“It’s been a little more than a year since Apple introduced the iMac G5. While the update to the iMac unveiled last week doesn’t feature as many exterior changes, there are enough new features on the inside to stump even the most informed Mac user,” Jason Snell writes for Digit.
“According to Apple, this iMac’s slightly thinner, tapered case conceals numerous component changes that go beyond simple improvements to processors and video cards. The iMac is the first Mac to use PCI Express, a growing connection technology in the PC world that’s faster than the AGP technology previously used to connect a Mac to its video cards. It’s also the first Mac to support DDR2 SDRAM, a faster RAM technology. The screen is brighter than the previous iMac models. And, it comes with a Mighty Mouse,” Snell writes. “The faster processor, faster RAM, faster bus speed, and faster video card will all make the iMac faster.”
Snell writes, “Then there’s the built-in iSight camera, its included remote control, and the new Front Row and Photo Booth programs, all of which are currently available only on the iMac. Apple is keeping quiet as to whether Front Row will appear on other Mac hardware. It seems pretty likely that we’ve not seen the last of the Front Row interface. Whether it appears on other Macs, or in other devices, remains to be seen. It will also be interesting to see if outside developers can plug into Front Row. And it would be great if Front Row was ported to the Mac mini – a unit that could nestle right next to your TV set?”
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