Apple Unveils Entirely New Desktop Line Including the Revolutionary Power Mac G4 Cube
Macworld Expo, New York—July 19, 2000—During today’s keynote at Macworld Expo, Apple® introduced an entirely new line of desktops including the revolutionary new Power Mac™ G4 Cube, an all-new iMac™ family and dual-processor Power Mac G4s. Apple’s new desktops ship standard with Apple’s new, innovative optical mouse and full-sized pro keyboard and come pre-installed with Apple’s iMovie™ 2, the next version of the world’s most popular, easy-to-use consumer digital video editing software.
The G4 Cube delivers the performance of a Power Mac G4 in an eight inch cube suspended in a stunning crystal-clear enclosure. The G4 Cube is less than one fourth the size of most PCs, yet houses a 450 MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine™ that reaches supercomputer speeds of over three billion calculations per second (Gigaflops).
The G4 Cube includes a 450 MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine (configurable to 500 MHz through the Apple Store); 64MB of memory expandable to 1.5GB; 20GB of storage (configurable up to 40GB through the Apple Store); a slot-loading DVD drive on the top of the G4 Cube for easy access; two FireWire® and two USB ports; 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and a 56K V.90 modem.
The entirely new iMac line starts at a breakthrough price of $799 and features four new models in stunning new colors. The new iMac colors are Indigo, Ruby, Sage and Snow, and join the prized Graphite color in the line. The new iMac family offers fast PowerPC G3 processors now running at up to 500 MHz and larger storage up to 30GB. The iMac DV models also include iMovie 2, the next version of the world’s most popular, easy-to-use consumer digital video editing software.
The new iMac family includes four new models: the iMac, the world’s best Internet appliance at a breakthrough price of $799; the iMac DV, bringing desktop video editing to an under -$1,000 iMac with FireWire and iMovie 2; the iMac DV+ with more speed, storage, and a DVD drive; and the iMac DV Special Edition, the ultimate iMac featuring a super fast 500 MHz PowerPC processor, massive 30GB hard disk drive, 128MB of DRAM, and available in Graphite and Snow.
Apple’s all-new Power Mac G4 line features two models that are the first mainstream personal computers to come standard with dual processors. The 450 MHz and 500 MHz Power Mac G4s each contain dual PowerPC G4 processors with Velocity Engine, delivering up to 7 billion calculations per second. When running applications like Adobe Photoshop*, the dual processor 500 MHz Power Mac G4 is as fast as a 2GHz Pentium III is expected to be upon its release a year or more from now.
The optical Apple Pro Mouse provides precise positioning without a mousepad on almost any surface and features an ergonomic, full surface button and comfortable elliptical shape. The sleek new Apple Pro Keyboard offers full-size function and navigation keys, volume control and disc eject keys, as well as two USB ports.
iMovie 2 features a refined user interface with Mac® OS X like design elements; dramatically improved audio editing capabilities; enhanced controls for titling and transitions; and powerful new special effects. iMovie 2 is bundled on all FireWire-enabled Macs, including the new iMac, Power Mac G4 Cube and Power Mac G4 systems.
Apple today also unveiled a completely new family of displays that are the perfect complement to the new G4 Cube and Power Mac G4. The new displays include: the 17 inch (16-inch viewable) Apple Studio Display CRT; the 15 inch Apple Studio Display flat panel and the 22 inch Apple Cinema Display™, the largest all digital flat panel ever brought to market. Each display incorporates three advances to clean up the desktop cable mess. Each is powered from the computer, eliminating the need for a separate power cord; each has a two port powered USB hub for convenient connection to desktop USB devices; and each utilizes the Apple Display Connector, a revolutionary new cable which carries analog and digital video signals, USB data and power over a single cable and features a quick latch connector.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.
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