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Apple Launches New iMacs, iPods

G4 iMacs get speed boost to 1.25 GHz By Dave Nagel
Apple Today announced new versions of its all in one iMac systems, boosting processor speeds up to 1.25 GHz and other enhancements in graphics and memory. The company also launched new versions of its iPod portable music players. All of the new units are available today.

The new iMacs come in two configurations, one with a 15-inch LCD display and one with a 17-inch widescreen LCD display. The 15-inch model offers a 1 GHz G4 processor, 256 MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM, Nvidia GeForce4 MX graphics card with 32 MB memory, a 32x combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW optical drive, two FireWire 400 ports, three USB 2.0 ports, internal support for Bluetooth and AirPort Extreme wireless networking, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive and Apple Pro Speakers. It sells for $1,299.


The 17-inch iMac includes a 1.25 GHz G4 processor, 256 MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM, 4x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW), Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card with 64 MB memory, two FireWire 400 ports, three USB 2.0 ports, internal support for AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth wireless networking, 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive and Apple Pro Speakers. It sells for $1,799.

On the iPod front, Apple has launched two new models, a 20 GB unit and a 40 GB unit. They sell for $399 and $499, respectively, and are available now with support for Macintosh and WIndows systems.

Finally, Apple also announced today that it has sold its 10 millionth song through the iTunes Music Store. The iTunes Music Store is Apple's retail site for selling individual songs and albums. The company says that since its launch four months ago, the store has averaged about 500,000 songs per week. The store is integrated into Apple's iTunes software jukebox application, where users can purchase individual titles for $0.99 per song.

For more information, visit http://www.apple.com.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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