When will Apple release updated iMacs?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by GFLPraxis, Jul 6, 2006.

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When will Apple release updated iMacs?

  1. Pre-WWDC

    17.5%
  2. During WWDC

    15.0%
  3. Post-WWDC

    20.0%
  4. MacExpo Paris

    25.0%
  5. Not for a while

    22.5%
  1. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

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    As the thread title says. I want to see what most people think. Here are the options:


    Pre-WWDC: Since Apple has bigger things to focus on at WWDC, they will quietly update the iMac sometime prior to WWDC.

    During WWDC: Either on stage or quietly, Apple will update the iMac lineup during WWDC. Perhaps they will announce an iMac using Merom, or Conroe?

    Post-WWDC: Since Apple has bigger things to focus on at WWDC, in the weeks immediately following it they will quietly update the iMac lineup.

    MacExpo Paris: The month after WWDC, Apple will release an updated iMac lineup during MacExpo Paris

    Not for a while: Apple doesn't intend to release an updated iMac anytime soon, at least not by the time MacExpo Paris comes and goes.




    What do you guys think?
     
  2. XIII macrumors 68040

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  3. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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  4. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

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    Wait... what new iMac are we talking about here? A redesign to coindide with the new processor? I don't think it will be for awhile, since the current design works quite nicely.
     
  5. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, what is an update? Like a faster chip, or increased HD capacity for the same price? Or a redesign? I don't see a redesign any time soon (other than maybe some minor cosmetics and perhaps a black plastic one).
     
  6. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Most def after WWDC, thats when MacPro comes out. I would not be surprised to see it come out in October or November. Most likely it will get a speed bump along with an a new GFX card. That would be my hope.
     
  7. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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    Bingo.
    Faster chips, increased HD capacity, better graphics card, Blu-ray as BTO, etc. at the same price. Stuff like that.
    Possibly the use of Merom or Conroe.
     
  8. keithbennis macrumors regular

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    Since I just bought my 2.0 20" Intel iMac, I hope not anytime soon.... but it should be interesting to see.
     
  9. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

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    Haha, yeah, exactly. I'm planning on buying a 17" Intel Mac soon.
     
  10. 4God macrumors 68020

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    They just did....the 17" $899 edu version. :D
    I know, you meant to say upgrade not update. ;)
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Product: iMac
    Last Release: January 10, 2006
    Days Since Update: 177 (Average = 183)
    Recommendation: Buy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycle

    Soon? Next Tuesday? Before WWDC? On my birthday? Which is a Tuesday...
     
  12. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    That says it all, if we get a bumped iMac then anytime but if we get a all new machine Steve would want his say,same as Powermac.
     
  13. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if anyone else has thought of this. But maybe the iMac will get a glossy display...

    It would make sense.

    Macbook: Standard glossy
    iMac: Standard glossy
    MBP: Option
    ACD: Option (in the update of course)

    Just a thought.
     
  14. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I think we'll get a conroe based imac at WWDC. Conroe is due to be released July 24, and the current imac has been out a long time now (though it's still a very competitive purchase). I know the mac pro is due to be released at WWDC, so maybe the imac will be a quiet update shortly before or after, but right around then...
     
  15. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    more importantly....



    who cares?



    the imac has been revised a dozen times in like 3 years. yet no new pro towers in that period.....



    im sick of imacs and ipods. enough allready.
     
  16. generik macrumors 601

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    QFT. And the Macbook Pro too.. damned that is so in need of a speed bump! :mad:
     
  17. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    god, i am so sick of hearing about leapord. i know its not even out yet, but jeez.... when are they gonna start talking about the NEXT OS?




    and when the hell are they gonna update the iPod HiFi? i mean, god, its like.... SOOOOOO January 06.
     

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