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Apple Introduces the New iMac G5

Apple Introduces the New iMac G5.

Features Built-in iSight Video Camera & Breakthrough "Front Row" Media Experience

October 13th.

SYDNEY, Australia --October 13, 2005--Apple® today unveiled the new iMac® G5 which features a built-in iSight(TM) video camera for out-of-the-box video conferencing and the debut of Apple's breakthrough Front Row media experience. Front Row gives users a simple, intuitive and powerful way to play their music, enjoy their photo slideshows, and watch their DVDs and iMovies, as well as popular movie trailers from, on their iMac from up to 9 metres away using the new bundled Apple Remote. The new iMac G5 comes in a sleek, new design that is even thinner than its predecessor, and starts at just $2,349 (including GST).

"The new iMac G5 debuts our amazing Front Row media experience, and we think users are going to love it," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Plus, the built-in iSight video camera delivers out-of-the-box video conferencing with friends and family, as well as hours of fun with our new Photo Booth application."

Apple's breakthrough Front Row media experience uses the bundled Apple Remote to let users enjoy the content they have on their iMac--including songs from their iTunes music library, slideshows of their photo albums in iPhoto®, videos including Podcasts, iMovies and DVDs, and popular movie trailers streamed from all from up to 9 metres away. Front Row is easily controlled using the Apple Remote, which has only six buttons, compared to remote controls for Microsoft's Media Center which typically have over 40 buttons.

With its built-in iSight video camera, the new iMac G5 provides video conferencing right out of the box using Apple's award-winning iChat AV software. The new iMac G5 also includes Photo Booth, Apple's fun-to-use new application that lets users take quick snapshots with the built-in iSight video camera, add entertaining visual effects with the touch of a button, and share them via Mail, save them in iPhoto®, or use them as icons in iChat or Address Book.

The refined design of the new iMac G5 is now up to 1.3 cm thinner and 15 percent lighter than the previous generation. Delivering even greater value, the new iMac G5 line includes a 17-inch model with a 1.9GHz PowerPC G5 processor for just $2,349 (including GST) and a 20-inch model with a 2.1 GHz PowerPC G5 processor for just $3,099 (including GST). Both models now come standard with a SuperDrive(TM) with double-layer support for burning professional-quality DVDs, 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory expandable to 2.5GB, hard drive storage capacity up to 500GB, and ATI Radeon X600 PCI Express-based graphics with 128MB of dedicated video memory for outstanding graphics performance and realistic game play. System memory is easily upgraded via a convenient access door along the bottom edge.

Offering the latest high-performance I/O, the new iMac G5s include built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed networking, built-in AirPort® Extreme for fast 54 Mbps wireless networking*, built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, a total of five USB ports (three USB 2.0) and two FireWire® 400 ports. The new iMac G5 includes Apple's Mighty Mouse, featuring up to four programmable buttons and an ingenious Scroll Ball that lets users scroll in any direction--vertically, horizontally and even diagonally.

Every new iMac G5 also includes iLife® '05, Apple's award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications; Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger," the world's most advanced operating system; and a collection of productivity and entertainment titles including AppleWorks, 2006 World Book, Photo Booth, Nanosaur 2 and Marble Blast Gold.

Pricing & Availability
The new iMac G5 line will be available through Apple Authorised Resellers.

The new 17-inch 1.9 GHz iMac G5, for a suggested retail price of $2,349 (including GST), includes:

- 17-inch widescreen LCD display;
- 1.9 GHz PowerPC G5 processor;
- 512MB of 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 2.5GB;
- 8x SuperDrive(TM) with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
- ATI Radeon X600 Pro with 128MB DDR memory;
- built-in iSight video camera;
- built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
- 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
- built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
- ships with infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.

The new 20-inch 2.1 GHz iMac G5, for a suggested retail price of $3,099 (including GST), includes:

- 20-inch widescreen LCD display;
- 2.1 GHz PowerPC G5 processor;
- 512MB of 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 2.5GB;
- 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
- ATI Radeon X600 XT with 128MB DDR memory;
- built-in iSight video camera;
- built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
- 250GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
- built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
- ships with infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.

Build-to-order options and accessories include up to 2.5GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250GB and 500GB Serial ATA hard drives, AirPort Express(TM) and AirPort Extreme Base Station, Apple Wireless Keyboard, Apple Wireless Mouse, Apple USB Modem and the AppleCare Protection Plan.

* Actual speed will vary based on range from the base station, environmental conditions and other factors.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.


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