August Event

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  1. sasha.danielle macrumors regular

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    There's a MR article from a good source suggesting there'll be an August unveiling of the new iPhone. Typically this has been the event at which the iMac is updated, isn't it?

    What's the likelihood we see a proper update of the riMac then? On the one hand that seems quite soon after this week's "update". On the other hand, this week wasn't really an update at all. If the riMac isn't updated at that event, it seems unlikely they'll update it before the New Year, doesn't it?
     
  2. loekf macrumors 6502

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    If indeed Skylake is announced in 2 weeks at Computex, I expect a refresh with Skylake and maybe TB 3.0 in October together with the iPad event. Like last year, Apple will do seperate annoucements, one for iPhone, one for iMac and iPad. Makes sense I think.

    Skylake is a new CPU socket with new chipsets, so would mean a complete overhaul of the internal electronics.
     
  3. sasha.danielle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh I see; I didn't realize the iPad event has been different from the iPhone event. My apologies.

    I wonder though, Intel isn't likely to make available the whole Skylake line at once and aren't the desktop units sort of at the end of the line? If that's the case, and if Apple does want to do a refresh in Fall, doesn't Broadwell really seem the most likely? And it seems to me unlikely that they'll do a redesign for Broadwell. It seems more likely that if they'll do a redesign, they'll want to wait for the advantages Skylake offers. But even if Intel releases Skylake, wouldn't it take longer than Fall to do the redesign?
     
  4. loekf macrumors 6502

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    No, see my other posting in the Skylake topic. Intel will release Skylake between September and Early 2016, with the desktop parts coming first.... according to newly leaked data on a Chinese website.

    According to other sources, samples of Skylake have shown up, but with 'uneven' performance. Maybe BIOS issues.
     
  5. sasha.danielle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good news.
     
  6. Liffey macrumors regular

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    At this point I'll be fine with Broadwell, I just wnat a new iMac this year. i think Skylake will be more beneficial to macbooks due to the power efficiency anyways.
     
  7. sasha.danielle thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's how I feel too actually. I need a new machine, but I just don't like the idea of buying a 2 year old processor. So Broadwell, would suffice I think. That said though, some redesign would be fantastic. USB C, target mode, increased base SSD.
     
  8. scottish macrumors 6502a

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    This is my dilemma. 2007 iMac could do with replacement but don't want to buy new iMac if it's going to be updated later this year. Very tempted by this week's price drop though.
     
  9. sasha.danielle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lucky you. The iMacs in Canada are now 35% more expensive then they were in winter.
     
  10. scottish macrumors 6502a

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    Converting the pre-tax Canadian and UK prices to US Dollars, our prices are still 7% more than Canada's!
     
  11. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    When converted to the Dollar, people make a LOT more in the UK on average than in the US too.
     
  12. scottish macrumors 6502a

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    What about Canada which is the country in question? From my very brief search it seems the Canadian average salary is about the same as the UK salary.

    Of course there are many factors that influence the price.
     
  13. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    I hope 21.5" Retina iMac with Skylake is released this October.
     
  14. sasha.danielle thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure what the actual stats are, but the general experience in Canada, a lot of which is due to the collapse of a tar sands economy, is that wages and jobs are down in Canada, while costs for goods produced outside the country are up.
     

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