New iMac

Morbius25

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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?
 

Samuelsan2001

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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?
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.
 
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jgelin

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Think they are waiting for back to school?
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.
 

maflynn

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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?
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.
 
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Nismo73

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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.
 

varian55zx

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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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