David Pogue: A Computer With the iPod’s Bloodlines

David Pogue reviews the iMac G5 for The New York Times:

If you couldn’t help noticing a resemblance between the two Apple products, though, you’re forgiven; Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief designer, made the new iMac look so much like his iPod design, it ought to come with white earbuds. The new desktop computer was clearly designed to send a message to the world’s four million iPod fans: “If you think our music player is great, you should check out our computers.”

Plus, he rightly calls Apple out on the iMac G5’s biggest flaw: 256 MB of RAM is simply not enough.

Thursday, 16 September 2004