Apple has previously abandon updating their Mac Pro range of computers after several updates to MacBook Pro, iMacs and MacBook Air. We now have news that Apple will be rolling out a refreshed line of Mac Pros some time in April. Apple has already stop selling Mac Pro in Europe.
iFixit has gotten their little hands on Apples new 21.5 inch iMac and tear it right down. They have found Apple using strong glue to stick the glass panel to the LCD.
Check out the full tear down at iFixit.
Apple has made available the new thinner 21.5-inch iMac on the Apple Store. The new iMac features reduced reflection, faster processors and a new storage option called Fusion Drive. The 27-inch iMac will be available for order through the Apple Online Store and will begin shipping in December.
The new iMac is also very thin where Apple fused an aluminum and glass enclosure to merely 5 mm thin at its edge.
The new iMac also includes 8GB of 1600 MHz memory, a 1TB hard drive, third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors that can be upgraded to Core i7, and the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors that deliver up to 60 percent faster performance.
Still a rumour, Apple might be removing Mac Pro off their product range. Currently, MacBook Pro and MacBook are taking 74% of Apple’s computer sales. Go figure.
Apple on Tuesday refreshed its iMac line with Intel quad-core processors, AMD Radeon HD graphics processors, Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.4 GHz and Thunderbolt data transfer technology. The new line also includes a built-in FaceTime HD camera.
Our customers love the iMac’s aluminum enclosure, gorgeous display and all-in-one design. With next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, Thunderbolt technology and a FaceTime HD camera, we’ve made the world’s best desktop even better.
HP’s new HP TouchSmart610 and TouchSmart 9300 can recline the touchscreen 60 degrees up or down and swivel it 180 degrees.
The 610 will be available on February 9th for $899 and up, while the 9300 price is not available yet.
Patently Apple has release some juicy info on the next generation Apple iMac having a touch interface. These people have dug out new patent from Apple that indicated how they are going to use Mac OS X and iOS to come up with a multitouch iMac.
The next cool feature is turning the iMac into a tablet:
For example, an accelerometer in the display could sense the force of gravity along an axis, and the measured force could be used to determine an angle of the display with respect to the ground (i.e. the plane perpendicular to the direction of the force of gravity). A transition between input modes could be performed when the vertical angle (tilt) of the display crosses a predetermined angle.
In another example, a rotation sensor could be mounted in an adjustable stand of the display. The rotation sensor could measure a rotation position of the stand, such as an angle between the base of the stand and a hinged arm that connects the base and the display. The measured rotation position could be used to determine the orientation of the display.
Apple has updated Mac Mini with a slim unibody case, 1.4-inches tall, an SD-card slot, an HDMI port, faster NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics hardware, FireWire 800, Mini-DVI, four USB ports and Ethernet.
There are two versions: 2.4-GHz processor, 2 GB RAM and a 320-GB hard drive cost $700 and the 4 GB RAM, two 500-GB hard drives and a 2.66-GHz processor cost $1000.
Press release after the jump.
Sony has announced that the company will no longer be producing floppy disks in Japan. This would officially make floppy disks extinct as of 2011. We are guessing the next format to go are CD disks.
Microsoft Arc Keyboard in white and lime finishing is now available on Amazon for $60. The keyboard is slim and has a arched design It comes with the same tiny 2.4GHz USB transmitter.