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togermano
Jan 7, 2008, 01:24 PM
I bought my Imac in August and since then I've always had problems with it due to the video card problem (which is now fixed last month) Now i'm hearing that a new imac is comming out already........ If so is the resell value of the imac good?



bartelby
Jan 7, 2008, 01:26 PM
If you're happy. Why sell it?

LaJaca
Jan 7, 2008, 01:27 PM
But isn't this always the case? A new computer, a new car, a new cell phone, etc. will always be available way too soon. Why worry??

togermano
Jan 7, 2008, 01:27 PM
I think apple owes me a new imac seriously... .Esp when you bought the imac in august and had a problems with it until a month ago... I couldn't play the simplest game without it freezing

togermano
Jan 7, 2008, 01:28 PM
But isn't this always the case? A new computer, a new car, a new cell phone, etc. will always be available way too soon. Why worry??

True but the new imacs will have a whole new proccesor speed..... There was a whole year gap between the last imac and it was hardly updated? Whats the difference awhole 200mhz difference? And ati card that might be worse then the old nvidia card on the white imacs?

OllyW
Jan 7, 2008, 01:29 PM
I think apple owes me a new imac seriously... .Esp when you bought the imac in august and had a problems with it until a month ago... I couldn't play the simplest game without it freezing

But it's fixed now :confused:

What if the new one (if there is a new one) has teething problems?

Big-TDI-Guy
Jan 7, 2008, 01:29 PM
I'm seeing my even older iMac (white 24") selling for nearly as much used, as it was new.

But generally speaking - this is life when it comes to technology, there is always something better, just around the corner. I thought this was a widely known thing?

On the flip side - say they do make a "new" iMac - and it has serious problems - it might (if only temporarily) up the value of your "old" imac.
;)

vansouza
Jan 7, 2008, 01:30 PM
Welcome to life in the Apple lane.

bartelby
Jan 7, 2008, 01:31 PM
True but the new imacs will have a whole new proccesor speed..... There was a whole year gap between the last imac and it was hardly updated? Whats the difference awhole 200mhz difference? And ati card that might be worse then the old nvidia card on the white imacs?

You're talking as if there are new models out already. It's all just rumours mate.
I'd be very surprised if they update them so soon.

togermano
Jan 7, 2008, 01:32 PM
If there is a new update i'm gonna sue apple for mental distress.

Big-TDI-Guy
Jan 7, 2008, 01:35 PM
Let me know how that works out for you. ;)

togermano
Jan 7, 2008, 01:40 PM
Alright I just called judge juddy. Watch the next episode it will be me vs steve jobs.

Big-TDI-Guy
Jan 7, 2008, 01:43 PM
I'll keep my eyes peeled on TRU TV for ya. :cool:

LaJaca
Jan 7, 2008, 01:44 PM
Alright I just called judge juddy. Watch the next episode it will be me vs steve jobs.

Okay, now you're making much more sense!:)

togermano
Jan 7, 2008, 01:48 PM
I'll keep my eyes peeled on TRU TV for ya. :cool:

Tru Tv what an awful name! I miss court tv :(

luffx
Jan 7, 2008, 02:24 PM
I feel your pain. I purchased a Powerbook G4 2 weeks before the Macbook Pros came out.

But...

Part of being a 'smart' shopper is to look @ the product life cycles. It's been speculated for some time now that Apple will revise the IMac @ MWSF. The timeline is also pointed out in the Buyer's Guide.

I wanted to buy the new Imac back in August, but I saw the guide. Then later on I saw the vid card problems, and since I didn't 'need' it, I decided to wait until Jan.

I wouldn't worry about it too much, especially if they are minor speedbump improvements. If you need it, then buy it....Computers are updated anywhere between every 4-6 months, so why beat yourself up over it?

:)

Stampyhead
Jan 7, 2008, 02:35 PM
What in the world makes you think a new iMac is coming out anytime in the near future? They just came out with new ones this summer. There are a whole lot of other products due for updates in line ahead of the iMac. In fact, except for the Macbook, the iMac is right back at the end of the line. May as well try to be happy with what you have.

angrynrdrckr
Jan 7, 2008, 02:40 PM
I feel your pain. I purchased a Powerbook G4 2 weeks before the Macbook Pros came out.

:)



ah same here... it was brutal. but i had no choice, can't be without a computer at school.


does anybody have any idea about what the specs on this "new" imac are?

kkat69
Jan 7, 2008, 02:40 PM
Part of being a 'smart' shopper is to look @ the product life cycles.

I think that statement can probably shut this post down.

