Does the back to school promo mean the imacs won't be updated until September?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by urbanskywalker, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. urbanskywalker macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2007
    Does the back to school promo mean the imacs won't be updated until September?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    There's a chance the iMac will get upgrade. No clue if the promotion will change to suit it. I remember the Mac Pro was grandfathered in last year.
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    If I remember last summer the iMac's were updated and were excluded from the Back-to-School promo
  4. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    i highly doubt it, after all the new mpb's are included, and if they wait that long it will be a full year since and update. i think we'll see them in a week!
  5. Scannall macrumors member

    May 31, 2007

    No, the iMacs were included. The Mini's were excluded.

    I'd expect the iMacs to get updated at WWDC next week, with specs along he same lines as the MBP got today. :apple:
  6. urbanskywalker thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2007

    I hope so, either way I will buy an imac, but hopefully a faster one. I am just tired of hearing about the Mac Book Pro,bring on the imac news:(
  7. Maxington macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
    Oshkosh, WI
    /crosses fingers and waits for the WWDC for the iMac update!
  8. sezme macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2006
    Last year, the back-to-school promo specified particular part numbers for eligible macs, so that when the iMac was upgraded in September, the new model was not on the specified part number list and was not eligible for the promotion.

    This year, however, there don't seem to be any part numbers for the Macs specified in the promotion; only for the iPods. Therefore I hopefully conclude that the iMac will be upgraded soon (WWDC Please-oh-please) and will remain eligible. That would make me a Very Happy Camper.
  9. 300ZX macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2005
    They will NOT be excluded.

    The new back to school marketing materials are out (check your campuses if you are on one). They came out the same day as the Macbook Pro update and are outdated already. They only list the Macbook Pro in 2.16 and 2.33GHz models, but the new Macbook Pros ARE covered.

    EDIT: The part numbers for Macs ARE listed on the paper rebate forms, but they ARE NOT listed on the online rebate form here.
  10. emozolik macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    I posted a similar thought in a different thread. I know theres been a lot of speculation about a new case design. If we see it, i think it will not be until after Sept 16. Apple did the same thing with the ipod nano last year. As soon as the deal ended, the 2nd gen models were out. I would be surprised if the we didnt see some hardware updates (im shooting for SR and a better videocard myself). :)
    It seems Apple uses white for their base model and the aluminum for their high end model and i think it will stay that way.
  11. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005

    This, coupled with the elimination of the 17" and Mini, seems to point to the iMac being made more of a professional AIO solution.

    What about consumer desktops? Can anyone say "headless iMac"?
  12. dex22 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2003
    Round Rock, TX
    #12 seems to have a pretty good grasp on things. I'm inclined to follow that until Monday proves me wrong.
  13. c.joe.go macrumors regular


    Apr 15, 2007
    the nexus of the universe
    part numbers.

    like it has been said. no part numbers on the online forms indicates that they will be expecting part numbers to change during the promotion. normally apple specifies which exact models are eligible. my vote: next week = new imacs.
  14. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    With last year's promotion, the terms in the forms available online were modified as different model numbers came and went.

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