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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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It's a scam, the iMac is really not thin!

It's only thin at the edges. It's actually as thick as the older model towards the center of the machine....the only thin parts are around the bezel edges where it tapers off.

I had the idea that Apple that pioneered this revolutionary new design which was a 5mm thick panel, using thin drives and flash memory to reduce size. It's all really a gimmick, the thing is not thin. The 2011 iMac is still a helluva machine, and the new "design" is not much to brag about.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:30 AM   #2
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It's only thin at the edges. It's actually as thick as the older model towards the center of the machine....the only thin parts are around the bezel edges where it tapers off.

I had the idea that Apple that pioneered this revolutionary new design which was a 5mm thick panel, using thin drives and flash memory to reduce size. It's all really a gimmick, the thing is not thin. The 2011 iMac is still a helluva machine, and the new "design" is not much to brag about.
Thank you Captain Obvious. It's the thinnest all-in-one computer out right now. It's not even that much thicker in the middle.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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You're just now realizing that it's tapered? That said, I'm still not sure of the point of it being thin since it's a desktop...
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:32 AM   #4
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Thank you Captain Obvious. It's the thinnest all-in-one computer out right now. It's not even that much thicker in the middle.
But the 5mm thickness is not uniform, it's an oblong taper that bulges in the middle. It's not 5mm thick in the middle, it's more like 25mm or 30mm thick.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:35 AM   #5
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But the 5mm thickness is not uniform, it's an oblong taper that bulges in the middle. It's not 5mm thick in the middle, it's more like 25mm or 30mm thick.
We all knew this already. The nice thing about it is actually that it's hard to see the bulge, from most angles it appears to be 5mm thin, it's a nice optical illusion.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:36 AM   #6
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So what do you suggest?

Let's all boycott Apple!

They tell me it's 5mm and it's not!! You have eyes right??
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It's only thin at the edges. It's actually as thick as the older model towards the center of the machine....the only thin parts are around the bezel edges where it tapers off.

I had the idea that Apple that pioneered this revolutionary new design which was a 5mm thick panel, using thin drives and flash memory to reduce size. It's all really a gimmick, the thing is not thin. The 2011 iMac is still a helluva machine, and the new "design" is not much to brag about.
oh snap! I bought the machine thinking the whole thing is thinner than the iphone 5. false advertising!!!
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But the 5mm thickness is not uniform, it's an oblong taper that bulges in the middle. It's not 5mm thick in the middle, it's more like 25mm or 30mm thick.

Really dude? A 5mm thin all-in-one computer? Really?
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:50 AM   #10
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But the 5mm thickness is not uniform, it's an oblong taper that bulges in the middle. It's not 5mm thick in the middle, it's more like 25mm or 30mm thick.
No one ever claimed it was 5mm thick. In fact the keynote specifically mentioned the taper, which has many useful ventilation benefits.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:51 AM   #11
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It's only thin at the edges. It's actually as thick as the older model towards the center of the machine....the only thin parts are around the bezel edges where it tapers off.

I had the idea that Apple that pioneered this revolutionary new design which was a 5mm thick panel, using thin drives and flash memory to reduce size. It's all really a gimmick, the thing is not thin. The 2011 iMac is still a helluva machine, and the new "design" is not much to brag about.
Can't fool you!!!!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:55 AM   #12
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But the 5mm thickness is not uniform, it's an oblong taper that bulges in the middle. It's not 5mm thick in the middle, it's more like 25mm or 30mm thick.
So what? All the photo's I've seen from the Post Your Workstation, it "looks" thin all around. It's a look, that's it. As for me I'll keep my 2009 iMac until it dies.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:57 AM   #13
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I had the idea that Apple that pioneered this revolutionary new design which was a 5mm thick panel, using thin drives and flash memory to reduce size.
Understandable. I can imagine some people could think that it's just a big iPad on a stand. Apple did make a big deal about removing the DVD drive, so I can see why some people would assume that it would be a lot thinner, rather than only thinner on its edge.

Out of interest, at its bulgiest point, is it just as thick as the old iMac?

And in fact, take a look at the photos on the iMac page - they're all taken at an angle that shows-off the edge but hides the true thickness. There is just one image - the smallest of them all - showing its true thickness.

http://www.apple.com/uk/imac/
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:58 AM   #14
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Understandable. I can imagine some people could think that it's just a big iPad on a stand. Apple did make a big deal about removing the DVD drive, so I can see why some people would assume that it would be a lot thinner, rather than only thinner on its edge.

Out of interest, at its bulgiest point, is it just as thick as the old iMac?
They didn't scam anyone, he should have actually played with the iMac before buying it.

I'd say the bulgiest point is just a little bit thinner than the old iMac.
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Understandable. I can imagine some people could think that it's just a big iPad on a stand. Apple did make a big deal about removing the DVD drive, so I can see why some people would assume that it would be a lot thinner, rather than only thinner on its edge.

Out of interest, at its bulgiest point, is it just as thick as the old iMac?

And in fact, take a look at the photos on the iMac page - they're all taken at an angle that shows-off the edge but hides the true thickness.

http://www.apple.com/uk/imac/
Yeah but that's how it actually looks on your desk. You have to basically be looking at it straight on sideways (not sure the best way to phrase that) to see the bulge, it tapers off real fast. Plus they do have some shots on the site that show the bulge.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 12:04 PM   #16
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It's only thin at the edges. It's actually as thick as the older model towards the center of the machine....the only thin parts are around the bezel edges where it tapers off.

I had the idea that Apple that pioneered this revolutionary new design which was a 5mm thick panel, using thin drives and flash memory to reduce size. It's all really a gimmick, the thing is not thin. The 2011 iMac is still a helluva machine, and the new "design" is not much to brag about.
If I recall the Keynote address, Phil Schiller even showed how it was thin at the edges and then tapered wider toward the middle. So this was known from day one of introduction.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 12:13 PM   #17
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Ward: it really is only 5mm thin...what your seeing is the Imac baby fat,which disappears over time...it's a apple only innovation!
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I bet the 2012 iMac looks great mounted on the wall being as thin as it is... Whoops sorry
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 12:25 PM   #19
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I think you need to return yours. It's obviously a defect, everybody else's is only 5mm thin.

I guess someone did not look at 2012 iMac news until today. I bet if I ask my grandma she'll know only the edges are 5mm.
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And in fact, take a look at the photos on the iMac page - they're all taken at an angle that shows-off the edge but hides the true thickness. There is just one image - the smallest of them all - showing its true thickness.

http://www.apple.com/uk/imac/
This one in the gallery clearly shows the side view...

Thumb resize.

Click image for full size
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I was at Bestbuy yesterday and they had a 2012 27" iMac and a 27" Thunderbolt display almost next to each other, and the ATD sure looked chunky compared to the iMac.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 01:50 PM   #25
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So you just spent thousands of dollars on something to didnt even bother to check out either at the apple special event, their website. The photos everywhere?

You just pressed click without looking at what you are buying?

I don't recommend you ever shop on eBay

Don't suppose you were the person that paid ~$300 for an iMac box recently?
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