I was in the same dilemma, ready to upgrade from a 2007 iMac. What I decided to do the other day was order a custom 27" iMac from Apple, which takes about two weeks to deliver, and which then has a two-week return window, which takes me through WWDC. I'll see what they have to say at WWDC and decide whether to keep or return my new iMac, but if any redesign takes away user-upgradable RAM (the current 2017 iMac is the the only model left that permits that), I'll pass on this redesign, because I'm not adding $600-1200 to the cost of the machine by having to pay Apple's ludicrous prices for expanding RAM.
One can always hope.
One can always hope.
Doesn't look like we're seeing a redesigned iMac @ WWDC, at most a processor bump (that seems unlikely as well). There have been very few rumors pointing to an update. I'm going to get my iMac next week, within the fourteen day return window of WWDC (pretty sure there's no restocking fee).
Yeah I'm not what what's the advantage here with buying an iMac right in time to return it if there's something new. Seems like a lot of hassle for little benefits. Probably just for the fun of trying both devices if a new one comes out.Nice! Why not wait until next week just in case? I don't expect to see anything, but if I bought one now and couldn't return it after WWDC, I'd be an angry elf!
Yeah I'm not what what's the advantage here with buying an iMac right in time to return it if there's something new. Seems like a lot of hassle for little benefits. Probably just for the fun of trying both devices if a new one comes out.
I see now, makes sense!I don't really disagree, and I was also waiting. But I don't want to wait until the Fall (I'm running a 2007 iMac), I see the less-than-a-year-old 2017 iMacs not as old tech but rather a mature line (a lot of people are having teething issues with their much more expensive and newly minted iMac Pro's), I got an employee discount of a few hundred dollars, I won't be interested in an update that omits the user-upgradeable RAM, and yet if they do announce a new iMac that I just MUST have there will be time for me to return the 2017. Trying to cover all the bases...
I see now, makes sense!
Even though I really like Apple products, the way we are all planning our purchase just shows that there's something wrong with the way they handle the Mac lineup. It makes potential buyers afraid of simply not seeing updates for a while or of how they are going to restrict the product if there's an update. And then when they finally release something suitable we are afraid of buying it in case there are issues with it...
Now it makes sense.I did a BTO, on 5/16, and it's scheduled to be delivered between 5/25 and 5/28. The 14 return windows extends through WWDC. So I should be good.
What COULD happen is they announce an update, that no longer includes user-upgradable RAM, and then poof, the current machines are no longer for sale. Just being extra cautious.
Now it makes sense.
Also, do you know if you can get alternately configured iMacs in an Apple store for same day in store pickup?