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  • Maybe, maybe not: New doubts on Blu-ray being part of the next iMac revision

    I’m not about to knock myself out for noting the 800th iMac rumor of the past few weeks, so here’s the deal: people “close” to Apple now aren’t sure whether or not Blu-ray will wind up on the next iMac revision. Blu-ray may be on Mac Pros, and maybe then only as a build-to-order option, but that’s enough “maybes” to bore a slug. Read More

  • Mac Mini and iMacs to be in short supply, update coming soon?

    Apple has apparently told its direct-sales partners like the Apple Stores not to order new iMacs or Mac Minis and don’t expect any more shipments either. This can mean only one of two things: Apple is going bankrupt or there are new models coming real soon. Read More

  • iMacs to be refreshed as soon as next week?

    There’s nothing solid on this, but the usual mysterious sources are whispering about an iMac refresh coming next week. We knew this was forthcoming, but the changes themselves are anybody’s guess. We expect upgraded CPU and GPU, possibly a slimmer design, and some people even suggest Blu-ray is in the cards. Those people aren’t right, though. If Apple was changing its mind… Read More

  • Rumor: Apple to refresh the iMacs and Macbooks soon

    Now that the new iPods have been announced, it’s time for the next round of everyone’s favorite game, What’s Apple Got For Us Next? This time research firm Wedge Partners thinks that we will see new iMacs and new Macbooks “in the next several weeks.” O rly? Read More

  • It shouldn't be this difficult to upgrade a hard drive

    You know what’s a little more difficult than I first imagined? Upgrading the hard drive in my late 2006 iMac. I had initially wanted to upgrade the hard drive so I could finally dual boot between Mac OS X and Windows 7, since the old drive, a 250GB model, was pretty much filled to capacity. (Trying to run Mac OS X with only ~5GB of free space isn’t ideal.) And even though the iMac… Read More

  • A "bag of hurt" coming to Apple's iMacs after all?


    And the award for the most long winded piece of dribble goes to AppleInsider! Thanks for the informative article on purported new features for Apple’s upcoming iMac refresh in which Kasper Jade says absolutely nothing about those new features. Why not just say, “Apple will unleash a “bag of hurt” on the upcoming iMac refresh,” rather than knocking out 577 words… Read More

  • 17-inch iMac for $899? Mamma Mia!

    This odd Apple Education page seems to suggest a 17-inch iMac for $899. It appears in Apple’s enews but, as you see after jump there are only 20- and 24-inch models available. What a twist! Read More

  • Inside the new iMac

    iFixIt has torn up the 20-inch iMac, finding inside what appears to be a computer manufactured by Apple Computer. The coolest thing? The front screen is held in by magnets and can be removed with suction cups. Read More

  • Apple's $1000 RAM upgrade for iMacs better come with free diamonds


    You might not have noticed this, but if you go to upgrade your RAM to 8GB in your new iMac, you’re going to be paying a pretty penny. Now, it should be noted that 4GB DIMMS are very expensive already, so it’s certainly not all Apple markup. It seems a bit strange that they’d even offer it in a consumer system like this. Sure, if you can afford a new Mac Pro you can afford… Read More

  • Apple updates the iMac

    Apple just released a new batch of iMacs. And they’re relatively price conscious. Check em out! Read More

  • iMac and Mac mini updates coming tomorrow?

    Oh, and one more thing. (see what I did there) The latest, and hopefully last, rumor of the day is stating that Apple might release new iMacs and Mac minis tomorrow. That’s right, March 3rd, 2009 which would then leave the Mac Pro and Time Machine update for the also rumored March 24th event. What makes this rumor so special is that it comes packaged with ‘official’ specs. Read More

  • Sega Dreamcast + iMac = iCast

    In what may qualify as nostalgia overload, an enterprising Canadian has replaced the insides of an old all-in-one iMac with a Sega Dreamcast console. The end result is the iCast. Read More

  • NVIDIA-based iMacs coming soon?

    MacRumors has some info pointing to a 20- and 24-inch iMacs with NVIDIA graphics. While anyone with a printer could make these exciting marketing materials you see before you, another Swedish reseller had a weird page describing an unusual configuration as well, so there’s some hope that the update will come sooner or later. Read More

  • New iMacs coming soon? Sounds 'bout right.

    Apple has informed retail partners that iMac availability is going to be strained in the coming weeks which might mean the company is slowing down production of the current lineup ahead of announcing new models. The iMacs are anything but outdated, but the model line definitely isn’t cutting edge either. Intel’s low power, quad-core CPUs should replace the Core 2 Duo processor… Read More

  • New iMacs to include hotter components, new cooling?

    The new line of iMacs due early this coming year are likely to sport some pretty serious upgrades, most notably (we reckon) a quad-core processor and new NVIDIA chipsets. Of course, this more powerful hardware will be producing more heat, and if Apple wants to keep the iMac and Mini lines trim and svelte, they may be putting a bit of work into a new cooling system. Read More

  • New iMacs in November


    AppleInsider is saying there will be “refreshed 20- and 24-inch” iMacs next month. Sucks if you just bought one, right? People familiar with the company’s plans have said changes to the iMac family will largely consist of performance improvements and technology refreshes. And while there’s admittedly been few concrete details to go by since the August report, this… Read More

  • Back to School: Desktop PCs

    Before you go humping down to Best Buy to pick up a PC, let’s ask ourselves a few questions. The rise of desktop replacement laptops – laptops with full-sized processors, hard drives, and lots of memory – have essentially supplanted the desktop PC in dorm rooms every where. Why pay $500 for a big, noisy box when you can potentially drag your $700 laptop down the hall to watch… Read More

  • Apple now has a higher market valuation than Google

    All hail Apple, king of something or other. Apple now has a higher market valuation than Google. Apple’s went up because of the success of the iPhone (and iPod and iMac), while Google’s went down because of the downturn in online advertising. Blame the economy for that one. The actual numbers put Apple at $158.8 billion, and Google at $157.2 billion. One odd sentence from the… Read More

  • Turn your iPod Touch into a mini iMac with the iClooly

    On June 7th, Rockridgesound will roll out a new aluminum-made stand for the iPod Touch on the Japanese market. The MSRP for the so-called iClooly is $48. Mainly designed to watch movies on an iPod Touch in mini iMac style, it comes with a pivot joint for 90-degree rotation, a tilt function and an extension cable for headphone or external speaker connection. The Japan-only iClooly is measured… Read More

  • Why Apple's industrial design puts others to shame

    “We’ll take the time to get the product right.” You wanna know why Apple’s designs are so lauded, why they make so many competitor’s products look like junk? It’s because of the mentality expressed in the above quote. Apple cares. More specifically, senior vice president of industrial design Jonathan Ive cares. His works include the iMac and iPhone. You may… Read More