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Quanta to ship new iMac in January?

updated 02:00 pm EST, Tue December 23, 2008

Quanta w New iMac in Jan

Large-scale electronics assembler Quanta is preparing to large numbers of a new iMac due early January, a report from the Taiwan-area Economic Daily News. Previously well-known for building a significant portion of Apple's computers, Quanta is allegedly set to produce a new iMac that would ship in large volumes starting in January; as many as 800,000 per month would ship during the first three months of the year, the newspaper claims.

Such a shipping target would potentially be very aggressive for Apple, which shipped 2.6 million Macs of any type during its summer quarter in 2008 and is already thought to have struggled in November with increasing its performance versus last year. It's unknown whether the 800,000-unit claim applies to each month or just the initial production for launch.

While potentially inaccurate, the report corroborates an earlier story hinting that Apple would release a quad-core iMac at the same time frame using an as-yet unreleased desktop Core 2 Quad processor that consumes 65W of power, rendering it cool enough to fit in an all-in-one PC like the iMac or the already confirmed HP Firebird 803.

Listings in Apple's own hardware extensions also make mention of iMacs with 9400M hardware that suggest a visual boost for at least lower-end models.

by MacNN Staff



  1. paulc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    don't want no more stinkin' iMacs, we want i7 equipped, 8 core towers!

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    can't wait

    January just can't get here quick enough for me - a new President, and a new iMac too!

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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    And I'm sure the new president will find a way to put more taxes on your your new iMac.

  1. David Esrati

    Joined: Dec 1969


    800k per month

    Is this a new low cost mac? Something under $700 with expandability?
    Is Apple finally realizing the more macs- the more new system software upgrades they sell?
    Is the LCIII about to make a comeback? Let's hope.
    The mini is a joke, the laptops are double what the junk from others cost- and the iMac has no expandability.
    3.25" HD
    4GB ram capacity
    1 pci slot
    a dedicated graphics card
    FW 400, USB 2, Gigabit ethernet, Wireless G and N-
    and they have a winner.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    LOL I like how everyone gave the "Obama Tax" comment a big thumbs down... God forbid anyone should say anything contradicting the almighty Obama!

    people need to stop pretending that everything is gonna be fine and dandy because our president-elect knows how to say the word "change" a lot. Some people are gonna get some benefits and some people are gonna get burned in the process, have fun!

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