Why not call it 2013 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by teddyofindy, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Seems there is a imminent release of the 2012 iMac in Nov and Dec for 21' and 27' respectively. I am thinking if Apple delays the release another month and call the new lineup 2013 iMac, then every owner of the new iMacs will feel better because they get a 'newer' machine for the same amount of money. It is just like how you feel of having a 2012 BMW vs 2013 BMW right? :p
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Because it's not 2013 yet. That doesn't start until January. Macs are not cars.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    It might bump the resale value too, even though I plan on keeping that machine at least until I am done with college and start work. Which is going to be at least another 5 years...

    And in 2017-2018 no one cares if you have a late 2012 mac or an early 2013 mac. Both would sound and be incredibly "old" and "outdated" ;)
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't apple refer to the first intel imacs as 'late 2006/early 2007'?
     
  5. macrumors member

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    That's easy. Defer your purchase until January and you will have a 2013 iMac. ;)
     
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    Exactly. LOL
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Thread starter has a slight point though.

    How many of us who want a 27" new iMac now will actually get it before the end of the year?

    What proportion of us? 70% 50%? Or even less?

    Will lots of us be waiting for them to finally be available and in stock?
     
  8. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It doesn't matter when you buy it. The dates of Mac models are based on when they're released, not when they're purchased.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    I just picked up my 2013 Jeep. It applies.
     
  10. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    As I already stated, Macs are NOT cars. :rolleyes:
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Your points are taken. macs are not cars. but if you think about it, isnt't that you feel better to have a 2013 iMac vs. a 2012 iMac. I am sure there will be no real 2013 iMac considering way Apple refresh the iMac line up. maybe we can suggest Apple to delay the release to next year and bump up the specs? Yeah yeah, I know I am just day dreaming :D
     
  12. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    No, because I understand enough to know that how you refer to a Mac model doesn't change the specs inside. If you want to give yourself a "warm fuzzy" feeling by referring to a 2012 Mac as a 2013, go ahead, but it won't change the fact that it's still a model that was initially released in 2012.
    You can suggest all you want, but Apple isn't going to listen to you. They release what they want, when they want.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah right. what can we do?
     
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    iMcLovin

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    I always thought it is stupid when some, like autodesk, call their software the next year despite the fact they are released the year before. Like 3ds Max 2013, which has been available a long time. It´s confusing and pointless....I think it would be silly if Apple does the same just to make the "sound" newer.
     
  15. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    We can buy what we need or want when it's available and not waste time trying to get the world to conform to our own whims.
     
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    TouchMint.com

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    Not many I am guessing the ones who do get it are picking up the 1699 model in the store if they have it before the new year.

    I plan on ordering the $1999 model but will be buying it from mac mall because I am not a fan of paying $200 tax lol.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    What my question was, was if ordered on day of release, how many who do that will receive their iMac before 2013?
     
  18. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It depends on when they're released and where they're shipping to.
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    So you don't think anyone ordering a BTO online will get it before 2013?

    The thread starter has a point.

    Disappointing if so, I just about set up in my mind to manage the wait until December but then to continue to hold on all the way to January is disheartening.
     
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    IGregory

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    Nice.....

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    Even cars have the manufactured date on them. So a 2013 could actually be a 2012 - just saying. :)
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    These will have 2012 vintage parts inside.
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    No, I've waited long enough, thanks.

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    Apple already did that iLife '11(released in 2010) iLife '08(released in 2007) .
     
  23. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah yeah. the 21' will be released on Nov 30th. So officially it will be 2012 iMac. End of discussion.
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

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    They'll just be listed as EXTREMELY LATE 2012 iMacs for accuracy, but in reality, simply the 2012 model as it's the only one released in 2012.
     

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