Apple Computer appears ready to formally launch the much-anticipated next-generation iMac this week, along with the new Mac OS 9 operating system software.
Apple has posted a message on its Web site inviting customers to view a “special event” on Tuesday.
The new iMacs are expected to have faster chips and, for the first time, DVD players, sources said.
Among Mac OS 9’s features is updated Sherlock search technology to make online shopping easier. Apple has said the new OS will sell for $99.
The expected release would come out at a time when two other recently introduced Apple products – the iBook and the high-end Power Mac G4 systems – are in short supply.
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