Any one got the enhancement list of new iMac?!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Outerlimits, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Outerlimits macrumors newbie

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    To God of Apple~

    Please tell us what will be upgraded for the new iMac, other than the touch screen! (or does the touch for 27"+ ones only?) [note: hardware part]

    As so many people are waiting for it, reveal of the detail might help the sales of the current iMac... right?!
    :p

    Thanks in advance!
    Best Wishes~
    Simon
     
  2. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    Only Apple Knows!
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    My guess:

     
  4. iNewMacBoy macrumors newbie

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    Personally I don't think your specification is what they're going to put on the new iMacs. The current iMac has a HIGH END Core 2 Duo, and yet the iMac is still behind the rest for processing power, so a Core i3 will be very unlikely on the high end models. Using a Core 2 Duo would keep the premium computer very close to the low end Macs, and would keep them behind the rest of the industry.

    Apple May not use Core i3 at all, since they are low end (buget) processors.
    Or it may use AMD Triple Core Processor for low end iMacs (unlikely)

    iMac 21.5"

    2.93 Core i3 / 3.33 Core 2 Duo (BTO 3.06 Core i3)
    4GB DDr3 1066 MHz SDRAM
    1TB @ 7200 rpm (BTO SSD)
    nVidia GeForce G320m
    1080p Screen
    BTO OLED (Unlikely)
    Touch Screen (BTO) (But still unlikely)
    Magic Mouse (BTO Touchpad)

    3.2GHz Intel Core i5 (BTO 3.33 Core i5)
    4GB DDr3 1066 Mhz SDRAM
    1TB @ 7200 rpm (BTO SSD)
    ATI RADEON HD 5670 / 5xxx
    1080p Screen
    BTO OLED (unlikely)
    Touch Screen (BTO) unlikely
    Magic Mouse (BTO Touch Pad)


    iMac 27"

    3.2GHz Intel Core i5 (BTO 2.66 Core i5 Quad / BTO 3.33 Core i5)
    4GB DDr3 1066MHz SDRAM
    1TB @ 7200 rpm (BTO SSD)
    ATI RADEON HD 5670 / 5xxx
    1080p+ Screen
    BTO OLED (Unlikely)
    Touch Screen (Unlikely) (maybe bto)
    Magic Mouse (BTO Touch Pad)

    2.66 GHz Intel Core i5 / 2.66 i7 / 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 (BTO 2.8 i7/ 3.06 i7)
    4GB DDr3 1066 / 1333 MHz DDr3 SDRAM (Up to 16GB)
    1TB @ 7200 rpm 1066 MHz SDRAM
    ATI RADEON HD 5850 / 5xxx [BTO nVidia GeForce 470 (Unlikely)]
    1080p+ Screen
    BTO OLED (Unlikely)
    TOuch Screen (Unlikely)
    Magic Mouse (BTO Touch Pad)

    Apple May Disable the Intel Graphics or use the Optimus like graphic switching for the better of the environment.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    The most important thing you're missing is the price. Whether the C2D used in iMacs is high-end or not, it's pretty cheap. E7600 costs 133$ while cheapest i5 is 176$, i3 starting from 113$. i5-750 which is currently used in high-end is 196$, only 20$ more than the cheapest i5. Apple is a company and its main idea is to make profit so I doubt they will include something more expensive for the same price and price increase is the least what anyone would want. Currently the E7600 is the default CPU in 3 models out of 4 so I wouldn't be surprised that Apple used the i3 as the successor of E7600. People just wants iSomething, most people don't even know the difference between i3 and i5 let alone that they would notice it.

    i3 as stock CPU and i5 as BTO option is what I think Apple will do. Of course I don't exclude the possibility of i5 as stock CPU in high-end 21.5" and low-end 27" but knowing the fact that it's possible that Apple might stock with C2D in low-end so they could use 320M, is driving me away from i5 as stock model. It could also confuse people a lot as the high-end will likely use i5 as well so Clarkdale with higher clock speed in low-end and Lynnfield with lower clock speed in high-end doesn't sound like the scenario Apple is after, especially because Apple poorly advertises their CPUs as dual core.

    Also, Apple has always been behind PCs in terms of raw performance.

    It's just my guess
     
  6. Pachang macrumors regular

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    Word on the street is that Safari will be very snappy on the new iMacs.
     
  7. dudeofblokes macrumors regular

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    i severely doubt a touch screen, especially without a redesign of the current machine, especially if they went resistive which i cant see apple doing with its interest in capacitive touch technology but can you imagine the cost an 27" imac would be with a capacitive touchscreen
     

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