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Apple Store Down – New iMacs on the Horizon?

This morning, the online Apple Store has been taken down temporarily stating “We are busy updating the store for you and will be back shortly.” This action usually indicates a new product being released or updated.

Most likely, this is to refresh the iMac lineup of computers.

We’ll have the details for you here on the OWC Blog as soon as we know. Stay tuned.

UPDATE 7:39AM – The store has come back up and as expected, the iMac line has been refreshed with quad core i5 and i7 processors and thunderbolt with the same overall look of the previous generation. They also boast new AMD Radeon 6750M, 6770M & 6970M graphics processors.

Here’s the new lineup:

21.5″ Models (with one thunderbolt port):

2.5GHz Quad-core i5

2.7 Ghz Quad-core i5

2.8GHz Quad core i7

27″ Models (with two thunderbolt ports):

2.7GHz Quad-core i5

3.1GHz Quad-core i5

3.4GHz Quad-core i7

Memory on all models remains the same 1333MHz DDR3 memory that the previous generation used. Apple is supporting up to 16GB of memory. Once we have our models in house, we can begin our MaxRAM testing to see just how far these new machines can be upgraded. Stay tuned…

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  • Do you compete with Apple on the upgrade pricing? There’s a 4-6 week BTO time on the 256GB SSD, would love to buy one from you if it’s an easy upgrade. Also, 16GB sounds low, do you have any inside info if those slots support 8GB blocks, and thus support 32GB RAM?

    • We’re not anticipating any issues with the machines supporting 8GB memory modules, however, we have not received our machines yet to confirm. The 2010 models use the same memory and they did address and accept up to 32GB of memory, so it is a pretty safe assumption that the new models will as well.

  • Been down for a couple of hours now at 5AM EST.

    Personally, I’m hoping for Mac minis with i5/i7 and ThunderBolt.

    And then I’ll be ready when OWC gets their ThunderBolt products in production. :-)