How come iMac's haven't been updated with Sandybridge yet???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MBX, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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  2. scottdot macrumors member

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    Because Apple tends to sell more notebook computers than desktops, so they update those first.
     
  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Intel is releasing mobile sandybridge cpus before they're releasing desktop and server sandybridge cpus.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Not true. LGA 1155 parts, i.e. the ones for iMacs have been out since January 5th. High-end desktop and server parts for LGA 1356 and LGA 2011 sockets will be released in Q4 2011 but it's unlikely that Apple would use those in iMacs.
     
  5. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Ah ok. Regardless, apple usually updates their iMacs around spring to summer, so we're most likely only month(s) away.
     
  6. MTI macrumors 65816

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    From a marketing standpoint . . . you don't create a marketplace where you compete against yourself.
     
  7. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Just be patient please ... it's only 2 days for the new MBP, and waiting usually better. This way iMac specs can be enhanced further

    People tend to buy MacBook rather than iMac or even MacPro. That's why MacBook get a headstart. But you see, main treat always come last, and so does iMac :)
     
  8. Pachang macrumors regular

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    There was also the issue with the SB chipset sata ports or whatever that was...
     
  9. ManilaVice macrumors member

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    dell already release the new sandy bridge with fixed chipset.
     
  10. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    Because they haven't gotten around to it yet. Sometime this year.
     

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