Move over “Cheeseburger-eating Hasselhoff“, there’s a new drunk in town! What happens when you take the classic 1999 Jeff Goldblum iMac commercial and slow it down about 30 percent? You get a hilarious piece of footage capable of taking Goldblum’s kids away in any future custody battle!
We only know one thing for sure about Steve Jobs’ Macworld 2008 keynote: something big is coming from Apple. Maybe not one single iceberg-sized thing, but this year we believe the Boom Count
™ is going to be so high that Apple had to take their new big irons out of the way. Plenty of evidence points out the magnitude of next week’s announcements.
Macbook made to fit-in-to iMac, whoa… Macworld 2008.
“This Apple docking station patent shows a screen base in which you can slide in a MacBook through its side. While this would be difficult to do with current MacBooks, it fits perfectly with the idea of the ultra-light, ultra-slim MacBook that allegedly will be presented at MacWorld.” The images and description looks quite cool.
Hey-o! The Touch Screen Enable iMac is NOW available. However… it has not been released by Apple. it’s been released by Troll Touch and their website really sucks. There isn’t much information about it as far as ican tell, but hey, stay tuned, i’ll dig up some good stuff for ya, perhaps an official release as early as WWDC 2008. Find out more here.
Ohhh what 2 buy, what 2 buy….
iWas thinking hmm, quad core g5 powermac, but then, y’know… ya gotta futurize, so intel is likley the best choice when making such a massive purchase. It’s just that g5 quads on ebay are do-able as in $1750, which is a chunk of change, but SO much computer.
Anyway, ihave an iMac now, and boy-o-boy it does the job, so i think i’ll stick with the new slick, 2.4 ghz with 3 gigs of RAM or so, but only under one condition…
That iGet ANOTHER monitor.
Hey, its video editing, i just gotta. Put it this way. iWANT the 24″ 2.8 imac with a terra byte maxed out on RAM, but can u believe it is over budget, yeah, tell me about it.
So the next logical thing to do is either get a dated refurb, for a much lower price, or get… new and old.. both?
Yeah, the catch is that I will have to get a 20″ iMac again, but a 20″ with a tonn of power AND an Apple monitor. Hot tamale! i know it. It’s not all that much really. You buy the 2.4 20″ imac, and go for the 20″ refurb monitor. That way things look uniform and you are still looking at state of the art-cult-of-mac status that will ensure: future-proofing, high quality editing, and perhaps the ability to run Civilization 4, which at $45 seems a better hipper deal, than civ 3 for $15 on ebay, but either way; a 24″ new with 500 hard drive is over $2000 and for about the same price you can get a new 20″ 2.4 with a 20″ Apple refurb monitor all from the Apple store at about the same price.
Anyhoo, since I lifted a little Wikipedia media about the iMac on my mind, iThought it best to fill you in on a little more about Apple, Inc. and the things iThink. Still waiting for Leopard tho, don’t wait for iWork 08 (get it) and waiting for a quad/ocho after mac goes all intel 45 nm penryn until i go all out for a power station and likely say ciao to the imac unless by some chance my kid wants one and they kick as much fanny in 10 years as they do now. De todas maneras. Saludos.
|The current iMac|
|Processor(s):||Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0, 2.4 GHz
Intel Core 2 Extreme, 2.8 GHz
The original “Bondi Blue” iMac G3 was introduced in 1998.
The iMac G4 was the first major case redesign of the iMac line.
The iMac is a desktop computer designed and built by Apple, Inc. It has been a large part of Apple’s consumer desktop offerings since its introduction in 1998 and has evolved through three distinct forms. In its original form, the G3, the iMac was egg-shaped with a CRT monitor and was mainly enclosed by colored, translucent plastic. The second major revision, the G4, moved to a design of a hemispherical base containing all the main components and an LCD monitor on a freely-moving arm attached to the top of the base. The iMac G5 and the Intel iMac placed all the components immediately behind the monitor, creating a slim design which tilts only up and down on a simple metal base. The current iMac shares the same form as the previous models but is now thinner and uses aluminum and glass for its case.
The machine enjoys a relatively high profile in popular culture due to its distinctive aesthetics and Apple’s successful marketing. The iMac and other Macintosh computers can also be seen in various movies, commercials, and TV shows (both live action and animated) due to their wide use in video editing/film production.
