New iMac Release Guess?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by KlytusLord, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. KlytusLord macrumors regular

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    Hello everyone,

    I am saving up to get a top-end iMac, which comes to around $2,500. I want to do this before a new model gets released, because I want to get one with Snow Leopard and not Lion.

    I don't know much about Apple's usual schedule, so in general, how much time do you all think I have before new ones come out?

    Thanks for your best guesses.
     
  2. Dewroo macrumors regular

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    To late; if you get a new iMac it will come with Lion.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba, Oct 9, 2011
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    Six months maybe.

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    But one can still run 10.6 on those, as they were introduced with 10.6.x or something.
     
  4. KlytusLord thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really?!! Drats! I thought they came with a free upgrade to Lion, but that they still has SL on them :(
     
  5. malias4 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i think since august they come with lion pre installed !!
     
  6. b0redom macrumors regular

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    Out of interest, why do you want Snow Leopard over Lion?

    Maybe look at 2nd user when the next version is released? I'm going to be upgrading mine to the latest and greatest.
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Because for some people Lion breaks a lot.
    For me it was Spaces and Exposé. I use 12 Spaces with 20 or so applications, and looking at 12 Spaces in one small row above the current Space is ridiculous.
    There other things for other users too.

    Sometimes New is not always better, though I upgraded to a new Mac OS X version as soon as it came out (from 10.3 to 10.6), but not this time.

    Anyway, one can still use the current iMacs with 10.6.
     
  8. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    I wonder if a redesign is planned. It's about that time for one.

    I hope it solves the dust-behind-glass issue... =T
     
  9. leman macrumors 604

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    Maybe its time to change your habits ;) I for once, am more productive with Lion because the new window navigation system (which groups the applications) makes just so much more sense to me.
     
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  11. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    I am waiting for the new design iMac so i can buy it. My guesstimate is for january.
    Do apple still release new macs at macworld or is that a thing of the past?
    Either way. I am really excited for the next update to the iMac. I have the money set aside all ready to buy it. Just gotta be patient for the time being. :apple:
     
  12. Logos327 macrumors 6502

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    We won't see new iMacs until March at the earliest (and I think that is me being a little optimistic). Ivy Bridge CPUs are not slated for release until Q2 next year. Apple will probably get them a little early but no more than a month to a month-and-a-half.
     
  13. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    Right i see. I am not desperate so i am fine to hang on until then. Will ivy bridge be much of an improvement on sandy bridge in terms of speed. Or dont we know yet. I am not clued in on processors in all honesty.
    Thanks
     
  14. Logos327 macrumors 6502

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    If I remember correctly Ivy Bridge will be 30% faster than Sandy Bridge. Another big plus is USB 3.0 is integrated meaning hopefully we will see that in the new iMacs as well. That is one of the major things stopping me from buying an iMac now. I want this machine to last and can see 3-4 years down the road having a device that requires USB 3.0.
     
  15. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    Nice. Thanks for the info. I hope it is sooner rather than later.
     
  16. MyFakeAcc macrumors newbie

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    + improved onboard graphics (for those targeting the base model)
    + way lower power consumption
     
  17. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Don't do that. The latest iMacs cannot use a retail SL disk, as they are 10.6.3, and the iMacs require 10.6.6 (or thereabouts) to run. You would have to find a SL restore disk for this gen of iMacs online.
     
  18. Fresh Tendrils macrumors regular

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    Sorry, but new iMacs won't be released in January. It's more likely to be sometime in April-June. The current MacBook Pro and iPad models are further along in their release cycle then the iMac, so they'll be updated first.
     
  19. heliocentric Guest

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    Bare in mind the iMacs replace cycle has been shorter than the MacBook pros the last few times, so they might match up next year.

    I don't really think apple would want their flagship model to get left behind.

    Sooner the better i hope, as I am waiting for the new model too.
     
  20. Cygnus311 macrumors regular

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    There's not much they can do to upgrade right now until Ivy Bridge and the 7000 GPUs come out which probably won't be until around spring time. Unfortunately.
     
  21. MyFakeAcc macrumors newbie

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    They don't care for new graphic cards (in fact, they never did). Ivy Bridge is the only thing we have to wait for - maybe with early access (like SB)?
     
  22. Cygnus311 macrumors regular

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    Sure, but they did make the latest and greatest mobile GPU an option in May so I imagine they'll do that again when it's ready.
     
  23. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    How early did apple get access to sandy bridge. Was it months or weeks?
     

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