Next-Generation iMacs to See Price Cuts?

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    AppleInsider reports that Apple is considering dropping the price points for its iMac line alongside the introduction of next-generation models later this year. The cuts, which Apple is rumored to be considering in the 7-10% range, would be in line with the significant price cuts seen in Apple's latest notebook offerings introduced earlier this month at its Worldwide Developers Conference.
    AppleInsider had reported in late April that Apple was considering price cuts for its Mac lineup, targeting the MacBook and iMac as likely candidates for the new pricing. While the MacBook price cuts did come to fruition as part of the broader notebook price drops and reorganization, the iMac has yet to see any such changes.

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  2. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    i would think so after all the price of the MBP's have dropped
     
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    Hopefully the prices will drop a bit. I will want to get the new iPod touch in addition to a new iMac. A lower iMac price would make this possible.
     
  5. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    and by "cuts" they meen: cut and replace the bottom model with the mid model, slide the rest down(etc), introduce a new model at the old highest price.:rolleyes:

    we are not going to get anything for less then 1199 and say
    hardly price cuts
     
  6. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    I can see this happening. Same basic specs for the most part, $100 less.
     
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    nope its still possible. read my above post
     
  9. syklee26 macrumors 6502

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    what they should do is not just the price cuts at the cheapest level but elimination of 20 inches and start with 24 inches. and I would appreciate 27 or 30 inch model too.

    24 inches
    4GB RAM
    2.53ghz C2D
    500GB HD
    Nvidia 9400m
    Superdrive

    $1,099
     
  10. SilentCrs macrumors regular

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    No matter what Apple does, people on the MacForums iMac board will still complain about color gamut and light bleed. :p "This consumer Mac doesn't meet the standards of the professional machine I should've spent my money on. Oh noes!!!"
     
  11. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully price cuts will make it hard for Microsoft's ad team to make another Lauran ad.
     
  12. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

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    A 32-Incher glossy iMac, Yeah, could and should happen!
     
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    *hangs head*

    Yes.
     
  14. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

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    I was torn, but decided that lugging around a 24" notebook didn't really cut it.
     
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    99.99% of my time. I can't stomach laptops. Then again I don't need to walk around the globe with a laptop as an appendage.
     
  16. ayzee macrumors 6502a

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    iMacs are brilliant, but ridiculously overpriced. I almost feel ashamed when someone asks me how much i paid for mine
     
  17. cocky jeremy macrumors 601

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    Why wouldn't we? 24" compared to 17" of the biggest MacBook Pro.
     
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    But of course. More power and a bigger screen for the same or equal money. Unless you put an (expensive) SSD in a notebook, the 3.5" 7200 rpm HD in an imac will, by itself, make it a faster machine than a notebook. Macworld's benchmarks show a $1200 2.66 ghz imac with nvidea 9400 benchmarking higher (overall - not in games, obviously) than a $2300 macbook pro. Desktops also run cooler and quieter than laptops, by a lot, and that makes a big difference to me.
     
  19. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    I'm a bit surprised it's this soon, they could see CPU bumps but unless Apple goes with quad-core (or "special" CPUs), I'm thinking it'll be similar CPU speeds, lower prices.

    We might see Clarksfield if we're lucky.
     
  20. manu chao macrumors 603

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    I had started reading it as: 'I would think so after all the price [drops] of the MBPs' when I realized that the sentence does not finish like this and I had start afresh.
     
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    I think desktops will start getting popular again, as iPhone "like" devices get more & more popular.
     
  22. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Boring "news". Apple didn't extend their USA price cut to Canada - even though the Canadian dollar improved relative to the USD compared to where it was in October. :(
     
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    Lower Price, Great!
    Free is better but lower price is great, and I don't see free coming down the pike any time soon! :D
     
  24. bilbo--baggins macrumors 6502a

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    The cost of Mac's have gone up across the board this year, so bringing the price down is definitely needed.

    However, I wonder if they will really drop the price of iMacs? Their recent 'price drop' of the MacBook Pro 15" actually involved removing the dedicated graphics card. To get the same specs as the older model actually involved a price rise.
     
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    Point well taken. I'll be picking up a new iMac when the next update cycle hits to replace my then 6-year old PowerBook. An Apple tablet or the next gen iPhone will be my mobile device.
     

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