In line with worldwide changes, Apple Australia has updated the specs and lowered the prices of its iMac range of personal computers, and also introduced new models of its iPod MP3 player.
Both the 15-inch and 17-inch iMacs have been upgraded to include 256MB of DDR SDRAM running at 333MHz and an 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive.
The 15-inch iMac has been upgraded with a 1GHz PowerPC G4 processor and its price has also been slashed by 4 per cent to RRP$2299.
The 17-inch iMac has been upgraded to a 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 processor, and also includes NVIDIA’s GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics processor with 64mb of DDR video memory. The price on the 17-inch has been reduced by more than 5 per cent to RRP$3299.
Existing iMac models have been reduced to clear – with the 15-inch reduced to $2149 and the 17-inch to $3099.
Apple has also replaced the 15GB and 30GB models of its iPod digital music player with 20GB and 40GB models. The 15GB model will cost $699 while the 40GB model will cost $899.