New Intel processors coming soon?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by omnisphere, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. omnisphere macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2011
    When I configured iMac 27 with Intel i7 at Apple Store it says "This customized Mac takes a bit longer to build" That message was never before now. Is it because of newer Intel i7 processors coming soon?

    What do you think? wait or buy now?

  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Haswell refresh has been out for awhile already and is not a significant improvement over the original Haswell. Broadwell probably won't come to desktops until next year. Haswell-E is just too power hungry.

    tl;dr Not likely.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    That same message also appears when choosing 32 GB of RAM on the i5 iMac model.
    It is a new addition to let the customising customer know, that shipping will take longer than with the standard model, and the summary on the right side says, that shipping now takes 2-4 business days with an i7 or 32 GB RAM.

    In other words: not a sign of new Intel CPUs, unless they normally come within 2-4 business days.
  4. bbnck macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2009
    As others have said, it is to make sure you are absolutely aware you'll need to wait longer than 24 hours for that particular custom configuration before you place your order :).

    If you need a new computer now, buy it now. If not, wait until whenever Apple updates their iMacs again.
  5. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2013
    That message starting appearing after the website was updated with the refreshed MacBook pros.
  6. ixxx69, Aug 9, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2014

    ixxx69 macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    I of course don't know if the website is showing any indication of a refresh, but it's entirely possible they'll update the CPUs with the Haswell refresh like they have with the laptops. That could be next week, or the fall, but of course may not happen at all.

    If I was forced to make a bet, I think there will be a refresh, primarily because reports are that Broadwell just keeps slipping, and the desktop chips used in the iMac are now looking more like spring 2015... that would make a really long span from the last update in fall 2013.

    However, it's unlikely that we're talking anything more than a 100MHz bump and maybe some changes on configuration pricing, again, very similar to the MBPs. Less likely is they update GPU options and add TB2, but it is a possibility of course.

    It's probably not worth waiting for if you want a new computer now... and it will only put you in a tougher spot if you wait a few months and nothing is updated and then you're stuck between purchasing or waiting until Broadwell...
  7. IGregory, Aug 9, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2014

    IGregory macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2012
    No, you are grasping for positive signs that Broadwell is just around the corner. You'll have better luck visiting a fortune teller. :D

    If you think about it Apple would not have released the recent updated Macs with the updated Haswell chip if Broadwell were in the immediate future. Think of all the pissed off customers if a Broadwell Mac were released in say October. All signs point to Broadwell in 2015.
  8. Rud3Bwoy Suspended


    Oct 9, 2011
    it also said the same thing for me 2 weeks ago when i bought my new imac 27 inch so yeah.............
  9. Barry Marshall macrumors member

    Barry Marshall

    Jan 11, 2016
    VPN Land
    Well then they better get back to providing a better server app than the one they are offering now. What a piece of ****.
  10. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    That's just a message telling you that a custom built iMac takes longer to ship than the standard floor model which have the i5 CPU already built in.

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