A couple of weeks back we reported that Apple had posted long delays for orders of their 27-inch iMac desktops; now it's sounding like buyers may have to wait even longer. According to Hardmac's sources, Apple have completely halted 27-inch iMac production, with the assembly lines expected to remain stationary until the company finds fixes for the various display issues the desktop computer is suffering.
Here we go again with another SlashGear Week in Review. This was an important and busy week in the tech world with a much anticipated announcement by Apple in the middle of the week. There was some cool stuff unveiled early in the week too though. Monday we saw a cool custom wireless PS3 mod that took the new slim PS3 and turned it into a handheld device.
That big and very cool 27-inch Apple iMac has had more than its share of woes since it launched. One of the most common issues with the machine is that the screen flickers. Apple issued a fix for the flicker issue about a month ago, but it apparently didn't solve the problem.
It's really been too long since we've had a darned good Commercial Times rumor, and today's is a doozy. According to DigiTimes, the Chinese-language paper reckons Apple are readying a 22-inch touchscreen all-in-one computer, slotting into the iMac range, which would go on sale alongside the existing 21.5-inch and 27-inch models released back in October 2009.
It's the day after Thanksgiving and that means Black Friday sales in the US. We're already hearing that parking spaces outside US malls are full up - and it's only just gone 4am on the east coast - so if it's cut-price Apple tech you're after then why not do your shopping online? As is somewhat traditional by now, Apple have discounts across various parts of their store today: save just over $100 on a new iMac, for instance, or the same off a MacBook Pro.
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's 27-inch iMac did the Cupertino company proud when we reviewed the Core 2 Duo model last month, but trouble is afoot with the freshly-shipping Core i7 models. Various Apple support forum threads are suggesting that not only are some Core i7 iMacs turning up DOA and refusing to power on, others have hit desktops only for their eager buyers to discover the glass screen has cracked.
One of Apple's new iMac's most nifty features is their ability to work as a standalone display for an external video source, such as another Mac or a console. Unfortunately that means your external source needs to have a Mini DisplayPort output, something in short supply unless you're already toting a recent Apple product. Now Atlona Technologies have stepped in with the DP200, a DVI to Mini DisplayPort converter that's officially compatible with the 21.5- and 27-inch iMacs.
With the MacBook now brought smack up to date with unibody styling, and the fully metal-clad iMac causing a stir on desktops, it seems like about the right sort of time to ask what the iPhone could learn from the new designs? Happily Isamu Sanada - who you might recall from these fair pages in previous months - is one step ahead of us, and he's put together some concept art of what an iMac-inspired fourth-gen iPhone might look like.