Hold on tight because the next iMac upgrade will be godly

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Puevlo, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    With the new iMacs just around the corner and the long delay between updates means something special is planned. You can count on that. It will be 10x more revolutionary than retina and 50x better than a mere spec bump. I'm guessing Apple has some new technology not seen outside of science fiction movies. It will change the computing world as we know it.
     
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  3. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    And there's me just thinking it will be ivy bridge and usb3 only! :D
     
  4. Frozentoast macrumors 6502

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    Setting myself up for disappointment. Dream release:

    Retina Display
    Blu-ray / Superdrive
    24GB Memory
    3.5 GHz Quad-Core
     
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    Source please?

    otherwise this is just another pointless thread
     
  6. Scrub175 macrumors 6502

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    You could have said the exact same thing about the Mac Pro. Then look at the pathetic update it got. Yes i know apparently they are working on something special for next year, but it shows that Apple can go way past the average amount of time for releasing a new product and still release a spec bump at best :) I wouldn't get your hopes up, i'm not :(
     
  9. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Check the OP's posting history before you judge his comments to be intriguiing. :p
     
  10. Scrub175 macrumors 6502

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    That intriguing could go either way. You throw out enough garbage something's bound to be right eventually.
     
  11. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Another garbage post by Puevlo. Thanks for the laugh .. Bro :rolleyes:
     
  12. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    This guy is right! Just look at how the long wait gave the Mac Pro an absolutely stellar upgrade recently!
     
  13. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    I think 3.5 GHz is a no-brainer, honestly. 24GB is a maybe; it would depend on whether the chipset's available. 'Retina' is inevitable, it's just a matter of when. But I think they're going to have to "retina-fy" the 27" ACD at the same time. Which makes me think the coming iMac update will be just a refresh, and in 2013 there'll be a big Mac Pro + iMac refresh that brings both up to retina.

    Blu-ray's just a joke, though.
     
  14. Frozentoast macrumors 6502

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    You can add a 1TB SSD to my unfulfilled wishes too. Perhaps a ridiculously priced BTO option?
     
  15. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    I honestly can't understand that one. Buying an SSD from Apple is like hiring a celebrity to do your taxes; they cost way more than is reasonable and they're not usually the best.
     
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    velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Yes you are.

    Retina Display - Nope (iMac would cost $20K for the 27". A 21" retina quality display costs $10K right now)
    Blu-Ray - Unlikely (Apple has shown no intention of having Blu-Ray and are more likely to have no optical drive than Blu-Ray)
    24GB - Nope (There would be no matched pair current Intel chipsets are dual channel consumer and quad channel professional, either perhaps 16GB, 32GB or even 64GB max.)
    3.5Ghz Quad Core - Unlikely (The only current generation consumer Intel CPU I know of at that speed is the 3770K. I highly doubt Apple will put a multiplier unlocked CPU in any Mac)

    Perhaps next year will see some of these. Although I doubt we'll ever see Blu Ray. Large Retina displays are probably at least 3 years away for even Apple's premium pricing. If a new iMac comes out soon I doubt it will be anything more than a minor spec bump. The most recent gen of video cards and CPU's are mostly just a decrease in energy usage except the highest end desktop video cards which require too much cooling for the iMac case to handle.
     
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    I'll bet a years salary he's wrong. "not seen outside science fiction." I love Apple, but on hardware has that EVER happened? Not really. Even the Original iMac and iPhone weren't out of science fiction.
     
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  20. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    That's just totally, totally bogus. You wouldn't have to put a 330ppi display in a 27" screen to make it meet the "Retina" definition, because you sit WAY farther away from it. That's an insanely overinflated price.

    Agreed on all the rest though.
     
  21. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    Bet it won't be that godly ;)

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    I think he means a 4K display, current offerings for even a small 4K display look like they're going to be 10K+
     
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    24gb is guaranteed. Current iMac can handle 32gb even if 16 is recommended by apple as maximum. Im gonna get 32gb myself
     
  24. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    The existence of displays that cost that much in the early stages doesn't mean Apple would actually have to charge that much.

    Mathematically it just doesn't make any sense. Because even if we just cut the same display materials used to make iPod touches, and cut them into a 27" configuration, which would result in something roughly like 7680x4230 resolution—way the hell beyond 4K—even if they just did that, which they would not do, because it would be patently insane, but even if they did that, given that you can get touch 4th gen displays WITH the full assembly including the digitizer on eBay for $20, we'd be looking at $1100 worth of materials (even refusing to factor out the digitizer & etc). And that's for a 330ppi 27" display, which again, would be out of the question.

    So it's only reasonable to assume that a 205ppi display, which is far more likely at 27 inches considering the 15" Retina MBP's display is something like 220 ppi, would logically cost far less. Not to mention a 21.5 incher, which would be less still. Certainly not $10,000, no matter what a few early, insane niche products cost.
     

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