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.
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.
If you have been lusting after one of those sexy new 27-inch iMac computers that Apple unveiled this week you are not alone. If you have been trying to resist the urge to tear your shiny new iMac apart and see what's inside iFixit has the shots of the innards of the iMac you crave (you sicko).