Imac design update/change, WWDC?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by macsander, May 9, 2008.

  1. macsander macrumors regular

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    I've got a simple question, when do you think Imac will get a redesign or a design update( smaller chin/thinner)?

    Is it a possibility for the WWDC?
    I am planning to buy an Imac in the beginning of August and I want to know if it is worth waiting longer for a design change?

    ~Macsander~
     
  2. ribbonthecat macrumors regular

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    What's wrong with the current design? I hope you don't mind it, because it's going to stay for a while.
     
  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Looking back to the past, I can estimate in about 2 years.
     
  4. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    The current design is new.
    It has been barley, out for a year. Apple wont be changing the design of the imac for at least another year.
    It was just updated last week. If they changed the look of the imac next month. It would upset too many costumers, it might even lead people to believe their may have been a design flaw.
     
  5. inertiat macrumors member

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    Well in a sense, the 20" is due to the bleed and dithering. That's going to be the best thing for them to fix for WWDC.
    Anyway, back to the author, I'm in the same boat - I want an iMac for Uni (August-September time), so I hope if there is any update, it'll be then so I won't have to wait long. There is speculation that Quad-core processors will be available by the end of the year, so we might catch them in August
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I don't think they have ANY motivation to "fix" that if the current iMacs are selling like hotcakes.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    The aluminum iMacs were introduced last August. I don't think you'll see a redesign for quite awhile. Not to mention they were just updated recently.
     
  8. minik macrumors 65816

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    Not to be bias, but the current iMac is sublime. It will for sure upset a lot of aluminum iMac owners if they change it in a few weeks.
     
  9. macsander thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    They just updated... and they just redesigned...

    Keep dreaming.
     
  11. macsander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well my problem is that there seem to be a lot of problems with the current Imac, the screen bleed/gradient, the sudden shutdown problem etc.. or is this just a small minority made seem to be huge on the forum?
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Small minority. Honestly, who would take the time to post, "My iMAC rusn perfect, no prablems!!!1"?

    The faulty ones will always exceed the good ones on a help forum. :cool:
     
  13. macsander thread starter macrumors regular

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    The thing is, It is not really a 'help' forum because it is about the Imac in general, and there seem to be a lot of complaints?
     
  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, then. It's still only a minority. You have the class-action lawsuitists who want to sue Apple for falsely advertising that their display could show more colors than for which it has pixels, but otherwise the yellowists and water-behind-the-screen-problem-that-was-fixed-months-agoists are in the vast minority.

    Yes, it's a help forum. How many threads here don't start with questions?
     
  15. macsander thread starter macrumors regular

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    True it is is a help forum but those are not the problems I mean, the problems which 'scare' me are the shutdown problem(it just shutdown on you a couple of times a week) and the gradient/screen bleed problem. I want to buy a totally maxed out IMac(3.06mhz-4gb-1TB-nvidea 8800) but I first want to know how big these problems really are and what the risk is of getting one of these 2 problems.
    Thanks for the help btw
     
  16. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

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    My guess is that we'll see thinner-looking iMacs, with an outboard superdrive option and some kind of touchscreen facility at MacWorld in January 2009.
    With glass screens already incorporated and accepted by users, all that remains is to make use of their greatest potential asset – namely, easy cleanability when used as a touchscreen. I think we'll realize in the near future that the iMac's current design has been partially an exercise in getting marketplace acceptance of glass screens, in preparation for the next, big step.
     
  17. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    iMacs will not have touchscreens for years. The ergonomics don't make sense.
     
  18. xxjuicymintxx macrumors regular

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    I think touchscreens will definitely happen someday, but not anytime soon.
     
  19. Darkroom Guest

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    touch screen desktops are a very dumb idea... touch screen notebook computers make more sense, since you're already close and in arms length... but if i have to stand up and reach across my desk to my 24" iMac to get something done (and become blinded while doing so), i won't be using an iMac much longer.
     
  20. eXan macrumors 601

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    quad cores wont be ready until early 2009, stop dreaming man.
     
  21. macattackamac macrumors member

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    i got my iMac 24", @3.06 ghz 2 days ago and i love it!!! it's the best machine i ever had, it's beautiful, i don't have lights mirroring on the screen so it looks fantastic, it's fast, powerful, huge & everything works fine!!
    i was so afraid of having an iMac arriving that would have so many problems after reading aaall these threads here in macrumors. but thx god, nothing of these problems appears on my machine :D

    what i'm saying is: go with the current one and i bet you'll love it!
     
  22. Darkroom Guest

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    you don't even have just a little bit of light leaks around the edges (mura effects) when the screen is all black?
     
  23. macattackamac macrumors member

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    nope, and that's weird!!! cuz i expected to have problems with that. but trust me, the quality is immense!! even if it did a huge roadtrip to arrive (czech-london-athens-home), it is in pristine condition. hhehehehehe :cool:
     
  24. aviationalyours macrumors member

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    Hmm

    Or! You can hold the world at ransome until STEVEJOBS releases a new everything. Oh the idea :apple::apple:
     
  25. D4F Guest

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    Some people will never be satsfied...:rolleyes:
    You got the best iMac ever out and it's finally up to or better than many PCs (which people for some reasone can't see) yet there's always i want new, will there be new blah blah.

    You people have no idea how much are you missing out. You're waisting months (some even years rofl) asking same question and waiting and wating and waiting. You talk, complain, dream while milions of others simply enjoy their systems.

    I don't think I will ever understand people like that.
     

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