The engineers at iFixit got their hands on Apple’s new 21.5″ iMac, and performed a full analysis of the unit’s internal components to determine it’s repairability versus previous iMacs. And you just know things aren’t going to go well when they start out talking about adhesives.
Within a few hours after Apple opened iMac orders, online benchmark tests surfaced showing the performance increase the new iMacs have over previous generation iMacs. Mostly thanks to the latest processor from Intel’s Ivy Bridge architecture, the 21.5″ models managed outperform older models by 25%.
The new 21.5″ and 27″ iMac models are now for sale at Apple’s online store. The the all-in-one desktop now offers a thinner profile, powerful processors, and the option to include the brand new Fusion Drive. All of the new iMac units will come standard with Nvidia GeForce graphics cards. The 21.5″ iMac model starts at $1,299, and the 27″ model starts at $1,799.
Apple has announced that the newly introduced 21.5″ iMacs will be available November 30th. The entry level model of the iMac will feature a powerful 2.7GHz quadcore Core i5 processor (with an option for a 2.9Ghz i7 processor), paired with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard-drive at a retail price of $1,299.
Claimed in the patent application is a processing device comprising an ionic wind generator configured to generate a flow of ionized air along a path and a deflection field generator located proximate the path of the flow. Translation: a presumably silent means of cooling down internal components in electronic devices.
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple may be moving away from utilizing Intel chips on their Mac product line. According to the report, Apple is investing money into a new project that will allow them to create new, custom processors for desktops and laptops similar to the A-series chip currently found in many iOS devices.
Apple has made the iMac even slimmer and more powerful by eliminating every bit of wasted space to make an iMac that is the thinnest yet. The 21.5″ iMac will be available in November starting at $1,299 and the 27″ iMac will be available in December starting at $1,799 at the Apple Store.
Amidst speculation that Apple will announce iMac and Mac Mini updates at the Apple event taking place next week, a new report from 9to5Mac states that the new Mac models will retain their current retail pricing. Rumors last week stated the new iMac would get a price bump, but the 9to5mac report contradicts those claims.
As AllthingsD predicted, Apple will be taking the stage next week to presumably unveil their 7″ iPad Mini, and possibly their new line of Macintosh computers as well. Apple has started sending out the invitations to the press being held Tuesday, October 23rd at the California Theatre in San Jose, California.
The rumor mill has been quite active lately regarding Apple’s possible announcement of a smaller iPad Mini this month. It’s now being reported that Apple will also use the event to introduce a new iMac models and a revamped 13″ MacBook Pro with an integrated Retina Display.
Just Mobile is known for their slick, Apple-inspired product designs for iPhone, iPad and Macintosh, and they’ve just increased their line with two new accessories: the Just Mobile AluBase (a vertical stand for Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air) and AluRack (a rear storage solution for your Apple iMac or Thunderbolt Display).
Summer vacation is over, and many students will be preparing to be head back to school this week. If that means it’s time for you to be looking for a new computer, we’d like to remind you that Apple’s annual “Back to School” promotion is running now through Friday, September 21st.