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Old Mar 6, 2012, 05:59 PM   #26
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New Design?

I appreciate the new thread.

I think the idea that Apple jumps in response to the market (ie as soon as Ivy Bridge is available) is just wrong. Apple views itself as a market creator and releases new products on their own timeline -- When the components they need to make the upgrades they want are available in sufficient quantity and price.

My guess is that the iMac 2012 will come out in time for the back to school market (June, July?). I think the current design is dated and I expect a new design that is all flat screen like a 27" iPad. I'm not saying it's a touch screen but damn, would that be hot!

I'm ready to upgrade.

I certainly hope USB 3.0 is included and probably won't buy without it. I'm disappointed that my new MBA didn't have the USB 3.0 -- I should have paid more attention.
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Old Mar 6, 2012, 08:22 PM   #27
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There are several threads on this. Do we really need another?

Search next time.
Looks like your high and mighty attitude turned on you :P
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Old Mar 6, 2012, 08:22 PM   #28
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Should be tomorrow.
I bought one today.
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Old Mar 6, 2012, 08:25 PM   #29
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I bought one today.
nah it won't be because I didn't buy one today :P
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Old Mar 7, 2012, 02:19 AM   #30
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I'm REALLY hoping for USB 3.0 and i'm hoping for an extra port or two. Four USB ports just isn't enough. I have an external HDD, external 1080p webcam, Hauppauge for recording Xbox gameplay, my mouse, my keyboard, etc.
We shall see my friend! If Apple didn't implement it, it would mean they went out of their way completely to make sure it doesn't work. But I find that improbable and highly unlikely.

USB 3.0 isn't technically some (even though it kind of is right now) premium technology that will forever be shadowed by 2.0, it's new that's all. Eventually, all computers will be running 3.0, so it's only natural that Apple will include it, plus the native support from Intel now points toward a yes.

Thunderbolt will remain a premium much like FW did and still kind of does to this day.

Obviously when external TB drives drop to where FW800 ones are today, I will pick one up. For now, USB 3.0 will be more than fine!
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Old Mar 9, 2012, 03:39 PM   #31
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I talked to someone at best buy and they said the stock on the current iMacs will end in may. They didn't say when in may but I'm guessing the first two weeks of may
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 11:43 PM   #32
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I hope the new iMac is a redesign and at a lower price point for us here in Australia since our dollar has been above the US$ for some time now.

I expect USB3 and better spec's across the range (HDD/RAM CPU) maybe even a bigger base model screen say 23-24 inch.

Hope it comes out around July
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 01:06 AM   #33
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Store is down. This could be it.....
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 01:20 AM   #34
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Store is down. This could be it.....
Pssh... With our luck prices will maybe change by a few cents and nothing new will be added. I want my first Mac so bad but am waiting!
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 01:33 AM   #35
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Store is down. This could be it.....
Interesting, at 11:30PM PST the site is still down. I doubt will actually see anything, but as always, would love to be proven wrong!

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Old Mar 15, 2012, 01:37 AM   #36
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Interesting, at 11:30PM PST the site is still down. I doubt will actually see anything, but as always, would love to be proven wrong!

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Sounds like a great bet, but I'll pass
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 08:53 AM   #38
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Store is down. This could be it.....
It couldn't possibly be for the iPad launch.. nope.. impossible...
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 06:32 PM   #39
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It couldn't possibly be for the iPad launch.. nope.. impossible...
Haha I think everyone knew that.. But to at least pretend is fun
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 06:37 PM   #40
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hi all!

i really hope the next imac will not have the problems i had with the last one.
no dust under the glass, yellow issue.....

i truly love the apple design, but cmon apple bit more quality control.
We have had three iMacs in the last 3 years, each from the last 3 subsequent refreshes. We have not experienced any of these issues.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:23 AM   #41
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Well it is always hard to predict anything from Apple, they are very secretive and the iMac can come out at any moment. My best prediction though is it will come maybe a few weeks after the Ivy Bridge processor is released. The scheduled real ease of the Ivy Bridge is in the midst of April. So according to my predictions i believe the iMac will be launched in the beginning of May and will be in stores a week after. Hope i could help!!
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 05:46 AM   #42
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Well it is always hard to predict anything from Apple, they are very secretive and the iMac can come out at any moment. My best prediction though is it will come maybe a few weeks after the Ivy Bridge processor is released. The scheduled real ease of the Ivy Bridge is in the midst of April. So according to my predictions i believe the iMac will be launched in the beginning of May and will be in stores a week after. Hope i could help!!
I reckon a refresh is most likely when Mountain Lion is launched...
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:47 AM   #43
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what about all the rumors of april macbook pro airified with ivy bridge? maybe apple gets them earlier?
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 08:50 AM   #44
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My thoughts on the refresh: Hurry up and release it. I'm so anxious to sell my 2009 for a top of the line 2012 that i can't stand it.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:21 AM   #45
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I'm waiting on the next release and then my kids will inherit my 09 27" iMac. It will be their first computer. We have to start them out right!
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I'm waiting on the next release and then my kids will inherit my 09 27" iMac. It will be their first computer. We have to start them out right!
Of course, you wouldn't want to put your kids in harms way... meaning Windows
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I'm currently waiting to buy my first iMac but am waiting for the refresh. One question though. If Apple redesign are there likely to be teething problems with the hardware? Or is it more likely that the Mountain Lion release will have bugs. As this is my family's first Mac ( other than OS devices) I want the experience to be good as possible.
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I'm currently waiting to buy my first iMac but am waiting for the refresh. One question though. If Apple redesign are there likely to be teething problems with the hardware? Or is it more likely that the Mountain Lion release will have bugs. As this is my family's first Mac ( other than OS devices) I want the experience to be good as possible.
Hardware problems are unlikely to be major. Every machine is different. Some have issues, most don't. As far as Mountain Lion, the developer previews are already pretty reliable, but there will be bugs. Pretty much impossible to avoid bugs. It usually has a big bug here and there up until the .3 or .4 version of each new OS.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 01:15 PM   #49
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one thing apple should include in 2012 imac is the 3D capability...
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 01:40 PM   #50
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one thing apple should include in 2012 imac is the 3d capability...
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