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Old Jul 7, 2003, 12:45 PM   #1
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Talking the New iMac G5 picture

My last mock-up of the upcoming iMac G5

enjoy it!
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Old Jul 7, 2003, 12:51 PM   #2
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Now that looks like it's been hit with a Chris Bangle stick.

Think Ikea.
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Old Jul 7, 2003, 01:00 PM   #3
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Nice rendering - although I don't know if I like the cone shape....the screen is nice!

One question - would there be a fan or is this convection cooling?

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Old Jul 7, 2003, 01:04 PM   #4
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nice job. i d give you a 5/5.
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Old Jul 7, 2003, 01:43 PM   #5
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Nice rendering (any chance we could see some other angles aswell or am I being greedy?) Looks alot nicer than the current iMacs imho.
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Old Jul 7, 2003, 01:47 PM   #6
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hehe...i'd like to see the bottom be a sphere that rests ina cradle that acts os a hub/docking station...still the cheesgrater theme here my idea with slightly less detail don't hit me
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Old Jul 7, 2003, 01:51 PM   #7
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Cones don't hold much. How about an aluminum cylinder? It doesn't need holes on the sides; the fan would be on the top, pulling air up thru from the bottom (as in the current iMac, right?).

As a Cube owner, I think Apple has learned their lesson on convection cooling, and that lesson is: Forget it. The amount of heat necessary to get sufficient air movement, is sufficient also to significantly lessen component life.
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Old Jul 7, 2003, 02:52 PM   #8
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That should say:

Enjoy the Beast OUTSIDE the beauty.

Your design gives Chris Bangle a good name=P.
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Old Jul 7, 2003, 02:57 PM   #9
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Originally posted by cubist
Cones don't hold much. How about an aluminum cylinder? It doesn't need holes on the sides; the fan would be on the top, pulling air up thru from the bottom (as in the current iMac, right?).

As a Cube owner, I think Apple has learned their lesson on convection cooling, and that lesson is: Forget it. The amount of heat necessary to get sufficient air movement, is sufficient also to significantly lessen component life.
i don't think thats true at all. convection cooling works great if done right. case in point: the fanless, convection cooled iMacs run significantly cooler than their fan cooled, tray loading cousins. Convection cooling isn't really dependent on a lot of heat, just good airflow. I can't say i've heard a lot about cube compents failing due to heat.

for what its worth, i'd much rather have a cone or dome like we have now instead fo a cylinder. a cylinder would be clunky I think. it would have to be wide like the current iMac to keep it all from tipping over. a cylinder the size of the footprint of the current iMac would just seem too large to be aesthetically pelasing. I could see something perhaps like the body of a laptop, a super thin platform, but i rather think the dome shape will be ehre for a while until the iMac totally changes.
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Old Jul 7, 2003, 04:42 PM   #10
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the screen looks nice, but I'm not so sure if I like the cone-shaped bottom. I think it will be a while before the iMac is re-designed.
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Old Jul 8, 2003, 12:32 AM   #11
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nice job, but i think i still prefer the white dome myself. Although that aluminum is starting to grow on me.
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Old Jul 8, 2003, 12:48 AM   #12
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that's actually really damn good. nice use of Iveism, tho that's a pretty big screen-- I would be happy if Apple came out with something like this...

tho i really doubt they'll redesign it this soon, unless the hardware requires it (which it very well may)...

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Old Jul 8, 2003, 01:29 AM   #13
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Nice work.

But I hope next iMac will get rid of the chrome neck thingy. Displays tilt sideways slightly and it is just annoying. I hope next iMac will go back to earlier simpler design. Heck, if they could stick the CPU and etc behind 17" LCD Studio Display, I'd be happy with that baby.
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Old Jul 8, 2003, 01:43 AM   #14
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Nice, but I'd like a dome better. Oooh, and the same type of perforation as on the G5 PowerMacs. I think it would look smokin if they had the same type of perforated material in white.
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