Buyer Guide: Buy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycle

Discussion in 'iMac' started by PrinceDraven, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. PrinceDraven macrumors regular

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    Is this true? The new ones have only been out for about 4-5 months haven't they?

    Also has anyone upgraded their Imac, either themselves or via a 3rd party? I want a 24", 2.8ghz with 1tb and 4gig ram, but I refuse to even contemplate the Apple prices for the large harddrive or the RAM, I understand the memory is easy to change but the harddrive seems a different ball game. Anyone got experience of this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Generally Apple products are updated every 6-9 months or so. This period can be shorter or longer, too. Also take into account that MWSF is generally a consumer-oriented event, so products like the iMac are more likely to be released there. Either way, holding off a purchase right now is the right thing to do.
     
  3. PrinceDraven thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, also

    Thanks SamH004, I appreciate the quick response.
    I am finding it tough to wait until MWSF, weird as it is only a week or so away and it is not like i am a Mac user at present.

    I always have been pretty impatient thought :)

    One other quick one, the Imac I get will replace a TV I have in the room (not enough space to have both), I have a Sky satelite box there which I would love to feed into the mac somehow, I have heard of a few boxes that provide TV fuctionality but not sure which one would be best to put a Sky box into. Any suggestions would be great.

    Thanks,
     
  4. PrinceDraven thread starter macrumors regular

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    One other thing

    Sorry one other thought i had.
    If there is any changes announced to the Imac at MWSF, when are the new models likely to be available?
    The next day, next week, next month, or could it be months??

    Sorry probably a silly question, but again I'm a completed noob to Apple.:eek:
     
  5. CortexRock macrumors 6502

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    Most of the time, new consumer products (ie iMacs) announced at MWSF are available to buy the same day (with the obvious exception of the AppleTV and iPhone), with shipping dates within a week or so of the announcement.

    To get a signal from your Sky box into your Mac, check out Miglia or Elgato products. They can receive a feed from a variety of sources, including DVB-S (satellite TV) and DVB-T (Freeview), plus most games consoles. Some models can also take a standard analogue aerial connection.

    Hope that helps!
     
  6. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't trust that. It's very alarmist!

    The only thing I wouldn't buy right now is the Mac Pro.
     

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