iMac wishlist

Discussion in 'iMac' started by adamvk, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. adamvk macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Heres a place I thought it would be cool to post things you want to see, but Apple will probably never add anytime soon, and things you could see Apple adding in the next update. Ill start

    Things I want:

    Backlit keyboards
    Wireless keyboard w/ numpad
    No chin
    30" option
    Blu-Ray drive
    up to 8GB Ram
    Extremely fast graphics (ex. GTX280)
    Core i7

    Things I see

    up to 1.5TB
    9400, 9600, and 9800 video cards
    speed bumps throughout (2.4-2.66, 2.66-2.8, 2.8-3.06, 3.06-3.2)

    Now its your turn :)
  2. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Wow doesn't anyone have anything they wanna see? :)
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    This is what the next update will entail:

    2.53, 2.8, 3.06 GHz processors (it's Montevina)
    2GB for all models
    HDD sizes and options remain the same. The only 1.5TB drive out right now is having some... issues.
    I can see them dropping ATI in favor of all nVidia GPUs, but they might not. No better than the nVidia 9800 GT or Radeon 3850.
    And because someone will say it, no Blu-ray.

    I'd like to see the Apple Keyboard get black keys, but backlighting on a desktop keyboard is frivolous and unnecessary.

    Matching (somehow) Mighty Mouse?

    Oh, and is there a 3.2 Montevina? if so, that'll be added on top of those three.
  4. Klainn macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2008
    I wanna see ...

    a new model imac replacing my crummy windows machine.

    Come on macworld, the wait to see what could be is driving me mad.

    Seriously though, I'm looking for more graphics power and the blu-ray player. The back lit keyboard is a nice idea as well.
  5. BenEndeem macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    Ideally I'd like:

    -New keyboard
    -Up to 8GB RAM
    -1.5TB+ HDD
    -3.06GHz is fine for me, but 3.2GHz wouldn't go amiss
    -1GB+ GPU
    -LED Screen
    -30" Option

    I'm uncertain how realistic that would be for the next revision, not very I suspect. Regardless, I'm planning to buy a new iMac at the next revision and I'm certain I'll be happy with it, even if it only ticks one of the above.
  6. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    That sounds like a $3,500 iMac to me.
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    I want to see:

    no updates and nothing new

    so my mid-2008 iMac could be the latest and greatest.
  8. wheels2040 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2008
    Whatever the new top of the line iMac is at Macworld, assuming there will be one, it will be my first mac (not counting my hackintosh). I'd like to see:

    LED display
    speed bumps up to 3.2
    new nVidia graphics. 9800gt?
  9. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    If history tells us anything, we should always be prepared for disappointment with the iMac updates. I would prepare for only modest updates. I predict:

    -LED screens
    -modest speed bumps and hard drive increases
    -2gig RAM standard across models.
    -updated Graphics chips, something similar to NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT.

    I think a lot of people forget that Apple uses laptop components in their iMacs, except the harddrive. So we're not going to see QuadCore yet, or any desktop line chip.

    I don't see them changing the design at all, I like the chin and the case is plenty thin already.
  10. mastershakess macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    Bel Air, MD
    I'd like to see:
    New keyboard
    LED Screen
    Larger HD
    Black Body option (make one model stand out)
    Graphic Card Options would be nice
    2ghz Ram Standard
    More USB ports (keyboard, printer, external HD and I'm out of ports) :(
  11. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    I agree with your predictions. I always find them logical, but what I don't understand is why having a desktop might diminish the need for a backlit keyboard? You mean to tell me you've never used your computer at night? Sometimes I just don't want the lights on when I'm on the computer late night.

    Plus, I know this is a small market, but what about gamers who game on their macs all night (i.e: WoW people). Anyway, just saying, I think there are many practical purposes out there for a desktop backlit keyboard.

    And I wonder how battery life would treat a wireless backlit apple keyboard. I would love to see a keyboard like that...:D
  12. Tinlad macrumors member

    May 1, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    What I reckon/hope there'll be - nothing too ground-breaking:
    LED backlit display
    CPU speed bump, and possibly a quad-core option in the 2.5GHz region
    2GB standard (up to 8GB would be nice)
    500GB standard
    9600M GT low end, 9800M GT high end

    One thing I'd like to happen, but doubt will happen, is for 20" model to get a MVA, PVA or IPS panel instead of the current TN.

    I'm ready to sell my MBP and PC to fund an iMac in January, so I hope I'm not disappointed.
  13. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Very realistic IMO, I could see all of those changes

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