matte option feasibility

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sinser, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. sinser macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2003
    Well, let's suppose that at some point Apple decides to give a matte option for the iMac to us "whiners", how could they do this from a technical point of view ,since the glass seems really part of the iMac aesthetic? Cut a hole through it? Treat the glass? Remove the glass?
  2. CBAviator macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    I think that the glossy screen is part of the aesthetic only because it goes well with the glossy black glass border (and maybe the shiney apple symbol). However, I think it may look OK if the entire glass piece was replaced (including the black border). Doesn't matter to me, however, as I'm a fan of the shiny stuff :D.
  3. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    Treating the glass is the most likely option. But I don't think it could be as matte as the surface of an LCD display, probably more like a CRT with anti-reflective treatment.
    It might be a problem to find someone to do that for them at a decent price though.
  4. jimsoff macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Hence why I don't think a matte screen is ever coming. If they remove the glossy glass, they'll have this odd looking set back LCD screen, and it'll just look tacky.

    They'd have to redesign the imac by moving the LCD screen foward so it's not set back so far, and the removing the glossy glass. I just don't see it happening like that.

    If anything, as rainydays said, they'll probably treat the glass, but even that won't be good enough for some of the "whiners". I also personally think it'd be cheap of them to try and claim that as being a matte screen.

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