iMac shipping date slips to June 8th. Refresh around the corner?

007 Junior

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Shipping dates for both the 21.5" and the 27" iMacs have been slipped to the 8th of June here in The Netherlands. This is three days after the WWDC keynote this Monday. Last week we saw the leak of those model numbers which referred to new versions of both the 21.5" en 27" iMac.

What do you guys think? Are we finally getting close to a refresh?
And if this refresh includes only a minor speed bump, would you still go for it then?
 

QueenTyrone

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Probably due to the new Kaby processor ad they want to have it in the newer imacs
 

007 Junior

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Just saw that in the French Apple Online Store free shipping has even slipped to June 9th, while in the US it's still available for delivery in one business day.
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Probably due to the new Kaby processor ad they want to have it in the newer imacs
Possibly. I can recall this article on 9to5Mac in which a Foxconn insider claims that we won't see a complete overhaul of the iMac's design this year. Stating: "Regarding iMac, the poster said that the 2017 iMac update will not feature major external industrial design changes. However, the pipeline for 2018 currently suggests a major update. The 2018 iMac revision apparently uses more glass and a dark black finish. It would also re-introduce the glowing Apple logo as a micro-LED panel."
 

RyanXM

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We currently have multiple orders for iMacs to replace some labs at a couple of our campuses. Ordered on the 18th and they are still in "Processing Order" status....I believe a refresh is coming tomorrow.
 

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I would love an updated iMac. The hinge on my 27" has already given way and I've wanted a retina screen ever since they came out a few years ago. If I pull the trigger this year and Apple come out with a totally new and cool design next year, I know I'll regret it. But of course I can wait. Just hoping Apple don't impose the touch bar on the entire lineup.
 

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If I pull the trigger this year and Apple come out with a totally new and cool design next year, I know I'll regret it.
Same here. My iMac from Mid 2010 is on it's way out, so I need a proper replacement. On one hand I know that I will be disappointed when the iMac is getting a complete design overhaul next year. On the other hand, if we keep thinking this way we will probably never buy another new Mac, because things keep changing constantly.
 

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I can recall this article on 9to5Mac in which a Foxconn insider claims that we won't see a complete overhaul of the iMac's design this year. Stating: "Regarding iMac, the poster said that the 2017 iMac update will not feature major external industrial design changes. However, the pipeline for 2018 currently suggests a major update. The 2018 iMac revision apparently uses more glass and a dark black finish. It would also re-introduce the glowing Apple logo as a micro-LED panel."
I believe current iMacs are assembled by Quanta Computers in Asia, California and Ireland. However, Foxconn was making the unibody iMac's aluminum chassis back in 2009 so maybe they still are and that is how this fellow knows about the new design.
 

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The US store still has most iMacs either in stock for pickup tomorrow (in NJ) or delivery right away.
 

richinaus

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The US store still has most iMacs either in stock for pickup tomorrow (in NJ) or delivery right away.
all standard models are available tomorrow however BTO are for 12 June which seems quite a while. Also when I say BTO I mean even just bumping the ram. I am absolutely sure this is way longer than normal for Australia on a basic BTO.

this really would be a pleasant surprise if new iMacs are released.
 
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xgman

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Possibly. I can recall this article on 9to5Mac in which a Foxconn insider claims that we won't see a complete overhaul of the iMac's design this year. Stating: "Regarding iMac, the poster said that the 2017 iMac update will not feature major external industrial design changes. However, the pipeline for 2018 currently suggests a major update. The 2018 iMac revision apparently uses more glass and a dark black finish. "
This sounds about right. If you go with Apple you gotta be prepared to wait.. and wait.. They're certainly not big on rushing anything out. Downside is they always seem to be one gen behind the latest components. Just the way it is..
 

Lankyman

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Whatever it is it's all too little too late for me. I've now built myself a new Windows 10 PC with all the latest gear including SSD/HDD combo with Kaby Lake etc. I'm loving the W10 experience, but loving the fact it's cost me about a third of what a new iMac would have cost me. :)
 
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dsc888

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It totally makes sense now that there's been a "Stock Dump" recently on eBay with some sellers selling the 2015 27 inch with the 3.3 Ghz i5, 2 Tb Fusion Drive model for $1499. Buyers have said they look new despite being "Refurbished by Apple".

I was about to buy one but trusted my gut to wait. Coincidentally, the remaining stock just sold out of over 300 units just last week. Perhaps now eBay Apple iMac refurbs will be the new indicator of a possible update.
 

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New iMacs. New MacBook Pros. New eGPU support. Steam VR.

Yeah, Apple doesn't care about the Mac. :p
yeah the update was nice but the mac got like 5 minutes, also homepod but no mac mini refresh in 3 years? no new mac pro.... people who have been apple customers for like 5 years crack me up. been buying macs for decades
 

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Availability
  • The updated iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are available to order today on apple.com, and available to buy in Apple Stores starting on Wednesday, June 7. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at apple.com/mac.
 

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On the 27", yes.
On the 21.5" as well. "Note that the 21.5-inch iMac comes with 8GB of memory built into the computer. If you think you may need more memory in the future, it may be preferable to upgrade at the time of purchase. Memory can only be upgraded by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider if you choose to update at a later date."
 

CWallace

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On the 21.5" as well. "Note that the 21.5-inch iMac comes with 8GB of memory built into the computer. If you think you may need more memory in the future, it may be preferable to upgrade at the time of purchase. Memory can only be upgraded by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider if you choose to update at a later date."
Well the 21.5" used to be upgradeable as well, but you had to take the display off to do it. That may be the case with this one, as well. Have to wait for the hands-on or iFixit reports.

The 27" shows the user-accessible memory door in the back.
 

Lankyman

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Wow! my decision to build a Windows 10 PC totally vindicated by the new iMac release today. Still same old same old sealed unit non-user upgradeable design. Still no option for a SSD/HDD combo either.

I've spec'd up the new models as near as I can to what I have built which comes out at less than a third of the iMac price (UK). Granted I'm using a 24" Dell U2417M monitor but that is a very good monitor nonetheless.
 
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