Jan 10

Steve Jobs announced a slew of new Apple hardware and software products at MacWorld SF this morning.

  • The new iMac features an Intel Core Duo processor. Models (17″, 20″) and features are the same as the previous iMac G5. System speed is 2-3x as fast as the previous model. Same price as PowerPC models.
  • The MacBook Pro replaces the PowerBook. Intel Core Duo CPU, 15.4″ LCD, Apple Remote, iSight camera built in. Thinner than the 17″ PowerBook, 5.6 lbs. ATI x1600 graphics. $1999 for 1.67Ghz, $2499 for 1.83Ghz. Ships in February.
  • Mac OS X 10.4.4 comes out today. Has bug fixes, native on Intel, comes with new widgets.
  • iLife ’06 available today. Includes new “Photocasting” features, iWeb application for easy web publishing. Same price as before ($79).
  • iWork ’06 has 3d charts, advanced image editing, image reflections, free form and masking, tables with calculations, new themes and templates. Available today for $79.
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