Ok, it's been little more than a year since the release of the new flat-panel iMacs. When do you all think that the iMac will updated again? I'm thinking on the 17th, approximately 6 months after the announcement of the 17-inch iMac. What kind hardware do you think it will have and what features do you think it will be loaded with? Here is my prediction:
Now I'm going to go back and finish watching the Titans game. You just know that I have to watch.On upcoming iMacs I would like to see:
- 1GHz and 1.25GHz clock speeds respectively
- Support for DDR
- Up to 2GB of RAM
- 167 MHz Bus Speed
- Up to 120GB Hard Drive
- 19" Screen Option
- Expandable AGP Graphics Card Slot
- Expandable PCI Sound Card Slot
- Bluetooth Built-In
- Support for 802.11g Airport Card
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Firewire 800 & USB 2.0
That would sell a lot of iMacs! A lot more iMacs. This would actually make the iMac line a very profitable one once again (and attract a lot of PC users! ), but I don't think that it will disrupt sales of PowerMacs too much. PowerMacs will still have many features that iMacs don't have (such as dual processors, support for dual displays, and support for up to four 120GB hard drives).
Personally, I would like to see two 17" models with 1GHz and 1.25GHz processors and two 19" models with 1GHz and 1.25GHz processors respectively and all with Superdrives. And maybe one 15" model with a Superdrive.
EDIT: Though some may say that "if you want all those options a PowerMac would be better" I don't believe that consumers should have to pay $4,000-$5,000+ to get it. I can see the possibility of a $3,000 iMac, but hey, there are many prosumer PCs that cost that much, too.
Feature packed iMacs is the name of the game!