer of mine since I was young and I'm very proud to bring it back to life 2 decades later."
In later replies, Sheets said the project was pieced together from different materials and combined with an M1 Mac.
The developer also shouted out vintage Mac collector Pendleton115. Sheets said Pendleton115's YouTube videos and walkthroughs "helped me a lot throughout this mod especially on troubleshooting some wiring issues."
"I promise to explain more about the mod soon, probably will post a video about the process and the steps soon," Sheets said.
AppleInsider has reached out to Sheets for more information about the project.