do you expect iMac updates/upgrades on Macworld?

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  1. Image Now macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking about buying an iMac Extreme.. but.. with Macworld incoming in few weeks I'm asking if it's worth to wait..
    Do you know if there's any rumors about an upgrade or change in the iMac line...?

    Thanks
    Valerio
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    I doubt it, but there may be a small (graphics card?) update...
     
  3. peejack macrumors 6502a

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    Who cares they are fine as they are right now.
     
  4. Cloudane macrumors 68000

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    Maybe a speed bump, but I think they'll leave them alone as it isn't very long since they last updated them. In fact all the bugs are only just about ironed out now :D They have much bigger priorities (I hope) such as the Mac Pro and the rumoured "Macbook Mini".
     
  5. nhexima macrumors member

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    OTOH, if they're really going with Penryn and updating the MBP, wouldn't it make sense to also give the iMacs that bump? (Internals only, I mean) Personally I'm waiting for it too, though it might not be worth it :confused:
     
  6. Cloudane macrumors 68000

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    Some might say the Mac Pro should've received the same kind of hardware the iMac got, which in some areas is actually better specced. So I doubt it.
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    If there is any type of update it will be a minor one, and probably nothing worth waiting for at the end of the day. Perhaps a small speed boost or a new graphics card, but otherwise do not expect anything major for the iMac until several months from now when Penryn makes its way into the line-up.

    My $0.02.
     
  8. Fletchzky macrumors member

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    Well worth the wait to me.
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The iMac seems to be in line BEHIND the MacBook Pro for the new Penryn CPUs and other tech (though it got PCIe FW first.)

    If they have the Penryn CPUs in quantity they may do both at once, but expect the iMac to happen a few weeks after the MacBook Pro.

    When the MacBook Pro gets changed, then you know you are in the hunt for an update.
     
  10. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Everyone has different needs and priorities. If this is one for you, then yes, perhaps you should wait to see if there is an update. If not though, don't get caught playing the waiting game!
     
  11. vwDavid macrumors regular

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    No, I don't think so. In 2006 the white intel imacs were released in September. In December I decided I wanted one, but I waited until macworld 2007. No announcement. Then I waited till the next rumor date in February, then March, then May, then June. I waited till August, but got a whole new computer.

    Apple seems busier now a days and instead of speed bumping they just do yearly updates. This is why I doubt you'll see updates of August 2007 imacs. My exact experience last year to testify.
     
  12. MacNerd12 macrumors member

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    definetly not, they just introduced the new one a few months ago!

    If they do, I'll be mad, mine is only a few days old!
     
  13. megatronbomb macrumors regular

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    Couldn't you just return it within the 14 day return period or whatever and get the new one.... assuming something new does come out.
     
  14. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    True, but you'd have to look into the fine print regarding the 15% restocking fee and how it applies.
     

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