cheaper new imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by supinternet, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. supinternet macrumors newbie


    Oct 17, 2009
    so i saw the cnet applebyte, and brian said that the new imac line is suppose to be "cheaper"

    and so far, all the rumors that i've heard were saying that it'll be more expensive.

    SO, i'm debating weather i should just buy one now, or wait it out.
    because I wouldn't wanna have to pay double the price for the same specs and everything else when the new one comes out.

    please let me know if you know anything about the price in US $$
  2. Luap macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
    Nobody knows for sure.. Either take your chances, or wait & see like the rest of us ;)
  3. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    Apple will certainly not increase the prices, especially in this economy. The worst they can do is keep the current prices and up the specs. Other than that, most rumors say the iMacs will be having a price drop.
  4. supinternet thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 17, 2009
    thank you everyone very much :)
    i'll wait it out.
  5. miki66 macrumors 6502


    Nov 19, 2008
    even though they don't drop the price for new models, current imac will become older and cheaper as apple would like to clear them off, if there's any left. or you could always check the refurbished store:)
  6. supinternet thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 17, 2009
    Yeah I figured that too but here is the thing. They lowered their prices on most of their new models that came out after 2008
  7. RichardI macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Southern Ontario, Canada
    I think it's likely they will offer a top-of-the-line iMac with a quad core, an LED panel in stead of LCD, and a better video "card". They will also offer several bottom-of-the-line iMacs with LCD's, lesser video "cards" and Core2 Duo processors. All will be in a new, slimmer design. Just a guess.

    Rich :cool:
  8. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    The problem is that is will require two very different production models because the Core 2 Duo and Core i7 architectures are so different, not to mention the LED and LCD (LED can be thinner).

    Apple will move completely to LED with the next refresh, and I really am banking on them going with the Clarksfield Core i7 chips. There is no reason to keep Core 2 Duo anymore given the Turbo Boost that comes with the Nehalem chips.

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