The iMac has also received considerable critical acclaim, including praise from technology columnist Walt Mossberg as the “Gold Standard of desktop computing”; Forbes Magazine described the original candy-colored line of iMac computers as being an “industry-altering success”. The original 24″ Core 2 Duo iMac received CNET‘s “Must-have desktop” in their 2006 Top 10 Holiday Gift Picks.
 iMac models
 Popular culture
he announcement of the iMac initially caused considerable buzz among commentators, Mac fans, and detractors in the press and on websites. Opinions were polarized over Apple’s drastic changes to the Macintosh hardware. At the time, Apple was revamping its retail strategy to improve the Mac purchasing experience. Apple famously declared that “the back of our computer looks better than the front of anyone else’s”. The distinctive aesthetics were easily spotted in public. The iMac was recognizable on television, in films and in print. This increased Apple’s brand awareness, and embedded the iMac into popular culture. When released, the iMac was one of the best selling computers in the U.S. and Japan for months, and Apple was unable to meet demand.
Apple declared the ‘i’ in iMac to stand for “Internet“. Attention was given to the out-of-box experience: the user needed to go through only two steps to set up and connect to the Internet. “There’s no step 3!” was the catch-phrase in a popular iMac commercial narrated by actor Jeff Goldblum. Another commercial, dubbed ”Simplicity Shootout”, pitted seven-year-old Johann Thomas and his border collie Brodie, with an iMac, against Adam Taggart, a Stanford University MBA student, with a Hewlett-Packard Pavilion 8250, in a race to set up their computers. Johann and Brodie finished in 8 minutes and 15 seconds, whereas Adam was still working on it by the end of the commercial. Apple later adopted the ‘i’ prefix across its consumer hardware and software lines, such as the iPod, iBook, iPhone, iTunes, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, iWork, iSight, iChat, iCal, and iSync. The prefix has caught on for non-Apple products as well.
Apple’s use of translucent candy-colored plastics inspired similar designs in other consumer electronics. For example, grilling machines, portable electronics, pencil sharpeners, video game consoles and peripherals (including the Nintendo 64, which was released in special edition ‘Funtastic’ colors) featured the translucent plastic. Apple’s introduction of the iPod, iBook, and iMac G4, all featuring snowy white plastic, inspired similar designs in consumer electronic products. The color rollout also featured two distinctive ads: ‘Life Savers’ color scheme was based upon the Rolling Stones song “She’s a Rainbow” and the white advert had Cream’s “White Room“, specifically its introduction, as its backing track.
The original iMac was the first Macintosh computer to include a USB port. In fact, USB was the only peripheral interface built into the original iMac; Apple dropped legacy ports such as the Apple Desktop Bus and SCSI in favor of the newer interface. Although USB was invented by Intel and was also available on PCs at the time, the iMac’s popularity and sole dependence on USB helped popularize the interface among third party peripheral makers, as evidenced by the many early USB peripherals that were made of translucent colored plastic to match the color schemes of the original iMac. Via the USB port, hardware makers could make products compatible with both PCs and Macs. This has allowed Macintosh users to use a large selection of inexpensive devices, such as hubs, scanners, storage devices,jump drives, and mice. After the iMac, Apple continued to remove legacy peripheral interfaces and floppy drives from the rest of its product line.
The successful iMac allowed Apple to continue targeting the Power Macintosh line at the high-end of the market. This foreshadowed a similar strategy in the notebook market, when the iBook was released in 1999. Since then, the company has continued this strategy of differentiating the consumer versus professional product lines. Apple’s focus on design has allowed each of its subsequent products to create a distinctive identity. Apple derided the beige colors pervading the PC industry. The company would later use anodized aluminum, and white, black, and clear polycarbonate plastics.
 Timeline of iMac models
- See also: Timeline of Macintosh models
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Maybe when they boot up again, they will sell new Apple products that nobody has dreamed of.
August 9th, 2007 Steve Jobs announced new iMacs on Tuesday and while I’m not sure I like the new enclosure, I do like the other improvements that come with the new iMacs like faster processors, more hard drive space, and the Santa Rosa chipset.
I thought I’d compare the performance of the latest 24-inch iMac against the previous generation of 24-inch iMacs using Geekbench 2. While I don’t have any results for the 24-inch iMac with the Core 2 Extreme processor right now, I’ll update this article once I receive results for the Core 2 Extreme processor.
- iMac (24-inch Mid 2007)
- Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.40GHz
- 2.00 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
- Mac OS X 10.4.10 (Build 8R4031)
- iMac (24-inch)
- Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.33GHz
- 2.00 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
- Mac OS X 10.4.10 (Build 8R2218)
- iMac (24-inch)
- Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.16GHz
- 2.00 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
- Mac OS X 10.4.10 (Build 8R2218)
Primate Labs is reporting the baseline score, rather than the raw score, for each benchmark (where a score of 1000 is the score a Power Mac G5 1.6GHz would receive). Higher is better.