iMac G4 no longer?

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According to Appleinsider Apple has informed resellers to not expect any further shipments of the iMac G4, leading the way for an iMac G5 and has delayed PowerMac G5 shipments to some resellers for weeks to come.

Additionally, Apple Cinema displays of both the 20" & 23" models are showing signs of dwindling inventory, leading to the release of new displays to coincide with the release of an updated PowerMac G5 at the World Wide Developers Conference beginning June 28th.
 

jeffgarden

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Dec 28, 2003
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good stuff. i don't really care what Mac gets updated with what update - any update is a good one. and a g5 iMac sounds great. unless it costs $3000 or something
 

theranch

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Jan 3, 2002
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sounds good

I like the sounds of a G5 iMac but at what cost? And...if the design is completely new then that would be something exciting to look forward to.
theranch
 

TBR

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Feb 14, 2004
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G5 iMac sounds wonderous, pity my Girlfriend just bought me a suprise iMac G4 for my birthday. The one machine I wouldn't have bought at the moment.

Not that I'm complaining, it's a damn site better than my old G4 533.

Just wish it was a G5 :)

BTW I love the superdrive, wonder if the new iMac will have the duel layer capability?
 

dsspence3

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May 31, 2004
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Yeah i'm telling you from personal conversation with someone that the imac will involve some sort of industrial grade aluminum almost bulletproof stuff. If not the imac plan to see this stuff in probably the power line but I'm pretty sure he said imac
 

MrToast

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Mar 8, 2004
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I would not be the least bit surprised at new iMacs.

There primary complaint is that current iMacs aren't upgradeable for the average user. (Head on over to http://www.xlr8yourmac.com and I'm sure you can find some pimped out iMacs) I'm predicting a continuation of the flat panel idea, but with components on the back of the screen. Maybe the same sort of neck for the screen, but one that couldn't have as much of a range of motion (due to top-heaviness). This would allow reasonable amounts of room for a PCI-X slot or two, 8 GBs RAM, some sick mad nasty graphics card, etc. This is most likely that "Powermac 8,1" that appeared in 10.3.4.

MrToast
 

blackfox

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Feb 18, 2003
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Well, momentum has been building on this one for a little while now...I am not sure how I feel about this...on one hand I am excited for a G5 iMac, but I wonder if the new PMs will be less than stellar improvements...It is going to make my new computer purchase decision in the fall very difficult...still, enough of being a selfish s.o.b....hardware updates are always good news...how good we shall see in about three weeks...
 

flyfish29

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Feb 4, 2003
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So, is there any reason one of those little hard drives Toshiba is making couldn't make it into a regular mac? Are the too slow? Didn't I hear about a possible 60GB one? If so, why couldn't they put it into a G% iMac and make it that much smaller, even built into the screen so you could remove the screen to make it portable around the house to connect to TV's for movies, slide shows, web surfing on a large screen, working on a iMovie project on a larger screen? Maybe it is for an iVideo player like ipod, but a DVR? which could hold 20GB of music and 40GB of video recording like a TIVO?

Just getting creative...I am sure there are many reasons why a small Toshiba drive won't/can't make it in an iMac so will wait for the replies to shoot down my ideas.

Johnny
 

DrGruv1

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Jan 29, 2002
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tired...

just finished teaching the school year...

WHEN!?!?!?!?!?!

I've been waiting for Rev. B of the G5's and Logic 7 (aka: the Pro Tools Killer)....

I've got to get off the rumor mill after the next computer for awhile...
 

Lancetx

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Aug 11, 2003
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I'll miss the current G4 iMac design when it's gone just like I've missed seeing the old G3 CRT iMac in stores. I'm excited at the prospect of a new G5 iMac coming soon, but the previous 2 iMac model designs will certainly continue to have a lot of sentimental value for a long time to come. Here's hoping that the G5 version will be as great as the last 2 have been, but Jonathan Ive has never let us down so far.
 

kuyu

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Sep 16, 2003
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Well, the G5 Imac is a guaruntee for WWDC. I made my mind up last week about which mac to buy next (search for one of my 100 posts about each mac!), so they will definately screw me all up by dropping some kind of bombshell. A G5 Imac fits that bill.

