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The rumors were right, Apple was getting ready to refresh its iMac all-in-one (AIO) desktop line, and that refresh is now official. Announced today, Apple injected a healthy dose of current and next-generation technologies into its updated iMac series, including Intel's 2nd generation quad-core processors, beefed up graphics, Thunderbolt I/O connectivity, and a new FaceTime HD camera. "Our customers love the iMac’s aluminum enclosure, gorgeous display and all-in-one design," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "With next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, Thunderbolt technology and a FaceTime HD camera, we've made... Read more...
Word on the Web is that Intel's Sandy Bridge platform is making a mad dash for Apple's iMac line of all-in-one (AIO) desktops. If the leaked information turns out to be true, Apple will introduce these new models tomorrow, May 3rd. The pairing of Intel's Sandy Bridge processors with the recently introduced Thunderbolt (Light Peak) interface will put Apple's iMac platform slightly ahead of the technological curve, at least for the time being. Thunderbolt, if you recall, was rolled out back in February with Apple's MacBook Pro laptops and is roughly twice as fast as USB 3.0 (and around 20 times faster than USB 2.0). Apple's iMac line hasn't seen a major refresh since July 2010, over 9 months ago,... Read more...
While the recent talk surrounding Apple has been focused on the iPhone 4 and its well documented reception troubles, the company is today focusing on bigger and brighter things. Namely, new hardware. The consumer-centric iMac line is seeing its first major update since late last year, and while it's not a complete design overhaul, the internals are definitely being revised. There are still just two primary sizes: 21.5" and 27". Both of these utilize glossy IPS panels, with the former having a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution display and the latter having a 2,560 x 1,440 display. Design-wise, the exteriors are staying the same, but Apple now offers a lower-end option with a Core i3 CPU. That means that... Read more...
Apple users often have to wait longer than us PC folk for top-end upgrades or features to become available, but this time the Macolytes might steal a march on the rest of us. According to rumors on the other side of the pond, the next-generation of iMac and Macbook Pro systems will feature both USB 3.0 and the heretofore dark horse candidate—FireWire 3200 (S3200). This new FireWire interface uses the same cable as the older FireWire 800 but offers four times the bandwidth. FireWire isn't discussed much these days, although the original IEEE1394a (FireWire 400) standard is fairly common, even on consumer PC's. Apple has generally ignored FireWire for the last few years, including the interface... Read more...
Apple makes a lot of fine products, but what they don't do is offer true media PC solutions. One of the main reasons is that the company refuses to acknowledge the existence of Blu-ray. None of Apple's machines offer Blu-ray as an option, so anyone hoping to use their machines as the centerpiece of a home cinema system will be sorely disappointed. Until now, it seems. AMEX Digital has just announced a new Mac mini Blu-ray Drive Upgrade Kit, which targets Apple's most promising mini HTPC. Many users feel that the Mac mini's size makes it the perfect OS X option for connecting to one's PC, and now, with the inclusion of a Blu-ray drive, you could actually use it as a high-def movie playing machine.... Read more...
There's launching products for the holiday season, and then there's launching products for the holiday season. Apple pulled off what we imagine only Apple could pull off this afternoon, launching an incredible amount of new wares for the world to enjoy as shopping season kicks into full gear. From updated NAS drives to ground-breaking new mice, Apple had something new for just about everyone today. Let's get right into it, shall we?We'll start off with something completely new, and frankly, revolutionary. The Magic Mouse is today taking the place of the Mighty Mouse, which was never really loved to begin with. This mouse is about as wild as it gets in terms of mice, becoming the world's first... Read more...
Just days after Apple started to ship its newest lineup of MacBook Pro units, the company has already issued a firmware update. Why so fast, you ask? For whatever reason, Apple decided to ship some of its hard drive-based MacBook Pro units with a SATA drive interface pegged at "just" 1.5Gbps. Apple followers would know that the non-Pro 13" MacBook--which the 13" MacBook Pro replaced--didn't have such a limitation. Needless to say, a standard hard drive wouldn't be bothered by such a limit, but if you ever decide to replace the stock HDD with a solid state drive, you just might run into a bottleneck. A small cadre of consumers were evidently vocal enough to convince Apple to change things, and... Read more...
