Apple not referring to iMacs as "Aluminum" anymore?

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  1. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    In the referb store, they refer to them as:

    Apple Certified Refurbished iMac
    (current generation)

    Apple Certified Refurbished iMac
    (previous generation)

    Is this new or am I crazy?

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  2. gothiquegirrl macrumors regular

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  3. jinxer5000 macrumors member

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    Most likely because the plastics should be out of the way for the most part by now. So it'll be the old Al and then the new Al.
     
  4. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I do not think we will see anymore plastic products from Apple for a long time. Aluminum is the way of the land in Apple's mind. Works for me! I love the sleek look and nice, compact designs they have pioneered over the past few years.
     
  5. takeabyteoutta macrumors 6502

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    As long as apple stays true to its green policy, we'll never see plastic casing again.

    What's a lot more interesting is the Limited Time Special Price Could this be indicative of a pending update to the iMac line or are they just backlogged with refurbs?
     
  6. barijazz macrumors 6502

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    Until they find a way to turn plastic into a cure for cancer:D
     
  7. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I think that they are just back logged with Refurbed iMacs....
     
  8. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    That's my dilemma, buy the 20" 2.4Ghz for the new lower price of $1249 or wait for the next update, hedging my bets that it's soon. I'm leaning towards buy now since I don't think the next update will be a big one. Still, if the price drops by $100 and I could get a new 20" 2.6 Ghz 45nm iMac and any other small changes next week for $1399, I'd have wished I waited. Still, if the update is small, I'd probably rather save $250 anyway and still go for the refurb.

    Aaarg!
     
  9. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I think you answered your own question there. Refurbed is the way to go and right now, I cannot see a better time to buy a refurbed iMac. Think, you could use all that money you saved on 4GB RAM and an external 500GB HDD. Perfect!
     
  10. IgnatiusTheKing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'd wait a week, just to see what's in the works.
     
  11. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    That's kind of how I feel, but of course, one week can easily turn into 3 months.

    I have photos I want to edit that are just to painful to deal with on my 1Ghz eMac. :)
     
  12. Jshwon macrumors 6502

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    Well then just wait the one week. I just bought my iMac this past Sat and my return date (14 days from purchase) is March 1st. I figure if there is any significant updates if at all I can return it and get the new model.
     
  13. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    have I missed an update to the iMacs? I thought the current Al iMacs were the same as they where when introduced....
     
  14. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    I have been paying close attention to the refurb store for the past few months to get a feel for the trends and when prices are lowered, etc. This is the first time I've seen the red 'limited time special price' - when is this usually used? How long does it usually last?

    Above someone guessed that is when they have a glut of a certain model. My initial thought was clearing inventory for a refresh.

    Anyone have any history on when Apple has used this in the past?
     

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