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Apple Mighty Mouse set for aluminum multitouch refresh?

Apple Mighty Mouse set for aluminum multitouch refresh?

Apple's Mighty Mouse replacement could accompany the rumored imminent iMac desktop computers, according to AppleInsider's sources, with the current model's mechanical trackball being replaced by touch-sensitive patches.  The new mouse is also predicted to drop the white plastic stylings of recent models, and instead adopt a new, perhaps anodized aluminum finish to match the refreshed iMacs.

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Apple Store down: new iMacs and MacBooks incoming? Update: Nope, nothing new

Apple Store down: new iMacs and MacBooks incoming? Update: Nope, nothing new

You guessed it, it's a Tuesday and the Apple Store has been taken down for the usual hurried batch of updating.  No word on what we might be seeing added today, but considering the past few weeks have hummed with talk of new iMac desktops and new MacBook entry-level notebooks there could be a pleasant surprise if you're in the market for a new OS X machine.

Update: The store is back online (only the US site went down) and there are no changes we can see aside from to the cart system itself.  Looks like this was just maintenance downtime, and we'll have to wait a little longer for new iMacs and MacBooks.

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New plastic MacBooks imminent: “most affordable” to date

Apple have already been tipped as readying a new entry-level MacBook once this month, and now the second nod to the polycarbonate MacBook line has come, courtesy of AppleInsider.  They’ve heard that the range refresh will likely be launched alongside the rumored new iMac desktops, themselves described as “imminent”, and be the Cupertino company’s “most affordable notebook offerings” to date.

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New iMac imminent say sources: sleeker, cheaper, more A/V abilities

Following on from rumors earlier this month that Apple plan new iMac desktops, Apple Insider has heard that indeed the Cupertino company have already begun production of their new models.  Apparently finalized in design early in September, the new iMacs are tipped to be cheaper but more compact than previous generation models, while other advances “not previously available” to buyers would now be on the table.

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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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