Apple's next-generation iMacs to add a touch of grace

AppleInsider has learned that Apple's popular line of iMac personal computers are about to undergo a substantial facelift that will showcase striking new industrial designs aimed at leaving both competitors and onlookers smitten. People familiar with the matter say the Cupertino-based Mac maker has called upon its award-winning design chief Jonathan Ive and his team to cut the fat from the the current iMac line and outfit a pair of new Core 2 Duo-based models in a form factor that will be both slimmer and sleeker than today's offerings.

For Apple, the impending iMac makeover will represent the first major industrial design overhaul to hit its flagship all-in-one consumer desktop line in nearly three years. The last eye candy to accompany an iMac update came back in August of 2004, when the company retired its "sunflower" iMac G4 design while introducing the portrait-style iMac G5. With the burden of a major architectural transition to Intel chips weighing on its shoulders, Apple in 2006 elected to reuse the the iMac G5 design for its first Intel-based iMac offerings. At the time, the objective was to push an Intel version of its top-selling desktop into market as quickly as possible and get the ball rolling on the next chapter in Apple computing.

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As a PC user I'm curious. What does a Mac offer over the PC with the exception of publishing applications (including graphics)? I see these advantages and I'd really like to hear from someone who has an unbiased opinion on the subject.

I use both, i have a iMac and a MacBook, while i also use a pc.

In my opinion, there both basically the same, however macs last longer hardware wise, and are alot easier to use, never having any problems or virus's etc, it just works perfectly.

However with the many problems on a pc a user can get, it is better mainly for gaming and thats it in my opinion.

But there is more software for the pc than the mac, but you can always find a alternative to pc software for mac, and its usually cheaper/free.

The current design isn't very appealing (don't like all this white stuff, it looks so clinical and sterile). A new design is really long overdue.

snooze..... Yeah selling these things does heaps for the bottom line of Apple Computer Inc. It's their substandard MP3 players that keep them afloat

It's these "substandard" mp3 players that have by far the best sound quality in the industry. Still.

In 1997 Dell said of Apple "I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders". Now Apple has a bigger market cap than Dell. Shows how dramatically things can change. And it shows what happens when you *don't* sell garbage PCs on volume.

Just because you think iPods are "the best" doesn't make it true. Still.

And I think you are sadly confused about Dell. They sell hardware, it's what they do. If you think they sell "garbage" that's fine. But if you think they can take "garbage" and put OS X on it that it will magically transform the hardware to not be garbage anymore then the same must be true for Apple. But how can that be if they sell the most "elegant" (although mostly ported from the PC world) hardware?

Maybe the current gen iMacs will go down in price and we can finally get some for our internet cafe. :D

Also, if the price is right, then I might get one for myself at home.

I wish black computers would come back, I dont like this white and silver phase we are in... thats my personal opinnion

neufuse said,
I wish black computers would come back, I dont like this white and silver phase we are in... thats my personal opinnion

well then, thats why you get to 'make' your own pc's:P my entire pc/entertainment center is black

neufuse said,
I wish black computers would come back, I dont like this white and silver phase we are in... thats my personal opinnion

when did we have black computers? All I remem,ber was badge then the same look, ports on bottum and ugly gray colors...

cant wait to see how this turns out, i love the designs of macs, truely amazing looking hardware, i think a fullscreen mac is in order, something like the latest macs but without the bottom bit, if ya get what i mean and slimmer.

digitalsoft said,
cant wait to see how this turns out, i love the designs of macs, truely amazing looking hardware, i think a fullscreen mac is in order, something like the latest macs but without the bottom bit, if ya get what i mean and slimmer.

may be, I think it may have a sliver/platium color like the mac pros. Or may be sliver and a black trim.... kind of like the iphone..