Should this retro tech trend make a comeback (or stay firmly in the 2000s)?

iMac G3
Ah, simpler times... (Image credit: Apple)

If ever a year has made us yearn for simpler times, it's 2020. And it seems we're not alone – from retro games consoles to vintage iOS icon sets, all sorts of retro products and designs have arrived to take us back in time this year. But if a recent Twitter thread is anything to go by, there's one tech aesthetic users particularly want to see make a comeback.

Character artist Danny Sweeney shared four images (below) of early-noughties tech including a GameBoy Colour and Apple's iMac G3, all decked in colourful, translucent plastic. "Technology peaked at this aesthetic," he boldly claims. And it seems a great many users agree. (You might not be able to see the internals of our best laptops for graphic design, but trust us when we say they're spectacular). 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.