any inclination that Apple may come out with a 24" iMac

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  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Any inclination anywhere that Apple may come out with a 24" iMac??
    Seems like a nice mid range model??
    Thx.
    Frank
     
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  3. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is it surprising to others that they don't??
    21" seems kinda small and 27" really big.
    Frank
     
  4. Razorhog macrumors 65816

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    It is a bit curious to me, but I cannot even pretend to understand why Apple does what it does.
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    I can think of 2 reasons there are no 24" iMacs.
    • There is no screen available at a decent resolution.
    • Where do you slot in a 24" iMac? 3 iMac screen sizes would be overkill.
     
  6. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    You really want a 24"? I have one going on sale soon.. :D
     
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  8. jamin100 macrumors 6502

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    wasnt it '09?
     
  9. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    Yep. The Early '09s were the last 20/24's. The Late '09s were 21/27.
     
  10. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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    I can see a 24" retina replacing the 27". Just as the 17" MBP has gone to the wayside.
     
  11. skuid87 macrumors regular

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    Yep, was discontinued in '09

    I used to have 24" iMac, upgraded to 27" as soon as it came out (late '09 model) and I LOVE the new size.

    What you have to bear in mind, is that it's not so much the size which is the important factor here, it's the aspect ratio of the screen. The 24" iMac was 16:10, whereas the 27" is a 16:9 display.

    If you put them side by side, you'll notice that they're almost the same size in terms on height. The new iMac get's its extra inches from being wider than the 24"

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    So really it comes down to what you prefer, a 16:10 vs 16:9 display.

    Unless of course you're after a 24" 16:9 display! Personally, I don't think Apple would do that. Nor do I think theres a huge market for it.
     
  12. talmy macrumors 601

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    We've got both the 24" and 27" at home and had 17" and 20" in the past. There was a small period of time (maybe a year) when iMacs were available in 17", 20", and 24" simultaneously, but in general Apple has never been about customer choice.
     
  13. ebolamonkey3 macrumors regular

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    I don't really see it happening, although I think it would make more sense if it was 23" and 27".
     

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