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On the New Late 2009 Mac Lineup

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
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Though the rumors were obviously out there some time ago—and generally accurate—everyone is still sort of shellshocked by the tidal wave of Apple Mac announcements from earlier today—the new iMac and MacBook, the new Mac mini, Magic Mouse, and the comparatively minor Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme and Apple Remote stuff. So I’ll just say briefly what’s on our collective minds right now:

Bravo, Apple.

There wasn’t a detail missed in the new iMacs—the right prices for bigger screens, better processors, and finally a replacement for that damned Mighty Mouse, one that looks like a super cool update to the classic transparent one-button Apple mouse I’ve kept using for years. Quad-core in and of itself would have been big news, but 27”? Wow. Wow. The new plastic MacBooks are neat, too; I played with one earlier today and was generally pretty impressed, particularly with the fully rubberized bottom that will finally get rid of all those glossy plastic surface scratches. As its power adapter has changed, it looks like MagSafes are all heading towards the MacBook Air- and Cinema-Display-style metal connectors with side-angled cables for strain relief, too. And the Mac mini, Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme and Apple Remote news? All welcome, though not earthshattering.

This is going to be an insane holiday season for Apple. And deservedly so. Glad to see the announcements actually happen today after all that waiting.

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Comments

1

Glad to see that they’re no longer neglecting the mini.  Recall that in early 2009, the mini hadn’t seen a single update in 18 months and there were rumors it might be discontinued.  Then it was refreshed in March and now again in October.  Bravo!

Posted by Dyvim on October 20, 2009 at 12:16 PM (PDT)

2

Great update, i just wish they would add a Blu-Ray option for the mac mini.  When they do, I’ll buy one for my home theater. 

At least enable Blu-Ray playback in the operating system, and I’ll make my own Blu-Ray system.

Posted by K on October 20, 2009 at 12:48 PM (PDT)

3

Amazing updates across the board, but disappointed that there’s still no Blu-ray option.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on October 20, 2009 at 3:38 PM (PDT)

4

Is it just me, or did they change the Power supply for the Mac Mini so it only works in the US, Canada and Japan markets? I guess too many Europeans came over and scooped these up on the cheap dollars.

Posted by Sondergaard on October 20, 2009 at 11:34 PM (PDT)

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