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Briefly: new iMac take-apart, RAM upgrades

updated 03:40 am EDT, Thu August 9, 2007

Mac OS X version/system ch

In brief: The iMac Mid-2007 has been disassembled, Apple posts Mac OS X version/system charts, Trans International is shipping RAM for the new iMacs, e2Sync has qualified e2Entourage for use with the iPhone and a new SpaceNavigator, Poser 7.0.2 bundle has debuted ... Kodawarisn has posted disassembly photos of the newly released (Mid-2007) iMac. The shots show the unit's back side, the glass panel on the front of the screen being lifted off, and finally the resulting innards of the machine. You can clearly see the front speakers, exposed optical drive and other components that reside behind the front casing of the new iMac.

RAM for Mid-2007 iMacs

Trans International has announced the worldwide availability of 1GB and 2GB 667MHz DDR2 PC2-5300) SO-DIMM modules for the newly released Mid-2007 Apple iMac Intel Core 2 Duo (2.0GHz, 2.4GHz and 2.8GHz). The new iMac has two memory upgrade slots. Main memory of the system can be upgraded to 2GB, 3GB and 4GB. The company is currently shipping the 4GB Kit for $214.00 (2X2GB), 2GB (Single Module) for $109.00 and 1GB (Single Module) for $46.00.

Apple posts Mac OS X version/system charts

Apple, Inc. released charts that show which Mac OS versions are
included with different models of Macs shipped since 1998. MacTech reports that the new charts include not only the Mac model and introduction date, but also the original OS version shipped, and any later ones that may have been shipped during that models shipping life. The documents are: Mac OS: Versions, builds included with Intel-based Macs and Mac OS: Versions, builds included with PowerPC Macs (since 1998)

e2Sync Qualifies e2Entourage for use with the Apple iPhone

e2Sync, which uses iSync to bring your Entourage Contacts and Calendar items to your mobile device, has been qualified for use with the iPhone. "Make a change in the field? Just sync iSync when you get back to the office, and e2Sync transparently syncs your changes to Entourage and vice versa. The days of double data-entry are over," says the developer. e2Sync works out of the box with the iPhone. You can sync Contacts, Events and Tasks by category, or choose contacts individually. The software is priced at $30.

SpaceNavigator, Poser 7.0.2 bundle

3Dconnexion's SpaceNavigator can now be purchased along with a Poser 7.0.2 upgrade as a bundle. "Coupled with Poser 7, the SpaceNavigator 3D mouse enhances the creativity of designing the 3D human form in graphic art, fine illustration and animation, enabling artists to quickly and easily view 3D models from multiple angles while adjusting figure positions and changing camera views simultaneously." The SpaceNavigator 3D mouse features a controller cap that can be pulled, tilted or twisted to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D models The English, French and German versions of Poser 7.0.2 support SpaceNavigator, and the the bundle is available for $160.

by MacNN Staff




  1. Monde

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Core 2 extreme-what type?

    Which core 2 extreme does Apple use on the upgraded iMac. I'm guessing it's quad core one of the 2.93 Ghz models underclocked to 2.8 Ghz?

  1. njfuzzy

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Monde-- The new iMacs all have Core 2 Duo processors, not quad-core processors.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    mobile c2 extreme

    The new imacs use the new Merom based core 2 extreme mobile chips. They are not desktop chips. The reason they have the extreme badge is because they are multiplier unlocked, not like that means anything for mac users.

  1. Monde

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Too bad it's not a quad core chip. Never the less, I'd imagine it hums right along at 2.8 GHz. I'd guess that is around 14% faster. I'm going to take the plunge and get one-a 24" and see what the deal is.

    I'm a little concerned about the glare, but that's how they are made. I wonder if the refresh of their screens will go the glass route?

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