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Apple Store down for possible iMac refresh

The on-line Apple Store has put up the traditional 'back soon' sticky, guaranteed to get Macolytes in a froth over new products, and the smart money is on a minor refresh to the iMac range of all-in-one desktop computers.

Speculation is rife with Intel's latest Sandy Bridge CPUs top of the likely additions to the range, and a whopping great 30-inch variant an intriguing yet highly unlikely possibility in our book.

Steve Jobs is still holding out on paying licensing fees for Blu-ray drives as far as we know so we'll consign that one to the 'not-gonna-happen' pile, but the Intel-designed Thunderbolt I/O standard could well make an appearance.

Apple has changed graphics card suppliers more often than we change our underwear so we wouldn't be surprised to see the ATI Radeon 5750 used in most of the current line-up getting either a speed bump or kicked into touch altogether in favour of something from arch rival Nvidia.

The only thing that's certain is that no-one really knows what Apple has up its sleeve until the store goes back on-line... and we'll let you know when that happens.