First post, upcoming iMac/iPad

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eknirb, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. eknirb, Jun 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011

    eknirb macrumors newbie


    Jun 23, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Hi, nice to be here.

    Upon the Lion release, getting a 21.5" iMac 8GB, along with an iPad 2 WiFi/3G, size TBD. My wife getting the same iPad along with a Mini. We are guessing early Aug as Lion out sometime July and Mini refresh late-July early Aug according to the rumors. And what would Apple be w/o rumors?

    Had a Oct 2007 era iMac with the first gen of Leopard---always swore I woudn't do the first gen of an OS ever. It froze more times than an Eskimo in January- a disaster, back it went. Got an HP PC.

    Can lighting strike twice? We hope not.
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    IMHO it would be much wiser to buy now and use Snow Leopard, you will get Lion as a free upgrade anyhow. The advantage is you get a stable OS on delivery and then have the luxury to sit back and see if Lion is going to be as stable. There is no advantage to waiting and getting SL reduced the risk of that lightning you're so worried about.
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    Leo was rock solid, and with 90 days free phone support plus apple stores all over -- not sure why just gave up. And if your first instinct was to buy a HP... well then Im not sure what kind of logic that was.

    for future reference:

    I agree, buy now and update Lion later.

    Heres where you should buy from (no tax to CA)

    buy and install your own ram, my 7 year old could do it.

    $80 for 8 gigs, total of 12 when you are done:

    Unless the mini gets a serious kick, I wouldnt buy one. Id go right to another iMac.

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