Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
According to Japan Apple Watch, their sources are reporting that the next iMac revision (iMac II?) will be introduced at Apple expo 99 in Paris next week on the 15th. The Register is also posted an article about the iMac II possibility, although they are citing Japan Apple Watch as their source.
According to the source, Apple is preparing two models: one with a 13in TFT display, the other with a 15.8in LCD screen. The former will ship with a built-in CD-ROM drive, the latter with a DVD-ROM unit. Both machines, the site says, will support Apple’s AirPort wireless networking technology, but since this is a key part of Apple’s product strategy, AirPort support was always a given. Apple will ship the machine in a variety of colours, including a more sober white and grey model aimed at offices.
All of this sounds plausible given what’s leaked out about the next iMac already. Current specs. include a 400MHz PowerPC 750 (aka G3) processor with 512K backside L2 cache, 64MB RAM, 8GB UltraDMA/66 hard drive and a couple of much-requested FireWire/IEEE1394 ports.