Apple has pulled the trigger on quad-core "Sandy Bridge" i5 and i7 equipped, ThunderBolt port sporting, FaceTime HD packing, iMacs and as Steve Jobs would say, they're real screamers.
“Our customers love the iMac’s aluminum enclosure, gorgeous display and all-in-one design,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, Thunderbolt technology and a FaceTime HD camera, we've made the world’s best desktop even better.”
The new iMac features quad-core Intel Core i5 processors with an option for customers to choose Core i7 processors up to 3.4 GHz. These next generation processors feature an integrated memory controller for an amazingly responsive experience and a powerful new media engine for high-performance video encoding and decoding. With new AMD Radeon HD graphics processors, the new iMac has the most powerful graphics ever in an all-in-one desktop.
Now that MacBook Pros and iMacs have both gotten the FaceTime HD treatment, however, we're left to wonder where the's the love for iOS? iPad 2 didn't get FaceTime HD (it stuck with the same, lame front facing VGA camera from iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4. Could iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5 finally go FaceTime HD this fall?
Or would you rather not have an HD camera staring you in the FaceTime?