What can Apple possibly do with the next iMac?

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  1. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

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    How you doing. Pardon me if there is a thread like this already. Anyhow I know some of you don't like the iMac G5/Intel. I honestly think it is one of the best iMac designs thus far, granted there is only what 3? Well 4 if you count slot load G3.

    I would like to get some ideas of what the MR crowd thinks the design of the next iMac will be. Not specs, just design.

    I am having troubling imagining what they could do with the current design being so simple.
     
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  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe give it a touch screen or take away some of the chin? :)
     
  4. LaMerVipere macrumors 6502a

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    Make it thinner and get rid of that ridiculous chin.
     
  5. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Yeah, a chin reconstruction would be welcomed, especially on the 17''. I suppose they could make it even thinner and bring back the flat back so it can be wall mounted nicely. A 23'' version perhaps? I don't really know, but I'm sure they'll come up with something brilliant.
     
  6. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    They need to make a "extreme" version, which would contain a Intel Extreme Edition Processor... and it needs to be 23 inches.

    Also, they need to offer it in Black too....
     
  7. kevin.rivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If history tells us anything, wouldn't they completetly redesign and do something new, like from G4 to G5/Intel. I mean, they don't need to. But....

    I don't really mind the "chin" it doesn't really take away from the design for me. That is just me though.

    Anyhow, I would like to see a brand new design. The current iMac design will be 2 years old soon...
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I like the chin because I can use post-it notes on it. :cool:
     
  9. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Transparent displays. I said it first....TRANSparENT, DIsPLayS!!! :p
     
  10. hob macrumors 68020

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    Same! Did you see Sony's fugly solution for this?? :rolleyes:
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    ...And people wonder why Apple is doing so well. :p
     
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  13. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    :eek: Excuse me for a second I just threw up in my mouth. :eek:

    My word....that's......................shockingly horrendously ugly. :confused:

    Sony would actually make this?
     
  14. wonga1127 macrumors 6502

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    I;ve got a question, if the ports are on the back, who do you access them if its mounted directly on the wall?
     
  15. Smiley06 macrumors newbie

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    you could put them on the bottom that would be cool so you could mount it on the wall and then have a bluetooth keyboard and mighty mouse:D :cool: and also if that wasnt true, you could have the same screen maybe a little thinner with a different bottom so it could swivel 360 degrees instead up and down.:cool: :eek: anyways I need help to choose betweeen 20" and 17"
     
  16. kevin.rivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On the flat back iMac G5's the ports were on the side. The side the Front Row remote now sits on I think...
     
  17. auxplage macrumors 6502

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    They were on the back in a column towards the right side.

    The iMacs with iSights have have the ports along the bottom on the back.
     
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  19. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Do you seriously think the current ones are ugly?
     
  20. auxplage macrumors 6502

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    I think that Black and White options would be cool along with a 23" model for $1999 or less (hopefully).

    It would be cool if the chin left us as well.
     
  21. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    Yes. More like hideous
     
  22. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Each to their own I suppose.
     
  23. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Aren't those just fast Pentium 4s... that aren't even that fast?

    Compared too... Sony's competition?
     

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  24. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't say that, but I do like the design of the G4 iMacs so much better than the current ones. They just looked so cool and futuristic. The G5/Intels just look like an oversized monitor.
     
  25. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I used to think the new iMac design looked like a Pizza box. But after owning one for a year, it really is a great design. I don't notice the "chin" at all, I actually kind of like it now, with the Apple logo in the middle. I think it gives it good balance, it would be weird to pretty much see the entire base, I could probably see to the end of my desk if it were not there. When I am at the computer, I don't see a single cable. The only thing I would like changed is to have a headphone jack on the front, and when something is connect, it overrides the back one. I had an old iMac G3 and it had 2 headphone jacks on the front and performed as I wanted. So when I want to, I can listen to music with headphones and not bother anyone.
     

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