Next iMac.....before or after iphone release?

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  1. skythefly13 macrumors 6502

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    Just curious on peoples' thoughts on when the next iMac will be released. I am really hoping it will be released in May but I am pretty doubtful, maybe closer the leopard? I know there is no way to know until the day of the release, just looking for other opinions! The wait is driving me nuts! :apple:
     
  2. Tommyjolly macrumors member

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    hm, I don't see the point really...
    Why should they bring out a new imac. They are still up to date, and no new technology has been released. The only thing they could do is update the performance a little bit, as computer parts are cheaper since, or pull out a new design. A new design wouldn't actually be any good if it's still using the same parts inside, would it?
    Like already been said in hundreds of posts before: If you are considering getting one, and you really need it, get one now ;)

    man, I sound so negative :eek: :D
     
  3. Phobophobia macrumors 6502

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    I have a feeling Apple wants to update the look of all their computers this year.
     
  4. juanster macrumors 68020

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    IMO they will either come at WWDC and if not wayyyyy later on...aug act is my guess.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Based on what? The fact that it's April right now, and they haven't updated the look of any of their computers except the Macbook, and that relatively minorly, in ages? :confused:

    Right now, outside of small clusters of people on sites like this, Apple's designs are already considered the most elegant in the industry. They have their hands full keeping up with the leap in Intel's productivity that Core allowed, getting Leopard out, and making the iPhone a hit.

    Not saying that they might not release new models, or even new models with a new look. But I somehow doubt they're going to do anything this dramatic.
     
  6. skythefly13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I see a revision at WWDC with Santa Rosa, the iMac being the first to get it ahead of the portables and the Mini, along with possibly a minor speed bump.

    I also think we may see a black iMac. But I put that at 50/50 at best.

    I personally think the 24" iMac should have a Pro edition.

    The 24" iMac Pro.
    Silver anodized aluminum like the displays, MBPs, Mini case and Mac Pro case.

    Highest processor option, 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 7600GT 256 (or whatever the high end option on the video card is) and

    available in stores so it doesn't have to be a CTO.
     
  8. c.joe.go macrumors regular

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    my guess. for what it is worth (probably nothing), is that we will see an update before wwdc.

    based on days since update and the fact that apple will probably want to focus wwdc on leopard and iphone, because that is where they want developers to focus. developers don't need any changes to the imac.

    i figure they will release products soon, so that they have a balanced quarter. incase iphone sees a cool reception they will have already cushioned themselves with a new imac or mb/mbp.

    new product before iphone, new os after = balanced year financially speaking, particularly if they have to distract the public from the fact that they won't have a new ipod until late fall/holiday 2007.

    like i said, my guess. probably worth little. :)
     
  9. psychofreak Retired

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    What if that change is touch-screen goodness? :)
     
  10. c.joe.go macrumors regular

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    if it is touch screen...... i will be pleasantly surprised and very confused.

    touch screen just begs the question, why not a solid state tablet mbp?

    there is little place for touch screen on a desktop.

    jmho
     
  11. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I think touch-screen iMacs are coming. Not before Penryn, and most likely another 1-2 years easy. I wouldn't expect it now, especially since it will need leopard.
     
  12. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

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    I really dont want a touch screen iMac!! that would SUCK!
     
  13. skythefly13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I Agree

    Same here. Like all the others saying it too, why not make a tablet if they made the imacs touch screen.
    I am guessing apple will go with the small update before WWDC with the new chips (hopefully black, too!), and the second it happens, my pockets will be emptied. :)
     
  14. Tommyjolly macrumors member

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    Imagine sitting right in front of a massive 24" touchscreen, or even bigger (as you need to touch it)...

    Better arrange an appointment for you optician at the end of the year, because you'll need it.
    Apparently big, big glasses improve your overall sex appeal... :D

    I hate the idea of a touchscreen imac...
     
  15. mjstaceyuofm macrumors newbie

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    I see lots of reasons why a new iMac may be in the works, but who really knows with Apple and Steve J.

    The biggest thing I see is the need to provide some hardware changes that may benefit all the goodness that will come with Leopard, upcoming chips and all the Apple development we keep hearing about:

    Maybe a second HD for time machine.
    Extra ports to plug in a multi-touch device.
    Changing the "guts" of the machine to set up for future updates in Intel's chip line.

    I'm one of those persons that desperately needs to replace my G4 iMac lamp. It's really pathetic, but I don't want to do that until I know the iMac that is out will take FULL advantage of all the features that Leopard will offer.
     
  16. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Nothing until after June and the iPhone release. Seems like Apple is putting all its resources into that...
     
  17. ejsavage macrumors newbie

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    Well I say that, if Apple does not take advantage of Santa Rosa right away, then the next IMac will be here around the Paris Expo in September. I Also I say that if the IPhone is pushed back, even if by a couple of weeks, we will not see Leopard till Macworld 08, in January, with a redesigned IMac around the same time.
    The IPod is due for a update, with a small bump last time, Apple will not let that market wait, so that will take more resources away from the redesign of their computer line.

    I am not putting down Apple, they just have a lot of things on their plate right now and when they do come back to there computer line they will do it right. Remember the Tom Petty song "The waiting is the hardest part" how true it is.
     
  18. skythefly13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Agree

    I agree with that, unfortunately, because I really want one to be out soon. So Macworld is in September, right?? That HAS to be when a new one would be getting introduced, the only problem is the leopard delay. Would they introduce a bunch of new technology before the OS is out? :( I really doubt it
     
  19. Ironduke Suspended

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    intel and other company's create the technology, apple simply fashion it into their own style, theirfore the technology has to be available to write an OS for it, not the other way around, otherwise your writing a new OS to blueprints which could change and be full of bugs
     
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  21. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

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    I think that we will see new Mac Pros and iMacs at WWDC
     
  22. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I think we will see new imacs before WWDC UNLESS they have a new form factor. If that's the case, then an intro at the keynote would be appropriate. If not, then I think we'll see them quietly given Santa Rosa some time in May, and WWDC will be all about the mac pro and the iphone.
     
  23. skythefly13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hm.

    I can see the iPhone being big at WWDC but not so much the mac pro, maybe the macbook pro though?
     
  24. Mantronix macrumors regular

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    I hope so. I plan to buy a 24" IMac in November or whenever Apple release Leopard.
     
  25. BlakTornado Guest

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    How about a built-in HD iSight camera?

    ;)

    jk.
     

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