New iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Morbius25, May 11, 2016.

  1. Morbius25 macrumors newbie


    May 11, 2016
    Ready to buy a new 27" iMac as soon as they announce a new model is out.
    Think they are waiting for back to school?
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    They aren't waiting for anything the iMacs were updated last fall and the one before and will probably be updated this fall as well, so October/November would be my guess.
  3. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I agree we likely won't see an update on the 27" until the Fall.
  4. jgelin macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2015
    St Petersburg, FL
    It just so happens that Quarter coincides with the release of iMacs and back to school. As wouldn't the MacBook/Air/Pro lineup be more so the 'back to school' type of announcement that students are looking for? I know I would not be looking for a desktop to do my coursework on anytime soon.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    That might be October of 2016, which is will most likely miss that time frame.

    The odds are remote that we'll see an update being announced in WWDC.
  6. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2013
    They wait until after back to school season happens b/c they want you to be in a situation where you need a computer now, so you might not care as much that it's not the latest and greatest, and then after the back to school season has happened, release new updated models to get people to buy at that point. It's all business.
  7. varian55zx macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2012
    San Francisco
    The school crowd is far more interested in MacBooks as far as I know.

    MacBooks are the hot thing for the students, because they take them to and from class.

    I doubt many college students are rushing out to buy huge iMacs, especially as they are moving them from the dorm at the end of each semester.

    Apple, being not stupid, knows this and I would think a very small proportion of iMac customers are college students, or any kind of student.

    I doubt the planning of iMac releases has anything to do with the school schedule, MacBooks would have a much higher chance of being dependant on that.

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