Early 2009 iMac Owners - are you angry that new iMacs may be coming?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 007bond, Sep 24, 2009.


Mad or not?

  1. Yes

    7 vote(s)
  2. No

    40 vote(s)
  1. 007bond macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    DFW, Texas
    i certainly am annoyed but at the same time it was expected. what do you think?
  2. Shoesy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2007
    Colchester, UK.
  3. 007bond thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    DFW, Texas
    im not mad im just asking what you guys think. its interesting to see.
  4. Ganesha macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2009
    No. It's like getting angry that the October issue of Macworld is coming out when you just bought the September issue.
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    Well, are you?
  6. 007bond thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    DFW, Texas
    ok i guess i worded the first post a little wrong. ill fix it
  7. Arran macrumors 68040


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    What? The October issue's out? Noooooooo! :mad:
  8. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    Not the same at all...you expect a monthly magazine to come out with a new issue every month.
  9. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Is your computer getting any slower now that there's a new one coming out? No.

    Well, maybe it spontaneously has a self destruct switch that detonates when the new ones come out? Well, I doubt it, but maybe. :eek:

    Or, perhaps it's the fact that technology didn't stop progressing after the iMac that you bought came out? We might be getting closer!

    There's also the chance that you just want to have to latest and greatest, which I believe is the culprit in this case!

    Don't worry, the sting of having a new computer come out that is the successor to yours is significantly mitigated after it is outdated two times. I should know, my non-unibody MacBook Pro is now two revs behind! But it is still just as fast as when I got it, and it's prettier than the new ones :D

    And you don't expect a new computer to come out every six months or so :confused:
  10. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Jeezus Christ man, it will have been 7 months since the last update. The entire mac community should be rejoicing as one.

    Oh, wait, these are the macrumors forums. Oops. :D
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Does anyone know what I did with my bitch slap smiley?

    I think it was in the same folder as the common sense, but it seems they might have ran away together.
  12. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    This is ridiculous. We all know how quickly computers are refreshed. Anyone that's "mad" needs to get over it. It's the way it goes. And if you like the next model that much more, don't whine about it....pony up and buy it...

  13. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern Cal
    If someone would be mad about it, then they have issues.. :rolleyes:
  14. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Depends on what's coming. My iMac came about 6 months ago and I've enjoyed that time using iMac and it does what I want it to done. If update is going to be significant then I may sell this (I can get good price here in Finland :p) and get new one
  15. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    Why would anyone be mad. I'd understand it if new iMacs came out within say three months of each other, and the new one was drastically better than the old ones. If it's been out for more than six months though I really can't see why anyone would be mad. Having the newest and the best is nice, but that is only going to last for a limited amount of time.
  16. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    Lots of good solid answers here. Couldn't agree more.

    I'd also like to point out that the cycle is no mystery. Generally-speaking, a major refresh takes place every 12-18 months. And then you usually get 2 minor refreshes in-between. So no matter when you buy, you're not that far away from some kind of improvement.

  17. Abidubi macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2009
    You don't expect the iMac to be updated every year? Like it always has? Would you rather they just stick with this one for 4 years while other PCs at the same price will be running 3Ghz 16 core processors with 16GB of RAM and 4GB GPUs?
  18. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    I think anybody annoyed over a refresh needs to grow up, do you see Dell/Toshiba/hp owners complain when their model is updated? :p
  19. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2007
    A lot of people thought the iMac would get updated with better stuff at the end of the year, so if you wanted it you should have waited. No one to blame but yourself, unless you had to buy it for some reason.
  20. CoreyHendo macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    Someone mentioned possibly selling their current iMac if they decde to "upgrade" to the new model. One possible downfall is the rumor that there will be a price drop. This could mean a new/better model may be $100-200 less than the current model. That cuts the amount of money you can get for the current model substantially.

    I'm glad I waited to purchase, but at the same time I understand that if you keep waiting because of an upcoming model you'll never make a purchase. People need to be happy with their purchase and understand there will ALWAYS be something faster/bigger/better right around the corner.
  21. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    I'm sad but it is a natural process and not something to get mad about it happens with all electronics
  22. f00f macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2009
    New Yawk
    Yeah I should've waited a week, considering I ordered an imac about a week ago and have had it for only a few days. Debating sending it back, just not sure how much faith I have in the rumors. :)
  23. Crevice macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2008
    I am kind of in the same boat. I bought mine a month and a half ago, and I am thinking about selling it....but it's a big risk if there are not goning be any new iMacs soon.
  24. ventmore macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
    I've had my iMac for just under 2 weeks. It does everything I need it to, and I'm fairly sure this won't change if/when the new machines are released.

    My only regret is not buying sooner, as I waited around 2 months in case an update came in august/september time. That didn't happen, so I decided to buy.
  25. Si-NSNO macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2009
    This is exactly how I feel!

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