You may not care, and that's fine, but lots of people do. For many, it's inherently interesting to know what kind of progress Intel and other manufacturers are making with their processors from generation to generation. Not sure why I even need to explain this to someone who posts on MacRumors!A much more interesting comparison would be the new 10 core vs the new 8 core. Who cares about the 2019 machine when you can't even buy one anymore.
I know you intended this post as a criticism of the 2020 iMac, but watching that eight-year-old introduction again reminded me of some of the things I still love about my 2015 and 2019 iMacs:The Eight-Year old introduction that is still relevant today.
There were few complaints about the new iMac, but almost all of them focused on the outdated design of the machine. The iMac's design has not been overhauled since 2012 and it continues to feature thick borders.
For starter, design the stand so it can go up/down not just tilt up/down. Then add the face ID, target display mode, backlit keyboard, and expand the screen to the edge.
[clutches pearls] Oh no! Borders! How will I ever fit this into my pocket??
I'm using a 2014 iMac 5K and even at its relatively advanced age it's a very capable machine and the screen is just gorgeous to look at. This new one looks like a real treat and I'd upgrade if I could justify it, but frankly mine is totally sufficient for the work I do with it.
Besides, without the bottom "chin" or whatever it's called on these iMacs, where would you put your post-it reminders??
- I love the 3TB Fusion Drive, which gives me superb performance and large storage at low cost. (To get the same amount of storage on the 2020 iMac, I would have to add US$1,200 to the base price!)
Capable for what exactly - yes the work you do with it. You probably could do it all with an iPad Pro and a 4K monitor too.
Like I have been saying it is a great time to purchase a new Mac. Yes we will get to ASIC machines, but these have been proven with years of service. Yes will I some day get a ASIC Mac? Yes but right now with AppleCare that lasts 3 years at the end I can see how the new ASIC computers have progressed and turn in the old Mac for a new Mac. Or wait another year if things are still rocky.
I was in the market for one, so I bought it as soon as I could. It's nice to have something to read and watch and get excited about while I wait for delivery.Do these reviews really influence buying decisions?
I just sold mine for 60% of what I paid for it six years ago. I demoed it to the buyer running 4K YouTube in Safari whilst playing a 128 channel Logic Pro X project chock full of plugins and loading up multi layer PSDs in Photoshop, and having three servers running in Docker. She was blown away. I had 6 potential buyers for it, so I think I lowballed myself on the price, but oh well.I'm using a 2014 iMac 5K and even at its relatively advanced age it's a very capable machine and the screen is just gorgeous to look at. This new one looks like a real treat and I'd upgrade if I could justify it, but frankly mine is totally sufficient for the work I do with it.
Hard pass. I prefer to work on MacOS with actual multitasking, thanks, and the ability to run software from wherever I please.
And what is your point exactly, friend? Are you asking me what kind of work I do, or just generally pissing on the idea of working on a Mac that isn't brand new?
So sick of that stupid meme. Oh, wait - it’s definitely hilarious. Isn’t it? Maybe this reviewer does type like an animal. Now, is it a monkey on crack or a cat (that obviously couldn’t care less)?[from the Verge’s review]: “One thing that doesn't feel modern at all with the 2020 iMac is logging in. Unless you have an Apple Watch and use it to unlock your computer, the only way to get in is to type out your password like an animal.”
Like an animal?? Animals can type passwords? 🤪🙈
I simply answered to the previous guy who wondered what else can be improved on the iMac. The things I suggested were no brainer. We've already seen the Mac Pro's stand (and iMac G4 for that matter), FaceID is nothing new anymore, the target display mode was from old iMac and the edge-to-edge display is what Apple lusts about so much that they created a notch for it. I only take from Apple and sell them back to Apple.People are just going to buy it and are happy to accept things as they are. So that’s nice for them.
Also Apple will not unfortunately ever make the computer you want - they make for the average consumer who does average things on their computer, and makes it easy for them to do so.
If you want power, features, flexibility etc best not get a mac.
Personally I love the mac laptops, ipads and phones. It is the desktops I have an big issue with these days as they don’t meet my needs, so it is PC for desktop for my windows use, and mac for laptops with Remote Desktop login [ween myself off bootcamp as this is going to happen eventually anyway].
Absolutely. And being the last of the Intel Macs (and the last to run BootCamp) this will retain its value extremely well for the next decade.I still think the current iMac is a beautiful computer, bezels and all.
But for you that need the flexibility of dual-boot, X86 support, and a workhorse Mac, this machine is a banging deal and probably the best value Apple offers (warts and all).
Sorry to hear about your bad experience. Perhaps I’ve been lucky (or perhaps you were unlucky), but no problems so far here after five years with the 3TB Fusion Drives in my five-year-old 2015 iMac and my one-year-old 2019.I liked the Fusion Drive too, for the same reason you're laying out. In concept it's a great middle ground between fast SSDs and spacious HDDs.
BUT mine totally started degrading after a few years. Turns out that the comparatively small SSD gets absolutely hammered with wear (great explanation of this here). I'd had mine about 4 years and according to DriveDX and another utility I tried, the SSD was more than 90% worn out. And I could definitely tell because of the beachballs and general slowdowns. I finally bit the bullet, bought a repair kit from iFixit and replaced the HDD with a 2TB SATA SSD. You can apparently replace the blade SSD (and there's a great thread on here about it), but it's a more involved process and frankly the SATA one is quite fast enough for me. I don't know if I got a "bad" one or what, but I think my usage was fairly normal, and by the end that 128 GB blade SSD was toast.