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Apple chief Steve Jobs unveils new iMac

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.

by MacNN Staff




  1. Roehlstation

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not Glossy Screens

    So much for the LCD's benefit of cutting down on glare.

  1. DarkVader

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Glossy? that stinks.

    Seriously, "customers love glossy?"

    I'm sorry, I've not met ANYONE who likes the glossy screens. They're a glare nightmare.

    And the keyboard designed for a non-typist is just lovely too.

    I see a future for a company making an anti-glare screen and a decent keyboard for the iMac, if they can do it for a reasonable price.

  1. Loren

    Joined: Dec 1969


    it's a new feature

    Now you can try to work on your computer and see the world behind you too!


  1. 83caddy16v

    Joined: Dec 1969


    yeah - glossy stinks!

    has he not worked in the real world with a glossy screen? oy!

  1. panjandrum

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Glossy = bad news

    I'm pretty sure glossy screens must be cheaper to produce. That is the easiest way to explain their "popularity" (which is fictional). Like other people here have mentioned, I have never met a *single person* who liked them. (Although I have met a few people who didn't care one way or the other).

    This is definitely bad news.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Some like them

    I have a glossy screen on a cheap compaq...and I read glowing online reviews from other purchaser who couldn't believe they got such an awesome screen on such a cheap laptop. It's true, some people love them....and its because the colors appear really rich and vibrant.

    But, I agree, its not good. Because of the mirroring...its an annoyance, but only a minor one. Worse on black screens, not as bad on colorful screens.

  1. chadpengar

    Joined: Dec 1969


    glossy screen

    I'll see you your nobody and raise you by a few

    I know several people who love their glossy screen MBP or MB machines and the glare on them is almost non existent at most angles -- only at certain angles do they get glare and a small shift of the laptop fixes that.

  1. barrysharp

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Glossy is great

    I like the glossy screens. I will admit that screen does need angling a bit at times. No matter, still like glossy.

  1. Glasspusher

    Joined: Dec 1969


    glossy matte

    Long ago when I worked at a photo studio, we found that glossy/matte went in cycles. The mid '70s were a time when folks got matte prints, then the 80s were mostly glossy, in the 90s it was mostly back to matte again, as a general trend...some people always liked one over the other.

  1. zbug

    Joined: Dec 1969



    hey all, well hmm ok it has some nice things but.. they should have droped the old style come up with a totaly new one. dont like the black. hate the glossy screen.

    love the new specs, and how thin it is. but come on..... looks like the old one u have to see it sideways to appriciate it.

    before i saw the pics, i was like im so gonna get one. after i seen the pics i dont think ill be getting one anytime soon just not worth it. ( got the 24 already)

    hope to see a new Macpro. the min they release one. ( if its worth it )

    im hopeing more new stuff come out something that one would saw WOOW look at that.. not hey looks like the old one but a few mods...

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