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Alx9876

macrumors 6502a
Jan 26, 2008
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I am definitely in the market for a new Apple personal computer. I feel the iMac is perfect for my needs. Best of all around and still powerful. The 16-inch Macbook Pro is just too much money for the performance.

I am hoping for a bigger size iMac like 30 inches or 32 inches. Plus smaller bezels.
 

radamo

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Original poster
Dec 5, 2019
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I really am enjoying the 27" iMac I just got in December. My wish list is for a few more ports or internal access (not likely) to expand an end user's ability to expand storage. Two TB3 ports expanded to four would be really nice. Although it works perfectly in my environment, I could see adding in height adjustment being important to some.
 
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revmacian

macrumors 68000
Oct 20, 2018
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As much as I like Apple computers, there is no way I would ever pay for something like that. If the keyboard develops an issue, do we throw the entire device away and buy a new one?
 

fastlanephil

macrumors 65816
Nov 17, 2007
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The next generation iMac becomes a updated word processor or is this the iMac Pad or could it be the new Mac Portable?
 

kazmac

macrumors G4
Mar 24, 2010
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Any place but here or there....
All glass?

I'd hate to see the price of that machine and the Apple Care. It is different for sure.

I'd love something like a cross btw the lampshade iMac and the Surface Studio, but I won't hold my breath.
 

Icaras

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Mar 18, 2008
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Whether or not people love or hate whatever new design it gets, I have always had a strong feeling that it will be radical.The concept sounds very intriguing. I can't wait to see how this thing looks!
 

theluggage

macrumors 604
Jul 29, 2011
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Whether or not people love or hate whatever new design it gets, I have always had a strong feeling that it will be radical.

(Not directed at @Icaras personally, but as a general observation...)

"Radical" should never be a design goal in its own right - the "giant laptop" design featured in this thread is a perfect illustration of that sort of form-over-function nonsense. Guess what - one reason some of us choose desktops is that we like to choose our own keyboards and pointing devices, and decide how far back we want the display placed... I actually doubt that this is a serious contender - just a result of Apple engineers patenting what they had for breakfast - and it shouldn't be unless they fancy launching an xMac or MacSuperMini alongside it to fill the hole.

(And, yes, I really want a glass surround so I can enjoy all the dust bunnies and cables that live behind my screen)

Personal computing is a mature technology - what a lot of us want/need is just a practical desktop system that keeps up to date with the incremental improvements in CPUs and GPUs. Yes, Mr Ford, we're asking for faster horses because we actually know the kind of work we do and what tools we need to do it.

That doesn't mean Apple can't launch a radical new product if they think they've really cracked the next new paradigm in computing - or the original Lisa/Mac would never have happened - but don't do it at the expense of your only credible mainstream desktop offering. Remember - the Mac was launched in 1984, the Apple II (in the form of the IIgs) wasn't discontinued until 1992...

If Apple want the next iMac, they should go take a long look at the MS Surface Studio...
 

diggy33

macrumors 65816
Aug 13, 2011
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1,957
Northern Virginia
I like the idea of the design, but all glass?

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T'hain Esh Kelch

macrumors 603
Aug 5, 2001
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Denmark
Since it has embedded keyboard and trackpad, this will of course never come to life.

What I can see though, is that strengthened glass will be used as the base to hold the iMac up, and that we see fancy embedding of speakers and ports. That would be very Apple like.
 

colodane

macrumors 65816
Nov 11, 2012
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468
Colorado
"Glass" as a material could be a fine choice for a desktop. We aren't talking window glass here, but rather any number of high-performance materials in the glass-ceramic family. The current iPhones structures are essentially 95% "glass" these days and see a much more demanding usage application than does a device that spends its life sitting on a desk inside a building.

Rather than the material used, I see the main concern with this design to be user access for repair or upgrades.
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
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(looking at the pic in the post above...)
Hmmmmm.....
Lemmmmeeeesssseee here...


With a computer like that, if I want to adjust the keyboard or move it closer to me, I have to move THE ENTIRE COMPUTER as well...?

Who would want something like that...?
Would YOU buy that...?
 
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Dave245

macrumors G3
Sep 15, 2013
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This is a patent from Apple, they patent a lot of different things. Most of them are never turned into products that release. I’m guessing that will happen here as well. I don’t see them making that.

I think we are more likely to see a new iMac will reduced bezels and maybe a smaller chin. Other than that I don’t think the iMac will change that much in design.
 
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xgman

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Aug 6, 2007
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I like the design, and there is nothing preventing you from using your own keyboard and mouse just like now. I'm just happy they are paying any attention to the imac at all as far as design possibilities. But, this may be a complete dead end, or like a wild prototype design. We'll see.
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(looking at the pic in the post above...)
Hmmmmm.....
Lemmmmeeeesssseee here...


With a computer like that, if I want to adjust the keyboard or move it closer to me, I have to move THE ENTIRE COMPUTER as well...?

Who would want something like that...?
Would YOU buy that...?
uhh.. other than tilt, which this design could have, you have to move the entire current imac to bring it closer just the same way. what's your point?

Anyway, it shouldn't surprise anyone that people love to complain about anything and everything... see, I'm complaining about the complainers... ugg
 
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