Tuesday, August 31, 2004

BBC NEWS | Technology | Apple shows off new iMac in Paris

BBC NEWS | Technology | Apple shows off new iMac in Paris ""Just like the iPod redefined portable digital music players, the new iMac G5 redefines what users expect from a consumer desktop," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing in his keynote speech.
"With the entire system, including a gorgeous 17 or 20-inch display, just two inches thin, a lot of people will be wondering 'where did the computer go?'"

I have a hunch the new iMac isn't going to do well -- just as other, similar form-factor PCs from Gateway and others haven't in the past. Maybe if Apple had included a TV tuner -- then it would have been at least more competitive for dorm rooms etc. But since Steve Jobs apparently still believes PCs and TV don't mix, the new iMac won't be directly competitive with PCs running Windows XP Media Center Edition.
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