New iMac in January?

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    In light of the news that Steve isn't going to make an appearance at MW, does everyone still think there's going to be a new iMac coming out in early January?

    I know it's not a new product, so it's not a big deal that he's not there, but what do you guys think the chances are of a new iMac coming out?

    I want to get one soon, but I have no problem waiting a month if it means I'll get better performance for the same amount of money. I've been waiting for a few weeks because there were all these rumors of a potential new model, but if the chances have changed I'd rather just get one for Christmas.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Not sure now whats going to happen..............
     
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    One man stops giving a keynote and Apple immediately stops designing new products? One man stops giving a keynote and Apple decides to do nothing for the rest of its existence?

    Everything about MacWorld will be exactly the same minus Steve.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    You got it.... The show must go on.
     
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    There's a very good chance - just a hunch - I would wait, what have you got to lose if you can wait anyways:)
     
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    If I was in the market for an iMac, I'd definitely wait. I did the same 2 years ago when I bought my imac. I decided I wanted to buy it in October/November, but I knew MWSF was approaching. Unfortunately, this was the keynote of the iPhone and no new Macs were released haha. So I went right ahead and ordered it then.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    I was about to ask the exact same question when I saw this thread.

    I've been using a PC since I started using computers in 1993. Since getting an iPhone, I want to make the move to Mac, and the iMac is for me. I think I'll wait until January and see what happens. :)
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    I think we might be twins :eek:
     
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    From a jaded user, thank you for following the rules and actually looking around before you posted to see if your question had already been asked. :D:cool:
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    No problem. :)
     
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    YEP! And Apple is closing down this year because Steve didn't go to MacWorld.
    The logic is flawless.
     
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    The next iMac will only be a minor bump anyway. It wouldn't have been in re keynote regardless. So steve's absence really changes nothing.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    wait til Jan. 5, thankfully my iMac had hardware failure when i opened it 2 weeks ago, so now im just waiting for the new one, i had two imac alum with screen problems, new ones rumored to have LED :)
     
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    Sixth.
     
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    So the next gen iMacs are to be with LED screens and approximately they'll switch to Nvidia. Do you guys expect anything more?
     
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    What exactly will change with an LED display? Better resolution?
     
  17. macrumors 65816

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    Instant on display and wider color gamut. Apple hypes the feature a bit too much for what it is.
     
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    less power consumption, higher brightness, smoother illumination
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    Oh ok... I've been hearing a ton about it, and it was made to be something huge.. lol. Still sounds great, but maybe slightly over-hyped.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    But for those of us wanting to buy our first Mac, very exciting. ;)
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    Very nerve-wracking!
     
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    +1!
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    +2
     
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    Quad core processors.
     
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    Crossing my fingers! :D
     

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