August 7th Updates: iMacs, iLife '08, iWork '08, Mac Mini and More...

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple introduced quite a few updates today, so we summarized them here to make sure you didn't miss any of them:

    iMacs - brushed metal, with thin keyboard, up to 2.8GHz Core 2 Extreme Processor. (unboxing)
    iLife '08 - completely new iMovie and updated iApps (video tour)
    iWork '08 - updated Keynote, Pages and new spreadsheet called Numbers. Downloadable demo available.
    .Mac - personal domains, increased storage (10GB) and transfer limit (100GB), Web Gallery (example)
    Mac mini - Core 2 Duo processors at 1.83GHz/2.0GHz.
    Airport Extreme - now with Gigabit ethernet.
    Mac Pro RAID - build-to-order RAID card for $999,..

    Individual stories are linked above.

    Quicktime video of event now available.

    Article Link
  2. Darkroom Guest


    Dec 15, 2006
    Montréal, Canada
    steve seemed either really depressed, or really tired during his keynote...
  3. IEatApples macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2004
    Northern Hemisphere (Norway)
    It was okay… I guess… nothing special… :cool:

    But I want to know how "good" the ATi card is – in general, as well as compared to the one in the MBPs! :confused:

    Now, I want the new 24" iMac… but, I just can't justify upgrading… unless the ATi card is worth it for gaming? :)
  4. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    Were those photos taken with an iPhone by any chance? :p
  5. fjleon macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2004
    Overpriced, underpowered

    Only 1GB ram? Who is going to play over 1700$ for a computer with just 1GB ram?

    No dvd burner on the mac mini? Well, not much of a media center computer, is it?

    This is sad...
  6. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    Is the keynote available for download anywhere? I have fairly slow internet at the moment and when I try to watch it is unbearably choppy. Thanks.
  7. kcroy macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2006
    Great updates all around!

    I was very happy with today's updates. Once Leopard is out I will buy the new 24" iMac. Looks great.

    Regarding iLife...

    I read this: "Using iWeb '08, you can embed dynamic web widgets like Google Maps, Google AdSense, Web Gallery albums, or HTML snippets in your .Mac site."

    Does anyone know if an html snippet could be a shopping cart of PayPal purchase button? Could you sell something you created on your webpage?
  8. Rintel macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2007
    Video won't play

    I've gone to the Apple site to watch the special event and the quicktime file has a "Bad Request" message.

    Anyone else getting this error?
  9. A Pittarelli macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2007
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Major yawn fest on the iMac and Mac mini.

    Mac Pro you're my only hope!
  11. JC4 macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    I just got back from the Easton Apple store. I called ahead to see if they had any 2.8's in stock. "Don't know about the 2.8s" Goes away for a minute. "Yup, plenty" I get there (1 hour drive), and a kid goes back to get one. Several minutes later, he tries to ring me up for a 2.4. Luckily I noticed. He went to the back for Several minutes, comes out: "The 2.8's are Online purchase only."

    So much for calling ahead. 1 lost sale Apple.
  12. justkidpro macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2007

    Yep Photos were taken with an iphone
  13. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    I kind of disagree and here is why, the GPU in new iMac is really a backward step from the 7600GT option. Mini had a cpu bump after how long? Keyboard looks cool, and its about time for ilife & iwork. Waiting for real world reviews here and elsewhere.
  14. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Correction: the iMacs are NOT brushed aluminum. (Apple has never used brushed aluminum for any hardware. They have used a brushed look for textured metal windows, but never on physical products.)

    Many apple products are aluminum, but none are BRUSHED aluminum. Brushing creates a distinctive linear texture... like a brush :) See Safari 2 for instance. Like this. There is no such linear texture on these iMacs. Someone posted that that fine texture Apple uses is called bead-blasted. I wouldn't know. But "brushed" is a very distinctive look and very different from what Apple uses.

    Just setting the myth straight :) They're aluminum, and they do have some kind of texture. But not brushed.

    PS, I like that ALL Mac keyboards, from laptop to desktop can soon have the same top-row key functions. I guess that justifies moving Exposé around and leaving the far-right F-keys unused. I kind of want one of those new compact Bluetooth keyboards.
  15. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    iWork is just plain amazing. I'm going to pick it up sometime soon. I'm using the trial now, I've already deleted Office. The old versions of Pages have sucked, but the new Pages and Numbers are all Office 2004 should have been.
  16. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    iWork is amazing, Numbers looks incredible from the trial, the travel template is going to be amazingly useful for my holiday to SE Asia, the layout is SO much better than anything you can do in Excel. Pages looks great too, really easy to use. The formatting bar looks like it has the right functionality to be useful. Keynote doesn't look like a big update, but more easily lets you set the display screen, and I've only had a brief look.

    All in all it looks like the best office suite I've ever used (though I haven't used Office 2007 yet).

    It also imports Open XML (Office 2007) documents, which MS still haven't done for MS Office for Mac nearly 18 months after you could for the Windows version.

    I'd have thought so.
  17. running macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2006
    What dissapoints me even more is the price of memory upgrade ... 4gb of memory costs 850$ (yes, 850$). But well, Macs just are overpriced, I just cannot used to it ....

    iWork and iWeb are great on the other hand.
  18. 4ndr3w macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    Mac mini's have always had a DVD burner option!
  19. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
  20. Padriac macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Every iMac release/update since inception has caused some whining about the power of the graphics card. This isn't an improvement or disappointment: it's par for the course.

    The length of time until the update becomes irrelevant once it happens. Does the mini somehow perform worse because of the time it took Apple to update it?

    I agree.

    Again, the length of time the update took is irrelevant now that it happened.

    Obviously, although I don't think there is much to review when it comes to the iMac and Mini... the specs and design speak for themselves. The software obviously needs to be played with before judments can be made. The keyboard can be tested now by deciding whether you like the macbook style keyboards or not.

    Stop being a drama queen.
  21. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Apple, like ALL the other OEMs rips you off on the accessories/RAM, if you don't like the price buy it elsewhere :rolleyes:.
  22. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Now all applications that you might want are universal (iWork 08 is so much better than Office its not even funny, and even slowcoach MS will have Office universal in 6 months) this means 1GB RAM is fine on a consumer machine. Sure 2GB will get you better performance (I have 2GB in both my Macs) but 1GB is an adequate minimum.
  23. Muzzway macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2007
    Maybe I'm missing something...

    ... but there is no way to actually download or view the presentation on the linked page?

    Edit: Um... I figured it out, but it isn't working for me either. (Hint for anyone else who needs help: click the white space just after the end of the description paragraph)

    Edit again: Nevermind, unigolyn posted the correct link:
  24. levitynyc macrumors 65816

    Aug 19, 2006
    me neither
  25. eric_n_dfw macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2002
    DFW, TX, USA
    Is the trial available for download or do I need to buy iLife (or a new Mac) to get it?

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