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I'm about to buy new iMac 21'5", but I'm wondering is there any chance Apple will introduce new iMac at WWDC this year?

Also... Have you guys and girls saw any rumors about new design with bigger base screen?

21'5" -> 23"?
27" -> 30"?

27" is too big for me, but 21,5" is too little... 23" would be perfect...
 

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There are no rumours about a new design,
and there are no threads here talking about it, with 457 replies and 81.435 views,
please don't use search and make a new thread for this :)
 

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If you go with a 21.5" model do not get the standard 1TB hard drive or a Fusion Drive. Go with an SSD of say 512GB. The standard 1TB drive is a slow as molasses 5400rpm drive, and Fusion has had its day. At this stage Fusaions will satill not rubn High Sierra, the operating system introduced September last!
 

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If you go with a 21.5" model do not get the standard 1TB hard drive or a Fusion Drive. Go with an SSD of say 512GB. The standard 1TB drive is a slow as molasses 5400rpm drive, and Fusion has had its day. At this stage Fusaions will satill not rubn High Sierra, the operating system introduced September last!

Correction - Fusion drives will run High Sierra just fine (I'm running latest beta on my late 2012 Fusion Drive right now). What they do not have, yet, is APFS.
 

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If you go with a 21.5" model do not get the standard 1TB hard drive or a Fusion Drive. Go with an SSD of say 512GB. The standard 1TB drive is a slow as molasses 5400rpm drive, and Fusion has had its day. At this stage Fusaions will satill not rubn High Sierra, the operating system introduced September last!
Nonsense! Fusion drives work very well. My 2Tb Fusion on my fairly new 2017 iMac has a very fast 128Gb SSD and a 7200rpm spinner, and frankly, works a treat.
Of course, High Sierra runs on Fusions, it is just APFS that is not available to them. In all honestly, that is no disadvantage, APFS does not have a great reputation so far.
 
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Nonsense! Fusion drives work very well. My 2Tb Fusion on my fairly new 2017 iMac has a very fast 128Gb SSD and a 7200rpm spinner, and frankly, works a treat.
Of course, High Sierra runs on Fusions, it is just APFS that is not available to them. In all honestly, that is no disadvantage, APFS does not have a great reputation so far.

Unfortunately, 1TB Fusion Drive have only 32 GB of SSD storage. That is why 1 TB Fusion Drive is garbage in my opinion.

EDIT: Recently they changed that 1 TB Fusion Drive. Back in 2015 it used to be 24 GB of SSD as far as I know.
 
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This link should probably be stickied at this point.

Not sure what the evidence is for "new models coming soon" beyond the observation that Intel has released some new chips which would be jolly nice to see in a new iMac.

Still - its only 3 weeks to WWDC so unless your current Mac is a smoking ruin and you have a deadline to meet, pretty much all Apple stuff is "Don't Buy - updates may or may not be coming on June 4". Manage your expectations, though...

(Personally, I'd be surprised to see a Hex core i7 iMac releases this close to the iMac Pro - but there's a certain amount of sense at capping the current regular iMac range at hex i5, which is reputedly as fast/faster than the current quad i7 but should run a lot cooler with less fan noise).
 
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Nonsense! Fusion drives work very well. My 2Tb Fusion on my fairly new 2017 iMac has a very fast 128Gb SSD and a 7200rpm spinner, and frankly, works a treat.
Of course, High Sierra runs on Fusions, it is just APFS that is not available to them. In all honestly, that is no disadvantage, APFS does not have a great reputation so far.

APFS doesn’t have a good rep precisely because of its lack of compatibility with fusion drives which the vast majority of iMac owners have got.

If apple want to move forward with APFS as the default, then they have no choice but to go all in with SSD as the default for a new iMac. I hope they agree sooner rather than later.

It’s well overdue when considering that all other modern product lines designed In the last few years are SSD only (MacBook, iPad, iPhone, iMac Pro)
 
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