IMac update?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Jerslund, May 7, 2007.

  1. Jerslund macrumors newbie

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    any know when the iMac will be updated?
    i have just decided to buy a mac and then it is very hard to wait till it gets updated
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i don't think anyone really knows, but we can all predict. my prediction? tomorrow. that's right, you heard it here first!
     
  3. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    Haha. We should have a prediction system. If we predict something right, we get some points; and if we predict something wrong, we get points deducted.
    But of course, since predict something right is much harder than predict something wrong, perhaps predict something right gives you 100 point, while predict something wrong deduct 5 points.

    And the point can be displayed under your name, beside the title.

    Like that?
     
  4. Jerslund thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that dident help me of course
    but it made me laugh so that is ok :p
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    fine, i can be serious, too. when intel released core 2 duo last september, apple quickly adopted and released imacs that same month. macbook pros came out a month after with macbooks a month after that. if that's to be any indication, we could expect new santa rosa imacs this month. but still, you never know. apple released a press statement last week stating intentions to ship macs with led displays in 2007. with this statement, you'd think the next iteration of imacs would include this technology. and then you'd have to wonder how far along apple is with their product development.

    anyway, i still stand by my prediction. tomorrow!
     
  6. MyJelleo macrumors 6502

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    I agree with siurpeeman. Tomorrow is the day!
     
  7. Jerslund thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes i can't wait till tomorrow xD
    but thx for the more serius answer :)
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    don't blame me if nothing happens. ;)
     
  9. RRK macrumors 6502

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    Since iMacs are not portable the battery saving benefits would not be as relevant to iMacs. Also, LED screens will have to get to be 24" before they could cover the iMac line. However, I do agree that we will see a new iMac being the first Mac to use the Santa-Rosa chipset which came out yesterday right?
     
  10. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    I think May 9th is the official release date for Santa Rosa.

    I'm slightly confused about the suggestion of putting this chipset in the iMacs. Aren't the current dedicated graphics cards in the iMacs considerably more powerful than Santa Rosa?
     
  11. Fantomas macrumors newbie

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    Audax Fortuna Iuvat

    Hopefully :apple:
     
  12. RRK macrumors 6502

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    tomorrow then

    Not all Santa Rosa chipsets will include integrated graphics. Here is the Guide entry on it:

     
  13. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I think there is a general consensus that the iMac will go Santa Rosa in late May or June. It remains to be seen if Apple keeps WWDC more pro oriented or does indeed announce iMac revisions at it. Remember that the 24" iMac debuted a week before the Showtime event for the iTunes Movie Store and iTV preview with no official media event other than appearing on Apple's front page. And on a wednesday as well. So it is not inconcievable that Apple releases the Santa Rosa iMac revisions, even with possibly silver or black iMacs or who knows what other interesting changes prior to WWDC on a tuesday or wednesday. However, an overall design change would probably guarantee it being in the keynote. Also, as mentioned, the iMac isn't a portable and the won't benefit as much from the power saving of the LED screens. That along with the cost of the larger panels would indicate that the iMac will get Santa Rosa now and LED displays in the fall and that the portables will get Santa Rosa and LED displays this summer, starting with the MBP at or just after WWDC and the MB in July or early August.
     
  14. urbanskywalker macrumors 6502

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    All send positive thoughts for tomorrows release of an imac...:D
     
  15. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    If you'd like to look at it this way, on average, the iMac is updated every 168 days on average. It's been 244 days now since the last update, so based on averages, we could see it any time.
     
  16. bdemers macrumors newbie

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    I've been thinking happy thoughts about May 9th for months now... I hope it wasn't all for nothing!
     
  17. hoodooz macrumors newbie

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    Drat! I've been waiting since December for an iMac update thinking new models were just around the corner - but now my old G4 fall-back computer has finally given up the ghost.

    Now I've no option but to place my order with Apple or start losing revenue. So of course Apple will introduce an incredible new iMac next month that will turn this purchase into stale bread...
     
  18. 4God macrumors 68020

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    I just have four things to say about it:
    1. W
    2. W
    3. D
    4. C
     
  19. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I'm starting to think that the iMac revision that introduces Santa Rosa to the Apple lineup could come May 15th or May 22nd or the wednesday of that week. That would give it 3-4 full weeks on the front page prior to WWDC. However, I would say that May 29th may be too late. By then it is only 13 days to the keynote and doubtful that anything would be announced at that point. Of course I'll be away from all things internet during that first week, but it would be a pleasant surprise to come home and see that it has been announced.
     
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  21. Jerslund thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok new question :)
    dos apple normally set the price op? when they update ther product's

    and it dident get updated today :( hehe
    on the other hand the day is not over :)
    but that must be wish thinking :p
     
  22. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it's gotta happen some day. why not today?
     
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    Definitely going to be quite soon. I'm betting around WWDC, but... you never know. I'm really interested in what the new "industrial" design is going to be.
     
  25. Gentile macrumors regular

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    From what I have read on this forum, Apple has a history of keeping the prices similar or the same but updating features such as higher cpu, hard drive, memory, etc.

    This way they don't see declining prices that often happens to computers running Windows (Dell, HP...).
     

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