This just in from PDN Online. Apple unveiled its newest iMac computers this morning, which feature revamped quad-core processors, new graphics engines, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O ports, and a new FaceTime HD built-in camera.
According to Apple (yes, according to them), the new iMacs are up to 70 percent faster than the previous model and the new graphics card delivers up to three times the performance of its predecessor. The new iMac features quad-core Intel Core i5 processors with an option to choose Core i7 processors with up to 3.4 GHz.
Are you going to buy this one? Hmm … no matter how fast this one is, I ain’t going to buy any Apple products when it comes to desktop purposes. It will still be a PC.
For those who are interested, Apple iMacs start at $1,199 for the base model. Good luck finding one you like ;).
Apple intends to marry its mobile OS with its desktop OS to provide a tablet-like experience on users’ desktop and laptop computers. Patently Apple has dug up an Apple patent filed earlier this year and reports that the documentation shows how the Cupertino-based company plans to develop iMacs and MacBooks that turn into touch-based input devices when orientated a certain way.
As illustrated in the image, the iMac’s stand would be flexible, allowing users to adjust the normally vertical screen to an almost horizontal position. Depending on the angle you have the display at, your computer will switch to the OS you’ve associated with that position.
This patent covers Apple desktops and laptops, and endeavors to give people the best of both input worlds by allowing them to use the touchscreen for certain applications, like drawing, and the traditional keyboard and mouse for word processing and other similar tasks.
Though not all patent filings mean a product is in development, previous rumors have suggested Apple was planning to incorporate a touchscreen interface into OSX, matching up with Patently Apple’s find quite nicely. (Tom’s Hardware)