Predictions for release of 30" iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by spitboy2000, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. spitboy2000 macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
  2. Marty Macfly macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    As we already have a 27" iMac, this won't be happening.

    The 27" iMac screen has only slightly less vertical resolution than a standalone 30" monitor, and while I prefer 16:10 to 16:9, the 27" iMac will not be superseded by a 30" due to the iMac's pitch as a media machine.

    Recent rumors also point to a 27" standalone display as the replacement for the aging 30" Cinema Display instead of a new 30" screen, further refuting the idea of a 30" iMac.
  3. spitboy2000 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    just as the 24 morphed into the 27, i would think the 27 will morph into the
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Too early. The 24" has been around for 3 years (2006-2009). Maybe in a couple of years.
  5. Marty Macfly macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    Doubtful for several reasons. First because the 27" has just made its appearance. The 24" existed for three years before becoming the 27", and the 20" had been around since the iMac G4.

    Secondly because Apple has moved to 16:9 for the iMacs, and no 30" panels exist that are anything but 16:10.
  6. cryer macrumors regular

    May 3, 2010
    I predict there will definitely be a 30" iMac. It's more a question of when than if
  7. mingoglia macrumors 6502

    Dec 10, 2009
    Personally I think the 27" Imac is pushing the envelope for the space a typical home user has for a machine. I already think the 27" is probably a bit too much for most. I couldn't see Apple going bigger. But I hope I'm wrong. :)
  8. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    30".....screw that i wants a 55" with a resolution of 8000x4500. now that would be impressive
  9. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    Or maybe an iMac in the formfactor of a projector with computer innards, but projects a 10,000x5,000 resolution screen for your whole wall.
  10. britboyj macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2009
    I'd prefer we get a 24" back...

    The screen-jump from 21.5" to 27" is just too big. 27" is too large for my workspace, but 21.5" is just a tad too small for my photography work.
  11. dwarnecke11 macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2009
    I'd take an increase in resolution over an increase in size any day. That said, the 27" is here to stay for at least 3 more years.
  12. mrmarts macrumors 65816

    Feb 6, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    isnt 27 big enough i sit besides a 24inch and iam losing my sight slowly don't get me started with 3d tv lol 2500x1600 would improve the screen display and the content it presents.

    a matt screen display will help please apple get rid of the shiny screen!!!
  13. bsblvnv macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    Las Vegas
    How about a 27" or any other size for that matter, with an upgradeable hard drive, gpu, and processor. Oh and bluray, and USB 3.0. Yep that would be the PERFECT computer. Come on Steve please don't disappoint me :rolleyes:
  14. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2006
    Lost Angeles, Ca. usa
    With expectations like that you'll never by disappointed by Apple.;)

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