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Digitimes relays news from Chinese-language Economic Daily News about Apple's new iMac.

According to supply chain sources, Apple is expected to launch a new iMac in the first quarter of 2009. Quanta Computer is said to be gearing up for monthly shipments of 800,000 units for Q1 2009. The new iMac will begin shipping in January of 2009.

The news confirms other hints that we've seen that Apple will be releasing a new iMac at Macworld San Francisco. Based on hidden configuration files, it's been revealed that the new iMac will be based on the NVIDIA chipset.

Article Link: New iMacs Shipping January 2009?
 

iGuardian

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I'm really hoping for a redesign of the iMac, it's held that shape since the G5...
 

BTW

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Unibody enclosure and NVIDIA chipset will make it impressive enough. Make it easier to change-out the memory, hard disks, and video card and that would be even sweeter. It should also get Apple's mini-port. :)
 

JG271

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I'm really hoping for a redesign of the iMac, it's held that shape since the G5...

Well, the powerbooks/macbook pros held the same design for a lot longer than that!
I agree i'd be nice, but i can't see it happening - the aluminium design came out not long ago and i don't know what they could change really.

iMacs seem likely... although it says new, does that mean just processor bumps or something else? Or don't we know? :p
 

ZiggyPastorius

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Cool. Sometimes I wish I could force myself to buy an iMac, as I'd be getting more computer for less money, but, I can't sacrifice portability (and yes, it has been invaluable to me). Doesn't matter much anymore, as the college I'm going to requires a Macbook Pro.
 

Slowstick

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Three months is plenty of time for Apple to change their mind. Seeing as they've been on the Blu-ray board since before the first trademark (when the brand was "Blue-ray") and have yet to ship a drive or compatibility. Sure...

I am sure it will be awhile before apple hops aboard the blu-ray boat. Still way too expensive and they are still pushing for all media to be downloaded.
 

Bubba Satori

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Yes. It is ready to buy. From a PC vendor. And never from Apple.

I know that's the convential wisdom, but I'm selling a ton of Sony, HP and Dells with blu-ray players and they start at $900. Blu-Ray has taken off at my store now that they have come down in price. I think Apple somewhere down the road has to start offering consumers a choice to have Blu-ray on their Macs. We'll see.
 

Rocketman

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We are seeing several hints Apple is backing away a bit from the secrecy meme. The new iMac and Mac-Mini attributes in shipping software, the disclosure of case availability of an unreleased product, supply chain notices of shipping iMacs, Steve not leading the talk at Mac World.

It is a new meme.

It's what (some of) you people have been wishing for, and now that Apple is nearing "large" as a company, just what you would expect. Some forward visibility of product offerings.

I miss the good ole days. :)

Rocketman
 

dwd3885

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be careful what you wish for. i'm betting the new imacs won't have FW400, and unlike the unibody laptop designs, there's not much more Apple can do to make the iMac look any better.
 

neven

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I'm really hoping for a redesign of the iMac, it's held that shape since the G5...

No... Even the older, white-plastic version got bumped to Intel. The current Aluminum iMac has always been Intel-based.

It's also a design that's extremely in line with Apple's other hardware. The new MacBooks mirror its aesthetic. A few minor changes may happen - it could always go thinner - but the basic design is here to stay for at least another year or two.

Edit: I realized you may have meant the basic flat-on-foot shape (if you put a white iMac next to an Aluminum one, though, the difference is pretty dramatic). That shape is going to be hard to tweak. Many of us miss the robo-arm, but I don't see that coming back.

We are seeing several hints Apple is backing away a bit from the secrecy meme.

(...)

It is a new meme.

I don't think the word "meme" means what you think it means.
 

Small White Car

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I'm really hoping for a redesign of the iMac, it's held that shape since the G5...

Well, since you apparently don't regard the aluminum/glass changes as a redesign, I guess you're talking about something more major.

So I have to ask: What?

It's down to JUST a screen. There's nothing else to remove! So what are you suggesting? That they add extra parts back on to the iMac? Make it bigger?

I'm just guessing what you might have meant. What is it you're actually suggesting?
 

Tallest Skil

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Well, since you apparently don't regard the aluminum/glass changes as a redesign, I guess you're talking about something more major.

So I have to ask: What?

It's down to JUST a screen. There's nothing else to remove! So what are you suggesting? That they add extra parts back on to the iMac? Make it bigger?

I'm just guessing what you might have meant. What is it you're actually suggesting?

One word: Chin. :rolleyes::p
 

irun5k

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I think Apple somewhere down the road has to start offering consumers a choice to have Blu-ray on their Macs. We'll see.

They absolutely have to! Not doing so would be suicide. Imagine if Apple had never shipped a computer with a DVD drive... e.g. if they just stuck with CD drives.

Frankly, as multimedia centric as Apple is, I have a hard time understanding why they haven't shipped Blu-ray hardware yet. This round of the format war has been over for a while now, and Blu-ray isn't exactly new technology at this point.
 
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