What will intel iMac, rev B look like?

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  1. raythepa macrumors member

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    Well i've finally sorted out the differences between the iMac G5 and the intel iMac, so now I'm wondering what the next intel iMac wil look like from a hardware aspect. Any thoughts?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Are you asking what the upgrades will be or what is will actually look like?


    Upgrade-wise, it probably will have a slightly faster processor. Whatever processor they will use probably isn't finished being developed yet. You'll probably see a bigger hard drive.

    From a looks aspect it will probably look exactly the same.
     
  3. raythepa thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking about hardware upgrades, i guess i assumed it would physically look the same (doh!)
     
  4. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    Because sometime in August is the birthday (8th?) for the iMac I was thinking they might give us a new form factor. The current one is 2 years old (if I'm thinking straight)

    Nothing radical, but I'll imagine that they will mimic the new ACD when they come out this summer (as in similar stand, not aluminum).

    I'd hope to see a lot less white plastic around the bottom as well.
     
  5. FarSide macrumors member

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    Maybe we get a new panel inside. A new case would be nice! Faster CPU is for sure - Macbook Pro

    Other Stuff

    Intel iMac [Rev.B+] could have maybe new graphics aswell. Either an ATI Radeon X1600XT or the upcoming RV560 X1700?
    Faster SuperDrive - if the 16x fit (size,heat,noise...)?
    New Panels - higher contrast|faster reactiontime|brightness...?
    FireWire 800 ?
    ...
    ...
     
  6. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    FW800 was dead before it launched.
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You are totally wrong. FW800 isn't dead, it isn't even alive yet. Give it some time. It will replace FW, just not yet.
     
  8. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    FireWire is FAR from dead, and it is alive (not quite alive as USB but very alive). For all those people doing video editing with Final Cut Pro and such FireWire 800 is very use full for scratch discs. It's also very useful for those with maxed out internal drives and STILL need more storage (especially on the G4s that have the GB limit.

    Yes, it will replace regular FireWire but it the main reason it hasn't yet is because A) hardly any PCs even use FireWire B) I have yet to see a PC with FW800 (but that doesn't mean there aren't any)
     
  9. iJoe macrumors member

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    It might be nearing a couple of years old, but personally I love the design, and I would expect that Apple have reached a point where all they can do is streamline the current design.

    As for the white space at the bottom, that suits me just fine. Helps me remember it is more than just a display! Everything looks perfectly proportioned.
     
  10. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Yah it's so up and coming that Apple made sure to put it on both its new pro laptops and its new consumer desktop machines...

    oh no wait they didn't. they sure are pushing it hard.
     
  11. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    Just because you don't use it doesn't mean that it's dead. There are plenty of people who do use FW800, and will vouch for the fact that it isn't dead. Using your logic, dual layer DVD's are dead, just because Apple didn't include it on the MacBook Pro.
     
  12. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    The current form will not be 2 years old until this coming August (2006). The original iMac G5 came out in August 2004.
     
  13. sk1985 macrumors regular

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    I hope apple brings back that lampish looking imac. I'm talking about the model that replaced the original imacs and it was the first model to offer a built in flat screen display.
     
  14. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    I know a lot of people would like that and I still love that model but I don't think they'll ever go back. The current iMac is to so simple that I can't imagine a way they'll ever change it.
     
  15. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    I got this image from a source close to Apple ;) :D
    SO NOT!!
     

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  16. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    I have to admit that would be kinda hot in 23" and 20" versions, Mac_Freak.
     
  17. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    Even better if it was an Aluminum Case :D
     
  18. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    I like that much better then the "chin" design. And.... dude you know there's a battery in the menu bar??
     
  19. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    For some reason I don't like it. Maybe it's because I've been looking at an iMac everyday for about 7 months now, but I prefer the look of mine over that look.
     
  20. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    Well I got the image from Apple site it self iMac Gallery at Apple.com :eek:
     
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    23 inch imac?!?!?!

    has anyone heard or think that the imac will come with a 23 inch screen?
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It might be the low battery indicator for Bluetooth. Although that usually has a Bluetooth logo inside the black battery.

    EDIT: Actually, it isn't the same battery, either. There's no outline on the one for Bluetooth.
     
  24. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    I actually like that design you posted, Mac_Freak. It makes it look wider than the current iMac. However, the current design is awesome as it is. I still think it would look cool if cut off a little bit of the bottom casing, like the design you are going for.

    But like I said, already awesome design. :)
     
  25. emaja macrumors 68000

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    You haven't looked at PCs too recently, have you? Even the lowly $450 eMachines have FW now. It is not uncommon at all.

    Now, when consumer-level FW800 devices are more common in the PC world, there will be FW800 on those machines as well.
     

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