Why haven't you bought a 2012 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Shivetya, Dec 20, 2012.

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Why haven't your purchased a 2012 iMac?

  1. Did not care for the new design

    20 vote(s)
    11.4%
  2. Loss of DVD Drive

    21 vote(s)
    12.0%
  3. No Blu-Ray support

    10 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. Insufficient user upgrade options

    31 vote(s)
    17.7%
  5. No 3TB Bootcamp

    8 vote(s)
    4.6%
  6. Lack of SSD options, no 256/512 etc.

    28 vote(s)
    16.0%
  7. No firewire

    6 vote(s)
    3.4%
  8. Bought a Mini instead

    15 vote(s)
    8.6%
  9. Waiting on Mac Pro

    22 vote(s)
    12.6%
  10. Other

    89 vote(s)
    50.9%
  1. macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Simple question, if you were waiting for the release of the new iMac but have not purchased one, what was the primary reason for not buying? Myself the issue is I am waiting to see if they will offer more SSD options. I used the Apple feedback form to express my concern on their site.

    Whats yours?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Its just too damned expensive for the hardware inside. I don't care that much for its looks to dish out 2g's for those specs.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    #3
    i need to make more money :p
     
  4. macrumors member

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    #4
    Your options lacked the most important one:"I have no $$$ (or €€€)!!!"
     
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    Kebabselector

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    #5
    I'm tempted by the 27" model, but will wait to they are more readily available before buying. Still not convinced about the glossy screen, but I know it's much better than the old one (seen a new 21 next to an old 27 model and it looks vastly improved).
     
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    panzer06

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    #6
    The previous iMac 27" systems were hard enough to upgrade. These are even worse. I didn't like the rmbp either and bought a 2011 model. It looks like I will need to find a decent 2011 model iMac too. Hopefully in 3 years there will be some other options from apple.

    Cheers,
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Worcester, MA & Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    #7
    Money.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Location:
    On the Baltic Sea
    #8
    Pricing options: the 21,5" iMac with Fusion Drive costs €2,000 where I live, which I find is just way more than I wish to spend in order to get this specific feature.

    Fear of issues: in 2009 I briefly had two 20-inch iMacs (my first Macs in 15 years at the time). Both had issues and had to go back.

    User-Type: I think, deep-down, I may just be a laptop person.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    Cost.

    I keep my desktops as PCs and apple as my mobile solution.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    #10
    There's no 24" option and I can not connect the Thunderbolt to my Mini display port (MBP 2009)
     
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    firedept

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    #11
    Waiting for Mac Pro upgrade. Going away from AIO. Need to be able to upgrade with more ease.
     
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    forty2j

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    #12
    Waiting for.. my next employment contract to be signed. Or, offered.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    #13
    No 27" in stock at the store:(
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    #14
    i originally had the 27 inch preordered but decided to save nearly 600.00 ,and ordered a 2011 27 inch high end. will probably order the 2nd or 3 rd generation New iMac. This is our first iMac.
     
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    forty2j

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    #15
    Correction.. I'm waiting for nothing. Nothing at all. Order placed. :D
     
  16. macrumors member

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    #16
    Now your waiting starts.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    #17
    I bought one! I love it!
     
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    hybroid

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    #18
    Waiting for GTX680MX capability reviews.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    #19
    I simply couldn't wait so bought the previous model....

    no idea how much faster these new models are and/or if it would really make that much difference to me :)
     
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    forty2j

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    #20
    Indeed. Now a member of Club: January. Can't wait to see if they narrow it down to which half of the month.
     
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    musio

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    #21
    Haswell
    SSD capacity
    sSD price
    I don't look at may mac from the side, give me back my SuperDrive
     
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    forty2j

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    #22
    Haswell is a snoozefest for desktops, and the superdrive is never coming back. So when the $/GB on SSDs improves, what do you plan to purchase?
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    #23
    I bought a 2009 27" and had issues with the screen ghosting and that grey stuff forming. Great computer, but for $2000 had too many issues. I'll be waiting for a revision.
     
  24. macrumors 604

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    Location:
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    #24
    I'm fine with my 2008 24" iMac. It's good enough and I don't see a need to upgrade.
     
  25. macrumors member

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    Location:
    Canada Eh
    #25
    Got sick of waiting and got my MacBook Pro (It was pretty much a coin toss between the two anyway).

    Really liking the MacBook BTW :)
     

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