should g3 imac go?

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  1. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    should the g3 iMac go?

    ...and will the g4 emac eventually be available to the general public and if so, will that spell the end to the 15" crt g3 imac?
     
  2. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    No....

    Apple is saying "Long live the original iMac." It is not going to die until 03 I think...
     
  3. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Apple will keep it for awhile, maybe even give it a speed bump this summer because it is cheap and they need an entry level computer to compete. I think once the eMac is out for awhile they might be smart to make a consumer version called the "cMac" LOL ;o) as an introductory computer and replace the old iMac, we will see.....
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Until a cheap version of an entry level computer with a G4 is available, we'll still be seeing the original iMac. Besides, it keeps IBM in the game a little longer. I'd hate to see Apple upgrade all iBooks and 15" iMacs to G4 and get rid of IBM CPUs. There still is some life left in the chip - what about all that talk about a 1 GHz G3? And who knows, IBM might come out with a newer version that can prolong its life even more.
     
  5. Tommy! macrumors regular

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    When the eMac was featured on the first page of the apple website, they made a big stink about how "e is for education". the first time I read that, and then read the specs and found out what a good deal it was, i could imagine them releasing it to the public a few months down the road, but the feature page would say "And now, e is for everyone" on the ad :D would that be cool or what?! (Clever thinking tommy and apple!)
     
  6. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    Re: should g3 imac go?

    Yes. I hate it. It used to be cool but now it isn't. It's slow and ugly. I don't think Apple has the gall to let its revolutionary little child die just yet. C'MON APPLE! IT'S BEEN 5 FREAKIN' YEARS!

    No. There used to be this cool little Mac called the G3 All-in-One (AIO). It was only marketed to eduaction. It basically was an AIO G3 DT and a pre-cursor to the iMac. But even though Apple could have made $ in the consumer market with this, they didn't. History will repeat itself.

    Apple has done this before with the G3 AIO and will do it again. If Jobs wants to push his little iBoob, then that's his problem. I'm just looking at the potential that the eMac would have in the consumer market and I'm shaking my head. The low-end iMac is EXPENSIVE for the general consumer. The eMac would be a lower cost machine that would be more in the price range.

    It's called product shielding. "e" is for education, but that's the only thing that makes it definitively education. Just because Apple wanted it to be. Big mistake IMO.

    The CRT iMac will die when LCD's become standard across the board. Until then, they need the CRTs because LCDs are still too much of a novelty item.
     
  7. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    I think the imac will take the eMacs form, power and size of screen but sell for quite a bit more.

    I would expect to see this at SF or NY, or possibly Paris.

    Ensign
     
  8. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Who knows what the future holds for our Bondi Blue friend. I would not be suprised to see some speed bumps, or a larger screen, but yes its days our dwindling. I bet Steve will have a big Funeral for it at one of the expos.
     
  9. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    how about a thinner all in one imac with a g3 processor and an lcd instead of a crt and keep it really cheap as in $799 USD

    and eventually lower the new g4 imac to $999 sometime next year

    by then, of course, the G5 will be introduced or an extremely fast apollo g4 way over 1 ghz...perhaps 1.5+ ghz (see page 20 of latest macworld on apollo processor)
     
  10. j763 macrumors 6502a

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    GIVE IT A FUNERAL

    Come on, Apple -- it's been 5 years and the iMacs are expensive and are so slow, they can't even run OS X...

    KILL IT!

    IT'S A USELESS PIECE OF JUNK.

    (no offence to anyone who owns one... but hey, 5 years!)
     
  11. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Re: GIVE IT A FUNERAL

    I agree, but... <the Catfish_Man looks at his beige G3 233MHz running OSX>...they can't run OSX? Since when?
     
  12. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    hey, catfish, is that all stock or rammed up to a high amount?
     

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