Next iMac to use new keyboard?

Apple might throw in a new keyboard with a long-awaited iMac update later this year, according to AppleInsider.

Now that the iPhone launch is out of the way, many Apple watchers expect the company to turn its attention to its stagnant iMac designs with newer models later this year.

Apple could soon be ready to unveil new iMac designs, according to Apple bloggers. Apple

AppleInsider is reporting that along with new redesigned iMacs, Apple will introduce a keyboard design already in place on its Macbooks to customers that prefer the all-in-one design. The site expects the new iMacs to arrive in a month or so in 20-inch and 24-inch models, which would allow Apple to have fresh systems amid the August back-to-school shopping season, one of the more important buying periods of the year for PC companies.

The iMac has had the same basic design since the G5 days, making it ripe for an overhaul. Apple added Intel's Core 2 Duo processors and a 24-inch model last September, but many Apple bloggers are expecting a more thorough overhaul this year, perhaps incorporating the "brushed aluminum" look of the Macbook Pro, ThinkSecret said.

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