Also, a $1000 price tag would mess up my decision, but that's not too likely. damn...

Maybe the new G5 imac will sport an upgradable body this time or at least an upgradeable gfx card. Here's hoping :rolleyes:
 

stoid

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flyfish29 said:
So, is there any reason one of those little hard drives Toshiba is making couldn't make it into a regular mac? Are the too slow? Didn't I hear about a possible 60GB one? If so, why couldn't they put it into a G% iMac and make it that much smaller, even built into the screen so you could remove the screen to make it portable around the house to connect to TV's for movies, slide shows, web surfing on a large screen, working on a iMovie project on a larger screen? Maybe it is for an iVideo player like ipod, but a DVR? which could hold 20GB of music and 40GB of video recording like a TIVO?

Just getting creative...I am sure there are many reasons why a small Toshiba drive won't/can't make it in an iMac so will wait for the replies to shoot down my ideas.

Johnny
The hard drives run at the fastest at 4200RPMs, normal internal drives run at 7200RPM. Also they are HELLLLLA expensive. However, you could RAID together 3 older cheaper 20GB drives, and have a 60GB drive that is faster than any current HD.
 

MhzDoesMatter

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Jul 1, 2002
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Lancetx said:
I'll miss the current G4 iMac design when it's gone just like I've missed seeing the old G3 CRT iMac in stores. I'm excited at the prospect of a new G5 iMac coming soon, but the previous 2 iMac model designs will certainly continue to have a lot of sentimental value for a long time to come. Here's hoping that the G5 version will be as great as the last 2 have been, but Jonathan Ive has never let us down so far.
<cough>emac<cough>

-hertz
 

LaMerVipere

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Jan 19, 2004
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I'm ready to buy!

YAY!

I want a 15" (widescreen) iMac G5
1.6GHz G5 processor
80GB HD
8X Superdrive
Airport Extreme and Bluetooth built in
–all for the current price (maybe sacrifice the superdrive as standard in the 15" model to keep the price from fluctuating upward)

It would be an oh so splendid addition to my Mac family, and would keep my iBook G4 company. What cozy companions they would be! :D
 

Duff-Man

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Dec 26, 2002
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Duff-Man says...Insanely Great and O'grady's Powerpage both make mention today of some kind of "significant announcement" from Apple next week...perhaps the iMac release, then the new PowerMac's at WWDC? Just another possibility....oh yeah!
 

nsb3000

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Jun 17, 2003
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kuyu said:
Well, the G5 Imac is a guaruntee for WWDC.:
Nothing is a guarantee in the world of Mac Rumors. We can all hope, but I don't believe anything until I here it from Steve’s mouth (or Canada Time, as was the case with the last major revision of the iMac.)
 

Trowaman

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Nov 3, 2003
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I have a friend who has been waiting for at least 6 months now for an Apple LCD for his, get this, self made PC running both Winblows and Linux. At least he has enough taste in what he put in his machine (AMD 64 and Apple LCD). So I hope he gets a price break on the new LCDs and quality goes up enough.

As for the iMacs, well it'd be interesting to see me iMac to be outta date by an iMac twice as fast (2 GHZ necessary). Oh well . . .
 

SpaceMagic

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Oct 26, 2003
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iMacs are certainly due for a revamp! The eMacs are completely undercutting them at the moment! The current iMac design is great, but its lasted as long as the old iMac shape did, so I'm expecting a whole new form factor with all the trimmings Ive and his team tack on :p I like the dome shape now but I think it should be refreshed.

Maybe 1.6 to 1.8 Ghz? I don't know what they'll do!
 

realityisterror

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Aug 30, 2003
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this is horrible....
my sister is looking to buy an imac before the beginning of college this fall... if they come out with g5's, her computer will pound mine... i was just beginning to accept that she would have a better computer (i was thinking 1.0 or 1.25 maybe 1.33 G4), i can't imagine my sister having a g5...

:mad:
i struggle to run games and whatnot and she'll have a g5 for word and safari...
maybe i'll convince her to get a refurb like i did... :(

reality
 
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