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Apple: New iMacs start shipping November 30

Apple promised that the new, thinner iMacs would start shipping in November. And it will meet that deadline--barely.

Apple teases its Black Friday event

Black Friday is coming at the end of the week, and Apple suggests that it will once again offer some discounts to its customers.

The unexplored history of translucent Apple design

What few realize about the birth of Apple's translucent industrial design is that it didn't start with the iMac. Apple didn't invent translucent enclosures, but they made it cool.

Remains of the Day: Out of control

Thieves rip off iPad minis, new iMacs may not be holding together, and iOS 6 is going hog-wild downloading podcasts.

Mac-accessory Roundup: Speakers, mics, stands, and more

Do you need better speakers for your Mac? How about more memory? Or maybe you just need some laptop protection. You’re in the right place, as we've got a roundup of new Mac-complementing gear.

Lab Tested: The Mac mini, maximized with Fusion Drive

With build-to-order options -- including a Fusion Drive -- the new Mac mini makes a giant leap in performance.

Lab Tested: 2012 Mac mini gets a nice speed boost

Macworld Lab has benchmark results on the new Mac mini models.

Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: Giant Apple event, miniature iPad, and medium-sized Macs

This week, Apple announced a slew of new products for you to spend your hard-earned money on, we took a look at some great new software and hardware, and what week would be complete without us showing you how to do things that you've never done before.

Remains of the Day: Friday, bloody Friday

Having killed radio, Apple may be trying to bring it back. Elsewhere iFixit hacks up an unsuspecting Mac mini, and a hot new game murders Apple's Game Center to death.

The Land Before Macs: A field guide

Before Apple made Macs, iPhone, and iPads, they made computers that paved the way for the modern-day PC. Here's a look at Apple's computers before the Mac.

Core i5 vs. Core i7: How much power do you need?

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Macs are now split between those that use Intel's Core i5 chip and those that use the i7. Is the i7's extra power really worth the extra money?

Slideshow: iPad mini debuts along with new Macs

Apple's special event on Tuesday saw the introduction of new iPads, another MacBook Pro with Retina display, iMacs, Mac minis, and education-related software.

Summary: Slimmer iPads and iMacs highlight avalanche of Apple updates

The iPad mini was the marquee addition to Apple's product lineup on Tuesday, but it was the only hardware Apple unveiled. In addition to the smaller version of its tablet, Apple released a new generation of its full-sized iPad as well as new iMac, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models.