Steve Jobs is off on some island banging chicks and sipping margaritas. Meanwhile, COO Tim Cook announced lackluster updates for iMacs and Mac Minis today. The 24-inch iMac has new NVIDIA graphics, twice the memory and twice the storage and still only costs $1499. The Mac Mini also got an upgrade, scoring 5 USB ports, Firewire 800 and a variety of options. It’s also being called the world’s most energy efficient desktop.
Finally, there is your mom. Only kidding. Apple also upgraded the Time Capsule (remember that thing?) and the Airport Extreme Base Station. They both now offer “simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band networking “for optimal performance, range and compatibility.” Apparently, you can also set up a second Intranet for family and friends to use sans password. Very neat idea. Hit the link for the official press release.