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View Poll Results: Why haven't your purchased a 2012 iMac?
Did not care for the new design 20 11.43%
Loss of DVD Drive 21 12.00%
No Blu-Ray support 10 5.71%
Insufficient user upgrade options 31 17.71%
No 3TB Bootcamp 8 4.57%
Lack of SSD options, no 256/512 etc. 28 16.00%
No firewire 6 3.43%
Bought a Mini instead 15 8.57%
Waiting on Mac Pro 22 12.57%
Other 89 50.86%
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:47 AM   #1
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Why haven't you bought a 2012 iMac

Simple question, if you were waiting for the release of the new iMac but have not purchased one, what was the primary reason for not buying? Myself the issue is I am waiting to see if they will offer more SSD options. I used the Apple feedback form to express my concern on their site.

Whats yours?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:53 AM   #2
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Its just too damned expensive for the hardware inside. I don't care that much for its looks to dish out 2g's for those specs.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:53 AM   #3
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i need to make more money
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:57 AM   #4
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Your options lacked the most important one:"I have no $$$ (or )!!!"
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:04 AM   #5
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I'm tempted by the 27" model, but will wait to they are more readily available before buying. Still not convinced about the glossy screen, but I know it's much better than the old one (seen a new 21 next to an old 27 model and it looks vastly improved).
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:17 AM   #6
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The previous iMac 27" systems were hard enough to upgrade. These are even worse. I didn't like the rmbp either and bought a 2011 model. It looks like I will need to find a decent 2011 model iMac too. Hopefully in 3 years there will be some other options from apple.

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:24 AM   #7
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Money.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:28 AM   #8
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Pricing options: the 21,5" iMac with Fusion Drive costs 2,000 where I live, which I find is just way more than I wish to spend in order to get this specific feature.

Fear of issues: in 2009 I briefly had two 20-inch iMacs (my first Macs in 15 years at the time). Both had issues and had to go back.

User-Type: I think, deep-down, I may just be a laptop person.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:48 AM   #9
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Cost.

I keep my desktops as PCs and apple as my mobile solution.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:01 AM   #10
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There's no 24" option and I can not connect the Thunderbolt to my Mini display port (MBP 2009)
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:11 AM   #11
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Waiting for Mac Pro upgrade. Going away from AIO. Need to be able to upgrade with more ease.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:12 AM   #12
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Waiting for.. my next employment contract to be signed. Or, offered.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:15 AM   #13
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No 27" in stock at the store
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:13 PM   #14
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i originally had the 27 inch preordered but decided to save nearly 600.00 ,and ordered a 2011 27 inch high end. will probably order the 2nd or 3 rd generation New iMac. This is our first iMac.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:01 PM   #15
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Waiting for.. my next employment contract to be signed. Or, offered.
Correction.. I'm waiting for nothing. Nothing at all. Order placed.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:04 PM   #16
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Correction.. I'm waiting for nothing. Nothing at all. Order placed.
Now your waiting starts.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:22 PM   #17
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I bought one! I love it!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:24 PM   #18
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Waiting for GTX680MX capability reviews.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:28 PM   #19
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I simply couldn't wait so bought the previous model....

no idea how much faster these new models are and/or if it would really make that much difference to me
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:50 PM   #20
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Now your waiting starts.
Indeed. Now a member of Club: January. Can't wait to see if they narrow it down to which half of the month.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:54 PM   #21
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Haswell
SSD capacity
sSD price
I don't look at may mac from the side, give me back my SuperDrive
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:58 PM   #22
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Haswell
SSD capacity
sSD price
I don't look at may mac from the side, give me back my SuperDrive
Haswell is a snoozefest for desktops, and the superdrive is never coming back. So when the $/GB on SSDs improves, what do you plan to purchase?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:19 PM   #23
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I bought a 2009 27" and had issues with the screen ghosting and that grey stuff forming. Great computer, but for $2000 had too many issues. I'll be waiting for a revision.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:29 PM   #24
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I'm fine with my 2008 24" iMac. It's good enough and I don't see a need to upgrade.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:31 PM   #25
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Got sick of waiting and got my MacBook Pro (It was pretty much a coin toss between the two anyway).

Really liking the MacBook BTW
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