In an invitation put out to specific members of the media and tech market analysts late last week, Apple, Inc. announced it was inviting select people to its Cupertino, CA based headquarters on Tuesday, August 7, for a special press event.
The company is expected to announce a new generation of iMac desktops with a slimmer, sleeker design than the current models, which now use Intel Core 2 Duo processors and a selection of 17 inch, 20 inch or 24 inch displays.
The new desktop line reportedly will offer only the 20 inch and 24 inch displays, putting a greater emphasis on the visual impact of applications like digital photos, movies and more three-dimensional graphics.
The new line is also reported to include a new, extremely thin keyboard design. Leaked pictures of the new Apple keyboard have been posted around the web on many insider blogs and have created quite a buzz surrounding not only the new design of the keyboard, but also the possible design look of the new iMac computer.
Gene Munster, a tech analyst for Minneapolis based Piper Jaffrey said Monday, “We believe Apple will introduce redesigned iMac computers at a press event tomorrow.” He goes on to say, “For the past two years Apple has announced new iPod media player models in September, ahead of the holiday shopping season; this year Apple is announcing upgraded Macs ahead of the education buying season and similar to the successful holiday quarters in 2005 and 2006, we expect Mac sales in the 2007 education season to be strong.”
While there’s been no hard evidence of other new Apple products being unveiled tomorrow, many industry blogs are reporting other potential releases could include a new version of the company’s iLife digital media suite, new high resolution cinema displays with built-in iSight cameras, or upgraded MacBook computers.
“A 13-inch MacBook Pro model featuring an ultra-portable, lightweight enclosure is also a possibility,” Munster added.
Munster maintains an outperforming rating for Apple, Inc. (aapl) and a $211 price target on shares of the Cupertino, CA based technology company.
So, with the new Macs set to hit store shelves tomorrow, the ability to also run Windows and the ever increasing library of games including a beautiful downloadable Mac online poker client from sites like Full Tilt Poker… why not buy a new iMac Tuesday and hit the tables running at Full Tilt Poker.
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