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Apple filed a patent with the USPTO in May 2019 for an ‘electronic device with glass housing member’, and it was recently published on January 23, 2020. Many technology websites have been speculating that this could be an iMac Pro refresh set for release later this year. Dutch designer Jermaine Smit, also known as Concept Creator, decided to make this all-glass computer a reality, or at least in render form. Read more for the clip, additional pictures and information.
A patent that Apple filed with the USPTO reveals that they would be working on an iMac made from a single sheet of curved glass, complete with an embedded display. There would be a slot for your keyboard and all of the internal hardware components would be housed in a “wedge” that extends from the back of the computer. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The original Apple iMac G3 was introduced by Steve Jobs on August 15th, 1998 and it stood out because of its unique egg-shaped look, with a CRT monitor that was enclosed in a Bondi Blue colored translucent plastic case. The slot-loaded optical drive was innovative for its time, as many computers still had the front-loading version, and there was also no floppy drive in sight. Later, it was offered in a total of thirteen different colors, including Strawberry, Blueberry, Lime and more. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Apple’s iMac G3 made its debut in August 1998 and is known for its gumdrop or egg-shaped look, with a CRT monitor, all enclosed in a colored, translucent plastic case, which was refreshed early on with a sleeker design notable for its slot-loaded optical drive. What if the iPhone was redesigned to look like the iMac G3? FuturePunk has answered that question with these interesting renders. Read more for a video showing one modeled after the Macintosh.
Apple today refreshed its iMac line with up to 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors and powerful AMD Vega Pro graphics options, delivering impressive increases in both compute and graphics performance. The 21.5-inch iMac (starts at $1,299) now boasts 8th-generation quad-core, and for the first time 6-core processors that deliver up to 60% faster performance, while the 27-inch model (starts at $1,799) can be configured with 9th-generation 6-core and 8-core processors, delivering up to 2.4 times faster performance. Read more for another video and additional information.
Finally, macOS Mojave has come out of beta and will be available for Apple users to download today. This update is mostly about front-end tweaks, including new visual elements, apps, and the much talked about “Dark Mode”. Found in System Preferences, under General, the mode offers classy evening look, with a smoked glass menu bar and dock. A revamped App Store is more accessible and puts apps on display more prominently. You also get new native apps, such as Apple News, Stocks, Apple Home, as well as Voice Memos. Continue reading for another video and more information.
What if future Apple laptops and desktops use Apple-designed ARM processors that are capable of running iOS apps, while retaining the features and support for older Mac-only apps that most Mac users require? If that happens, this new iMac Concept could be one of the first models. Featuring a 5K display with ultra-thin bezels, FaceID, an integrated AirPower charging pad and a Magic Keyboard with a built-in Touch Bar. Continue reading for more pictures.
Why bother with an iMac or Mac Mini, when you could just bring the TapTop anywhere? This Touch Bar-inspired computer boasts a pill-shaped design, and comes equipped with a touchscreen OLED display that doubles as an OS X application launcher. Aside from launching applications, the touch interface also lets you activate Siri, volume controls, and lots more. Continue reading for additional pictures and information.
The iMac Pro will be officially in stores on December 14th, but the AirPower Wireless Charging Pad is still months away. What happens when you combine the two products? This sleek model with a dual-purpose stand that doubles as a charging pad for both your iPhone and Apple Watch. Pricing starts at $4,999 for the iMAc Pro, and comes equipped with up to an 18-core Xeon processor, 128GB of memory, 4TB of storage, as well as a Radeon Pro Vega graphics card. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more pictures.
Apple has officially unveiled the iMac Pro, and it’s a monster. Priced from $5,000 USD, this monster features a 27-inch Retina 5K display with support for 1 billion colors, up to 18 Intel Xeon processors offering 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, and last, but not least, AMD’s all-new Radeon Pro Vega GPU with 16GB of VRAM, 128GB of ECC RAM, and the capability to host up to 4TB of SSD storage. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and information.