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The Apple Blog has obtained, from reliable sources, information on an upcoming release from Apple of the much rumored home media center. It will be called iHome. The following images that we received from said source are believed to be a mix of official product photos […]

The Apple Blog has obtained, from reliable sources, information on an upcoming release from Apple of the much rumored home media center. It will be called iHome. The following images that we received from said source are believed to be a mix of official product photos (promo images) as well as product mock ups.

iHome will have the following specs:
The ability to stream video/audio/pictures from and to many Apple products (iPod, shuffle, all laptops, all desktops) on it’s local network.
450 gig hard drive.
1.5 GHz G5
2GB of RAM (upgradeable to 6GB)
SuperDrive (can burn DVD’s in real time)
Component, composite, S-Video, DVI, and HDMI inputs and outputs.
5.1 Digital audio output
Firewire
USB 2
Airport Extreme
AM/FM Tuning

The base price for iHome will be approximately $1,500. A release date is unknown though sources believe it could be ready by late summer or early fall.

Note: Click on the following thumbnails for a full size image.

iHome

iHome Front View

iHome Back View

iHome Speakers and Sub woofer

iHome Speaker and Sub woofer Front View

iHome Remote

iHome Sub woofer Bottom

iHome Speaker Set

Note: We’ve also received information on the release of an Apple PDA, the iNote.

  1. David Appleyard Friday, April 1, 2005

    If only

    That would be so incredibly fantastic :)

  2. Nice one, cant wait to pre-order :P

  3. Peter Koritschan Friday, April 1, 2005

    Beautiful, and I would so love it, but being April’s fool day, I must say: good one! LOL.

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  6. Josh told me he had something big planned for today, but he refused to tell me what. Either he is an amazing practical joker, and a wiz at photoshop (which he is), or he has really really bad timing when it comes to big announcements.

  7. Only if…

    but there’s no 450 Gig HD available today! Gotcha…

  8. Josh Pigford Friday, April 1, 2005

    Actually HomunQlus, you’re wrong. There are drives as big as 2TB available. And just because right this moment you don’t think there is one available, why couldn’t there be one?

  9. I feel that monkeys (not Monkees) are preparing to jump from someones arse

  10. Robert Boylin Friday, April 1, 2005

    Good effort! IMHO Jobs probably has some new features more important than packaging a PC in a consumer box. I would like to see a web distribution service that allows subscribers to download via a Bit Torrent type technogy with their Apple hardware based on the forthcoming Cell processor. Add ultra wi-fi to be able to distribute HD video directly to monitors and audio units of Apple’s design Sony is building their own FAB for Cell production and Toshiba might do so as well once volume grows. IBM’s production won’t be consumed by their workstation products. I’m hoping Apple’s secrecy is at work in their not being announced as a Cell partner.

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