Imac 2012 no redesigns

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  1. DIMEZ macrumors 6502a

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    I think we wont get a redesign iMac next week. But do believe they will introduced a retina iMac with a higher price bump down the line.
     
  2. FallenRook macrumors member

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    Ehhh. Maybe, but it would really expensive.
     
  3. washburn, Oct 19, 2012
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    washburn macrumors 6502

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    Redesign? yes
    Retina.. not likely

    btw, can someone explain why a Retina would be so expensive? It practically costs the display makers nothing to make, its just a technology that relies on the same materials...I think it has been blown way out of proportion.
     
  4. DIMEZ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Me to...i think they'll do what the did to the macbook pro line.
     
  5. lucasfunkt macrumors 6502

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    If there is no redesign why would they have waited 18 months between iMacs?
     
  6. garrize macrumors regular

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    I'm not saying there will or won't be a redesign, but just for the sake of argumentation : Did you see a redesign on the Mac Pros after ages between "refreshes"?

    :)

    Edit: 685 days to be more precise.
     
  7. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    And your justification for that belief is?
     
  8. Jaze macrumors member

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    I can't help but feel that if this was a *new* iMac, Apple wouldn't be lumping it in with the mini-iPad launch - it'd be a much bigger thing. I'm suspecting we're going to get more of a spec bump-oriented refresh - a faster processor, Ivy Bridge, USB 3.0 etc - rather than a complete new iMac form factor.
     
  9. indecisiveKid, Oct 19, 2012
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    indecisiveKid macrumors newbie

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    People say cos the iMac's are not ios it does not get leaked as much, I don't know what will happen but the retina 13" Pro has more leaks now on main home page of this site, Not one picture of new "redesigned" iMac and it's supposedly being revealed in a few days time.

    Time will tell, I think screen will be like new retina pros (NOT RETINA, JUST THE WAY THE SCREEN IS GLUED AND LAYER OF GLASS REMOVED) making it thinner but might have same style as current iMacs, I remember during 4S launch people saying teardrop iPhone, Only to be left disappointed when the 4S was unveiled.

    Apple need to be careful though, don't want people saying iMac is just a bigger rMBP due to same form but is a desktop.

    PS I'm not a kid just fancied a different/unique user name!! Cheers
     
  10. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    I don't think it would make much sense for Apple to release a 21.5" iMac with retinal display if there is not one on the higher end 27" iMacs..

    Pretty sure we do not have the graphics power for a 27" 2560x1440 Retina Display, especially inside such a thin iMac enclosure..

    I think it's more likely we'll see a redesigned iMac..
     
  11. oldmacrebel macrumors newbie

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    Because it's the latest and greatest and people will pay more for it. Makes for a higher profit margin if they do actually cost the same for Apple.

    Robert
     
  12. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    It is expensive because of yield rates. Cutting edge pixel densities usually have a higher rate of defective a pixels. A large high density panel has a high probability of having such a defect.

    The cost isn't from the cost of manufacturing one display panel, it's from the cost of how many panels you have to make in order to get enough of them without defects to put in products.
     
  13. washburn macrumors 6502

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    I think the dead pixel issue has long been addressed.
     
  14. nagareru macrumors regular

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    I hope there is no redesigned imac. If there is, i am afraid apple will compromise the 4 ram slots, gpu and or hdd options
     
  15. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    You do not see dead pixels in the final products only because some percentage of the LCD panels that were produced were discarded/recycled/sold to others because they did not pass quality control.

    A theoretical 4k iMac (3840x2160) would have 8,294,400 pixels.

    If the chance of a pixel being defective is 0.0001%, the average such panel would have 8 dead pixels.
     
  16. washburn macrumors 6502

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    ok well I think remember reading that the manufacturing was changed and pixels get tested as they get manufactured this is why in recent years there has been a lot less pixel problems, dead pixels can appear after some time tho...

    also all the dead pixels I've had (samsung monitors) I fixed them by gently rubbing the screen with a microfibre cloth.
     
  17. Paddy1979 macrumors newbie

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    Your maths is a bit off there mate. I make that 829.44 dead pixels
     
  18. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    No. He's correct. 8,000,000 x 0.000001
     
  19. Paddy1979 macrumors newbie

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    No he's not, you've just added an extra two zeros in there. If you look, he only gave a rate of 0.0001, not 0.000001
     
  20. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    % is 1/100th
     
  21. Paddy1979 macrumors newbie

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    Ah, I get what you're saying. I'll shut me mouth I think!
     
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  23. inscrewtable macrumors 65816

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    redesign, no.
    retina, no.
    usb 3, ivy bridge etc, yes.
     
  24. unknownx macrumors regular

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    redesign, no.
    retina, no.
    usb 3, ivy bridge, HDMI, yes.

    New iMac re-design in 2013 - Yes.

    Question is, Buy the "upgraded" iMac or what for a new re-design in 2013 ?
     
  25. nOw2 macrumors regular

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    redesign
    retina
    usb 3
    pony
    unicorn
    available in pink
    diesel engine option
    runflats

    what did i win?
     

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