In what was perhaps the worst kept secret on the internet, Apple updated some products in their line up, as well as introducing new ones. Products getting a revamp are all on this page and include the iMac, MacBook, Mac mini, Wireless Keyboard, and AirPort Extreme. The new products are the Magic Mouse and the 60W MagSafe Power Adapter that is similar the 45W model, and the VESA Mount Adapter Kit.
The biggest update came to the iMac line. The 24 inch model has been replaced with a 21.5 inch and 27 inch model. They are LED backlit now, the image quality is even better. Aside from the bumped up default configuration RAM, hard drive space and processor prowess, the 27 inch model is sporting a native resolution of 2560 x 1440. The 21 inch model has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. The iMac is the best it’s ever been. We’re still waiting on that blu-ray drive Steve Jobs.
The MacBook also now sports an LED backlit display, in addition to more hard drive space and better battery life. The Mac mini’s update now offers the 2.26 GHz processor as the default configuration, while the 2.53 GHz option is now at the top of the range. The AirPort Extreme is now certified to be 802.11n, instead of draft-n. This is purported to have a 50% increase in Wi-Fi performance and 25% better range. The Wireless Keyboard now requires 2 AA batteries instead of 3.
For new products, the wireless Magic Mouse will bring multi-touch capabilities to Macs for the first time. The scroll ball on the Mighty Mouse is gone, but it will support scrolling gestures. It has four month battery life. The new VESA mount is a mounting solution that supports the previous 24 inch iMac, 24 inch LED Cinema Display and the new 27 inch iMac.