will there be a new iMac?

Discussion in 'Event Archives' started by cmeegama, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2006
    Hi everyone,
    I want to buy a new iMac this April, I was just wondering wether any of you guys think apple will announce an upgraded iMac at WWDC 07 this June?
  2. Retired


    May 16, 2006
    There are always updates around the corner...but if you can wait for WWDC, then do.

    The iMac is a good machine as is, and unless you are really happy with what you have now, I say it is a good time to buy.

    The only thing REALLY worth waiting for is touchscreen, which has been speculated on, but this may only come (if it does) with Leopard, which will come in October according to Apple :)
  3. macrumors regular


    Apr 10, 2007
    San Francisco

    Waiting for expedited shipping was all I could bear.

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  4. macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2006
    While touchscreen sounds pretty cool, I really wouldn't want to be grubbing up and poking at my nice iMac. Maybe a work computer, because frankly who cares, but my baby at home, nuh uh, no way.
  5. macrumors member


    Apr 3, 2007
    I'd say wait for what WWDC has to offer first, then get a Mac. I'm doubting any major upgrades to the iMac by June, but it would be good to just see all the new things and weigh your options before purchasing a new iMac to know exactly what you want.
  6. macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2007
  7. macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2007
  8. macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2007
    My plan was to wait until June as well for an update on the iMac, but I grew impatient. I am currently typing this post on my new iMac and I am so glad that I made the purchase.

    I started to really think about whether or not waiting for a new model to come out was really worth it. Here is what came into my mind:

    1. If the Apple decided to integrate the Santa Rosa technology into the iMacs, there wouldn't be too much of a noticeable change unless you decide to deck out the machine with 4 gigs of ram. There may be an upgrade to the video cards, but for my uses the x1600 with 256 vram is enough.

    2. The current build of the iMacs are gorgeous. They are space efficient and beautiful. I have no clue what apple is going to do for the next models, but I don't really care; my 20' iMac is GORGEOUS.

    3. I was thinking about waiting for Leopard to come out in October, but then something else came into mind -- when leopard comes out, it's going to have bugs in it: guaranteed. The initial release of all of Apple's operating systems have a list of bugs. Knowing myself, I wouldn't buy the operating system in October, I would wait for a few months. So, I would end up waiting 8 months until buying some form of a mac. I didn't want to wait that long. Besides, Tiger is running super smooth as it is and it is a good OS.

    Those are the reasons that led to me buying my iMac sooner than later. The next breed of iMacs may be more powerful, but for my purposes, I wouldn't be able to tell. That's my two cents.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2006
    Well said.
  10. Guest


    Apr 24, 2007
    Washington, OH
    Maybe a black model to match the black iPods and Macbooks? Maybe thinner iMacs? Maybe iMacs with less of a "belly"? (the bit under the screen). No idea. Apple will think of something, though!
  11. macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    Haha, I like that one! :)
  12. macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2005
    La Crosse, WI
    I was deadset on getting a Mac Mini, but I've now considered a 20" iMac. Granted, I'm in no position right now to buy, so I'll play the waiting game. Anything right now would be much better than my PowerMac.
  13. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Just in terms of perspective... have there been a lot of times in the past when consumer hardware updates dropped at WWDC? My impression is that there have not.
  14. macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    Agreed - WWDC is for more on the professional side of things, not consumer.
  15. macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    But with the 24" iMac supposedly pegged as a 'prosumer' machine, it wouldn't be too far fetched to see an update at WWDC.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    For new imac buyers, I heard from reliable sources that they are shipping new models of the computer. So i will wait its gonna be industrial.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2007
    Well, thanks for the advice.

    Do you have any other details? Timeframe? Anything to distinguish this from the rumor we already got from Appleinsider a month ago?

    I'm just waiting, like many others.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2007
    Is this reliable source, by chance, your imagination?

    My reliable sources tell me that the new models will be out between now and the implosion of our sun.
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    That would be an exciting development.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2005
    "industrial"? What does that term mean in this context? I already gathered they'd be mass-produced...

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