You might want to make an addendum to your Christmas list. Those impossibly slender new iMacs go on sale November 30.
Apple Stores are apparently running low on 27-inch iMacs, fueling the rumor that an update is coming soon.
CNET's Brian Tong, he of the accurate iMac May refresh rumor, is at it again on Twiter today. This time the rumor involves Mac Pros and Minis, and the due date is either late July or early August, sources said.
The new iMacs have the super fast Thunderbolt port and Intel's latest Sandy Bridge Core processors which makes them, well, pretty awesome. What's not awesome? Apple has made upgrading the hard drive on the new iMacs damn near impossible.
The stock graphics card in the new Thunderbolt-y iMacs is AMD's Radeon HD 6970M, in 1GB or 2GB flavors. How powerful is it? It was benchmarked it a few months ago. The bottom line? At the time, it was pretty fast (for Modern Warfare 2, at 1920x1080 with 4x AA and the highest detail settings it averaged 77.4fps), but…
Sure, the new iMacs have a couple of Thunderbolt ports and more grunt between them, but other than that has much else changed? To answer that question, we'll defer to the iFixit guys, who've already torn the 21.5-inch iMac apart.
Goodbye miniDisplay ports, and hello Thunderbolt: Apple's latest iMacs include the faster Thunderbolt connection, but that's not the only new addition from Intel. The computers, which come in 21.5 and 27-inch size options, also run on Intel's latest Sandy Bridge Core procession line.
The Apple Store has just gone down this morning (thanks for alerting us, eagle-eyed readers!), but what can we expect once it goes back up? New iMacs are the most likely addition, after retailers were caught slashing prices on the dwindling stock of old iMacs. Whatever comes next, stay tuned!
The latest iMac was released 16 weeks ago. Since then, it's been plagued with problems, most notably flickering and/or yellow screens. Today, the saga comes to an end because Apple has acknowledged the issues and offered their support.
New iMacs aren't just coming soon, they've been rolling out for two weeks, according to AppleInsider. They're thinner and look more like the LED Cinema Display, with mystery features that make them the "most versatile ever."
On the surface, the new iMacs just look like a speed bump, there's actually something pretty interesting under the number splooge:
It's the first system we know of to use Intel's
Montevina chipset, which actually isn't due until June.
Even though the release doesn't namedrop Montevina, the 1066MHz front-side bus with…