Can't take it anymore !

Discussion in 'iMac' started by roanmartigan, May 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2012
    This wait is excruciating ! I do not really need a new computer, but I would really like to upgrade my 2006 iMac to get a bigger screen and a zippier machine.

    Why is Apple taking so long to even announce anything ... :mad:
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010
    I feel your pain
  3. macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    It's a new form of torture, called iTorture!
  4. macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2002
    I know your pain. I felt the same way in the Spring of 2011 :p

    Let me just tell you though, the wait WILL be worth it.

    Just hold on a little longer.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
    Since December that I'm waiting. Now, everyday, I have to force myself to convince myself to not order a 2011 iMac. It's a tough war.
  6. macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2011
    same feeling here..

    my deadline is 15th due to Diablo 3. I'll get the 2011 if there's no news of the upcoming iMac.

    now lets hope its within 2 weeks.. please apple, please....
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2012
    The 2011 iMac was released on May 3rd 2011. Be patient people.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2011
    Southern California
    New macs should include a copy of Diablo III for making us wait.... ok i'm dreaming. :D
  9. macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2012
    Just buy and enjoy your new machine. Waiting for new and the latest is a fools game. Just buy it and it's a done deal.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2012
    Chandler, Arizona
    Considering how close the refresh is even if it's delayed all the way to WWDC, this has got to be the worst advice anyone ever posted here. Anyone who is still waiting at this point might as well wait the whole rest of the way to the refresh.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2012
    To me, it seems foolish to buy something as soon as the thought flits through someone's head.

    There is such a thing as deferred satisfaction. Sometimes, making your current situation and tools stretch a little farther than is comfortable is the right decision.

    Either way, it's certainly not foolish to postpone dropping 2G on a mostly luxury item (I know, you NEED it :))

    The longer I wait to buy an iMac, the lower my current computer's cost becomes amortized over its used lifetime.

    How is that foolish?
  12. macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    Gotta love those first world problems. Must... S... Spend...Thousands... O... Of dollars...

  13. macrumors 68000


    Aug 7, 2011
    Liverpool, UK
    You may lose ODD on the refreshed model (personally don't believe this to be the case) and given the new processor is not likely to upgrade the 2011 speed too much on the desk tops (and may in fact disproportionately increase heat), why would you wait? Particularly as seemingly you are someone that runs their machines to the ground with your previous machine lasting you 6 years?
  14. macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2012
    For sure, I can't believe anyone is actually planning on buying a 2011 model now. Even the generally accepted worst case scenario of June is now only a few weeks away. The number of people that absolutely, positively have to have a new machine now must be tiny. I wonder what percentage of purchasers have no idea how old the current model is and how close we are to the refresh. I guess in-store no reference is made to this and of course I wouldn't expect there to be.

    This is going to be my first Apple desktop purchase and like many others I suspect, I'm now a daily visitor to this forum scouring the posts for any new clues about a release date. It's not important in the grand scheme of things and I'm certainly not taking it too seriously, but it's fun to be part of the community.

    One quick question, will the release of new hardware work in a similar way to that of the iPhone and iPad, i.e. a staggered release or does the much smaller volume mean that they'll be available everywhere from day one?
  15. macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    So how do you like your new iMac?

    I mean if you really cannot take waiting anymore, you broke down and bought a new one .... right? :D

    Well if they wait that long, they might as well wait a little longer and get the next model after the next refresh because if the do not wait more, the refresh they do buy will become old and outdated when the next update is released! :D
  16. macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    Tech will always become outdated but there's a difference between knowing that the new version is under a month away versus i cant but i now cause a new one will come out in a year.
  17. macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2012

    lmfao hahaha!!!!!!:):):):):):):)
  18. macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2012

    Ivy Bridge and 7970M.

    If a small-ish manufacturer like Eurocom has chips available, Apple almost certainly will too. Perhaps the cause of the delay is not part availability after all, but something else. Still in development?

    Or perhaps no refresh is planned this year?

    Hurry up Apple.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    Parts are there, the only thing stopping Apple is the current model stock of iMac. It needs to dwindle the numbers to a point that is cost effective for a new model release. Soon, very soon.

    With the dwindling of current stock before new model release in mind I actively encourage everyone of you to buy the current model ;)
  20. macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2012
    Alienware and Eurocom are both offering the 7970M.
    Note: Alienware won't offer the 7970m in crossfire (meaning two 7970m's) until the 10th for some reason?
  21. macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    You've waited 6 years, few more weeks / months won't make adifference.

    I upgrade on a 3 year cycle.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010
    Theres too much stock left because people know new model is coming
  23. macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2012
    That's probably indicative of a supply restriction. They can stretch a limited number of chips further by selling only single-processor machines.
  24. macrumors 68020


    Aug 13, 2011

    If I had waited for the "refresh any time now" for my MBP, I would still not have a laptop. And I think it might even be until October for the iMac refresh because that's when they refreshed it for the i3/i5 CPU. So if there is any refresh that includes a serious upgrade in hardware, I would expect that the refresh wouldn't happen for a while and I also think that Apple wants to release OS X 10.8 with at least one refreshed Mac.
  25. macrumors 68000


    Aug 7, 2011
    Liverpool, UK
    Macbook Air / Mac mini

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