New iMac tomorrow?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by EasyRider, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. EasyRider macrumors regular

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    I was at best buy today and they were starting to redo their apple section (near closing time), anyone else see this? They wouldn't tell me what they are doing. Getting ready for a new iMac or Mac Mini?
     
  2. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    Yea I was in my nearest big city today, and they were doing something to the Apple section at Best Buy, i really didn't think much of it but i suppose it makes a bit of sense.
    We shall see...:p
     
  3. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    I doubt it. If a release were tomorrow, evidence of one would have surfaced over the course of the day.
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I guess we'll see - tomorrow is Tuesday after all. ;)

    A Penryn update to the iMacs would definitely be a nice touch....
     
  5. Dan9794 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to burst you bubble but, they probably won't update the iMac anytime soon or they will update it and you will buy it and the at WWDC They will release a new one. The Mac Mini Might be updating tho.
     
  6. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    Well, the MB's and MBP's were updated just a little bit ago, updates such as Penryn aren't usually part of a event such as WWDC. They just appear in the apple store online since it isn't really a MAJOR change to the computor.
    I think there is a great chance of the iMacs getting updated before WWDC.
    Not that great of a chance of it happening tomorrow, but it really would be nice for all the people waiting for updates.

    Jake
     
  7. dunni macrumors newbie

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    Will they update tomorrow?

    From an optimist's standpoint: No
    From a pessimist's standpoint: No

    Sorry, but the update isn't happening till at least WWDC and I am one of those people desperately holding out. Just mentally prepare yourself for it releasing in 2 months. If it comes out earlier, then it seems even better. No need to get excited every tuesday because you only get your hopes up and then they will come crashing down, just like a rollercoaster of emotion.
     
  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Why?

    The penryn chips are ready now (obviously).

    Intel is pushing computer makers to use those chips.

    The iMac and mini are both overdue for an update.

    Since the last update was major (on the imac), this one will probably be a minor bump, so I really doubt it would be at an event like WWDC.

    So really, could you explain your reasoning? Because it more sounds like you're just trying to talk yourself in to not being disappointed (as opposed to actually having good reasons for your statement).
     
  9. dunni macrumors newbie

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    Penryn offers no real advantages now. The MBPs and MacBooks saw cooler operating temps, extended battery life and a very minor speed bump. The iMacs don't need the extended battery, operating temps are not an issue as of now and it would be pointless to upgrade to a very minor speed bump.

    The real update with be Montevina. Faster speeds with the Penryn chip.
     
  10. christ3d macrumors newbie

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    I don't know where all this talk about WWDC is coming from... The only thing they've ever released hardware wise at wwdc are pofessional systems like the powermac or macpro.... It makes sense, the audience there are super dorks that will get real jazzed up about a $5,000 system. If Steve jobs showed up with a new iMac.. He'd get booed off the stage for wasting peoples time
     
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    The problem is that the base MacBook is faster than the base iMac, so there will be a Penryn update, just not this week. The case redesign will most likely come with Montevina.
     
  13. Darkroom Guest

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    i know right...

    WWDC != Mac World

    it can happen anytime... if it doesn't happen tomorrow (the holy tuesday) it could happen on wednesday, or thursday, why not friday? the iMacs in 2006 were released on a wednesday, AND it was a big surprise... there isn't always evidence, or rumors, or new sales numbers before an update... besides, if apple though they were strong enough and fairly priced beside the penryn macbook, they wouldn't be trying to get rid of them like there's no tomorrow... i highly doubt that all those so-called "refurbished" iMacs they are selling are refurbs at all...
     
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Yep...

    Doesn't mean Apple won't take advantage of the chips now ... and use them for a speed bump/spec refresh.
     
  15. flyinthesky macrumors newbie

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    MB and MBP have both used the 45nm cpu.
    Will IMAC continue to use 65nm? certainly not.
    new IMAC is coming
     
  16. PCNot macrumors newbie

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    Apple doesnt care about its users and that is why you will see no update on the IMAC anytime soon.

    I just don't understand why they let us wait so long for a damn upgrade. The IMAC is already over 250 days old ... they just keep stringing us along like a bunch of sheep.

    I have never heard of a company that doesnt upgrade their hardware for close to a year. Why buy an IMAC now? It makes no sense.
     
  17. EasyRider thread starter macrumors regular

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    Man I got excited when the store went down today... then disappointed and :( I really want to get a new iMac but don't want an older model if a new one is right around the corner and overdue according to the buyer's guide.

    I know people say don't worry about it, get one now and you will be happy with it... but I know the feeling will suck once I pay $2,000 and a couple of weeks later there is a better unit for the same price.

    Will the iMac crowd be content if the iMac gets updated only once per year?
     
  18. PCNot macrumors newbie

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    I can tell you that I am not content with it. I am not spending over $2500 for a device that will be updated soon. There is no way ... If an update doesnt happen soon I am going to weigh my options and move on. I have waited long enough. This is not a good way to keep loyal Apple users content. The heck with them!
     
  19. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Since the Intel models first showed up beginning in January 2006, iMac updates have occurred 10 months apart on average. So that basically puts it in the early June (WWDC) timeframe for the next one if that trend continues. The basic rules apply, if you need one right now then get it, and if you can wait, then by all means do so.
     
  20. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    This is contrary to what the buyer's guide says.

    http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/
     
  21. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    No its not. 8 months for the first update, 11 months for the second. its 9.5 months on average so 10 is OK.
     
  22. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    I'm going by the 205 day average, which is around 7 months.
     
  23. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    That's including pre-Intel machines. Lancetx said "Since the Intel models first showed up beginning in January 2006, iMac updates have occurred 10 months apart on average." Which is entirely correct.
     
  24. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    I guess the buyer's guide is incorrect, then, as they say Don't Buy - Updates soon, and have said so for over 1 month now. 10 months between updates would not even be until June.
     

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