08. 08. 2007
Apple -- New iMacs, No Waiting
Steve Jobs, as Leader of the Free World, well, at least Everything Apple, introduced two new iMacs at Apple's headquarters this Tuesday.
The 20-inch and 24-inch iMacs are the latest editions of Apple's all-in-one iMac design. Made from aluminum and glass, they are, in a word, stunning. Since it's made from a single sheet of aluminum, you won’t see any seams or screws except maybe for a single compartment on the bottom that provides easy access to the memory slots. The built-in iSight camera and microphone are integrated so neatly you can barely see them. Both the new keyboard and the iMac itself are thinner than the previous edition.
Most importantly, the new iMac is more powerful than ever, with a faster processor, next-generation graphics, and larger hard drives.
The base 20-inch version will cost $1,199, and a more powerful 20-inch model will only cost $1,499. At $1,799, the 24-inch model costs $200 less than the current 24-inch iMac.
But there's more! Along with the snappy new Macs, Jobs announced a new iLife '08 application (did we miss iLife '07?). A the conference, Jobs called the latest version "the biggest jump in iLife since we introduced it."
Apparently, Apple Geniuses have updated iPhoto, iDVD, iWeb, and GarageBand and completely "reinvented" (their description) iMovie program. iLife '08 costs $79.
We'll have more news from Cupertino later.
To see the ads and drool over the new design, just click here: Apple.