iMac 2015 release?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by timsun28, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. timsun28 macrumors newbie

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    Dear mac fans!

    I am looking to upgrade my old iMac this year, so I did some research and found out the latest iMac (non retina) is an old model from 2013.
    So i got 2 questions,
    1. When do you think Apple will release a new iMac (WWDC or october event)
    2. What will they add to the iMac and what will be the benefit of those changes?

    Off course I understand that these will just be rumours but I still hope you guys can give your ideas!

    Thanks in advance!
    Timsun28
     
  2. fathergll macrumors 6502a

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    1. When do you think Apple will release a new iMac (WWDC or october event)

    october event

    2. What will they add to the iMac and what will be the benefit of those changes?


    Good question. A redesign is coming but if its this year or next is the $64,000 question. The retina is such a cutting edge computer as it is we might just see a spec jump.
     
  3. JonnyBlaze macrumors regular

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    I hope they release a new one soon, but imagine it will be later this year.

    I think they will still keep the non-retina models at this point, I hope they have:

    - processor and graphics (980M?) upgrades from the 2013 model - I'm holding off buying one because it's a couple of years old
    - Fusion drive as standard (as the retina model has)
    - hdmi out
    - usb3.1
    - new magic trackpad with force touch

    no idea if any of this is likely even though I don't think it's asking for the stars; it's just what I would like to see, and what would tempt me into buying! I don't fancy buying 2 year old hardware for a new computer. If I could justify £2k for the retina model I'd be more tempted by that. As it is I'll keep waiting/saving, and then decide on the next update as I don't need a new comp right now.

    Interested to see what others think apples update to the 2013 model will be.
     
  4. timsun28 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to use the iMac for photoshop and lightroom (cc), so I'm hoping they put in a better grapicscard and a better processor.

    I have also read some stuff about the new intel generation processors, but they will only be 10% faster...

    But guess i will have to wait a bit longer hopefully at wwdc, for the new iMac!

    And do you think they will change the amount of USB ports? And change them for USB C? Because I have a lot of hard drives with USB 3 cables now, so i would prefer usb 3 over C now.

    Timsun28
     
  5. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    None. It's being phased out. It doesn't make sense to keep it as part of the iMac lineup. It's no longer marketable - the 5K iMac is the direct successor.

    They might keep it 'as is' for organisations to buy. Like the current non-retina MBP that's actually from 2012.
     
  6. timsun28 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    third party screens?

    And for the users who don't care about the screen? I myself use a eizo (photographer screen) to edit my photos on. So am i forced by apple to buy a mac mini or pro? Because people who use other third party screens have no interest in the retina display.

    Really hoping they will announce a new iMac soon :)

    Timsun28
     
  7. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    iMac 2015 release?


    You are an incredibly small minority. The 5K iMac performs equally to the 2013 and costs a fraction more. Expect that cost to drop too.

    Not buying the 5K because you don't care about the screen simply doesn't make sense. Especially for photography. It is still the better option vs the 2013 iMac, even in your case.
     
  8. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Why would you even consider an iMac, when you know you are paying extra for the built-in display?
     
  9. timsun28 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lightroom and photoshop

    If ill be using the Mac only for lightroom 6 and photoshop (no extra stuff) what mac would you say i should buy? Cause the maxed 21,5 inch iMac is 2100$ for me now and the mac pro is a big 3000$. And the problem with the mac minis now is the video card and the dual core processors. And ligtroom 6 and photoshop both uses multi core and graphic card power!

    Thanks for your help choosing what mac to buy :)
     
  10. xgman macrumors 601

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    nuff said. 5K all the way..... ;)
     
  11. timsun28 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how is the screen?

    I already have a 1000$ display for editing my photos, it isnt high resolution, but the colors are very accurate. That's why i'm feeling skeptic about the 5k display and its color accuracy.
    And because I already have the screen, it feels a waiste to buy a 5k display if i dont use it.

    So if i already have the display I have 3 options:
    Mac pro (expensive)
    iMac (less expensive, but has a graphics card and quad core)
    Mac mini (cheap, but doesn't has good graphics performance and only dual core processors)

    And i'm not sure if the difference between the mac pro and the iMac is that much of a difference in comparison to the price.

    I hope you guys can help me out what Mac to buy and when :)

    Thanks in advance guys! You're awesome

    Timsun28
     
  12. fathergll macrumors 6502a

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    Mac Mini with 8GB RAM + fusion drive or SSD
     
  13. Icaras macrumors 603

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    I'm hoping for the eventual redesign either this year or next year.
     

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