Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2007 18:02 UTC
Apple Apple has released new iMacs, with a new interior (up to 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo) as well as new exterior (thinner, with a black back, as well as black 'eyeliner' around the screen), including a new keyboard, during a press event in Cupertino today. Apple also released new version of its iLife and iWork suites. iLife has seen updates on all its applications, while iWork has also received a new spreadsheet application called Numbers. Update: The Mac Mini has been updated too.
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by theGrump on Tue 7th Aug 2007 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE"
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the "revolutionary" keyboard is a near-perfect ripoff of the ultra-cheap small form factor usb keyboards fry's has stocked for ages. BTC 6100E is almost identical from the top and side.

otherwise wtf is so revolutionary about this approach?

i don't want my monitor in the same box as my cpu for a dozen obvious reasons.

what would really be great industrial design is for someone to come up with an "integrated" display that is easily removable. why can't i snap out the laptop display? how many monitor form factors are there?

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by Kroc on Tue 7th Aug 2007 19:32 in reply to "DOWN FANBOY, HEEL"
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It never ceases to amaze me just how hard it is for OSnews users to understand what a regular "consumer" is.

Am I the only one who can see what this computer design actually means in the real world? I'm surrounded by people so smart, they've forgotten how to be idiots :/

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by theGrump on Tue 7th Aug 2007 19:56 in reply to "RE: DOWN FANBOY, HEEL"
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haha, the archetype of the consumer...this platonic ideal exists only in your head.

if consumers want simple, no buttons, no options, why do all of the following products sell well?:

- manual shift sports cars
- high end audio
- high end video
- digital SLRs that do not just "point and shoot"
- high-end kitchen anything

etc etc etc

stop leaning on the "ideal" of the consumer

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