macrumors regular
Jan 1, 2002
california, usa
real imac

this is the real thing unless time magazine is in the rumor business, too (ha, ha, ha)

the new imac is big but for us mac users it may seem like nothing...but steve jobs and company need to build their market share which is now at 4 percent and their worldwide share is under three percent (according to the article) and no matter how much money they made from the original imac, this is scary news

the new imac does seem a little ugly to me as a mac user but it may be a breath of fresh air for pc users and may actually bring in new users even though the article does not seem to think so

but i say time magazine is wrong and the pc world has taken their beige box tower design has far as they can due to the "freefall" of the computer industry as they call it which is due in part to the boring pc towers they try to warm up and resell over and over again


macrumors regular
May 5, 2001

impressive spec yes. good looks, No. Is it just me or is that thing ugly as hell?


macrumors newbie
Nov 12, 2001
Sell your apple stocks! Sell you apple stocks!

Bail out while you can!


I cannot be the only laughing at that thing.


macrumors newbie
Jan 7, 2002
I like it. Form follows function.

You were expecting, what? Did you really think Apple would retread another Porsche/Geiger industrial design? That's what Wintel boxes and ghetto blasters look like. Those swooping, sensuous egg shapes. The old iMac was the best example of that kind of thing, but now it's time to admit that a computer is not a car and that it has no need to be aerodynamic.

The new iMac reminds me of the old fifties Philco Predicta televisions in reverse. http://www.imagina.com/~kevinw/Images/Predicta.jpg
This time, the screen is rectilinear and the guts of it are rounded. I think it's elegant. The perfect design for this kind of thing.

[Edited by puckenpepper on 01-07-2002 at 03:49 AM]


macrumors 6502
Dec 28, 2001
had a look in photoshop...

ive taken a look at the image in photoshop, but i really cant say if its real... ive zoomed in and it looks quite pixilated, but again that might just be because the image was fairly small.
Im not sure about the new design, looks kinda like a reading lamp 2 me!


macrumors 6502a
Jul 10, 2001
New iMac

I think the new design is clever - it's a smart idea to keep the curves in some form, and the base unit is the natural place, since a flat screen in its nature is flat and rectangular.

Sounds like they've got the price right as well this time, and with the huge sale of consumer DVD players over Christmas, and a Superdrive now available for iMac - iDVD is going to be BIG in 2002.

Apple have a runaway hit on their hands, and the front cover of TIME magazine is more valuable to Apple than a big suprise for Steve's keynote.