To those who hate the chin-What else is going to hold up our macs?

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

  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    The only thing I cold thing of would be like the G4s or the Apple Studio Displays(the ones that came with the G4 Cube).


    What do you think? Tiny jet engines pusing it into the air? flyMac?:D

    (Comments on my new 'tar are fine too).
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The chin has nothing to do with holding the Mac up. It could easily be done away with by making the enclosure thicker and putting everything behind the screen.

    That said, I don't mind the chin one bit...not that I have an iMac anyway.
     
  3. Lynxpoint macrumors regular

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    i think the imac would look better if they had designed it "chinless" and indeed they could have made it that way. It is one of those strange designs to me that made me appreciate the G4 imac. I didn't like the G4 until I saw the G5 design which seemed a step backwards to me. I think the AIO design should aim for a sleekness where what we got from apple is plasticy clunkiness IMO.
     
  4. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    I'd prefer a 'chinless wonder' - however it wouldn't be as instantly recognisable as an iMac without it.... it'd just look like any other monitor.
     
  5. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Taste and esthetics won't ever agree of course, but I feel the opposite: I like that it's as thin as possible, and I don't mind that the speakers and other internals are below the display as a result.

    But as for the OP's question about the "chin" holding things up... I think you mean the "foot" :)
     
  6. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    Very true...never really thought about that. If people think it's just a monitor then it could never have the instant appeal of the iMac G3 or iMac G4.

    Saying that, I'd still like a chinless aluminum iMac. It would look just like the Apple Displays, and those are gorgeous. I don't care if people think it's just a monitor. And I think they'd still be surprised when they couldn't find where the tower is...

    However, despite hating the chin, I gave up and ordered a 17" that will be here soon. Why wait for a product Apple may never release. I needed the extra GBs, and good processor (currently on iBook 1.07GHz...) I'm fairly excited, and if a chinless model comes out...there's always eBay.
     
  7. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Now you're talking... :cool:
     
  8. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    There's not much else they can do with the iMac's design except make it thinner. The next major revision of the iMac will surely sport a thinner, more minimalist design.

    The iMac G4 is still my favorite design, by the way. It just looks so damn cool! :p And plus, swiveling the display... there's nothing better than that.
     
  9. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    I want the old igloo domes back - best design EVER
     

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