Matte iMac screen at Macworld???

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  1. rediffusion macrumors regular

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    What are the chances of a matte screen option for iMacs being announced at Macworld? Do you think Apple have recognized the many complaints voiced on here and elsewhere about the ultra reflective gloss version currently available? Or am I building my hopes up? :(

    R ;)
     
  2. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    quite simply, chances are about zero. sorry. it's such a basic feature that it would have been offered at the first instance. If you recall it went from matte to glossy so the fact that it was never offered in matte at the refresh date is pretty strong support for no such offer.
     
  3. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    Steve also said he likes glossy more than matte. And what steve like steve puts in the products.
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    it is possible a lot of people complain so they might offer an option like the mbp
     
  5. stoid macrumors 601

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    Just so long as update ACDs are matte and not glossy! :eek:
     
  6. jnc macrumors 68020

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    No... they wouldn't... they like money too much to do such a thing. I hope. :(
     
  7. gorby macrumors 6502

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    Doubt it.

    It WILL be interesting to see what the next ACD will be like....

    If they stay matte, that's sort of a concession that that's really better isn't it?
     
  8. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Zero unless they do a special touch screen one someday and want to minimise finger prints appearing. But no, its all shinny glass for the near future.
     
  9. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Damn. I'd be almost forced to buy Dell then. Or maybe they could have matte "Studio Display" and glossy "Cinema Display".

    Whatever, I hope the new ACDs have component and HDMI more than anything else...
     
  10. Wikinerd macrumors 6502

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    buy something to stik on?

    You can always buy a matte film to stick onto your iMac...

    (PC mall description... product )

    Though it might cause quite a headache to stick it perfectly onto your iMac
     
  11. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    It wouldn't be cost effective to offer both a glossy and a matte finish display for a desktop computer. I would however, like to see a matte finish on mb's and the new thin mb.
     
  12. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    When the glossy screens first came out, didn't they offer both? Or was that just Macbook Pros?
     
  13. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    The MacBook Pro is the ONLY Apple computer that offers a choice of either matte or glossy finish screens.
     
  14. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    The actual display in the imac is glossy, so if you take out the glass screen, your still gonna get glossy. making it matte would kill the design
     
  15. tcoleman macrumors member

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    Where does one get an ultra reflective gloss version? Mine is just the regular glossy version which looks gorgeous.
     
  16. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3)

    depends on what you mean by "better." more accurate for graphics professionals? Yes. More enjoyable for most consumers? I doubt it.
     
  17. gorby macrumors 6502

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    Seeing as I use my mac for photography/graphics, I would accept your first definition
     
  18. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    This is why I bought the last generation iMac 2.16 white - rather than the new iMac. It was a decision breaker for me.
     
  19. chadrob30 macrumors 6502

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    I hated the reflection in the showroom, but once I got home and got used to the gloss I don't even notice it.
     
  20. gooddog macrumors regular

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    Matte Option 100 % Certain : 1 Week After You Buy Glossy.

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    This film seems promising.

    http://www.photodon.com/lcdprotect-sheet.htm#applied

    But, setting up a clean room and lining up the edges
    perfectly will be murder.

    "Getting used to a 24" rear-view mirror" is simply ridiculous and people ought to stop suggesting it.

    Who needs the dramatically intended dark fields of a motion picture classic filled with reflections of our wall clocks, paintings, book shelves, window views of street lights, airplanes, our own faces illuminated by the iMac screen itself, etc.?

    QUESTION: What is "mother glass" ? Aren't ALL LCD displays made of glass ? And are not most large LCD TV's ( Like my 30" ) coated for low-glare ?

    QUESTION: If Apple offered a low-glare iMac , would it be simply a factory-applied version of the matte film sold at the URL I show above ?

    Because, if so, then I will simply work my butt off to apply it perfectly myself and NO it won't ruin the design etc ---- go visit the site and see their pics as well as the YouTube clip on applying it. It looks fine on the site ads.

    The best film I have ever used is Invisible Shield - ZAGG. But, even on an iPhone, it is really hard to apply perfectly. It took me hours, in a hot apartment, with no ventilation, waiting for the micro-dust to settle , donning gloves, preparing the operation table, top-quality tweezers for plucking , bright spot lights for detecting dust etc., wetting solution, face mask, ... it came out perfect. Two months later, it developed a strain line (uneven stretch) that cut across two pixel rows creating a very visible barber-pole refraction line. I stripped it off. I will try again soon.

    I SURE HOPE THE iMac FILM ABOVE IS EASIER THAN THIS -- AT 24 INCHES !!!
     

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