New iMac (i3) and already out of date

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rkahl, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    Got my new iMac a couple of months ago and it no longer has the latest OS. I know I can go out and upgrade, but to buy something and within 2 months its already updated... not really sure how to react to this.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    What OS? 10.6.4 is still the latest. 10.7 won't be out until late next year.
  3. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    What do you mean it no longer has the latest OS? OSX 10.7 is possibly going to be previewed today. Betas have not even been sent out to the developers yet, meaning it won't be released until this time next year at the earliest.

    I know some Mac users are new to the platform so perhaps don't realise, but Apple tend to update their OS releases every couple of years or so. Before they do that they let everybody know it's coming so that those who write the applications get a chance to rewrite parts that are going to change and test properly prior to release. That's what might happen today, just the announcement.
  4. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Not really sure what you mean - Are you talking about the next version of OS X that's likely to be announced today?
    If so, then it's probably going to be next year before it hits the shelves, at which point you can either upgrade or keep using Snow Leopard.
  5. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Latest OS is 10.6.4. Are you running 10.6.4.? Then you have the latest OS.
  6. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    I am also not really sure how to react to this.

  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Your crystal ball appears defective. You should make an appt. at the genius bar. :rolleyes:
  8. rkahl thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    LOL, you're right. It's made out of gorilla glass and I just dropped it. So this new OS will be talked about today, but not released until this time next year?
  9. crut macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2009
    Correct. You've got to wait for us developers to test it first.
  10. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    You're right.

    I'll give you £100 for that obsolete iMac of yours.
  11. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    We don't know for certain they'll talk about it until they do, but whatever happens don't expect to see it until next October, if not later.
  12. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Nobody knows when it will be released, but Apple will usually give developers at least 6 months to test; maybe longer. No one really knows how far a long it is.
  13. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    You must be new to this whole "technology" thing.

    Yes, a computer is obsolete as soon as you get it home. It's been that way forever. Just like your new car loses 20% of its value when you drive it off the lot.

    Deal with it. This is the case whether it's a Mac, PC, phone, television, pretty much anything that has more than one integrated circuit in it.

    Doesn't mean you should enjoy your new gadget any less, though!
  14. rkahl thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010

    Not exactly, its obsolete 45 days after I get home with it.
  15. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It's not obsolete, the OS is simply going to be upgraded in a year. That is far from obsolete if it can still run the latest software (which it easily can). The OS being updated is just improvements to it and bug fixes.
  16. Spike88 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010
    Today's iMac OS is "10.6.4". If/when Apple releases 10.7, I won't be "running out" to buy it. I'll be looking at its added features &/or improvements. If 10.7 has something I like, I may buy/install it. Otherwise, I will keep using 10.6.4 - until it reaches End of Support. Luckily, I'm at a point in my life where needing "newest of newest" is no longer a need. I only upgrade to "new" if it benefits my need. Why upgrade when one doesn't need to?

  17. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    Wow. The latest version of OSX is 10.6.4! Your iMac supports OSX 10.6.4! OSX 10.7 WILL VERY likely run on your Macintosh. Apple would have a huge backlash if they drop software support for CURRENT selling Macintosh computers. As of right now, your iMac is still up to date in terms of hardware AND software. I would be stunned if OSX 10.7 wouldn't support current selling Macs.

    Instead of complaining, use your Mac. Its up to date right now. I'm very sure OSX 10.7 will run w/o an issue on your mac.
  18. Macpowered macrumors member


    Feb 4, 2009
    Kids... facepalm.gif
  19. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    It was obsolete the moment you bought the i3 and not i7.
  20. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2010
    Everything electrical you buy will be 'out of date' very soon after purchase. I bought my 2009 Mac Pro 3 months before the 2010 ones came out and i'm so glad i did as prices went up and I keep hearing about problems with the fans and GPU's.

    Just enjoy your new iMac. And when the day comes when you buy another one, remember there will be a better, more up to date processor being made while you hand over the money for your new Mac.
  21. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    I'm sorry. There are newer forum members since you posted this. Can't talk to you, you're out of date.
  22. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    You are worried about your i3 being obsolete when you could have purchased a i7? LOL!
  23. George Knighton macrumors 65816

    George Knighton

    Oct 13, 2010
    We should be thoroughly gratified by the fact that an Apple operating system upgrade costs NOTHING compared to what a Microsoft operating system upgrade costs.


    Remember how little Snow Leopard cost to buy? I think I recall seeing it was just $30 or something like that.

    This is part of what makes Apple so appealing, if you ask me.
  24. Aadhil macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2009
    The last (actually my only) iMac I bought was a late 2009 2.93Ghz Core2Duo 24" iMac. Apple computers take atleast 5 years to get obsolete. :D
  25. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2006
    Lost Angeles, Ca. usa
    Let me take your sorrow and anger out of your hands-I'll give you two hundred US dollars for your "out of date" iMac.

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