Apple rumors are a dime a dozen and are always centering on the next big thing to come from the company. Many of the more recent rumors are centering on a new 4th generation iPhone and the long rumored Apple tablet.
If your Core i7 iMac isn't unique enough - and if you have one that powers on and has an intact screen, then from the sound of things it's already pretty rare - then you could always turn to ColorWare for help. The customization company have announced that they're happily take your Apple all-in-one (or indeed your Magic Mouse) and brighten up its aluminum body with a new paint finish.
Apple have released Magic Mouse drivers for Mac OS X 10.5.8, which will allow those still running OS X Leopard to use the multitouch functionality of the new peripheral. The update is accompanied by the 10.6.1 Snow Leopard driver; however, the imminent OS X 10.6.2 release is expected to add native support for Magic Mouse to the Mac platform, which would mean that users could simply pair their mouse and begin using its multitouch capabilities.
It's the biggest all-in-one Apple have ever offered, not to mention the fastest and most media-centric, and it's pretty much guaranteed to hypnotize anybody wandering into their local Apple Store. The hyperbole practically writes itself, but at the end of the day is the 27-inch Apple iMac more than just a desktop trophy? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
There's been plenty of rumor and speculation over the past few months, but Apple have finally unveiled their updated iMac desktops, and we've already got the 27-inch model here to review. Already up for sale in the Apple Store for $1,699, our review unit has a 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory and ATI Radeon HD4670 graphics. After the cut, our image gallery with some hands-on first impressions.
The Magic Mouse isn't the only peripheral from Apple that's had a makeover; the venerable Apple Remote, last seen looking vaguely tired in white plastic, has been dipped in aluminum for its latest incarnation. The Apple Remote still has dedicated play/pause and Menu keys, together with track-skip and volume controls, but now looks like a drawn-out, flattened iPod shuffle.
To use it with your iPod, iPhone or iMac, you'll need a suitably equipped dock or a desktop that has an IR port. The Apple iPod Universal Dock will do the trick for the PMPs, priced at $49, while any iMac introduced from 2005 onwards should have the required receiver.
The Apple Store is still down and the Cupertino company themselves are still tight-lipped, but thanks to Apple Insider we have a pretty reasonable idea of what might be on the virtual shelves in the next few hours. They've received a list of product numbers, complete with some descriptions, which suggest Apple are readying a few new Mac mini units (one without an optical drive), a new 21.5-inch iMac, two new Time Capsules (1TB and 2TB) and a new Airport Extreme.
Updated: All the details of the new ranges here.
Full list after the cut
Entirely unsurprisingly, the Apple Store has been taken down for the usual hurried "updates". While the same thing happened late last month with no noticeable changes, today we're expecting quite a few modifications what with the very recent speculation that Apple are planning to push out a new MacBook, iMac, Mac mini and even peripheral range.
Update: The store is back, and here's what you can buy.
Apple may be riding high on another successful financial quarter, but we still wouldn't put it past them to announce a few new products this week in order to stick a spoke in the wheels of Windows 7's launch. According to man-in-the-know John Gruber, it's not a product trickle but a flood we should be expecting, with both new notebooks and desktops together with multitouch-compatible peripherals on the cards.
Update: The new range is now live - all the details here
Steve walks in and welcomes everyone to the event. We will start off talking about the Mac, it's been an incredible last 12 months. the growth has grown 3times as fast as the industry. "We've got a clean product line", today we are going to focus on the iMac.
As 2009 comes to a close it’s time to acknowledge some of my favorite tech products of the year.
The first “product” on the list works across the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch: Apple’s App Store. The hardware upgrades to the iPhone and iPod touch in 2009 were less impressive than the price drop on the iPhone 3G and the greatly expanded capabilities that application developers were given for writing for the iPlatform. The developer community responded with tens of thousands of new apps that turn an iPhone or iPod touch into a portable game console, heart monitor, prayer book, GPS navigator, eBook reader, and myriad other possibilities. Other platforms also rolled out app stores this year, but Apple retains an enormous lead in both the number and quality of options.