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.
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.