How long will it take?

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  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering..if you guys could give me a time frame..and estimate...on when an iMac with a G5 may appear...are they even working on one? Will the iMac ever have a 19 or 20 inch screen? Or am i just kidding myself?
     
  2. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    It will probably be redisigned when it becomes a G5(which will happen eventually), just like it was redisigned when it became a G4. I doubt that the current design would still look cool with a 19" or 20" screen, but they may find a way.
     
  3. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure you will see the G5 in an iMac at some point in the not-too-distant future. I doubt you'll see larger screens though. That's more of a pro-level issue.
     
  4. Fender2112 macrumors 6502a

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    G5 iMacs will be announced on April 18, 2004 and ship within a few weeks of the announcement.
     
  5. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    by weeks do you mean like... 2-3. or like 20-30? ;)
     
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  7. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how do you know?
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    You mean April 20, 2004. ;)
     
  9. macphoria macrumors 6502a

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    Rumor is suggesting G5 PowerBook will come out at the end of 2004. G5 iMac will arrive after G5 PowerBook, not before. So I imagine G5 iMac will show up in 2005, if G5 PowerBook indeed comes out at the end of 2004.
     
  10. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't HAVE to arrive after the G5 Powerbook. Just recently, it was upgraded before the Powerbook.
     
  11. macphoria macrumors 6502a

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    iMac is considered "Consumer" product, whereas PowerBook is considered "Professional" product. And professional line of products tend to get updated with latest technology first. Yes, iMac recently got updated earlier than PowerBook, but by matter of weeks. Then PowerBook surpassed iMac in clockspeed right away, 1.33Ghz vs 1.25Ghz.

    I believe Apple will update their professional line of products to G5 first, then its consumer lines.
     
  12. Lord Bodak macrumors 6502

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    I would expect the G5 in the PowerBook long before the iMac, for one obvious reason: there is already a G5 desktop available. The PowerMac may be more expensive than the iMac, but it's still available.
     
  13. macphoria macrumors 6502a

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    Well don't count on the obvious. They've had 1GHz G3 for iBook for ages, yet they never used it so that it does not compete against PowerBook, whose lowend 12" PowerBook just reached 1GHz.
     
  14. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I want a G5, but not a Powermac cause I dont need to upgrade it and add so much stuff...So I was looking towards a G5 iMac..sucks that it'd take that long :(
     
  15. 3-22 macrumors regular

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    Theory...

    I theorize we won't see a G5 iMac anytime before a G5 powerbook. The iMac has pretty much the same challenges of a laptop; small design, heat disipation, etc. When they overcome the challenges of a G5 in a laptop, they will have solved the problems of having one in an iMac.

    With that in mind, and looking at the current heatsinks on the PowerMac G5 I woudln't expect anything this year...
     
  16. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Put it this way, you can speculate all you want in regards to whenever i arrrives. It'll get here when it gets here.
     
  17. macphoria macrumors 6502a

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    Not even an educated guess?
     

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