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Rumor: New iMac and Mac mini to lauch Tuesday

updated 09:50 pm EST, Mon March 2, 2009

Tuesday iMac, mini launch?

Leaked part numbers and several rumors suggest that Apple is ready to release new iMacs and Mac minis on Tuesday. French Mac-enthusiast site MacBidouille has posted four new iMac product model numbers, with MB417 representing the 20-inch entry-level system featuring a 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo CPU and 2GB of RAM, while MB418 and MB419 designate the mid-range 24-inch systems with options for 2.66GHz or 2.93GHz Core 2 Duo processors and 4GB of RAM, and MB420 references the high-end 24-inch model with a 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo CPU and 4GB of RAM.

The site also claims the entry-level Mac mini will carry a product number of MB463 and offer a 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor and 1GB of RAM, while the high-end Mini, with a yet-unknown Core 2 Duo processor, will be labeled MB 464.

An image posted on the Dutch site OneMoreThing allegedly shows the retail packaging for a Mac mini, with features matching an earlier photo leak and video. The device features five USB ports, a Mini DisplayPort and a FireWire 800 port. [via AppleInsider]

by MacNN Staff



  1. dagamer34

    Joined: Dec 1969


    1GB RAM?

    Seriously, Apple is offering computers with 1GB RAM in 2009? So LAME!

  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969


    In order to be 'green'

    Someone has to digest all the junk 512MB/1GB modules. Who else other than Apple. Charge the users a premium and give them the smallest capacity. Don't you know being green is expensive?

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969


    1GB is better than 2GB

    If the thing will take 4GB of RAM, I'd rather that it come with only 1GB.

    At the eye-gougingly high prices Apple charges for RAM, I'll buy 4GB online for about $60 and give the old RAM away!

    Hopefully Apple has made the new case easily openable by the typical user.

  1. martinX

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not much changed

    Barely any change in the CPU speed, none at all in the top end. If they don't have better video cards, I'd say not much has changed with the ol' iMacs. Is that how it is in mid-range PC world? Since we're all on Team Intel, I'd suppose it is. The biggest moves seem to be in laptops.

    Still, I need to replace my Mac Mini so it's not all bad.

  1. starwarrior

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Store is down

    Store is down

  1. bigabe21

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Store is up

    Store is back up with updated Mac Pros, Mac minis, and iMacs.

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