Great article from Stephen Hackett. This brought back some memories.
Unlike Dave, the lampshade iMac was not my favorite. I like the new design.
While rest of the crowd was taking time playing around with the iPad Mini, I spent my time with both the 27-inch and 21.5-inch models of the new iMac. And after 10 minutes, I knew I wanted one. First, the display screen, while not eligible for Apple’s Retina label, is drop-dead gorgeous. The color and the contrast is amazing. The dreaded reflections are almost nonexistent. You cannot resist the urge to reach out and touch the screen and flick things around much like on an iPad.
I agree completely. You just won’t believe your eyes when you see this new iMac.
Dave Hamilton explains some of the details about Apple’s new Fusion Drive.
Apple has extended its 1TB hard drive replacement program for iMacs.
Jacqui Cheng for ArsTechnica:
“We went through scores of names, but the one that I hit on early on was the iMac,” Segall said. “Steve didn’t like any of our names, including the iMac, and said, ‘if you can’t beat MacMan, that’s what it’s gonna be.’ We came up with a few more names and came back, but still brought back some of our old favorites. At that point, Steve said, ‘well I don’t hate it this week, but I still don’t like it.”
Apple on Wednesday posted iMac graphic firmware update 3.0, available for download on its Web site.
Apple on Friday launched a program to replace the hard drive on certain of its iMac computers.
The average selling price of a Mac increased 5.71% over the last two quarters. If we apply that growth rate to NPD’s data that says the ASP of a PC was $615 in November, then the ASP of a PC … Continued
Apple has posted a firmware update for the iMac which “fixes an issue that in rare cases may cause an iMac to hang during startup or waking from sleep.”
Apple on Tuesday released a new line of iMacs, adding some powerful new features to its all-in-one line of computers. Company executives took some time to speak with The Loop about the release.
One of the big new features in the iMac is the addition of Thunderbolt, a new I/O interface that Apple and Intel introduced in February in the MacBook Pro. Thunderbolt supports high-speed connectivity with storage systems and other forthcoming devices. With adapters it can work with Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire and USB peripherals, too.
Thunderbolt is a dual channel technology, so you get high-speed from both channels — one doesn’t slow down the other.
Apple on Tuesday introduced new iMac models with next generation quad-core microprocessors, improved graphics performance and Apple’s new “Thunderbolt” I/O technology underscoring the top changes. Prices start at $1,199.
Apple’s Mac sales are showing an incredible surge for the second fiscal quarter, according to a new report on Monday.
In a note to clients on Monday, financial analyst Gene Munster said U.S. Mac sales are up 27 percent over last year’s second quarter. Munster based his analysis on data provided by market research firm, NPD.
Overall PC shipments fell in the first quarter of 2011 in the United States, but Apple gained.
In fact, Apple’s market share gains were the highest among the top companies, according to a new report from market research firm, Gartner.
Apple shipped 1.25 million Macs in the first quarter of 2010 and 1.49 million in the first quarter of 2011. The company’s market share grew from 7.3 percent in 2010 to 9.3 percent in 2011.
A new report on Tuesday suggests Apple may be prepping its iMac line of consumer computers for a big update.
Apple is in the process of cutting software titles and some hardware peripherals from its retails stores to make room for other services.
Apple’s new MacBook Pros are already out in the world, and Macworld Labs director James Galbraith has posted some benchmarks showing how they actually do. “In testing conducted by Macworld Lab, the laptops released Thursday turned in Speedmark scores between … Continued
Apple’s Mac growth continues to outpace the overall PC market as the latest numbers prove the Macs popularity.
Universal Audio at NAMM showed off its newest product, the UAD-2 Satellite Duo and Quad FireWire DSP Accelerators.
An authorized Apple reseller and service provider in Greece is suing one of its customers after he publicly complained about the company’s service.
Tech CEOs can have pretty much anything they want on their Christmas list, but this year one of the top items is an iPad.
More people were walking out of an Apple store on Black Friday with an iPad than a Mac, according to Piper Jaffray Senior Research Analyst, Gene Munster.
OWC has announced the expansion of their Data Doubler optical bay drive mounting kit. The kit now works in 2009-era Mac minis and 2009-2010 iMac models. It costs $79.99.
We may have to wait a bit longer for a touchscreen iMac. Sintek, the company rumored to have delivered the screens to Apple, has denied any involvement.
Apple on Thursday added a new option to its online Apple Store called “Compare Macs.”
ActiveTrak released the latest version of its anti-theft and tracking software, GadgetTrak 3.
The Mac may not be a big part of this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but Apple certainly hasn’t forgot about it. It launched “Why you’ll love a Mac” campaign on Friday to educate potential switchers.
Apple is being sued for infringing on patents for the way it summarizes data on its Mac computers and Mac OS X operating system.
Piper Jaffray Senior Research analyst Gene Munster said on Monday that he sees no signs that the iPad is cannibalizing sales of the Mac.
Technologizer founder Harry McCracken posted an interesting article on choosing the right computer. I’m often asked about my decision to use a Mac instead of a Windows PC — the answer is that it works better and has a superior … Continued