Apple Boots Up New iMacs

New 24-inchers thinner, cheaper

(Newser) – Steve Jobs unveiled a redesigned version of his company's popular iMac this afternoon, Scientific American reports. Apple ditched their trademark pearly plastic shells for a more svelte aluminum casing and a glossy glass display panel, and slimmed the keyboard as well. The company put the kibosh on the 17" model, and knocked $200 off the 24".

Apple also announced the new '08 version of its popular iLife software suite, which includes iPhoto, iMovie, and several new applications. "Apple has grown two to three times the market for the past several quarters," commented one analyst, who added that the company's share is only likely to grow with the back-to-school-timed rollout.