While we covered the release of Apple’s new and improved desktop lineup just a couple of weeks ago, it appears that Apple isn’t quite finished. Mention of a new iMac model has appeared on their education sub-site, with a 17″ display and an $899 price point.
The new 17-inch iMac is listed to start at $899, though whether that’s the price the public will pay or education applicants (the education site lists the Mac Mini as starting at $549, which is the price after student discounts) is another matter. No specs are listed aside from size of display, though it wouldn’t be too far out of reason to suggest that they’ll likely be very close to the base 20-inch model.
As it turns out, the 17-inch iMac is unfortunately no new product line — it’s the same 17-inch iMac that Apple stopped selling some time ago. It’s only available for educational purchase, and offers no updated hardware. Now we know what Apple does with leftover stock when they update product lines.