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New iMac and MacBooks incoming tip analysts

The dust has only just started to settle after Apple’s iPod event last week, and already the company are tipped to be readying another range refresh.  Research firm Wedge Partners are predicting that Apple will release new iMacs and MacBooks “in the next several weeks”.  The iMac has not been significantly updated since March 2009.

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iMac hamster cage lands on eBay

If, like me, you’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that computers are powered by tiny animals rather than the “electricity” government conspiracy, then this DIY iMac hamster cage might appeal.  Up for sale on eBay – for a whopping $350 buy-it-now, no less – it’s an original blue iMac with the guts removed and mesh walls inserted.

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Spontaneously smoking iMac caught on camera [Video]

Spontaneously smoking iMac caught on camera [Video]

With all the talk of iPhone and iPod touch spontaneous combustion, it's about time we've heard from some other members of the Apple family with heated ambitions.  According to Chinese tech site cnbeta, the video you can see after the cut was filmed by an office worker as his iMac suddenly began to gush white smoke.

The smoke then turned black, at which point the user decided that rather than concentrate on filming he should probably cut the power.

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Platinum iMac challenges wallet, taste, sanity

Platinum iMac challenges wallet, taste, sanity

The last we saw of custom finish experts Computer Choppers was their iPod shuffle 3G tweaks, turning Apple's sober little PMP into a riot of anodized hues.  Splashing out on a custom iPod is one thing; how about spending big money on platinum plating your 24-inch Apple iMac?

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Apple adding Blu-ray to iTunes 9, iMacs?

Apple adding Blu-ray to iTunes 9, iMacs?

Apple are planning to add Blu-ray support in iTunes 9, the next major upgrade to the company's media software, according to the latest tipsters.  The update is expected to coincide with Apple adding Blu-ray drives to its desktop iMac range, a move which has again been highlighted by Apple Insider.

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Apple 17-inch iMac landing for $899? [Updated: probable not]

Apple 17-inch iMac landing for $899? [Updated: probable not]

Apple have leaked the existence of an entry-level 17-inch iMac, slotting in beneath the 20-inch and 24-inch versions.  The all-in-one desktop was revealed on the company's education pages, prompting speculation that Apple envisage primarily student and school buyers.

Update: It looks as though this could just be the old 17-inch plastic iMac; more details after the cut.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 10 2009

As busy weeks go, this one has certainly been something to write home about (or at least a Week in Review about), with CeBIT, PMA and an Apple mega-announcement all taking place. ASUS arguably stole the former show in Germany, with the Eee PC 1008HA “Shell” once again proving that netbooks needn’t be the ugly cousins to expensive ultraportable notebooks. For our full CeBIT 2009 coverage, hit the tag.

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Apple quietly intro compact wired keyboard

Apple quietly intro compact wired keyboard

You could be forgiven for not noticing, but Apple have introduced a new QWERTY keyboard along with its refreshed iMac range.  The new 'board resembles the wireless Apple keyboard, in that it lacks a numeric keypad, but is still wired like the old 'board.

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New Apple iMac 20-inch and 24-inch announced

New Apple iMac 20-inch and 24-inch announced

Apple have announced an updated iMac desktop PC, with Intel Core 2 Duo processors up to 3.06GHz, either 20-inch or 24-inch LCD displays, and up to 8GB of RAM.  The new iMac can be fitted with up to 1TB of storage, and has integrated AirPort Extreme WiFi n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and Mini DisplayPort.

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Apple Store is down: new iMac, Mac mini or Pro near?

Apple Store is down: new iMac, Mac mini or Pro near?

With the rumors surrounding the iMac, Mac Pro and Mac mini, the fact that Apple have just taken their online store down to update it seems to be pointing at only one thing: new toys on the horizon.  There's no telling exactly what might be fresh and shiny when the store returns, but we have a fair idea of what it could be.

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Apple event March 24th tipped: new iMac, Mac mini & Pro

Apple event March 24th tipped: new iMac, Mac mini & Pro

According to the latest rumors, Apple is planning an event on March 24th which will see the company announce the latest iMac, Mac Pro and Mac mini product ranges.  Although Apple has not publicly acknowledged the date, nor invited any press, two sites are reporting leaked information that apparently confirms at least new iMac announcements.

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Apple iMac NVIDIA graphics leak fuels replacement rumor

Apple iMac NVIDIA graphics leak fuels replacement rumor

Further fuel on the new iMac rumors this week, culminating in this supposed snap of Apple marketing materials that lists "High-performance NVIDIA graphics" among the specifications of the 20- and 24-inch machines.  The company's all-in-one desktop range is considered long overdue an update, with predictions circulating since October of last year that Apple would bring the iMac into line with other models by adding NVIDIA's latest graphics chipsets.

However Apple themselves denied any update was coming, claiming that their holiday lineup was solid.  According to some reports, resellers are low on stocks of the current iMac models, and education Apple sales teams have been given permission to offer special pricing on what remains.

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