Any Chance of a updates iMac this year ?

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  1. iClone macrumors regular

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    Any chance of a updates iMac this year?


    I need a new computer and am waiting to see what the new MacBooks offer. Just curious if they will update the iMacs.
     
  2. agustinbg macrumors member

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    We don't know for sure, but it's very likely they will announce an updated iMac in October. I'd wait if I was you.
     
  3. iClone thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm going to wait for sure.

    It would be nice if Apple release the new iMac in space grey, and the other colors.
     
  4. agustinbg macrumors member

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    Space Grey would look amazing!

    I know it's almost impossible, but I'm crossing my fingers for the new iMac to be announced not until October but in the Wednesday Keynote.
     
  5. DrMotownMac macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to see it with a larger SSD as an option as well! How about 2 TB? Is that impossible?
     
  6. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Yes. The new iMac would be exactly like the current one except that it would come in a new color.
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    You can take put a 4TB SSD in your iMac if you want (assuming that you can afford it).
     
  7. AlexGraphicD macrumors regular

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    Is it possible that Apple will announce the new iMacs on the iPhone event in 9/7 ?
    How early was the October '15 model announced before it got released after the '14 one? Was it late September or early October?
     
  8. agustinbg macrumors member

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    If you look at previous releases of the iMac, most of them were made with less than a year apart (other than 2011, when the time was HUGE, thus making the average larger). So a September release wouldn't be so far fetched in terms of the past releases, but I don't know, I just don't see that happening. :(

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  9. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    It's not impossible, but highly unlikely. The September event has been about mobile devices for quite some time now. I believe the new Mac Pro was announced at the September event, but not released for several months later.
     
  10. DrMotownMac macrumors 6502

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    I've seen a few 4TB SSDs for sale online, but I've never seen anything about them being compatible with iMac systems. I'd LOVE to get a 4TB SSD (or even a 2 TB SSD, since the 4TB is probably outside of my price range), but I'd worry about 3 things with respect to installing such a device in a brand new iMac:
    1. Is there such a device known to be fully compatible with the iMac?
    2. If I bought one of these online, would it be easy enough for a mere mortal to open up the iMac and install it?
    3. If I did install it myself, would I be voiding my warranty immediately upon opening up my iMac?

    Please point me in the right direction to get a larger internal SSD in my iMac (I really want that speed when reading/writing/editing photo and video files, and when accessing my iMac from Apple TVs on my home network), but please help me make sure I don't void my AppleCare Warranty and I don't destroy my brand new iMac!!
     
  11. tubeexperience, Sep 5, 2016
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    Sure. Why not?

    Well, I guess that depends on you. I've done it and I don't think it was that difficult.

    I am not sure about other counties, but in the US, this does not void the warranty. (Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act)

    Absolutely.

    Watch these videos:



    Read instruction:
    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Intel+27-Inch+Retina+5K+Display+Hard+Drive+Replacement/30522

    Upgrade kit:
    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DIYIMACHDD12/
    Note that you need to install the In-line Digital Thermal Sensor Cable to control the fan speed.

    SSD mounting kit:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817997037

    Things you might also need:
    iMac Opening Wheel:
    https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Tools/iMac-Opening-Wheel/IF145-219-4
    Plastic Cards:
    https://www.ifixit.com/Tools/Plastic-Cards/IF145-101
    Spudger:
    https://www.ifixit.com/Tools/Spudger/IF145-002-2
     
  12. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    You ought to add a 4th point - "Will I notice the difference on my Apple TV on the home network?" - to which the answer is "probably not"
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    Unlikely, Apple tends to keep their iOS and Mac stuff separate on these media events. You never know, but I don't think so
     

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