How long have you been waiting for the new iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by garrize, Oct 10, 2012.

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How long have you been waiting for the new iMac?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2012.
  1. 1 month

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  2. 2 months

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  3. 3 months

    6 vote(s)
    7.3%
  4. 4 months

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  5. 5 months

    8 vote(s)
    9.8%
  6. 6 months

    17 vote(s)
    20.7%
  7. 7 months

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  8. 8 months

    8 vote(s)
    9.8%
  9. 9 months

    6 vote(s)
    7.3%
  10. 10 months

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  11. 11 months

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  12. 1 year!

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  13. More than a year!!

    6 vote(s)
    7.3%
  14. Not waiting...

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. garrize macrumors regular

    garrize

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    #1
    I was just wondering, on average, how long people here had been waiting for the new machine.
     
  2. turtlez macrumors 6502a

    turtlez

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    #3
    Been waiting for a new computer for a little over a year but decided I wanted to wait for the new iMac 6 months ago.
     
  3. evangw macrumors regular

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    #4
    Also since April, when the first rumors of the new iMacs were coming around. Going crazy on an old Core2Duo iMac...
     
  4. Billyvasil macrumors newbie

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  5. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

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    #6
    3 months, I think the spec bump should be coming soon though
     
  6. garrize thread starter macrumors regular

    garrize

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    Location:
    Paris, France
    #7
    I've waiting since April too :
    "iMacs are juste around the corner..."
    Yeah right... :)
     
  7. nicodp macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Belgium
    #8
    Waiting for over more then a year already on a new iMac line.
    Current iMac is still a PowerPC G5 one from late 2006 with OS X 10.4 :rolleyes:
    Still a stable system but losing all functionalities due out-of-support software, lack of plugins, it's getting veeeeeeeeery slow now + I have 2 vertical purple bright defect pixellines in the middle of my screen.
    It's reduced to an iTunes music center in my home now...

    Last year having explored lots of other operating systems alike Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Fedora & my applications (TomTom, extensive Garmin topo editing for bikeriding, photography, astronomy) but none found that suits my needs (besides Windooz)...

    Waiting desperately for the new iMac line (but might eventually fall for Mac Mini or the windows boxes finally :eek:)
     
  8. NunoBerny macrumors regular

    NunoBerny

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    Location:
    Lisbon, Portugal
    #9
    My AmigaOne (!!!!!) died 14 months ago. It was my main machine. ;)
    I've been using an old laptop since then, first undecided where to go, but then waiting for the new iMac.
    It's been very frustrating...
     
  9. matthewr macrumors member

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    Jun 17, 2004
    #10
    Since February

    Been waiting since February, but I feel like the new OS really slowed down my 2008 Aluminum MacBook (it is quite slow now with all but the most basic tasks, despite having 4GB of ram), so it is only in the last few months that I've gone from "it would be nice to upgrade" to "I can barely wait to upgrade"! :D
     
  10. 1goodidea macrumors member

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    Nov 11, 2011
    #11
    I caved and purchased a base 27 inch last week so not waiting.
     
  11. Broseidon macrumors regular

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  12. YSF macrumors newbie

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  13. HurryKayne macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    i do confess...i beg the god sake pardon..
    from the first quad core Imac...
    obviously i didn't need it really till now.
     
  14. seniorchang macrumors member

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    Jun 14, 2012
    #16
    I'm still on a core2duo, my hard drive recently died so I have to run my mac with an external one. I don't want to spend any money on this old machine, so I'm waiting.
     
  15. KimJongEun macrumors newbie

    KimJongEun

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    #17
    Hey guys, first post but long time reader.

    I thought about getting an iMac back in November 2011 but waited a little to hear if a new one was upcoming.

    I couldn't wait any longer and pulled the trigger on a high-end 27" model in February 2012. I was really worried about a new model coming in March or April but seeing as one still hasn't shown up, I'm glad with my decision :)
     
  16. forty2j macrumors 68030

    forty2j

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    NJ
    #18
    I can answer this poll in numerous ways:
    - In ~Feb 2011 I had the funds for a new iMac. When the 2011 model came out in May, I made the conscious decision that I don't really need to upgrade just yet, and can wait. Got the wife a new gaming PC instead.
    - In ~Feb 2012, I had the funds for a new iMac again.
    - However, I had no realistic expectation it would be available until at least May

    I'm counting from Feb 2012, as that's the moment I started waiting with funds in hand.
     
  17. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a

    davidgnomo

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    Feb 16, 2012
    Location:
    My place !
    #19
    I decided to get an iMac in September 2011, but had a small (and expensive) car accident which made me postpone the decision to early 2012 : at that time Ivy Bridge was already a hot subject (it was due in March), so I decided to wait a bit more ... then April came without an iMac, then June, then July, then September ... and we're 20 days away from the end of October ! :mad: :(
     
  18. gielie macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Amsterdam
    #20
    I sold my mac pro 2008 in June with the assumption the new iMac would come soon, my mistake.
    I dont believe there is coming one this year and in the end of October i will build my own windows 8 machine.
    unfortunately bye bye Apple:(
     

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