Think 30" is possible?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ipoddin, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. ipoddin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Now I'm not holding out for this any time soon, but down the line, do you think Apple would ever release a 30" iMac? Is it within the realm of possibility? Or do you envision a total redesign first?
  2. camomac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2005
    Left Coast
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    i don't see this happening anytime soon. the 24" model has forced many people to rethink how big a computer and screen they actually need. how many would actually buy a 30"?

    remember, the iMac is a consumer computer. while i won't dismiss the idea of a 30" (unless it is technologically unfeasible) in the future, i will say that this is not a model Apple should pursue. 30" is huge! and it would probably cost a lot of money, too.

    if they could integrate a computer into a television or make the iMac like a home theater all-in-one thing, then i'd say go for it. as a home theater option, it would be neat to have a 30" television/monitor that is a computer. but solely as a computer, i don't think so.
  4. peter32892 macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2006
    Yea that seems like a good idea to me. But will msot likely won't happen.
  5. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    Possible? Yes.
    Will Apple do it? Not anytime soon.
  6. MacProGuy macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2006

    Nonsense. :) It is only a matter of time...

    Remember, it was Bill Gates himself that said "No-one will ever need more than 640K of ram..."

  7. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    Well, there are limits to actual usability at a certain point. For me the 24" is just on the edge of being to big to look at comfortably all at once. The 30" is right out (I'm talking about from normal desktop distances - my TV is 30" and from 5-7' it's fine).

    Now, a 30" with an integrated iTV is certainly something I think we will see in late '07/early '08...
  8. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2005
    Not only possible, but it's inevitable. Eventually, the cost of manufacturing the larger LCDs will drop to where 30'' will be affordable. And if it's affordable, beautiful, and (for some people) functional, people will bite.

    Besides, people buy massive TVs, then sit 10 feet away from them.
  9. jne381 macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2006
    Grand Rapids
    I guess it could happen, but 30 inches is mighty big. I think the market for such a machine may be too small, but what do I know.

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