Apple Unveils New iMacs
Apple Unveils New iMacs Faster, DDR Memory, 4x SuperDrive & Lower Prices
CUPERTINO, California‹February 4, 2003‹Apple® today announced its new line of iMac® computers, featuring two new models. The new 17-inch widescreen model features a 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor and 133 MHz system bus; 256MB of Double Data Rate (DDR) memory; a faster 4x SuperDrive� for playing and burning CDs and DVDs; and internal support for AirPort® Extreme and Bluetooth, for just $3,995 + GST. The new 15-inch flat panel model features an 800 MHz G4 processor and is now priced at just $2,835 + GST. Apple also announced lower pricing on its line of eMac� consumer and education computers.
³The 17-inch widescreen iMac is Apple¹s top selling consumer desktop, and we¹ve just made it faster and more affordable,² said Greg Joswiak, Apple¹s vice president of Hardware Product Marketing. ³Apple¹s new iLife applications are bundled with the new iMacs, making them perfect for digital photography, music, moviemaking and DVD creation.²
Designed around an ultra-compact base, the iMac¹s flat panel display appears to float in mid-air, allowing users to effortlessly adjust its height or angle with just a touch. The 17-inch widescreen and 15-inch flat panel iMacs also offer two FireWire® 400 and five USB ports for fast, simple, plug-and-play connections to digital devices such as digital cameras, DV camcorders and iPods.
The 17-inch widescreen iMac offers the latest in communications with internal support for optional high-speed 54Mbps AirPort Extreme 802.11g wireless networking, offering speeds up to five times faster than previous wireless technologies, and optional internal Bluetooth for wireless connectivity to a range of peripherals such as cell phones and PDAs. Apple¹s new iSync software is included, so customers can automatically synchronise address books and calendars between Macs and Bluetooth capable cell phones.
Created for education and consumers, the eMac features a 17-inch flat CRT in a remarkably compact design. The eMac is Apple¹s most affordable PowerPC G4 system.
Both flat panel iMac models include Mac OS X, Apple¹s next-generation operating system and Apple¹s iLife� applications, an integrated suite offering iTunes� 3 for managing digital music, iPhoto� 2 for organising and sharing digital photos, iMovie� 3 for digital movie-making, and iDVD� 3 for creating and burning Hollywood-style DVDs (SuperDrive models only). Also included is a collection of productivity and entertainment titles including Microsoft Office v.X Test Drive and World Book 2003 Edition. Pricing & Availability
iMac and eMac desktops will be available through Apple Authorised Resellers.
The 17-inch widescreen flat-panel iMac includes:
· a 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine; · a 4x SuperDrive DVD-R/CD-RW optical drive; · an NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics processor with 64MB video memory; · 256MB of DDR system memory; · internal support for AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth; · an 80GB Ultra ATA hard drive; and · Apple Pro Speakers.
The 15-inch flat panel iMac includes:
· an 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine; · a 32x Combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW optical drive; · an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics processor with 32MB video memory; · 256MB of system memory; · internal support for AirPort wireless networking; · a 60GB Ultra ATA hard drive; and · Apple Pro Speakers.
The 17-inch flat CRT eMac includes:
· a 700 MHz PowerPC G4 processor; · a Combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW optical drive; · an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics processor with 32MB video memory; · 128MB of system memory; · internal support for AirPort wireless networking; and · a 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive.
The 17-inch flat CRT eMac includes:
· an 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processor; · a SuperDrive DVD-R/CD-RW optical drive; · an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics processor with 32MB video memory; · 256MB of system memory; · internal support for AirPort wireless networking; and · a 60GB Ultra ATA hard drive.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators and creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.