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from story at maccentral:
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Apple thinks the new iMac will be a huge success, but they also recognize there are some customers that won't be able to afford the price. The company has decided to keep two original CRT iMacs available for the education market and consumers -- both systems are priced under $1,000.

"Starting today we've kept the $799 price point of the existing iMac and we've taken the $1,299 CRT iMac and dropped that down to $999," said Schiller
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smart move---now they can do the same thing dell does...attract with price and then switch customer to better machine either in the same sell or when customer up-grades....g

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It just makes sense to me to keep the old guy around for a little while longer. Remember how long it took to get rid of the classic mac AIO form factor?

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I think they made it all the way through 1992 or so. 8 years is pretty darn good, I'd say.
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It would be horrible for Apple if they didn't keep the old ones around. They need an iMac under $1299.
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