No New iMac at WWDC .. is it safe to buy now?

AaronM5670

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I would wait until autumn when there will more than likely be hardware updates as in previous years, WWDC was software only.
 

crsh1976

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I'd wait until August-ish in case Apple launches new hardware to go with Yosemite's release/back to school.
 

xtwentyseven

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I just pulled the trigger on a 27" refurb i7, 3TB Fusion and 780 video card. I waited for today, but need to use it, so I saw no reason to wait until fall.

They may update, but I still have a nice Mac.
 

rambo47

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Oct 3, 2010
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If you need it now, by all means go for it. Even if they refresh soon, the current generation is extremely capable, will easily run Yosemite, and give you years of flawless operation.
 

JoelTheSuperior

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If you need it now, by all means go for it. Even if they refresh soon, the current generation is extremely capable, will easily run Yosemite, and give you years of flawless operation.
Essentially this. The current gen iMacs are still Haswell and still feature the latest Nvidia chips - honestly until Intel refresh their processors I can't see any *major* updates for the iMac just yet.

I say this as someone who bought a new Retina MacBook Pro just a few days ago :p
 

mad3inch1na

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Do not expect a new iMac until November-December. Broadwell has been significantly delayed, and with the current Intel trend of "mobile first", desktop class Broadwell CPUs will most likely not see the light of day until very late 2014 or even early 2015. I'm not 100% certain because Broadwell isn't being heralded as much as Haswell was for power efficiency, so they may focus evenly on desktop/mobile processors. Best case scenario, we will see a September iMac announcement. If that is the case, they will be announcing MBA, MBP, iMac, Mac Mini (hopefully haha), iPad, iPhone, and maybe even iWatch. This seems unlikely, as Apple likes to spread out their releases.

TL;DR: If you need one now, get one now. An iMac release is not even on the horizon.

Matt
 

Truefan31

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Do not expect a new iMac until November-December. Broadwell has been significantly delayed, and with the current Intel trend of "mobile first", desktop class Broadwell CPUs will most likely not see the light of day until very late 2014 or even early 2015. I'm not 100% certain because Broadwell isn't being heralded as much as Haswell was for power efficiency, so they may focus evenly on desktop/mobile processors. Best case scenario, we will see a September iMac announcement. If that is the case, they will be announcing MBA, MBP, iMac, Mac Mini (hopefully haha), iPad, iPhone, and maybe even iWatch. This seems unlikely, as Apple likes to spread out their releases.



TL;DR: If you need one now, get one now. An iMac release is not even on the horizon.



Matt

Man my bank account will be crying this fall
 

Micky Do

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Is it safe to buy now or are they gonna have another keynote very soon?

Thanks
If you need a new computer now, buy one now…… safe in the knowledge that it ail be good for OS and app updates for several generations ahead.

You can also be sure that sooner or later you will no longer have bragging rights to being the owner of the latest whiz bang tech. If that is of prime importance, no time is a safe time to buy, and you will never be satisfied.
 

ChrisA

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If you need a new computer now, buy one now…… safe in the knowledge that it ail be good for OS and app updates for several generations ahead. ...

I like to say something like this too but slightly different:

"If you need a new computer now, buy a computer now. If you don't need a new computer don't buy one."

In other words the ONLY reason to buy a computer is because the current computer is not doing something you need. It that case waiting is dumb because you con't get your work done. And if you are getting your work done then you don't need to buy a new computer.

