MacOS Rumors heeft een aantal specs van de nieuwe iMac (C2, of hoe zij dat ding ook noemen...):
- Although no exact date is known, we have been told not to expect major news at Apple Expo France (previously considered a possible unveiling event for C2) on the 15th. At present, our best estimate of the C2 release date is some time in mid November.
- The processor will reportedly be a 400MHz G3 with 512k backside cache, 64MB of SDRAM standard, and include an 8GB UltraDMA/66 hard disk. The Unified Architecture motherboard will offer generally the same features as the existing iMac, but with the important addition of 400Mbps Firewire. According to sources, there will be two Firewire ports, each supporting a full 400Mbps.
- 100baseT Ethernet performance should improve significant over previous iMacs, and should rival that of the PowerMac G4 (Sawtooth).
- Although still not confirmed, several sources are aware of efforts at Apple to switch the iMac from expensive SDRAM SO-DIMMs (used in the iBook and Powerbook for size considerations) to full-size DIMMs. For some time it was thought that Apple would introduce this change with C2 -- however, recent opportunities to look at prototypes have clouded this issue significantly. A clearer picture of this aspect should be available soon.