Apple introduced a slew of new products today – and (in a
departure for the company) did so without a major media event. Here’s a quick
rundown of what’s new in Apple’s online store.
Apple has revamped the desktop machines with a slew of new features, including
LED-Backlit screens, dual core processors, starting at 3.06 GHz (and going up
to quad core) and 4GB of standard memory (upgradeable to 16GB if you really
like to punish your OS by running dozens of programs at once. Wireless keyboard
and Magic Mouse (see below) are standard.
The starter MacBook didn’t get cheaper (it’s still $999), but it was
redesigned. Now featuring a unibody enclosure and LED-Backlit screen, it also
has a built-in battery that boasts up to 7 hours on a single charge
Mac minis – The stepchild of the Mac lineup now has more memory
and bigger hard drives. There’s even a version that can be used as a server.
Magic Mouse – Apple has
completely revamped its mouse, ditching the trackball for a multi-touch
surface. That means no buttons, but a touch-sensitive device that can act as
either a one- or two-button mouse, depending on your needs. The Bluetooth peripheral (seen above) is also more customizable than it s predecessor.