Silver iMacs

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Applespider, May 16, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. macrumors G4

    Applespider

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Location:
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    #1
    I was walking past the Chanel shop in South Kensington last night and spotted that they've got two iMacs in their window showing various Chanel slidewhows

    But the iMacs are silver rather than white - and have a Chanel logo on the 'chin' rather than the Apple logo. I'm assuming that they may have been colour-wared or just professionally sprayed since they look like the silver is 'supposed' to be there.

    I'll try to get a picture when I next pass that way - but has anyone else spotted them in any other Chanel store?
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Silver like a cinema display? That could look really cool. Pictures'd be appreciated. :cool:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors G4

    Applespider

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Location:
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    #3
    Yup... but with the iMac 'chin'
     
  4. macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    #4
    According to a friend of a friend in marketing at Chanel, they're only in the Kensington store and are not for sale.

    I've asked for more info!
     
  5. Lau
    Guest

    #5
    I have no idea, but I'm highly amused by 'chin'. Nerrr, your iMac's well Jimmy Hill. :p
     
  6. Moderator emeritus

    devilot

    Joined:
    May 1, 2005
    #6
    Sounds adorable.. and yes please, if you do get a chance to take pictures!
     
  7. thread starter macrumors G4

    Applespider

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Location:
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    #7
    Here's the photo of them.... first thing I've wanted out of Chanel's window ;)

    On close inspection, the silver has just been 'sprayed' on, there are a few imperfections around the bevel that no self-respecting MR member would put up with.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. Moderator emeritus

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    #8
    If they were being thrown in the skip after their days in the window, I think I could stomach a few imperfections. Expect them to probably end up on eBay as 'exclusive Chanel iMacs'.
     
  9. Moderator emeritus

    devilot

    Joined:
    May 1, 2005
    #9
    I really do like Chanel's logo, so simple. Thanks for posting that photo, Applespider.
     
  10. macrumors 68030

    joepunk

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Location:
    a profane existence
    #10
    Thanks for the photos and the in-depth investigation telling us that these are not one of a kind.
     
  11. G99
    macrumors 6502

    G99

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2006
    #11
    I don't think thats an iMac. If I compare mine to that one, I see the chin is smaller on that, and the the screen is too close to the bottom of the "rectangle part".
     
  12. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #12
    G99, do you have a 17 inch model or a 20 inch model? :)
     
  13. Moderator emeritus

    devilot

    Joined:
    May 1, 2005
    #13
    Maybe they painted a silver frame and stuck that to the front of the iMac? That does make more sense....
     
  14. dcv
    macrumors G3

    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    #14
    I totally agree... the "chin" looks too small - and I have both a 17" and 20" iMac. This looks rather weird :confused:
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

    truz

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Location:
    Florida
    #15
    Maybe a new imac ;) "iMac Pro" <-??? :rolleyes:
     
  16. thread starter macrumors G4

    Applespider

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Location:
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    #16
    Nope... it looks like the silver was painted straight onto the normal white surface.

    The lack of 'height' in the chin surprised me in the pictures - but it's definitely the right depth of screen to be the iMac. Although bear in mind that it's an older one since there ain't no iSight in it.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

    jamesW135

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2005
    #17
    The uh the sides look hollow sure they didnt extend a cinema display.:confused:
     
  18. mpw
    Guest

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    #18
    Could they be ADC's with Chanel frames made to look like iMac's? I can't see an optical drive slot and it looks bigger than 20" to me.

    Oh and I just like to be the one to note that in the picture there's a pearl necklace just below the iMac's chin. Mmmmmmmmmm computer porn!
     
  19. Moderator emeritus

    devilot

    Joined:
    May 1, 2005
    #19
    Sorry to burst your voyeuristic bubble... that's the purse strap. :p
     
  20. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    #20
    I saw these in the Chanel store in Barcelona. The only difference was that they were just white with the Chanel logo instead of silver.

    I looked at them for a while and decided that they can't be iMacs though. The proportionals were all wrong. Must just be a shell.
     
  21. macrumors 65832

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2004
    Location:
    Virginia, United States (Kansan in exile)
    #21
    I agree. The computer seems too far down on its stand to be an iMac. I'm taking this from seeing my 20" iMac G5.
     
  22. G99
    macrumors 6502

    G99

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2006
    #22
    20 inch model...Don't they both have the same proportions though?
     
  23. macrumors 68000

    technicolor

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Location:
    ><><><><
    #23
    Thats not an imac. The proportions arent right.
     
  24. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #24

    Well, the chin looks a bit more shallow on the 20 inch. :)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page