The next eMac...
that the eMac intel-replacement will follow the iMac's design, basically. According to our own sources, Apple had originally planned to make this step in 2005
, but decided to stay with the CRT-design for the education market for a little longer.
The next version of the eMac is not expected to make an appearance for non-educational buyers, because the low-end Mac spot for consumers should be the Mac mini. However, Apple, at the original
eMac's introduction, also didn't let consumers buy them and changed that later on. So depending on the reception by press and the Mac community, Apple might change its heart about that. I can think of many a child's room which could use an iMac-like design around a 13 or 15 inch glossy widescreen. ;)