July 27, 2010
Apple Announces New Mac Pros, iMacs, Trackpad and Cinema Display

It's been a long time coming, but maybe now the "Apple doesn't care about the desktop" criers can quiet down. On the menu today:

  • 27-Inch LED Cinema Display updated with the latest bells and whistles. $999 is pretty steep, but 2560x1440 would be nice, especially if you're a professional photographer or the like, or have a 27" iMac that you need a second screen for.
  • Mac Pro with options for up to 12 cores and SSD drives. Nice, but you (of course) pay a premium price. Hyperthreading in the new processors means you get 24 virtual cores presented to the OS. Wow.
  • Upgraded iMacs with new processors (up to 2.93Ghz i7) and new video options.
  • Magic Trackpad to let you have the iPhone/Touch multi-scrolling/swiping experience on your desktop computer. As an iPhone user I see the want for this (as lots of the time I want to just "swipe" on my desktop), but I'm not sure how well it'll sell. Pretty sure it'll show up as a standard feature or attached to the keyboard in the next version.

    Posted by Arcterex at July 27, 2010 08:40 AM