The answer is to wait until you are forced to buy then don't wait.
 

thekev

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Or you could wait till the refresh in the fall probably along side of OSX 10.
I'd wait until August-ish in case Apple launches new hardware to go with Yosemite's release/back to school.
There isn't anything interesting available in terms of cpus until very late in the year. This means you're going to be waiting a while for a major refresh. Apple doesn't make the big changes when they don't have new cpus, so you're stuck with a .1ghz bump and lower pricing on the almost identical models, or more likely nothing until December/January. I don't know why anyone would have predicted new imacs. New minis would have been more likely, considering they're still on ivy bridge. My guess would be that it's due to the cost of the Haswell chips that Apple has opted to use in the macbook pros.
 

mad3inch1na

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Oct 21, 2013
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If I were you, I will wait for the next update. Especially the very 1st retina iMac may release soon.
A 4k iMac will most likely not be released until 2016. High quality, reasonably priced 60 Hz displays are not currently a reality. Not only that, but most 4k displays today are not 27", so Apple would have to do a redesign. The current design has only been around for 2 years. Even if there were going to be a 2014 retina iMac, it would be about 6 months away. This is unlikely considering there haven't been any rumors or leaks.

Bottom line, it isn't happening this year, and most likely not for a while. My recommendation to anyone not buying a maxed out 2013 model is to get a refurb 2012 with i7/8GB RAM/1 TB Fusion/gtx 680mx for 1949$. It is the best performance per dollar currently available in the Mac lineup.
 

oftheheavens

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Envy. The 27 with 780?
Yes sir, i7 3.5, 3tb fusion, 780m and I will be adding the extra ram to bring it to 32 I thought my maxed out 2009 was fast, pfft it was child's play in comparison. Playing eso on ultra (40fps) while also watching Hulu and downloading 10.10 this thing is ridiculous
 

Mr-Stabby

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It's a tough one. I'm really waiting on a new iMac, and i want 4K support so i can't buy the current one no matter how good it currently is. The fact that a new iMac was referenced in the 10.9.4 beta suggests it must be coming soon because if they were going to wait for Yosemite to come out they wouldn't bother updating Mavericks to support any new iMacs. So it has to be before September surely.
 

mrsavage1

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It's a tough one. I'm really waiting on a new iMac, and i want 4K support so i can't buy the current one no matter how good it currently is. The fact that a new iMac was referenced in the 10.9.4 beta suggests it must be coming soon because if they were going to wait for Yosemite to come out they wouldn't bother updating Mavericks to support any new iMacs. So it has to be before September surely.
You sir made a very good observation.
 

Truefan31

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Yes sir, i7 3.5, 3tb fusion, 780m and I will be adding the extra ram to bring it to 32 I thought my maxed out 2009 was fast, pfft it was child's play in comparison. Playing eso on ultra (40fps) while also watching Hulu and downloading 10.10 this thing is ridiculous

Damn. Is it much different between 775 and 780?
 

canuckle

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I just pulled the trigger on a 27" refurb i7, 3TB Fusion and 780 video card. I waited for today, but need to use it, so I saw no reason to wait until fall.



They may update, but I still have a nice Mac.

Just bought the same machine, amazing piece of kit.
 

Roller

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It's a tough one. I'm really waiting on a new iMac, and i want 4K support so i can't buy the current one no matter how good it currently is. The fact that a new iMac was referenced in the 10.9.4 beta suggests it must be coming soon because if they were going to wait for Yosemite to come out they wouldn't bother updating Mavericks to support any new iMacs. So it has to be before September surely.
Well, at least your decision-making is easy, though I doubt if we'll see a 4k iMac before the end of this year or the beginning of the next. I think that you're right about the iMac references in 10.9.4 indicating minor refreshes sooner. But even if Apple does release a refreshed iMac in the next few weeks or so, the performance gain will be relatively small.
 

Kayan

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I'm still holding out for the refresh. Makes it that much better when you finally get to have that new machine.
 

Truefan31

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Well, at least your decision-making is easy, though I doubt if we'll see a 4k iMac before the end of this year or the beginning of the next. I think that you're right about the iMac references in 10.9.4 indicating minor refreshes sooner. But even if Apple does release a refreshed iMac in the next few weeks or so, the performance gain will be relatively small.

I agree but I know a lot of people want tb2 to drive 4k displays.
 

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