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Apple’s New Macs, MacBook, and Magic Mouse

Apple dropped a bombshell today as it release several new products.

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Apple today unveiled an all new iMac line featuring brilliant LED-backlit 21.5 and 27-inch widescreen displays in a new121755-led_imac_500edge-to-edge glass design and seamless all aluminum enclosure. The new iMac line, starting at $1,199, is the fastest ever with Intel Core 2 Duo processors starting at 3.06 GHz, and Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors for up to twice the performance. Every new iMac ships with a wireless keyboard and the all new wireless Magic Mouse, the world’s first mouse with Multi-Touch technology pioneered by Apple on the iPhone, iPod touch and Mac notebook trackpad.

Magic Mouse – The First Multitouch Mouse

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The mouse uses the same multi-touch technology found in the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Mac
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Mac Mini Server
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Apple today also announced that the Mac mini, the world’s most energy efficient desktop, is now faster, offers more storage and comes standard with double the memory. Starting at $599, the entry level Mac mini features a faster 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, a 160GB hard drive, five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics and a SuperDrive. The $799 Mac mini features a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of memory and a larger 320GB hard drive. Apple now offers a $999 Mac mini that is specially configured with Mac OS® X Snow Leopard® Server. Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server features two 500GB hard drives for a total of 1TB of server storage in the tiny 6.5-inch square by 2-inch tall Mac mini enclosure.
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New White MacBook
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“The new MacBook includes many of the great features found on the innovative MacBook Pro,
such as an LED-backlit display, glass Multi-Touch trackpad and built-in long-life battery,” saidPhilip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With the only lineup of notebooks all featuring unibody enclosures, LED-backlit displays and long-life battery technology, there’s never been a better time to switch to a Mac.”
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New Apple Remote.
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It’s designed to control your iPod, iPhone or Mac from afar, with play / pause, menu, volume and track skip buttons at the ready.
If you’re looking to use it with your iPod or iPhone, you’ll need an iPodUniversal Dock ($49) and a device with a dock connector; if you’re using it with your Mac, you’ll need a compatible machine introduced in 2005 or later with an integrated IR receiver. It’ll ship in two to four weeks for $19.
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WWDC ’09: iPhone 3G S

Before I get to the obviously new iPhone, there were multiple announcements made today at Worldwide Developers Conference 2009 (WWDC09).

Small notes: Tablet on track for 2010, and Steve is healthy and should be in office by July.

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Snow Leopard was demoed, and is on track for September.

macbooksMultiple features were demoed. MacBook Air price dropped to $1500, the “MacBook” line was dumped and rebranded as MacBook Pros, and the entire line was updated with new features like an SD card slot, and FireWire.

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Safari 4 was official released for Mac and PC, touting itself as the fastest web browser available. Snow Leopard will be a $30 upgrade or $50 for a family pack. (Snow Leopard being 10.6)

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And, the new iPhone 3G S was announced. The new iPhone 3G S, the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including improved speed and performance — up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G — with longer battery life, a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording with editing and uploading from the iPhone, and hands free voice control. iPhone 3G S includes the new iPhone OS 3.0, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 100 new features such as Cut, Copy and Paste, MMS, Spotlight Search, landscape keyboard and more. Tethering and TURN BY TURN GPS WITH TOMTOM is also in the new iPhone. Video can also be downloaded over Wi-Fi on the iTunes Store for iPhone. That is expected to launch in July, and the iPhone 3.0 OS will be out next week and is guaranteed to have Push Notification!

The iPhone 3G S price listing are as follows: 16GB iPhone 3G S for $199 and 32GB iPhone 3G S for $299. As for the current 8GB iPhone 3G, they have reduced its price down to $99. This means they will still keep a version of the original iPhone 3G on the shelves.

Take a look at the Apple’s guided tour of the new iPhone 3G S below.

Apple Holds the Market, Rumors Ahead

Apple just reported a $1.21b profit on revenues of $8.16b, which sets another record for Apple. Mac sales did fall three percent compared to a year ago, but that was offset by a three-percent increase in iPod sales and a 123-percent jump in iPhone sales. In fact, AT&T has activated 1.6 million iPhones since last quarter!

Meanwhile, rumors have sprung about Macbook updates that could happen at WWDC, like built-in 3G, minor firmware upgrades, spec bumps, and serious program updates, for the more professional level such as Final Cut Pro, Logic, Shake, and Aperture. (Possibly Apple Remote Desktop 3.1).

Apple to Bring Unibody iPods, New iPhone, and a Video Answering Machine?

Reports are pouring in of an order for 100 million 8GB NAND Chipsets. A release of a new iPhone this summer probably will happen, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t. Also, two patents were files by Apple today. One patent suggested your answering machine will turn an eye, and show video of yourself instead of just audio using iChat. The other patent hints at an iPod refresh in which all iPods will be upgraded to the unibody status introduced by the new MacBooks. Could this also mean that we can expect the iPhone to turn unibody? Keep in mind that this is horrible for 3rd party companies that specialize in iPod repairs, meaning that consumers would largely have to turn to Apple for all of their needs.