Update 2: Steve Jobs unveils new, glossy iMac design

Posted by Mark Raby

Cupertino (CA) - During a press briefing at Apple's corporate campus, Steve Jobs lifted the curtain on the company's new mold for its desktop computer line.

 


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The new iMac will be available with 20" and 24" displays, and will come standard with Firewire 400, Firewire 800, and a built-in iSight camera and microphone.  Steve Jobs described the new computers as "glossy", citing that customers have said that's what they want.

Apple will continue using Intel's mobile Core 2 Duo processors with Merom core for the iMac. Processor choices will include CPUs from 2.0 GHz to 2.4 GHz, while users can equip their systems with up to 4 GB (1 GB standard)of memoryand up to 1 TB of hard drive space (250 GB and 320 GB standard). Wireless capability such as draft-n and Bluetooth 2.0 come as a standard feature. The new computers will also include a new and thinner wireless keyboard - resembling the keypad on a Macbook - with controls for display settings, CD/DVD eject, and volume.

Pricing will start at $1199 for the base 20" model, while the 24" version will cost at least $1799.

More details will be available as they break from Apple's event.