A smart and informed consumer will make a good call based on information. If the consumer is reactionary they will buy then b!tch. If they read up, did some research prior to commiting then they have only themselves to blame.

It's typical in consumer purchasing. We see the latest and have to have it. I didn't buy my iMac until late August after reading the issues people were having. I felt for my needs I could live with it and Apple will fix it when they fix it.

If a newer one comes out then fine so be it. As many users posted, that's life and that's life in the computer world. PC's are worse than cars. The old saying "soon as you drive it off the lot, it's depreciated." With pc's it's "as soon as it comes off the factory it's already 4 weeks behind"

We're currently on a tech upslope and will be for the next few years, then level off then climb back up.

This is no different on the Windows PC side, it's just those guys tend to hang onto designs and milk them for a couple years before releasing new stuff. Heck, at my last job I waited to upgrade my machine waiting for the next version to come out. When it did I got it and found out they were already outmoding it for the next version (damn ibm stinkpads!) so it's all boils down to 3 words.

suck it up!

angrynrdrckr
Jan 7, 2008, 02:41 PM
Tru Tv what an awful name! I miss court tv :(

ME TOO

themoonisdown09
Jan 7, 2008, 05:22 PM
Alright I just called judge juddy. Watch the next episode it will be me vs steve jobs.

Who's Judge Juddy? I've only heard of that famous Judge Judy lady.

themoonisdown09
Jan 7, 2008, 05:26 PM
does anybody have any idea about what the specs on this "new" imac are?

These are the specs that I'm guessing the next iMac will have...

- 30 inch screen (with touch screen capability)
- 8-core processor
- 1 TB hard drive
- 4 GB RAM
- Blu-Ray Drive

Well, maybe that won't happen.

Big-TDI-Guy
Jan 7, 2008, 05:32 PM
These are the specs that I'm guessing the next iMac will have...

- 30 inch screen (with touch screen capability) <--- Pass on that aspect, though.
- 8-core processor
- 1 TB hard drive
- 4 GB RAM
- Blu-Ray Drive
+ HDMI and DVI INPUTS. (to use as monitor)

Well, maybe that won't happen.

God I hope not. I'm broke enough as-is. That'd just pile my @$$ into debt.

But I'm here dreaming with you.

AlexisV
Jan 7, 2008, 05:33 PM
I haven't heard a single rumour about a new iMac.

I don't expect anything new before June and even then it should only be a minor speed bump.

wakerider017
Jan 7, 2008, 05:40 PM
If a new iMac is released it will likely be a minor bump in speed. (Probably the addition of Penryn CPU's).

There is no way in hell there will be a radical design change!

wakerider017
Jan 7, 2008, 05:44 PM
These are the specs that I'm guessing the next iMac will have...

- 30 inch screen (with touch screen capability)
- 8-core processor
- 1 TB hard drive
- 4 GB RAM
- Blu-Ray Drive

Well, maybe that won't happen.

You guess wrong since there is no consumer grade 8-core chip.. The Mac Pro achieves it's 8-cores with 2 CPU's. Don't plan on seeing a consumer grade computer with 2 CPU's any time soon. ;)

30" LCD displays just cost way too much money and there is not a whole lot of reason to have one. (Since the 24" already supports full HD). Adding touch screen capability just makes it that Much more unlikely.

You can already get a 1TB drive and 4GB of memory with your iMac.

Blu-Ray drive is very possible to be included as an option.

nout72
Jan 7, 2008, 05:52 PM
I bought my Imac in August and since then I've always had problems with it due to the video card problem (which is now fixed last month) Now i'm hearing that a new imac is comming out already........ If so is the resell value of the imac good?

Yep, most certainly the new iMacs (including the top 20 inch model) will come with a superior S-IPS panel, with even backlighting and no gradient whatsover ;)
You can choose a 20 inch iMac with 2.4 or 2.8 Ghz intel core duo (the 2.4 Ghz model only has a TN panel)
You can choose between a 24 inch iMac with 2.8 Ghz duo core or intel 2 Quad core processor.
With the 24 inch models you can choose between a glossy or matte screen.

All the existing problems (people have with the current alu imacs) will be solved with the introduction of the new line. ;)

If this would happen I'd be kinda pissed off myself, though I'm perfectly satisfied with my 20 inch iMac, despite the gradient.

synth3tik
Jan 7, 2008, 05:54 PM
I would be very amazed if they released another iMac next week.

discomandavis
Jan 7, 2008, 05:59 PM
i can top that. bought and ipod nano the day b4 the new was announced...maybe i should take seve jobs to judge judy's gavel. but to be honest. i would do that just to meet steve jobs. steve has made my life a much happier one