Ex-Apple employee's infos.

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  1. TheAppleInsider macrumors newbie

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    Hey there guys. I was a lead web designer at Apple Ireland, Cork.
    I got fired recently, so I decided to post some infos on the newest iMacs.
    I was working on the graphics for the new http://www.apple.com/ie/imac/ webpage and decided to share some of my finds.

    First of all:
    The new iMac's slogan is: "The new iMac. The fastest all-in-one. It just got faster".

    The new iMacs are indeed equipped with Sandy Bridge chips.

    The 21.5" model will be discontinued. It will be replaced by a larger 24" model.

    The iMac prices will start from €1,199.00

    A 30" iMac will be introduced, equipped with a Intel Xeon processor. I've no idea if it's Sandy Bridge or not.

    Here's the list of upgrades available for the new iMac.

    iMac (Mid-2011)
    24-inch: 3.1GHz

    Processor:
    3.1GHz Intel Core i3

    Memory:
    4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
    8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM [ + 200.00]

    27-inch: 3.3GHz

    Processor:
    3.3GHz Intel Core i3
    2.8GHz Intel Core i5

    Memory:
    4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
    8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM [ + 200.00]

    Hard Drive:
    1TB Serial ATA Drive
    2TB Serial ATA Drive [ + 135.00]

    27-inch: 3.3GHz

    Processor:
    3.3GHz Intel Core i5
    3.4GHz Intel Core i7 [ + 290.00]

    Memory:
    4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
    8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM [ + 200.00]

    Hard Drive:
    1TB Serial ATA Drive
    2TB Serial ATA Drive [ + 135.00]

    Graphics Card:
    ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB [ + 100.00]

    30-inch: 3.5GHz

    Processor:
    3.5GHz Intel Xeon

    Memory:
    8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
    16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM [ + 300.00]

    Hard Drive:
    1TB Serial ATA Drive
    2TB Serial ATA Drive [ + 135.00]

    Graphics Card:
    ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
    ATI Radeon HD 6970 2GB [ + 350.00]

    That's all I have. I've no idea what the consequences are going to be yet but I wanted to share this info with people.

    I will post some info about the new MacBook in a second.
     
  2. iMacN00b, Mar 31, 2011
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    27"
    Graphics Card:
    ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB [ + 100.00]

    That is disappointing.

    30"
    Graphics Card:
    ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
    ATI Radeon HD 6970 2GB [ + 350.00]

    That is interesting!
     
  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Very interesting indeed! If those are true, Apple has really surprised us.
     
  4. profets macrumors 68040

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    Well, this is certainly interesting. I guess one could guess that naturally these would be the specs for the 2011 iMac, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.
     
  5. MacAndMic macrumors 6502

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    Wow, just joined today, I'll believe everything he says!
     
  6. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Hate to bea pessimist, but I worry that a 30" Xeon iMac means no more Mac Pro.
     
  7. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty skeptical of this. Why bother with a 27" and 30". Kinda pointless, IMO
     
  8. TheAppleInsider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When me and my team were working on the website, We weren't told to remove the Mac Pro section.

    Apple employees are not allowed to sign up to any Apple fan sites. Nor they are allowed to comment on rumors.
     
  9. iMacN00b macrumors member

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    In my home it's a battle to get a gaming PC through the door. Nothing financial, just purely from a design POV. So I work my arse off, and then the wife can buy posh furniture, but I can't fill the place with toys... :)

    ATI Radeon HD 6970 2GB plus 30" iMac might just be my ticket to ride. :D
     
  10. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    Hate to be a cynic but the spec's don't really add up in my mind, so I would count me in the camp that says this post is BS.

    Also, Brien, an all-in-one 30" iMac wouldn't cut it in the Pro user World compared to a user serviceable Mac Pro.
     
  11. TheAppleInsider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could you please elaborate on this?
     
  12. uwetodd macrumors member

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    Sorry to hear you got canned, but doesn't Apple have a NDA?
     
  13. TheAppleInsider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They do but I have been unfairly dismissed. My case is at the labour court at the moment.
     
  14. TrollToddington macrumors 6502

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    Apart from screen size (an update which I honestly don't care at all) the "updated" base model is basically the same as the present base 21.5"

    However, I doubt what the OP has written is true and I doubt he is an ex-apple employee at all. A company like Apple certainly has some clauses for their ex-employess not to share confidential information.

    So, they fired you and your revenge was to post their internal information on here?

    Personally, I highly doubt the i3 will stay in the iMac line-up any more. The lowest-end processor in the MBP is a dual-core i5 and I expect the same thing will happen the the iMacs
     
  15. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    The new slogan sounds a bit off. "The new iMacs. The fastest all-in-ones just got faster." flows a bit better.

    We'll know in a few weeks.
     
  16. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    good luck getting another job if this leak is indeed true and they trace it back to you.
     
  17. arkitect macrumors 601

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    In that case you are pretty unwise to be putting this on an internet forum…
    I mean, how many employees did they dismiss at your graphics department? Hundreds?

    Surely they can trace this back to you and when it gets to court, as you claim, used against you.

    That is of course if the OP of yours is legit. ;)
     
  18. pilkenton macrumors member

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    Why did you get fired? If they find this thread, you're not gonna get anything.
     
  19. Hecro macrumors member

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    Surely I really wanna believe this, however I can't grasp that Apple wouldn't update the GFX card in a iMac refresh. There are plenty of better 6000 cards than the 5750/5770 which wouldn't even be more expensive to put in the new iMacs.

    I rule fake, but its just my opinion - if this is true, thanks for sharing.
     
  20. Gofre macrumors regular

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    Shouldn't be too difficult for them, how many lead web designers could they have fired from Cork in one week? =P

    But yeah, I hope this is true. I've been eyeing up the iMacs to purchase if I get the promotion I'm after. I'd love to get a 30" on my wall [=
     
  21. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    Well hey, posting on this forum should really help your case:rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Also, I don't care to elaborate on why I think your posting is suspect, suffice to say I've been on these boards long enough to have my suspicions of a first time poster who is trying to get a rise in eager Apple iMac purchasers desperate for any small piece of info - however inaccurate or based on pure fantasy it is.
     
  22. TheAppleInsider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They have saved the i3 for the 13inch MacBook.
    I don't mind your doubt. I wouldn't probably believe in something like this myself.

    The only difference between the 21.5 and 24inch is a different screen size, thunderbolt port, lower price. It has the cheapest i3 processor, same amount of RAM and a basic graphics chip.
     
  23. uwetodd, Mar 31, 2011
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    Gizmodo fiasco all over again.

    Knock knock... police... open up

    As others mentioned, this probably wasn't a smart move and think your attorney would concur.

    EDIT: While we're at it, what's the word on the street per '11 MBA?
     
  24. TheAppleInsider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In this case it would be the Gardai :)
     
  25. plinden macrumors 68040

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    As far as I'm aware, the Cork facility is sales, ops and support only.
     
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