With new iMacs, Apple tries to reboot desktops
Apple Inc. is revamping the product that put it on the high-tech map: the desktop computer.
Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs on Tuesday introduced a line of iMac computers that are thinner and faster than their predecessors. The computers come with new software for storing and editing video and photos. The product's slogan is, "The new iMac. You can't be too thin. Or too powerful."
"There's not going to be any more sending DVDs to grandmom," Jobs said as he demonstrated how to quickly post a video online.
Apple has garnered attention from its push into the mobile-phone market with the iPhone and from the success of its iPod digital music and video player. But the Cupertino, Calif.-based company thinks it can still get lots of mileage out of its line of iMacs.
The new computers come with a 20-inch screen for $1,199 or a 24-inch for $1,799.