It's a scam, the iMac is really not thin!

Discussion in 'Wasteland' started by WardC, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    It's only thin at the edges. It's actually as thick as the older model towards the center of the machine....the only thin parts are around the bezel edges where it tapers off.

    I had the idea that Apple that pioneered this revolutionary new design which was a 5mm thick panel, using thin drives and flash memory to reduce size. It's all really a gimmick, the thing is not thin. The 2011 iMac is still a helluva machine, and the new "design" is not much to brag about.
  2. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    Thank you Captain Obvious. It's the thinnest all-in-one computer out right now. It's not even that much thicker in the middle.
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603


    Jul 11, 2006
    You're just now realizing that it's tapered? That said, I'm still not sure of the point of it being thin since it's a desktop...
  4. WardC thread starter macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    But the 5mm thickness is not uniform, it's an oblong taper that bulges in the middle. It's not 5mm thick in the middle, it's more like 25mm or 30mm thick.
  5. boat macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2002
    We all knew this already. The nice thing about it is actually that it's hard to see the bulge, from most angles it appears to be 5mm thin, it's a nice optical illusion.
  6. noobinator macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2009
    So what do you suggest?

    Let's all boycott Apple!

    They tell me it's 5mm and it's not!! You have eyes right??
  7. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    oh snap! I bought the machine thinking the whole thing is thinner than the iphone 5. false advertising!!!
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    Really dude? A 5mm thin all-in-one computer? Really?
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    No one ever claimed it was 5mm thick. In fact the keynote specifically mentioned the taper, which has many useful ventilation benefits.
  10. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Can't fool you!!!!
  11. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    So what? All the photo's I've seen from the Post Your Workstation, it "looks" thin all around. It's a look, that's it. As for me I'll keep my 2009 iMac until it dies.
  12. tekno macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    Understandable. I can imagine some people could think that it's just a big iPad on a stand. Apple did make a big deal about removing the DVD drive, so I can see why some people would assume that it would be a lot thinner, rather than only thinner on its edge.

    Out of interest, at its bulgiest point, is it just as thick as the old iMac?

    And in fact, take a look at the photos on the iMac page - they're all taken at an angle that shows-off the edge but hides the true thickness. There is just one image - the smallest of them all - showing its true thickness.
  13. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    They didn't scam anyone, he should have actually played with the iMac before buying it.

    I'd say the bulgiest point is just a little bit thinner than the old iMac.
  14. boat macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2002
    Yeah but that's how it actually looks on your desk. You have to basically be looking at it straight on sideways (not sure the best way to phrase that) to see the bulge, it tapers off real fast. Plus they do have some shots on the site that show the bulge.
  15. SandboxGeneral Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    If I recall the Keynote address, Phil Schiller even showed how it was thin at the edges and then tapered wider toward the middle. So this was known from day one of introduction.
  16. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    Ward: it really is only 5mm thin...what your seeing is the Imac baby fat,which disappears over's a apple only innovation!
  17. Slow Programmer macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2011
    I bet the 2012 iMac looks great mounted on the wall being as thin as it is... Whoops sorry :)
  18. BSoares macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2012
    I think you need to return yours. It's obviously a defect, everybody else's is only 5mm thin.

    I guess someone did not look at 2012 iMac news until today. I bet if I ask my grandma she'll know only the edges are 5mm.
  19. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    This one in the gallery clearly shows the side view...


    Click image for full size
  20. AppleWarMachine macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US
    it's not a scam, just effective marketing/advertising :D
  21. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    apples bulge is nothing. you should see my bulge.
  22. drambuie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2010
    I was at Bestbuy yesterday and they had a 2012 27" iMac and a 27" Thunderbolt display almost next to each other, and the ATD sure looked chunky compared to the iMac.
  23. Kadath macrumors regular

    May 28, 2006
    Pure awesome
  24. oililymad macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2009
    So you just spent thousands of dollars on something to didnt even bother to check out either at the apple special event, their website. The photos everywhere?

    You just pressed click without looking at what you are buying?

    I don't recommend you ever shop on eBay

    Don't suppose you were the person that paid ~$300 for an iMac box recently?
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