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While we wait, I tried to figure out how it will look like

- Dual camera for FaceTime depth of field (cam relocated at the bottom)
- Touch bar
- Faster & slimmer!

:rolleyes:
 

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cynics

macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
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I don't think it looks too bad although seems like it would be an odd design choice.

Render a near bezel less model and get yourself a million "likes". Lol
 

Damian.

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Jan 3, 2009
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How about one with less chin?

This is one I posted in 2012 before Apple released the Retina iMac:

iMac2012-1.jpg


From this thread:

What I think the next rev will have:

- Ivy Bridge
- Cheaper SSD options
- Minor redesign (less chin)

I would prefer they add 64GB SSD for OS X & apps + 2TB for everything else.
Apple also does minor redesigns every 2 to 3 years.

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2004-2006: White iMac.

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2007-2009: Aluminum iMac.

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2009-2011: Minor redesigned Aluminum iMac.


So for 2012 I'm hoping they will do another minor redesign. Something along the line of this:

iMac2012-1.jpg
 

hurtmemore

macrumors member
Jan 9, 2017
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While we're at it, here's another beautiful design.

1e8cb89a34383624164043dc7ce193b1.jpg


Though part of me wonders if they're pushing Mac Pro users towards iMac and unifying their desktop line, it might make more sense for the next design to put internals in the base again. Maybe not quite as sleek but could allow an ultra light display and more room for higher end internals to breathe.
 

cynics

macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
11,959
2,155
While we're at it, here's another beautiful design.

1e8cb89a34383624164043dc7ce193b1.jpg


Though part of me wonders if they're pushing Mac Pro users towards iMac and unifying their desktop line, it might make more sense for the next design to put internals in the base again. Maybe not quite as sleek but could allow an ultra light display and more room for higher end internals to breathe.

I think that looks awesome.
 

762999

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Original poster
Nov 9, 2012
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While we're at it, here's another beautiful design.

1e8cb89a34383624164043dc7ce193b1.jpg


Though part of me wonders if they're pushing Mac Pro users towards iMac and unifying their desktop line, it might make more sense for the next design to put internals in the base again. Maybe not quite as sleek but could allow an ultra light display and more room for higher end internals to breathe.

I think they should redesign the stand so they could move electronics in it. Like the Surface studio, Dell, or HP envy.

en-INTL-L-Dell-Inspiron-24-i7459-7070BLK-QG4-00018-mnco.jpg


Put the borderless screen above and a larger base. It would even be nicer if you could detach the monitor from the stand and swap the stand for a more powerful one and keep the screen.
 

czerney

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Mar 14, 2009
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While we're at it, here's another beautiful design.

1e8cb89a34383624164043dc7ce193b1.jpg


Though part of me wonders if they're pushing Mac Pro users towards iMac and unifying their desktop line, it might make more sense for the next design to put internals in the base again. Maybe not quite as sleek but could allow an ultra light display and more room for higher end internals to breathe.

This is a awesome looking iMac. It's just made the current version look ancient! :) Here's hoping whatever they've designed is at least as good as this.
 

richinaus

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Oct 26, 2014
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While we're at it, here's another beautiful design.

1e8cb89a34383624164043dc7ce193b1.jpg


Though part of me wonders if they're pushing Mac Pro users towards iMac and unifying their desktop line, it might make more sense for the next design to put internals in the base again. Maybe not quite as sleek but could allow an ultra light display and more room for higher end internals to breathe.

would love to see this ! I am looking forward to see what they release although I am not super excited as I would put money on a minor refresh with a new rear section for the change of ports. Having said that though if they don't change it now when will they as the desktop range certainly needs an injection of excitement given the last 4 years.
 

maflynn

macrumors Haswell
May 3, 2009
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- Touch bar
Why have a touch bar on the screen? Doesn't make sense given's apple's desire to avoid a touch screen. Put it another way, what advantage does a touch bar on the screen have over a full touch screen implementation?
 
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762999

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Nov 9, 2012
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Why have a touch bar on the screen? Doesn't make sense given's apple's desire to avoid a touch screen. Put it another way, what advantage does a touch bar on the screen have over a full touch screen implementation?

it was mean't to be serious in the first place! like the dual cameras in the apple logo! :)

But I always wondered why they did put a smaller display in the chin to display their widgets.
 

xgman

macrumors 603
Aug 6, 2007
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While we're at it, here's another beautiful design.

1e8cb89a34383624164043dc7ce193b1.jpg


Though part of me wonders if they're pushing Mac Pro users towards iMac and unifying their desktop line, it might make more sense for the next design to put internals in the base again. Maybe not quite as sleek but could allow an ultra light display and more room for higher end internals to breathe.

The sad thing is that if this form factor was selling well like in days of old, it would probably be something like this by now. Well there is always hope for next year and the year after and so on...
 

Dave245

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Sep 15, 2013
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I don't think there will be a redesign, a spec update yes. Also there are rumours that they are looking to putting the Touch Bar and Touch ID into the keyboard for the iMac. So maybe the function keys on the iMac keyboard are removed and replaced with the Touch Bar?
 

richinaus

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Oct 26, 2014
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I don't think there will be a redesign, a spec update yes. Also there are rumours that they are looking to putting the Touch Bar and Touch ID into the keyboard for the iMac. So maybe the function keys on the iMac keyboard are removed and replaced with the Touch Bar?

something to look forward to..............
 

biscuit0819

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Nov 24, 2016
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I missed the dual camera's at first :D. It's fairly obvious a redesigned keyboard might feature a TB probably like every other high end computer they go on to release. They wouldn't limit that functionality to just MBP users. Apart from that it'll probably be mundane spec upgrades.
 
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Dave245

macrumors G3
Sep 15, 2013
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something to look forward to..............

Yea, i hope we do see a redesign eventually but i just don't think that it will be happening yet. I've been tempted by the 5K iMac for a while now, but i'm holding off until we get something more substantial like a redesign.
 

willmtaylor

macrumors G4
Oct 31, 2009
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Here(-ish)
Yea, i hope we do see a redesign eventually but i just don't think that it will be happening yet. I've been tempted by the 5K iMac for a while now, but i'm holding off until we get something more substantial like a redesign.
Aesthetics are more significant to you then display specs on a 27" screen? Interesting.
 
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