Are the new iMacs in store?


Moonjumper

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Grasshopper?

Do you guys think it’s worth getting this new iMac or I should wait for a complete redesigned iMac?
What are you looking for from an iMac redesign? And do you think it likely? I'd love it to be height adjustable, but as they haven't had that since the iMac G4, it is unlikely to happen. On that basis I wouldn't hold out if I was considering getting a new one, but my 2015 still does everything I need of it, so I'm not. Your needs are likely different, so only you can decide.

And Grasshopper, he was quoting the old Kung Fu TV series. The main character was always impatient in the flashbacks to his training, and the master saying "Patience, Grasshopper".
 

Benz63amg

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What are you looking for from an iMac redesign? And do you think it likely? I'd love it to be height adjustable, but as they haven't had that since the iMac G4, it is unlikely to happen. On that basis I wouldn't hold out if I was considering getting a new one, but my 2015 still does everything I need of it, so I'm not. Your needs are likely different, so only you can decide.

And Grasshopper, he was quoting the old Kung Fu TV series. The main character was always impatient in the flashbacks to his training, and the master saying "Patience, Grasshopper".
I don’t need a new IMac either as my 2011 iMac is just fine and does what I need it to do, I was thinking about upgrading to a new iMac just for the sake of upgrading but from what it seems even the just refreshed 2019 iMac is still the same 2012 body style with the only difference being the internal specs and I have a feeling the next refresh will be a Major redesign step for the iMac such as a bezelless display and some other enticing features that only Apple would know. The 2019 iMac just seems “dated” so I think I’ll be holding off.

I get the people that say that the waiting game with tech never ends however there are times where a wait might be beneficial because a MAJOR redesign update might be in sight next year or perhaps the year after.
 
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mcnallym

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However the first of apples refreshes always seem to have issues these days.

Personally if going to wait then would wait for the 2021 refresh that irons out what missed in the 2020 redesign.
 

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Yeah. I should have bought the iMac Pro when it was first available refurbished around the beginning of last summer for $4249. I probably needed it then but was also kinda busy with construction.

Hope my i9 isn’t too hot and throttling with excessive noise. It’s faster than the base iMac Pro but that’s in theory at this point. So basically waited a year, with my EDU discount and upgradable RAM slot have a possibly faster i9, 40GB of RAM, and double the SSD with a marginally slower GPU for $175 less brand new than a base refurb iMac Pro. If I had known this back then I’d have just upgraded later in the summer when I was finished building my studio. The advances aren’t as great as they used to be each year. For those who don’t get a discount, I think it’s probably best to get a refurbed iMac Pro if you want to max out the 5K iMac. I might do that if my new 5K iMac runs too hot.
 

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Yeah. I should have bought the iMac Pro when it was first available refurbished around the beginning of last summer for $4249. I probably needed it then but was also kinda busy with construction.

Hope my i9 isn’t too hot and throttling with excessive noise. It’s faster than the base iMac Pro but that’s in theory at this point. So basically waited a year, with my EDU discount and upgradable RAM slot have a possibly faster i9, 40GB of RAM, and double the SSD with a marginally slower GPU for $175 less brand new than a base refurb iMac Pro. If I had known this back then I’d have just upgraded later in the summer when I was finished building my studio. The advances aren’t as great as they used to be each year. For those who don’t get a discount, I think it’s probably best to get a refurbed iMac Pro if you want to max out the 5K iMac. I might do that if my new 5K iMac runs too hot.
I'm running a 2011 iMac still. It works great for everything but 4K editing so I think it's time to upgrade. I'm waiting to see reviews and teardowns of the 2019 iMacs before I buy. But my plan is to max out the iMac in everything but RAM. That's what I did in 2011 and I can't believe its lasted me this long.
 
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kaintxu

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I'm running a 2011 iMac still. It works great for everything but 4K editing so I think it's time to upgrade. I'm waiting to see reviews and teardowns of the 2019 iMacs before I buy. But my plan is to max out the iMac in everything but RAM. That's what I did in 2011 and I can't believe its lasted me this long.
have you replaced to an SSD? I have just managed to turn my iMac on again which was "dead" but it's extremely slow
 

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Grasshopper?

Do you guys think it’s worth getting this new iMac or I should wait for a complete redesigned iMac?
What would a redesigned iMac look like, the iMac Pro? There could be changes in the bezel area, thinness, different ports, etc. but it would still be quite similar to what we have now. I would like to be wrong, but I don't see what they can do to "radically" change the appearance and still keep the same form factor.

i have a late 2011 iMac (maxed out) and plan to get the 2019 model when they appear in the refurbished section later this year (August?) and possible keep the 2011 iMac as a second monitor.
 

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have you replaced to an SSD? I have just managed to turn my iMac on again which was "dead" but it's extremely slow
Still running the original hard drive with its loud clicking sounds and everything. I only ever had one problem my 2011 iMac, it crapped out because of an issue with the logic board about a month before my AppleCare expired. Typing this message to you from it now while I'm struggling to render a project in After Effects.