THE NEW IMAC ROCKS!!!

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  1. xelterran macrumors 6502

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    i think the new iMac is just AWSOME!!!, i mean c'mon, flat pannel, g4 800mhz, combo drive for just around $1700, AND it looks STUNNING!!!!
    I was looking foward to an update to the powermacs but its probably worth waiting until they release g5's rather than using g4's... i think they will probably conserver the extra horsepower left in the g4's for the imac and the next update to the powermacs will surely be a shift to g5 processors!
     
  2. SomeAppleGuy macrumors member

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    Who are all these people working for that create the mock-ups??? Most of those are beutitul. I sure hope apple and the rest of the companies decide to some day utilise the talent that exists out there. Lets get rid of whoever is designing the boring crap that keeps coming out today.
     
  3. evildead macrumors 65816

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    did you read the TIME artical? Apple had the new iMac allmost done and Steve pulled the plug and went for what you call the iLamp. The original was going to look like a LCD screen with a monky butt sticking out the back end of it.
     
  4. SomeAppleGuy macrumors member

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    I didn't read the artical. I've been to busy defending myself on this damn thing. But the monkey butt idea sounds intriging. What was it called? iCrack?
     
  5. evildead macrumors 65816

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  6. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Who cares if it resembles a lamp? It's still a G4 with a built-in lcd and GeForce 2mx for $1299.
     
  7. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    I like it. My wife LOVES it, so she's getting one.

    I'm waiting for the G5s!!

    Don't see why so many people are bitching, but I guess that will always happen.
     
  8. sjestus macrumors member

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    I like the new Keyboard and mouse. And also the way you can get the the memory on the bottom, so it looks so much easier than the old imacs. I also like the Superdrive and the 800MHz G4. Oh and don't forget the LCD, that's pretty cool too. Overall on a scale from 1 to 10 I give it a 100.
     
  9. phaedrus Guest

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    The Time article quotes the new imac's designer saying that the design encourages users to "violate the sacred plane of the monitor." This is perhaps its most intriguing feature. I also noticed in some pics it appears that the monitor is protected by a transparent cover. If this is the case it's a beautiful idea and, along with the swing-arm, certainly encourages the violation of the monitor's "sacred plane." Apple's real gambit with the new imac is the destruction of this "third wall," if you will. I own a 22" cinema display and when I show it to people they invariably reach out to touch it. Horrified, I am none too polite when I bark "don't touch it!" But it's a natural human gesture to point and touch things; its part of the way we interact with information, part of the way we communicate. We interact with print media in a very tactile way; just observe someone with a magazine, for example. Chances are you'll observe them changing the "viewing angle" of the magazine as well touching the face of it. The reason the form of the new imac is not as aesthetically pleasing as some would have liked is a consequence of this gambit. Apple is often criticized for putting form ahead of function. But in this case they have surely put function ahead of form. Jobs said as much--an LCD display (following its function) wants to be flat; drives want to be horizontal, "on the ground" as he put it. There has never been a better statement of Aristotle's theory of forms, though a full discussion of this is not appropriate to this forum. One more thing (from the sublime to the ridiculous). My roomate and I were joking around recently about how it would be nice to have an internet masturbation appliance--like, one with a screen that you could, if you know what I mean, pull in a little closer and then wipe off after your finished. Thanks Apple!!!
     

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