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Apple Announces Wonderful Toys 735

XMilkProject writes "Apple just released 5 new products, all of which should show up on the Apple Store within minutes. You can already see the most interesting new product, the iPod Hi-Fi, a supposed high fidelity boombox for your iPod. Other new products are an iPod Leather Case and three new media-center-style Intel Mac minis which will hit the Apple Store within the hour."
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Apple Announces Wonderful Toys

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  • by daveschroeder ( 516195 ) * on Tuesday February 28, 2006 @03:24PM (#14819374)
    How about the new Mac mini [apple.com], which has a 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo or 1.66GHz Core Duo, 512MB RAM (expandable to 2GB), a combo drive or DVD±R/RW SuperDrive, up to 120 GB drive, DVI/VGA/composite/S-Video [apple.com] out on Intel GMA950 graphics [intel.com] (up to 1920x1200), 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, gigabit ethernet (!), four USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 400 (Yes, FireWire is here to stay, folks), analog and digital (S/PDIF) in/out, and an IR remote with Front Row [apple.com] media center software that supports sharing music, photos, and videos between libraries on any other machine on the local network, starting at $599 ($579 govt/education), all in the same tiny form factor as the old Mac mini (6.5"x6.5"x2")?

    And a freaking set of speakers and a $99 leather case for the iPod are the "most interesting"? ;-)

    I love how the submission is like "IPOD SPEAKERS", "LEATHER IPOD CASE", and then at the end, "oh yeah, and media center Intel-based Mac minis, too". ;-)

    What I want to know is what Apple's going to do with its new 107,000 square foot [bizjournals.com] Tier IV [upsite.com] data center... iTunes Movie/Media Store, anyone?
  • by daveschroeder ( 516195 ) * on Tuesday February 28, 2006 @03:29PM (#14819429)
    Yeah, I figured you jumped on the submission. It was just the way it was worded that made me smile...like a leather iPod case is bigger news than Intel-based Mac mini media centers. ;-)

    Just giving you a hard time. And I got one of the minis too.
  • by vertinox ( 846076 ) on Tuesday February 28, 2006 @04:22PM (#14820147)
    I wonder if Apple is going to go this route next. It would be certainly far more usable than a dedicated gaming console.

    Thats my biggest gripe about this new version:

    Graphics and Video Support

    * Intel GMA950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory.

    Shared memory? Yuck! If you could only get a 128mb or a 256mb I'd get one. However, I bet it would be more than $1,000, but I'd still be interested.

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