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As posted on Page 2 (20" iMac), ThinkSecret provides confirmation of the 20" iMac... as well as a new Dual 1.8GHz PowerMac.

The company will soon announce 20-inch flat-panel iMacs as well as Dual-1.8GHz Power Mac G5s, according to reports.

Older rumors had been predicted 19" iMacs in the past, but this product had never previously materialized. As well, the production of Dual 1.8GHz G5 PowerMacs were rumored back in July as a way to shift demand from the popular 2.0GHz PowerMac G5s.

ThinkSecret predicts tomorrow as a possible launch day, coinciding with the Page 2 report.

Previous rumors had pointed to significant announcements this week as well as a music-related Apple Store event on November 28th.
 

~Shard~

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Hmm, and I was just about to put an order in for a 17" iMac... :(

Any idea if we'll see other upgrades to the system, or just a larger screen and therefore a higher price?
 

Phatpat

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From the thinksecret article:

"One source also said that another product is in the pipeline for future announcement in the sub-$1000 range, and we’re seeking further details."

I like that in addition to the other goodies :)
 

MattG

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Originally posted by ~Shard~
Hmm, and I was just about to put an order in for a 17" iMac... :(

Any idea if we'll see other upgrades to the system, or just a larger screen and therefore a higher price?
I'd wait until tomorrow...

According to ThinkSecret, it'll be basically the same as the current 17", just with a 20" screen.
 

Freakk123

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Thats pretty sweet... Would the single 1.8 GHz G5 drop out? Or would they both sell? But anyway, a 20" iMac (Widescreen, I presume) would be sooo sweet... Can't way to see how this turns out.
 

edesignuk

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Hmmm...wouldn't a 20" screen hanging off that arm make the whole thing a bit unstable?

edit: and 20" cinema = £1,049(!), ergo, 20" iMac ££££££££££ :eek:
 

~Shard~

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It will be interesting to see if Apple will upgrade some of the iMac's guts as well, if it does indeed upgrade the screen like this. A 20" LCD is quite an investment, and it seems funny to pair that with a machine that isn't really futureproofed. It would kind of suck to have a brilliant 20" LCD but have it attached to a machine that in 2-3 years will be antiquated. (That is, if it stays with the G4.)

I don't know if the iMac will move to a G5 this quick, but some other small upgrades (Serial ATA, DDR400 MHz RAM) would be nice. Although they did just release new upgrades 2 months ago... Oooh, how about an 8x SuperDrive as a nice surprise no one saw coming? ;)
 

kcmac

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Most of the posts regarding the iMac haven't been asking for a larger screen. They have been asking for more speed, a better card and/or a significant decrease in price.

I can't see people flooding the stores for a bigger screen.

If we see anything soon, I believe it will have to be much more than just a screen. If it does happen, should we expect the 17" to drop significantly?
 

MattG

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What would be cool is if they made a 20" iMac with a bigger base to support that large screen...and since they'd have extra room in this bigger base, they could beef up the components as well. Better video, more RAM capacity perhaps?
 

Awimoway

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Originally posted by MattG
What would be cool is if they made a 20" iMac with a bigger base to support that large screen...and since they'd have extra room in this bigger base, they could beef up the components as well. Better video, more RAM capacity perhaps?


Maybe this is all that was meant by the stories that the iMac's form is being revised.
 

MattG

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Originally posted by Awimoway
Maybe this is all that was meant by the stories that the iMac's form is being revised.
Yes...maybe the current iMacs will stay the same, and the new 20" model will be totally different, new body and all. Hmm...
 

edesignuk

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Originally posted by Spock
Bring on the 20" Powerbooks with G5's also
No matter how big the arm, the screen will still be heavy, I can't see how given the size of the iMac base a 20" screen on even a short arm could stand up (unless mounted directly above the base, not able to hang in front/to the side)
 

AirUncleP

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If true, it sounds to me like Apple is making a big holiday push. I can just see the ad now, " Two i's are better than one. Buy the new 20" iMac along with an iPod and get 40 free songs off the iTunes music store for FREEEEEE!!!!!"
 

fussball

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A 20" display would work on the current base without much trouble other than stiffening the internals of the current arm, I would think.


I wonder if those 1.42 ghz G4 processors from the MDD G4 towers would go in as well?
 

-hh

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Which reminds me - - Dual 1.8Ghz G5?

Originally posted by Macrumors
... as well as a new Dual 1.8GHz PowerMac.

Well, we do know that there's essentially no technical challenge to putting together a DP 1.8GHz.

--> has anyone DIY'ed a DP 1.8GHz PowerMac on their own yet?


The real question will be if Apple chooses to offer a DP 1.8GHz upgrade kit for those of us with SP 1.8GHz PowerMac's.


-hh
 

toughboy

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Lets wait and see...

if there is something that I'm sure about the presumed coming 20" imac, it is the price.. It will be really high!.. but it would be so nice and sweet on the other hand.. Plus 20" is a big investment as one of the pals said.. who would want to throw away 2-3 years later his 20" screened iMac just because it is old.. but anyways, as I said, lets wait and see...

I will wait for the CubeG5 by the way.. I loved but couldnt buy the CubeG4s, but this time hopefully it will be mine! :)
 

manitoubalck

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Originally posted by Phatpat
"One source also said that another product is in the pipeline for future announcement in the sub-$1000 range, and we’re seeking further details."

That would be good, since apple currently price themselves out of the mass market
 

Ambrose Chapel

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ha i thought this was just a wild page 2 rumor, but it seems to have some more punch to it. i would hope that a new iMac would have more improvements than a new screen. maybe they have some of those 1.42GHz G4 chips laying around?
 

manitoubalck

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Originally posted by toughboy
who would want to throw away 2-3 years later his 20" screened iMac just because it is old..
Another good point and the main reason I stay away from all-in-one machices, YOU CAN'T KEEP THE SCREEN:mad: so instead of buying a new box and keeping the old screen, you have to throw it away or sell it at a fraction of the price. Grr.

Also will the new imacs be running Ati 9600's or Nvidia FX 5(6/7)00's, or somethng else?
 

manitoubalck

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Re: Which reminds me - - Dual 1.8Ghz G5?

Originally posted by -hh
real question will be if Apple chooses to offer a DP 1.8GHz upgrade kit for those of us with SP 1.8GHz PowerMac's.

Yes:rolleyes: and what are you intending to plug the 2nd proc into? maybe the PCI-X slot? New motherboard is the only solution for more procs.
 
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