Late 2013 27" iMac left out of Sept 10 event so when is it coming

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  1. Shinerkyd macrumors newbie

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    With the Apple September 10th event being revolved around the new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s Apple forgot to let eager followers, and those looking to upgrade their desktops, in a state of loss.

    So when will the, presumably Late 2013 iMac 27" be announced, and more so released? The 4th generation Intel processors and WiFi ac compatibility have me waiting to buy a new iMac 27", but how long will I have to wait to know the specs?

    Anyone have any inkling on when and what to expect?
     
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    September has almost always been for iPods (left out) and lately iPhones and iPads (left out), October is the more likely month (according to past years and the October being that month) for new Macs, if there will be a new iMac though, is another question. They could just wait for Broadwell.
     
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    The successor to Haswell, due in 2014, according to a www search.
     
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    With the 2012 iMac they didn't wait for Haswell and went with Ivy Bridge, so it's doubtful they'll wait now.
     
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    Since Haswell was still far away, they went with the current generation CPUs.

    They probably will not wait, but the Haswell update will not bring much to the table for an iMac.
     
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    Back in 2012 Haswell was just as far away as Broadwell is now. Broadwell probably even further away at this point.
     
  8. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    Haswell is more of a mobile upgrade though. iMacs won't benefit from it too much. I could see Apple just waiting it out, honestly.
     
  9. d0nK macrumors 6502

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    It's the gfx card (1 gig ram minimum) and storage upgrades (fusion as standard?) that I'm waiting for. I couldn't care less about Haswell. It's the same story with many that are waiting on the iMac update.
     
  10. theRevIsNotDead macrumors member

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    Seconded. Personally, I'm looking for ac WiFi, cheaper SSD, and graphics card updates. Those are worth the wait for me.

    Not worried about Haswell; in fact if I thought that was the only change I'd just buy an iMac now instead of waiting.
     
  11. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    Hence the reason behind me telling people to stop waiting for a new iMac and get one now.
     
  12. tomwvr macrumors regular

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    The next chip upgrade for the IMAC will be broadwell (I am guessing)

    There may be a silent update with newer video cards or different hdd configurations.

    The updates for Macs should be the ProBooks and the NEW PRO

    Just my two cents

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  13. Sanatogen macrumors member

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    That's why I didn't bother waiting. Bought mine exactly a week ago and I love it to bits.
     
  14. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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    The display was the delaying factor last time, and it could be right now if they are making improvements.
     
  15. d0nK macrumors 6502

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    Read posts #9 and #10.
    Haswell isn't what we are waiting for.
     
  16. kaellar, Sep 13, 2013
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    Of course they will update it with the Haswell. Besides the Haswell itself, there are wi-fi 802.11ac, PCIe SSDs and 700m graphic cards out there already, and there is no way Apple will wait an year more to bring all of these to the iMacs. In addition, the more time passed since the last update, the less people will want to purchase the computer. So even if the only updated thing inside the iMacs would be the Haswell CPU (without the other internals), Apple would still do it simply to warm up the interest about it.
     
  17. zerofour macrumors member

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    Am I wrong or do I get the feeling that Apple have been sluggish in their Mac product releases? Are they prioritising other devices do people think? Is it because of the move towards mobile / tablet devices or am I just wrong in my impression? I've got a 2007 iMac that's OK but slowing down, so am intrigued by any either iMac (or Mac Pro) releases this year.
     
  18. theRevIsNotDead macrumors member

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    You're not wrong, actually you're right on the money. But it's no secret. Apple has been prioritizing iOS over OS X for a long time. iOS devices are their big sell, much more than their Macs.

    Even their Macs are becoming more and more portable, and more like iOS devices.
     
  19. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    Who is "we"?
     
  20. theRevIsNotDead macrumors member

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    He's referring to a group of people. I'm included in that group, and so are many others.

    If it doesn't apply to you, simply move on.
     
  21. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    I really wasn't asking you, so this doesn't pertain to you. Please move on.
     
  22. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    When they didn't announce any upgrades I decided that it was time to upgrade my wife's 2008 21" iMac (4GB RAM) with a 27" (3.4GHz i7, 16GB RAM-2X8GB, NVIDIAGeFrc GTX 680MX 2G GDDR5).

    It should be arriving next week.

    She'll be pooping her pants over her new iMac. And while my bank account recovers over the next few months, I'm hoping a few upgrades will come along before when I'm ready to afford the upgrade to my iMac (same specs as her old one).

    Sneaky.
     
  23. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

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    I sold my dads 2009 model gave it to him for X-mas that year base for $650 on boston craiglist. Bought him a base model 21.5 inch late 2012 (thin) iMac for $900 on Ebay. He is insanely happy with it other than he doesn't get why they got rid of the CD drive but then remembered he had never used his CD drive in the 3 1/2 years he had his original iMac.

    If you can get a deal for the late 2012 used or refurbished then do it. All of them still are new enough to get apple care. I have dropped a plant while drunk on my 19 inch macbook pro before they switched to intel. The computer was over 2 years old and Apple gave me a brand new 17 inch macbook pro intel core 2 duo. Apple care is pretty awesome tho I never get it any more.
     
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    I hope MacGeneration is correct because I am ready to order the new one.
     

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