New thinner iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Opspin, May 14, 2012.

  1. Opspin, May 14, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: May 19, 2012

    Opspin macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2011
    So here's the new iMac, much like the iPad two, the new iMac is much thinner, getting rid of the optical drive, and, you'll no doubt note, also getting rid of that unseemly chin, now covering the front with one big beautiful piece of glass.

    Also, not only will the Macbook get a retina display, but the iMac will in fact get one of the following, 3840×2160 (Quad Full High Definition) which would make sense in that HD movies would just use double the pixels, or 3840×2400 which would make sense because they surely now must be removing the chin and using the Thunderbold display as a guidance but taking the chin and use it to give us some more screen real estate for a 30" iMac.
  2. lifeguard90 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010
    Nice design!
  3. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Wouldn't mind it a bit. But i'd prefer a 30 or 32 inch screen over "retina", personally.
  4. chrismarle macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Concept, otherwise those dozens of blogs and news sites reporting about Apple would have posted it already.

    It is an easy Photoshop manipulated photo.
  6. chrismarle macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
    Ok thanks!

    Still, it's an awesome concept.
  7. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2005
    sweet! but wish it wasn't just a concept
  8. sebbyRIOT macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I don't understand this obsession with a thinner iMac.

    I, personally, will be extremely angry if Apple remove the optical drive to make the iMac a little thinner. The iMac is a DESKTOP COMPUTER. Sure, less people are using CDs but they are in no means deprecated, not for another few years at least. I want an optical drive and I do not want unnecessary clutter i.e. an external optical drive on my desk.

    If you want thinner, get a MacBook.
  9. Occamsrazr macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2012
    If you want to use outdated technology, buy a PC.

    Hell, I believe you can still get PCs with floppy disk drives. Want Apple to put that back into iMac too?
  10. Mister Bumbo macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    I agree, at the start of this whole "thing-thin-thin-frenzy" it was because "easier with mobile devices", weighs less, takes less space, is easier to put in a bag, etc. etc. - Who carries around an iMac in their purse? The appearence should not superceed the core functionalities.
  11. Occamsrazr macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2012
    That is true, but deprecated functionalities should not supercede appearance.
  12. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Honestly, with the way Apple is pushing to remove the superdrive from their portables, it would make sense for the iMac to follow suit. Apple really wants their external superdrive to be that extra accessory, and removing it from the iMac would make sense from a business standpoint.

    Truth be told, I've only used the superdrive in my MacBook Pro twice..once to import a Rage Against the Machine album, and once to watch Groundhog Day. I could probably do without it.

    Back on topic though, great concept in the original post. I would definitely invest in an iMac with that resolution.
  13. driftless macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2011
    Yeah, it's an iPad on an iMac stand. Still, I like the look. I am one of those who can live with an External SuperDrive tucked into my cable, junk drawer.
  14. Nandifix macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2012
    You never know this could be what the new iMac will look like. I doubt it but you never know.
  15. Mister Bumbo macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    How would the heat be in comparison if it were to look like that? Worse/Better?

    Edit: Where would the speakers go?
  16. Nandifix macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2012
    True the heat would probably be worse due to the lack of cooling. The speakers would also sound worse as they would have to be thinner. This design is not what the actual iMac will look like as I don't think apple have the technology available yet.
  17. InuNacho macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2008
    In that one place
    The iMac should be an inch fatter to get better cooling and parts.

    I don't think anybody would argue with a fatter iMac if you were able to get an actual graphics card (obviously non upgradeable) instead of a wimpy mobile one and another HD in there.
  18. Mister Bumbo macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    I just hope that the iMac remains the iMac and not a "standing macbook pro".
  19. Nandifix macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2012
    I think it will as what are pros meant to buy? A 2 year old mac pro?
  20. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2012
    If it doesn't effect the power of the computer itself I'm fine with it. But with all the stuff packed in to the iMac that's already out, it still blows my mind how thin the thing is. Everyone always asks where my computer is when they see my 2007 iMac.
  21. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    It's not deprecated at all. Optical drives on desktops have a use. For example I use my iMac as my music store. Guess what that means? Oh yeah I have to rip my cd collection onto it.
  22. Mister Bumbo macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    Hehe, nice to get that kind of reaction. Sometimes it strikes me that people actually have big boxes with fans buzzing and loads of cables standing around. Then I utter a mental sigh of relief!

    I feel as years and years ago, the thinness issued on desktop computers, iMacs and the first mini was Apple challenging themselves and the market to some degree, but it's evolved to a selling point, which could be both good and bad.


    Good example. Also - The quality of the sound on a CD is vastly superior to any downloaded Mp3, worth to think about.
  23. Roller macrumors 68020

    Jun 25, 2003
    Anyone remember the Fat Mac? This would be the Fat iMac... :)

    Seriously, as someone who sits in front of his computer far more often than to the side of it, thickness isn't important to me as much as room for hardware.
  24. bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2011
    This looks shop'd.
  25. Occamsrazr macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2012
    Some of us actually use our computers in the family room, instead of spending all our time in a dark basement staring into the screen all night long.

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