Apple upgrades iMacs, Mac Minis; still no iPhone

Apple has juiced up both their iMacs and Mac Minis today, adding a 24-inch model and Intel Core 2 Duos to the former and Intel Core Duos to the latter. The iMacs, Apple's all-in-one computer and monitor setup, have gotten a new high-end model with the 24 incher. Starting at $2,000, the 24-inch iMac boosts the resolution to a solid 1920x1200, and it comes with a 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB of Ram, and a 250GB hard drive. Not too shabby. Like all the iMacs, it comes with a built-in iSight camera and an 8x SuperDrive for viewing and burning DVDs. The Mac Mini, which until now was rather underpowered, got upgraded to a regular Core Duo in all models (no Core 2 Duo option, mind you). The tiny computer now comes in 1.66GHz and 1.83GHz flavors for $600 and $800, respectively. Apple has an event planned for September 12th, and they could be announcing anything from widescreen video iPods to an iPhone to Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros. Because we're suckers and will take any scraps that the Apple PR machine throws our way, we'll be sure to let you know what it is as soon as it's known.