iMac case redesign?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ElectricZombie, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. ElectricZombie macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2009
    I'm thinking about buying my first iMac. I'm currently using a 5 year old Dell XPS laptop and need to upgrade.

    I went to the Apple store this weekend, and the new 27" iMacs look great. However, I've heard that Apple may change the case design of the iMac case shortly. Is there any truth to this? I'd hate to buy a new iMac simply to have them improve the case a week later.
  2. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    no they JUST redesigned the iMac so get one now while it is brand new. you will have the newest looking mac for a while at least a year
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Where did you hear this, and no, it was just updated.
  4. Hurd111 macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Again, I don't think Apple would waste their money designing a new iMac, making videos about it, and only release it for 2 or 3 weeks. :confused:
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    There won't be anything new this year. Even so, the iMac isn't getting a new case for probably another year at the minimum.
  6. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    This was the case redesign that you heard about.
  7. EndlessMac macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2009
    I think the person who told you this was miss informed and I believe they are referring to the new 27" quad core that are suppose to be shipped sometime in November. They were announced at the same time as the new iMacs but they won't ship until sometime this November so technically that's the new 27" that is coming out in a few weeks. It should have the same case design as the current 27" though. The only reason to wait is if you need a quad core processor. You can check them out at
  8. 300D macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2009
  9. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Why would Apple redesign it? They have made all Macs look like iMac now, so redesigning it makes no sense. New design doesn't always mean it's better, it can be horrible
  10. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

    The Golden Rule!

    If Apple redesigned the iMac now there would be a outcry from the people who bought it, understanding that it would not be redesigned again for another couple of years. It would be like Apple releasing a new iPhone and then two weeks later going "HAHA! Sucked in! We have a new and even BETTER iPhone that is faster and we are releasing it today! HA!" What's wrong with the case now? It's pretty thin (and any thinner just creates heat problems). And the Golden Mac Rule applies here

    "If you need the product buy it now! Do not wait for the next update which could be months or years away! The rumours that we have may not be accurate and most of them are just 'stabs in the dark' (especially the ones from analysts)."


    King Mook Mook
  11. lasuther macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2004
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    I completely understand the confusion. When I heard rumors of the redesgn I sold my iMac and high expectations on a new amazing design. I was surprised to see basically the same design language with almost not striking changes. I do love the current design but I wouldn't say we've had a major design update. Much more of a slight evolution of the same design for the past 4 years.
  12. splitpea macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2009
    Among the starlings
    When people *need* something, they usually do buy it right then. The question comes up when one "could use" something new, but doesn't "need" it right away.
  13. iMacmatician macrumors 601

    Jul 20, 2008
    The rumors never mentioned a large design change.
  14. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2009
    The only way there will be a radically different iMac is if there is a radical design philosophy renaissance at Apple. Until then, redesigned iMacs will only result in something slightly more "elemental".

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