CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL) on Wednesday updated its iMac line with Intel Corp.'s latest microprocessors.
Also Wednesday, Apple unveiled a new version of its consumer desktop computer — an iMac with a 24-inch screen. With a 2.16-gigahertz chip, the computer retails for $1,999.
"Every iMac — from the $999 model up through the new dazzling 24-inch widescreen model — now features blazing Core 2 Duo performance," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, in a prepared statement.
Apple announced plans to switch from IBM Corp. (IBM) and Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL) chips in June 2005, and by January 2006 the company unveiled two Intel-based computers — an iMac and a new laptop — that were based on Intel's Core Solo processor.
It has since switched its entire line of computers to Intel.
Shares of Apple were trading down 55 cents at $70.93 on the Nasdaq.