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
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 )
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"!
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
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.
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 !
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