updated 01:20 pm EDT, Tue August 7, 2007
Apple unveils new iMac
Apple's chief executive officer Steve Jobs on Tuesday morning unveiled a new iMac constructed from high quality plastic, aluminum, and glass at the company's special event in Cupertino, CA. "We are going to make iMac better," Jobs said from the event stage, explaining that the new system was thought through from a recycling perspective. Apple's newest Macs come in two sizes with 20-inch and 24-inch glossy displays. Both systems make use of Intel Core 2 Duo processors, with the 24-inch model running at up to 2.4GHz. The Macs support up to 4GB of memory and include a faster ATI Radeon graphics card. The new iMacs also support up to 1TB of storage (1,000GB) and feature 802.11n wireless networking capability. Each iMac includes FireWire 800, 400, and USB 2.0 connectivity. The new Mac features a SuperDrive DVD/CD burner, and allows users to add memory by removing just one screw. The latest iMac also ships with a new, thinner keyboard that looks and feels like the company's MacBook keyboard. The new keyboard works via Bluetooth 2.0 and offers dedicated keys to utilize various Mac OS X features like Expose, Dashboard, Dimmer, and media keys. Apple's new iMac begins shipping today, with a 2GHz model offering 250GB of storage for $1,199.