- February 27: The Newton platform is discontinued.
- May 4: Apple Computer announces its acquisition of Macromedia Final Cut, which would later be released as Final Cut Pro.
- May 6: Steve Jobs reveals the iMac.
- May 13-16: The 1998 Worldwide Developers Conference is held in San Jose, California, where the new "wallstreet" PowerBook G3 is released. New software announcements include Carbon and Quartz.
- August 15: The first iMac G3 is released.
- Press Release Library at Apple (archived 2001-01-24)