Buying new iMac

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  1. Sdahe macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    Hello guys,

    I'm planning in buying a new iMac next month. I'm getting the 27" model. My question is... Am I buying in a good moment or I should wait for any new model that is about to hit the stores?

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. iMcLovin macrumors 68000

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    as miles01110 says, buying now is probably the worst moment of all time. Its nearly the double length since a new mac came out than average update cycles.
     
  3. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks guys

    It looks that there are new iMacs coming soon.

    When can I espect them to came out?... When will apple announce the new iMacs?

    And

    What are the rumors on the new stuff the new iMacs will have.

    Thanks
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    How about you take a look at the links in the "iMac" section of the Buyer's Guide?

     
  5. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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  6. fastlanephil macrumors 6502a

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    Apple might not even release a new iMac. This is a real possibility. They sure aren't promoting it anymore. It's all about slabs and laptops.

    Microsoft is going to be pushing their Surface slabs with Windows 8 and they expect PC makers to exit the market.

    I'd wait until maybe mid October. After that it's probably RIP iMac.
     
  7. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    Dumb stuff. Don't listen. iMacs are not dead.

    Wait a month or two (end of October is best) and you should have some good idea on the next release.
     
  8. mcpix macrumors regular

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    I agree that we'll probably see a new iMac by mid October. If we do, it will most likely have USB 3.0, a faster processor, an upgraded graphics card and possibly a new anti-glare screen.

    At this point I would wait. I really think we're in the home stretch for a new iMac.
     
  9. Rebel Hedgehog macrumors member

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    At the end of the day if you need one, buy one. There is absolutely no guarantee that we will see one this year.
     
  10. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    See what happens next month, if nothing does. Buy now.

    I was very underwhelmed by my 27 inch, but its still a good computer.
     
  11. mcpix macrumors regular

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    Now stepping into my time machine....:)
     
  12. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, I need a new computer for my office so I guess I can't wait for Apple... don't know if there is going to be a new redesign iMac or not... and I can't wait one month... I need the computer by tomorrow... damn!

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    I'm going to use the iMac for graphic arts (Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop most of the time)... What would be the best buy... the one with 1GB of video ram or the 512MG of video ram?
     
  13. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

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    It's more of a case of whether you need it or want it.. If you need, buy now, if not, then wait. The next gen of iMacs would probably have a mention in september 12's WWDC IMO, or at the least, have a discreet upgrade to the iMac, such as USB 3.0, ivy bridge and hopefully more RAM.

    And sdahe, I love the profile picture!
     
  14. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    They might have to wait for next year. It isn't like Apple has said they are releasing any new iMacs this year.
     
  15. iMcLovin macrumors 68000

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    Do they ever say they are going to release a product? No! Maybe you have to wait till 2014, they haven't said they are going to release an iMac next year either.
     
  16. nightlong macrumors 6502a

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    They sort of said they were when an Apple spokesman retracted a statement made earlier about what exciting things they were planning for desktops next year, this was then changed to only Mac Pro next year. So there was speculation then that there would be some update for iMac this year. Otherwise it means nothing until 2014, which is surely unlikely?
     
  17. Liquinn Suspended

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    Hmm... true to be honest.
     
  18. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks!... :D
     
  19. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

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    no problem. is that ted?
     
  20. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hahaha.. yes... that's me but I'm using my forum nickname (sdahe).. don't tell anyone :D

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    I got my new iMac yesterday and now I have a free copy of Mountain Lion.. should I upgrade?...
     
  21. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    Wait for 10.8.1. I'm hearing of a few problems with ML in 2011 iMacs.
     
  22. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My iMac is brand new... from 2012
     
  23. Tequila UK macrumors newbie

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    I know you probably already know this, but there's no 2012 model. There is the mid-2011 model though.
     
  24. Hakone macrumors 6502a

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    And if you consider buying this year, I'd recommend buying a refurbished unit.
     

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