Apple announced today that its new
iMac, introduced earlier this month at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, is now shipping. Apple also said they have received a record number of pre-orders for the new machine.
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“We have taken over 150,000 pre-orders for the new iMac in the first three weeks — which is more than all of the pre-orders we received for the original iMac in 1998,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “It’s sure looking like the new iMac is going to be a huge hit with both Mac users and PC switchers.”
There are three models of the redesigned iMac — the high-end 800MHz G4 with a SuperDrive; a 700MHz G4 with a Combo drive; and a 700MHz G4 processor with a CD-RW drive.
The high-end model is available immediately for US$1,799; the mid-range model will be available in late February for $1,499, and the third model, will be available in late March for a suggested retail price of $1,299.