I can't wait anymore

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tigercrane, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. tigercrane macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2006
    Tomorrow is my B-day and I am just pacing in circles in anticipation of my iMac purchase. I've been waitng for this damn "30th Birthday" anouncement just so I don;t screw myself. I give up.

    Tell me to buy.
  2. pknz macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2005
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    If an imac is what you want, then buy, absolutely. They're not going to be updated any time soon. But if you're interested in a macbook (ibook) or 17" MBP then I'd advise you very strongly to hold off.
  4. alexstein macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2004
    I would hold off anyway. It's only one more week and who knows what they are going to announce.
  5. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    Wait a week then buy. But it looks like no updates until at least June anyways, but no imac updates in any case. But for peace of mind, wait a week!
  6. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    Wait!! You should never buy before an Apple event unless you absolutely have to.
  7. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    I pulled the trigger on my 17" for the living room two weeks ago now. Like many others I don't expect the Intel iMac or Mac mini to be updated significantly so soon and thus feel OK about the purchase. Quite happy actually!

    Go for it!

  8. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    Although I admit there likely won't be any changes made to the 17 and 20" iMac lines we never know what Apple are going to release. Its their 30th anniverary and for their 20th they released something new and crazy, for all we know they might be releasing a 23" iMac, which could be very interesting for the OP if he's currently considering a 20" iMac. Its a long shot I know but this is probably the most unpredictable event in regards to new product releases for the last ten years. Wait, just in case. Its not long now!! :)
  9. tigercrane thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2006
    OK - I'm about to throw in the towel with this waiting thing. I'm going nuts. No matter what I do or buy, it's going to be old news in a month anyways.
    Not that I care. I'm just trying to be a smart shopper.

    Monday- throwing down the cash.
    20" iMac
    I need to end this obsession
  10. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    Wait, you should never buy from apple ever! They might release a new product with in the next 6-12 months. So it's best to always wait, because no matter what it won't be top of the line for every.

    So I suggest you sit on your money forever, but always come into MR and say things like "i'm holding out for a g5 powerbook" or "I'm waiting for quad core chips & a 20" display in a laptop"
  11. DMPDX macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2005
    May I ask what kind of drugs you are on?:confused: :confused:
  12. ppnkg macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2005

    provided there is an event....
  13. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    I am sure he was joking.
  14. Joe2000 macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2005
    London, UK.
    well i'm extreemly angry with the news of NO SPECIAL EVENT ANY TIME SOON! as my iBook needs replacing - with a MacBook, i can't be lugging a 15' screen around and mainly i cant afford £1429 for a MacBook Pro.

    so... Apple usually announce the event a week before - that would have been tuesday - no invites or announcenment = no event, sorry :eek: :(
  15. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    nicotine, valium, vicodent, marijuana, extacy, and alcohol....co-co-co-co-co-cocain!!!!
  16. 1dterbeest macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2006
    Waupun, WI
    Refurbs just hit the US store today
    at a $300 discount for the 1.83ghz
    model of MBP. Maybe that is more
    affordable for you? A 15% price
    decrease is pretty good, but if you
    are willing to wait till like June,
    then you can get the new Macbook
    smaller version.
  17. Ken S macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2006
    If it's of any comfort, I'm waiting on my iMac purchase until after April 1 juuuust in case. ;)

    So what did Apple do 10 years ago?

  18. bah-bah'd macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2006
    > quad core chips & a 20" display in a laptop

    That is exactly what I am waiting for :D , but with a 19" touch-widescreen~!~!~!~ ;)
  19. tigercrane thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2006
    April 2nd then?
    seriously, I'm driving my girlfriend and family up the friggin wall with this.
    They don't even want to talk to me anymore.
  20. Ken S macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2006
    Actually, yes. Not because it's the next day, but only because I had some time this Sunday to stop by the local Apple store!

    Happy shopping.
  21. joshwest macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2005
  22. direzz macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2006
  23. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    They released the 20th Anniversary Mac, which was a sexy (albeit glorified) 250MHz 603e with a 2GB hard drive and a 12.1" Active Matrix screen (800x600).

    It was not particularly advanced, cost $7500, included Italian leather palm rests... and a even a concierge for delivery.

    It really epitomized Apple's delusions of grandeur at the time.
  24. Peyton macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    The thing is, if you want the current iMac that badly, it shouldn't matter what comes after. Something better is always down the road. If you love the thing that much, I say GET IT, enjoy, and in 2 years or so, get the update. If you wait around too much longer, you'll want to wait until they upgrade to merom chips. Then, no, you want the new chips with instant on/instant off technology (santa rosa is it?)

    So get it. Then check their stock to see if it went up, know that part of that, was you.
  25. tigercrane thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2006

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