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Apple Announces New iMacs - Updated

04 May 2011

As per our story earlier this week, Apple today announced a refreshed range of iMacs. The model's being replaced haven't been on Apple's price books for much more than nine months.

Key features of the new models:

- All models now include a Quad Core Intel Core i5 processor with speeds between 2.5GHz and 3.1GHz.

- 4GB of RAM is standard on all models, upgradeable to 16GB.

- 500GB to 1TB hard drives, all at the 7,200RPM speed.

- The built in FaceTime camera has been upgraded to HD.

- Either one or two of the new ThunderBolt connectors (read more here)

- SDXC card slot built in

Most other specifications remain as per previous models.

"Our customers love the iMac’s aluminum enclosure, gorgeous display and all-in-one design,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "With next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, Thunderbolt technology and a FaceTime HD camera, we've made the world’s best desktop even better.”

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