23-inch iMac on September 12th?

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    Reports that Apple will be hosting a special media event on September 12th began emerging yesterday. According to multiple reports, Apple will be hosting the event in San Francisco which will be also streamed live to London.

    MacOSXRumors now claims that Apple will be revamping the iMac line with the new Core 2 Duo (Merom) processor at this event, with the additional introduction of a 23" iMac.

    Larger iMac form-factor rumors were amongst the reject rumors for pre-WWDC rumors. MacOSXRumors, however, cites "reliable sources" for this report and did have some accurate predictions for Leopard (virtual desktops, tabbed iChat).
     
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    wow. would that be the biggest mainstream desktop around?
     
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    I think so, sounds amazing. Makes my 20 seem puny!
     
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    Bring on the 30" imac.
     
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    gah i love how mention of the merom rumor has to be thrown into every other rumor :(
     
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    That would certainly change my mind about getting a 20" iMac. ;)

    EDIT: Anyone care to speculate on prices?
     
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    How reliable is MacOSXrumors?
     
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    Its about time, I mentioned this when the G5 iMacs came out, its obvious that this is going to happen, its a natural development of the iMac line. The evidence was there when the Cinema Displays were announced, the monitor support could clearly take a few heavier weight.

    Its good news though, if only to save money. Also...

    You heard it here first, come on 30" iMac!
     
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    Biggest, yes. Mainstream, not even close.
     
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    No more than $2,499/ £1,799. With the amount of internal room you would get behind a 23" monitor, Apple would have no problem putting in 4 RAM slots and a fast GPU (but I doubt Apple would do a fast GPU anyway).
     
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    So are the MacBooks going to get Merom or not? I'm going to buy a black one, but am waiting to see.
     
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    With speculation that Apple will be switching to NVidia I wonder if this 23" will have the new NVidia with HDMI support ?
     
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    all i wont is a touch screen ipod, im not buying a mac till january. But a 30 inch imac would be amazing.. 23 inch will do though.
     
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    hopefully it's going to look like this:

    Bild 1.jpg
     
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    i wonder if it will lose its chin?! ^^^^^^ yes...precisely
     
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    I think this rumor should be taken with a grain of salt. It seems highly unlikely a 23 inch imac would emerge (or even should emerge). On top of that a bigger imac with Merom? Makes no sense, a bigger imac should have Conroe. ;)
     
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    Heard it there first eh? Look at post 4 :p

    I'm wondering if Apple would kill off the 17" if they did introduce a 23". I'm pretty sure now that the manufacturing cost difference between 17" and 20" is quite small.
     
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    i hope this drops the 20" price even more. Now I have to figure out if I want to spend the extra for the 23 or stay with what i was going to get the 20.....ooooooh decisions, decisions.
     
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    Wow......Time for replacing my desktop!
     
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    i find 17'' way to small for a desktop computer.
     
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    In the past they haven't been particularly notable, but the Leopard reports seemed real, and so this one is given more credence. Obviously, we'll know more on Sept 12th. :)

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    You what? Well I guess its a matter of opinion but a 17" with a decent resolution is plenty! Heck, I even know people who use a 15" MBP as a desktop replacement. :)
     
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    I highly doubt they would killl it off. I think they'd drop the price on it which would make it even more desirable for standard consumers with a budget. Sort of a, why get the mini when I could just pay a bit more for the iMac 17" kind of thing.
     
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    Price Speculation

    My guess: 17" dropping to $1,099, 20" to $1,499

    $1,999 with more hd, a gig of ram and, hopefully, (i do doubt it though as well) a nice gpu (at least as bto, unlikely though for the imac).

    I'd order one right away! :cool:
     
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    Wow. That would be great news. I'd think about one of those instead of a mac pro.... please make it have fw800. Then I really would take it over a pro.
     

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