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Last minute change, claim moles

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Apple has canned plans to integrate Blu-ray drives into its long-rumoured range of redesigned iMac machines, sources close to the company have claimed.

Back in September, moles familiar with Apple’s PC plans claimed that the firm had decided upon a series of technical and aesthetical improvements for its iMac range.

One such change, it was rumoured at the time, focused on “features previously unavailable to Mac buyers” – including Blu-ray technology.

However, people close to the Cupertino-based company have since told website AppleInsider that Apple may have scrapped plans to offer Blu-ray technology on the refreshed all-in-one desktops shortly before the PCs went into production in Taiwan late last month.

It has also since emerged – again from moles supposedly well connected to Apple – that the updated iMacs could feature Intel's Core i7 processors – codenamed ‘Clarksfield’.

Core i7 is available with a base clock speed of 1.60GHz, 1.73GHz or 2.0GHz – all versions feature four cores, though.

It’s believed Apple may officially unveil the all-new iMac range at some point later this month. ®

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