Rumors have been circulating for months about new updates to the iMac and Mac Mini desktops, and today Apple finally confirms these rumors with the announcement of updates to both consumer desktop lines. Starting with its most-affordable offering, the new Mac Mini maintains its small form-factor, measuring 6.5x6.5x2.0-inches. The Mac Mini is powered by a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and now uses Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphics, which Apple claims offers "up to five times better graphics performance" than the previous iteration (which used integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics). The new Mac Mini now also has the ability to drive dual displays via Mini DisplayPort or DVI. Apple further... Read more...
One of the great appeals of Apple products is their elegant design. (Elegant enough to entice long-time Segway CTO Doug Field to leave Dean Kamen's brain trust at Segway and move over to Steve Jobs lair as VP for product design at Apple.) Apple's designs have such a unique appeal to them that they frequently invite competing manufacturers to imitate Apple's designs. By now, we've lost count how many iPhone knockoffs are on the market already. But if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Apple should be blushing proud at Averatec's just-announced All-In-One PC. (Although we doubt it if Apple is happy about how much the All-In-One looks like an iMac.) Upon first glance, the All-In-One... Read more...
Rumored since last week, and revealed by the typical Apple Store outage, updated iMacs are here. Same prices, better specs.And what are those better specs?Packing dual-core performance into the convenience of a striking all-in-one design, the new iMac includes faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors across the line; a 1066 MHz front-side bus; up to 4GB of 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory; and a widescreen flat-panel display supporting millions of colors. For the first time, the 24-inch iMac features an optional NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB of video memory, to deliver up to two times standard performance for graphic intensive applications*. Providing the latest in high-performance connectivity options... Read more...
According to industry tipsters, Apple is planning on releasing an updated iMac next week.  Other than that details are somewhat sketchy, but here's what we do know: "Apple is known to be developing a Penryn-based refresh of both the iMac and its Mac mini cousin for the spring, delivering the cooler-running and faster processors to systems that haven't been updated since August of 2007." We wouldn't be surprised if Apple also included a higher end graphics option for the high end models.... Read more...
Asustek's nifty and inexpensive Eee PC laptop certainly captivated the market and all us assorted tech writers,  so now seems as good a time as any for Asustek to go after other segments of the market.  They've decided people might like their version of a desktop PC, an "all -in-one" like the iMac, and an "E-TV." The E-DT, a desktop PC which will not be sold with a monitor, is scheduled to launch in April or May this year and will be showcased at CeBIT 2008. The first E-DT will adopt an Intel Celeron processor, while later generations will adopt Intel's Shelton'08 platform with Diamondville processors and the 945GC chipset. The company has set the price of the PC at between US$200-300... Read more...
We've covered the story of the freezing aluminum iMacs and the subsequent patch, but still users seem to be having difficulties.  Feel free to insert your own favorite 'mac users' joke here.So far the only way many users have found to resolve graphics freezing issues is to have Apple replace hardware.  Lending credence to the numerous complaints strewn about various Apple-related web sites is the following:“AppleInsider itself can attest to the symptoms, which first manifested in a review unit weeks after the August release. A sure sign that the system is near a freeze are very brief white streaks that dart across the screen -- a behavior witnessed with high-end video cards running... Read more...
A computer, or rather, and operating system that freezes?  Perhaps not a BSOD, but it still sounds vaguely Microsoft-ian doesn't it?  It's not.  It appears, through a series of support forum threads, that some new iMac users are experiencing "issues."A growing number of users have reported that Apple's aluminum all-in-one computers suffer from a flaw that locks up the interface, rendering the system all but inert until a reboot.The issue appears to be related to the ATI Radeon HD graphics hardware and its drivers, but has proven unpredictable. While some customers have said they can reliably trigger the freeze by running games, iTunes, or other programs that push the video chipset,... Read more...
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