Rumor says Blu-ray was pulled from iMac line just before production last month

Oct 16, 2009
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Love or hate Apple, we can all agree that the company has been at the forefront of design for computers for a long time. Back before every computer marker around was producing all-in-one machines; Apple had its line of iMac computers. There were rumors going around that the new line of iMac computers would have Blu-ray players. In a case of a rumor spawned by a rumor, we hear today that Blu-ray was pulled from the new iMac line shortly before the machines went into production last month.

AppleInsider figures that the Blu-ray drives would have been expensive options only available on custom ordered machines anyway, but there are sure to be those out there wanting Blu-ray on their iMac. The new iMac rumors also point to the possibility of the line getting new and fast Intel Core i7 CPUs.

The rumor has the machines getting a Core i7 Clarksfield quad-core mobile processor as an option. If this rumor pans out, that would make the iMac the first consumer oriented Macs with four processing cores. The mobile quad-core i7 parts are available in speeds of 1.6GHz to 2GHz.


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