iMac - Discontinued?!

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  1. Nynte macrumors newbie

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    I've seen in Mactactic and in your Buyer's Guide rumors of the iMac being "About to be discontinued" and "Approaching the end of a cycle". I couldn't find any sources confirming that, on anything that might hint of that. Why would the iMacs be discontinued, and which product is likely to replace them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    The current generation of iMacs may be discontinued for a new generation because this is the time it traditionally happens.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    "Approaching the end of a cycle" has nothing to do with discontinuation.

    Don't listen to the Buyer's Guide. It has become increasingly wrong.
     
  4. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Just like you.
     
  5. Nynte thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you two very much! These two pages got me a bit worried. :)
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Drop it. Now.
     
  7. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    My sincere apologies master. Is there anything else I should do to cater to your very needs?
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Just follow the rules and I'll be happy.

    OP, as to a new iMac coming out anytime soon, I wouldn't trust the Buyer's Guide.

    It remains to be seen whether or not Clarksfield will be able to go in the iMac as it is now. In fact, I'd say that it's certainly too power-hungry to fit in the current case. If Apple doesn't get creative with cooling, we could very well be waiting until Arrandale next year. We'll see what they do, though.
     
  9. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    :D If you are sick of reading Tallest Ski's self-satisfied smugness, the ignore function is always available. :)
     
  10. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Yes, sir. Right away sir.

    I see you're starting to maybe learn that stating your opinion as fact doesn't fly very well around here.

    Alas, if I ignored them I wouldn't be able to make a comment about them

    :D
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    As opposed to anyone else's? Exactly.
     
  12. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Get off your high horse. Do we really need to go down this road with you again?
     
  13. gorjan macrumors 6502

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    I agree with you, Teh Don Ditty.
    Tallest Skil is one of the most arrogant people I have ever seen on a forum. Not only that, but he's also wrong most of the time. In a way, he reminds me of a friend from medschool. :rolleyes:

    Not dissing, just something I've noticed around here... :eek:
     
  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    So find me someone else who is "wrong all the time" that you have made fun of. None? Then don't do it. It's not like it's against the rules or anything.
     
  15. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Being wrong might not be against the rules… but sorry to say, you do come across as astonishingly arrogant, ready to bat down any comment. Especially if you can hit the reply button a nanosecond after the new thread has been published.

    Just maybe, take it a tad easier? You've got some good thoughts and points, your communication skills need some work though. ;)

    For what it's worth.
     
  16. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    You're right of course, it's not against any rules to make predictions.

    That said, you do frequently seem to project guess work as fact, but don't make it very clear that all your ideas are is just that, guess work.

    People (for some reason) will take what you say and base their own decisions on this, then you turn out to be wrong (easily done), and everything is completely up the spout.

    There's no harm in prediction, this is a rumours forum after all. Just be clear and a bit less cock sure about what you're saying, then I think you'll have an easier time.

    Take it easy :)
     
  17. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I dont think the current iMac's are going anywhere. Apple went through the trouble of making all their laptops look like the iMac design and then released a monitor which also mimicked iMac's design. The only thing you'll be seeing is under the hood improvements but the current iMac as you know it is here to stay for a while.
     
  18. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Pretty sure you're unique in this. I can't recall another member who acts in the manner you do.
     
  19. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, making predictions and being wrong about them isn't against the rules - however, intentionally presenting your opinion as an absolute fact is intentionally misleading people (you don't know that it is true, yet you are telling people it is - sometimes causing them to spend a lot of money based on that "fact").

    Intentionally misleading people is against the rules:

     
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  21. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    He's right. The buyers guide has become increasingly wrong, especially with the desktop macs as Apple is shifting toward a once a year update cycle.

    It is more useful to see how the past few updates went, and go by that.
     
  22. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Time for the mods to end this. OP question answered. Rest of it personal drivel. If you stay on here long enough you get to know whose opinions are valid.
     
  23. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Off the predictions, hooked on Pez, right? :eek:

    Eh, the only things I state as fact anymore are the things we already know (September iPods, June iPhone, etc.) because Schiller told us.

    You'd think we'd have more resolution about the future of the iMac and MacBook family by now, though, right?

    And whatever happened with the Intel/nVidia suit?

    Mr. X, of course.
     
  24. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Nothing wrong with making predictions -- we all do it.

    However, many times you state your predictions as fact when they are not.

    That's the rub. Suggest that you tone it down a bit and have fun interacting with others on MR rather then brow beating them into submission. :)
     
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