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Jobs Keynote: New G4s Hit 867 MHz; iMacs Also Get Speed BumpNews from Macworld New York
Both the mid-range and the high-end models will ship with SuperDrives, which combine DVD burning and CD burning capabilities.
The new models will ship with Nvidia GeForce 2 cards; 40 GB, 60 GB and 80 GB hard drives, respectively; and 256 MB RAM standard in the high-end model, with 128 MB in the other two.
The new G4s also get a new silver look. They will sell for $1,699, $2,499 and $3,499, respectively.
The new hardware also includes new versions the iMac, running at 500 MHz, 600 MHz and 700 MHz. The 700 MHz model will launch in August for $1,499. The other two are available today, and they all include CD-RW drives.
There were no new products in Apple's notebook lines.
Other announcements during the keynote (as previously reported) are included below.
Mac OS X update
Jobs also announced Mac OS X version 10.1, what he called "the first major update to OS X." The new update focuses on performance: faster menus, faster window resizing, faster application launches and faster launches.
It also offers new features, such as an improved interface, DVD playback, CD burning, "dramatically enhanced" support for digital devices and better printing support. According to Jobs, the new release includes "thousands" of improvements.
Mac OS X 10.1 is a free upgrade that's expected to ship in September.
Also during the Jobs keynote, several representatives from third-party vendors got up to speak. Among them, Alias|Wavefront, Connectix Corp., Filemaker, Quark and Adobe. Alias|Wavefront said it is now taking orders for Maya for OS X. Connectix announced a download version of Virtual PC for OS X. The new version is free for registered users of VPC 4.0. Adobe and Quark reiterated their support for OS X and showed off the latest builds of their software for OS X, nothing that hasn't been shown before. Filemaker announced a new server version of Filemaker Pro for OS X.
We'll continue to bring you updates from Macworld as they happen. For more information, visit http://www.apple.com.
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