Holding Off Until Mid-January To Get An iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by donster28, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. donster28 macrumors 65816

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    I've been contemplating what 27" version I should get since the new iMacs were introduced. I do a lot of Final Cut Express editing and I was looking forward to getting the Core i7 version this month.

    I currently have a 15" MBP (late 2007) and a 13" MBP Unibody, both with 4gigs of RAM, which are suitable for what I'm doing at the moment (HDV editing). And after a lot of thinking and researching, I found it to be beneficial to wait until the new year to get an iMac.

    Hopefully by that time, some or all of the issues I'm hearing (slowdowns, yellow tint on the bottom of the screen, etc.) will be dealt with by Apple. Besides, Final Cut Express should be updated soon to take advantage of the 4+ cores.

    What do you guys and gals think?
     
  2. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    It's all about need. If you don't need it now, don't get it.

    Unless you're just dying to get something new. Then it's about want and all rationale is out the window.
     
  3. greg400 macrumors 6502

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    If you're going to wait for the next year you might as well wait until the next refresh.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Lol... Do you have any proof about next update and it's schedule? I doubt we will see any updates before mid 2010.

    @OP: There's Black Friday coming (the day after Thanksgiving) and Apple gives discounts then so if you want to save a hundred or two, buy it then
     
  5. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I agree, the iMacs have just been updated in October/November so in January, the new i7 should only be 2 months old then, too soon for an update.

    Too bad we don't have Black Friday here in Canada (we have Boxing Day-Dec26th, which is somewhat similar) and Apple doesn't discount hardware that day.

    I'm more of wanting one at this time and I will be needing a quad in the new year, once I get more stuff to edit.
     
  6. greg400 macrumors 6502

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    iMac (Avg = 221 Days)
    221 Days = approximately 7 months
    7 months from release = April
    April = Early-Mid 09

    Lol... no need for a schedule when Apple's releases have been pretty much on point with Macumors buyers guide. I never said they were going to come out in January. But if you are clearly willing to wait at all then you are going to be able to wait a few more months.
     
  7. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hehe...I don't think I can wait that long, to me that'll be pushing it and no point for my thread. ;-)
     
  8. PeckhamBog macrumors 6502

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    Our OP isn't looking for the next rendition, rather a stable available version of the new (current iteration) quad cores (am I right?).
     
  9. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    It was updated October 20, 2009. So 221 days (7 months) puts it at May 20, 2010 (end of May if you want to go 221 days). That is mid 2nd quarter 2010. That is a long time to wait imho.
     
  10. crhudy1985 macrumors regular

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    I would wait if you do not need the hardware right away. I am waiting until March to buy the 27". But that is mostly for monetary reasons. I am also hoping the base 27" might go down in price a bit but I will not hold my breath. :p
     
  11. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    May/June 2010 should be right time for next upgrade based on 6 to 8 months iMac cycle and Core i3/5 CPUs should be available in plenty that time.
     
  12. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yep...;-)
     
  13. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    As no one has tested the new quad core iMacs, there is little evidence that they will be unstable.
     
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    You really believe on MR's Buyer's Guide? It's just average of updates. Next update won't be as big as last one was, just upgraded specs likely.
     
  15. greg400 macrumors 6502

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    I never said it was going to be a major refresh. There is obviously no chance in hell that is going to happen.
     
  16. PeckhamBog macrumors 6502

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    Dear Ignatius,
    you are such an optimist. I think there is a modicum of doubt due to the Core 2 Duo Flash hullabaloo!
     
  17. XboxEvolved macrumors regular

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    Yeah Im waiting until Jan too..not just for them to iron out any issues, but because I won't have the money for it until then anyways so it all works out.
     
  18. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm also thinking being the holiday season, it would suck to have taken home a unit with dead pixels, etc. Imagine trying to return it amongst the throngs and throngs of holiday shoppers?
     
  19. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    While that's true, the quad cores are not Core 2 Duos, so any comparison between the two machines based on processor is, at best, premature and, at worst, outright nonsense.
     
  20. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    You do have black Friday in Canada...as far as Apple is concerned anyway. They give everyone discounts on black Friday :)
     
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  22. yourashero macrumors regular

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    Won't iLife '10 be out late January as well. I'm not sure what upgrade costs will be if you buy now
     
  23. Harpy007 macrumors regular

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    Do you remember some of the good deals apple had last year? Just curious
     
  24. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i think, if you are going to wait until jan - you can wait until they update them in march. ;)
     
  25. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    9 month rule says they probably won't update them until May-June 2010 when their entire like will be using Nehalem-derived chips. Hopefully by that point they will have resolved what GPU their going to use in the low-end, since there really isn't any point in moving back towards Intel graphics after spend 1.5 years complaining about how they suck so much (but they've done it before when the Mac Mini went Intel, it used to have an ATI card).
     

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