24th April?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bottleneck, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    Yes

    Because it's Tuesday, and I like Tuesdays.
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    This is the most sane prediction I ever read :) And its true, just too many coincidences...
     
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  4. KingJosh macrumors 6502

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    of course! :D
     
  5. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    Would be nice to see it on tuesday. Perfect for me, I have to revise all day so I will be able to drive into university, log onto the Apple website through my Uni's servers and get the student discount. So I really hope your'e right. I just hope the first batch don't have problems like the first batch of iPads did. That would be a ball ache.
     
  6. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    If this happens, I guess I'll be returning my iMac then for a new one. I have until the 30th.
     
  7. ThisIsMe macrumors regular

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    That would be awesome. I really do wish they come out soon I will also be taking back my 27" iMac and rolling with the new iMac. Damit apple hurry the hell up lol :D
     
  8. rawdawg macrumors 6502

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    Can someone please explain to me why this is only for the MBPs and the iMacs and not the MacPros? I'm sure it's simple, but I'm confused why people are thinking it would be a much later refresh date for MPs. And why wouldn't the MP's be Ivy?
     
  9. skaertus macrumors 68030

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  10. Lyons00 macrumors 6502

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    Also waiting on the new iMac. This would be my first one!!
     
  11. edoates macrumors 6502

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    MacPros have used XEON processors (server class) that have the capability of multiple processor chips (that's how they get to 12 cores, with two 6 core processors in the existing MacPro), ECC memory, capability for LOTS of memory, etc. For many PRO's, processor throughput for complex tasks, like video transcoding and rendering, as well as large photo processing, is a major consideration when out fitting their workstations.

    iMacs with Ivy's may be fine, even for Pro's, but that form factor does not provide convenience expansion. I supposed there will be external Thunderbolt card cage chassis that may allow some potential for extra monitors, disk arrays, video accelerator cards, etc.

    But I for one would be happy to see a "pro" form factor with Ivy Bridge even without ECC et al, but with internal expansion capability, really cranked up processor speeds (there should be better cooling in a tower or mini tower).

    And since I have an old Pro now (PwerMac G5 Quad) with the 30" display, I'd just as soon not have to pay for a 27" display I don't need right now ... I don't mind a desktop (or floor standing) disk array for video storage, but I'd like lots of internal memory as well.
     
  12. rawdawg macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, edoates, for your explanation. So the Xeons are still aways out? Any indication when those will be available?

    I am in a similar situation. I don't want an iMac, hate the form factor for my needs. Don't want a monitor I'm stuck with, and I need lots of room for hard drives.

    I do heavy rendering "at times" when I render high-end video and when I export thousands of photos at a time with LightRoom for timelapses. A timelapse export takes days on my MBP.

    However, I don't get paid as an editor, I am a cinematographer. So I'm not strictly in the MacPro market, but I need expansion the iMac's don't provide. (I currently have 16TB of Hard Drives stacked on my desk that I use docks to access, along with a eSATA RAID 0, and a plethora of other FW HDDs.)
     
  13. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    There are new Xeons arriving as well, but because they are a different line and a different customer, they tend to have separate threads on Mac Rumors. There has been a lot of discussion and expectation for these as well. With the added worry of discontinuation rumours.
     
  14. bottleneck thread starter macrumors member

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  15. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    You have to do that in the UK? Pretty lame, in the US just have to go to the EDU store link.
     
  16. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    In the same boat, heres to Tuesday :)
     
  17. DanPosMaytee macrumors newbie

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    Yeah you have to be on University the network, luckily at my University we can use "remote access" to use the network and if we launch IE it's through the Uni's servers so we can buy from home. As for me, I am going to pick it up from an Apple store which is around 2 hours drive away, rather that than wait a couple of days.
     
  18. phonitron macrumors member

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    I'm replacing an ageing PowerBook G4 with either a new MBP or iMac I haven't yet decided. The only thing is, if there were a release this Tuesday, I'd have expected MR or AI to have picked up something more concrete by now...?
     
  19. alksion macrumors 68000

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    It sounds good, but who has the news on the 7970m? Also, are all other base GPU's ready to go too?
     
  20. ThisIsMe macrumors regular

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    Who is MR and AI?
     
  21. deem macrumors newbie

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    MacRumors and Apple Insider
     
  22. anim8or macrumors 65816

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    Anybody can select the EDU store from home if they are in school or uni, but the Higher Education discount that you get from logging in on your uni network in the UK is a bigger discount.
     
  23. ThisIsMe macrumors regular

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    lol what a dumb ass I am. Thanks
     

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