iMac in years

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Firebrand, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Firebrand macrumors regular

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    What is your record (in years) using an iMac as main computer?

    My record is 11 years. But that was truly a stretch ;-)
     
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    My last iMac lasted me over 5 years. 3-5 years is what I typically go before I purchase again.
     
  3. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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  4. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    I not had it very long but I'm running a refurbished 2007 imac.

    Does what I need and not planning on replacing anytime soon just upgrading it.

    For work I usually use laptops and they last about 1-2 years then I out grow them or they die.
     
  5. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

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    My 2011 iMac is still going strong with an SSD boot device and 32GB RAM. I'll be impressed if it's still working in 2022 :D
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I had the Bondi blue iMac for about 3 maybe 4 years. Not the longest, but not the shortest.
     
  7. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    my late 2007 iMac lasted me through March of 2015 so 7.5 years.
     
  8. cyberlocke macrumors member

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    Still going on a late 2009 iMac that we've had since late 2010. So 6-7 years depending on how you look at it. SSD (in the optical bay), HDD, and RAM upgrades all done myself. Love that machine. Wish it had a better GFX card and thunderbolt or USB3.
     
  9. macduke Suspended

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    At work my iMac will be 4 early next year. Then I'll be eligible to upgrade it. It still runs great except I'd love a 5K display for my design and photography work, and I feel like I'm bumping up against the 16GB of RAM but I could upgrade that if I wanted to. Oh and it also has image retention issues. I'm hoping there are some good upgrades this spring. I might end up buying myself a new iMac at home to supplement my mid-2012 rMBP which can't run external 4K or 5K displays at 60Hz.

    My friend is still using his 2009 iMac as his main machine at home.
     
  10. Firebrand thread starter macrumors regular

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    A bit silly perhaps, but I wonder if there’s an app for this.

    A (Health) app that yearly pings “Mac alive, ’njoy! Happy ... birthday.” You know, something that diagrams all Mac ages. “In 2016 approximately 1.2M iMac’s pinged 7 years. ... fatalities.” Etc.
     

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