Purchase iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MacIsBack, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. MacIsBack macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2006
    I want to purchase a 24inch iMac for video editing. Do you guys think it would be safe to wait until Jobs keynote address on Jan 9th? Do you think any new iMacs will be released?
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    can't hurt to wait... u never know, even if not you'll get the ilife 07 update
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    iLife '07 is not guaranteed to be released in January but there's a good chance it will be.

    i doubt there will be any improvements to the iMac since no new chipsets are expected for January.

    if it doesn't hurt you to wait, i don't see why you should rush into anything right now.
  4. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    Yes, iLife and iWork have always, since they were introduced, been updated in January, at the MacWorld Expo.

    If you look at the frontpage, there are pland for a "Core 2 Quad" chip, which I think would be ideal for the iMac. And besides the Mac Pro, the iMac is the product next to the MacPro that has had the most time since an update. I think there may be a chance that Steve will announce an iMac at MW, which will ship in a month or so.;)

    Just wait until MW. There is a slight chance Leopard will also be out by then.;)
  5. jkaz macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2004
    Upper Mid West
    i typically recommend to purchase ONLY the day of or after an update.

    so my advice to you is wait until they update, also-- check the imac buying guide here at macrumors and look at days since last upgrade and the average days between updates to help you
  6. menthol moose macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2006
    I really don't think that would work, because while the iMac uses mobile/laptop processors, the Core 2 Quad is a desktop processor, and a pretty hot one at that. It would not fit well in an iMac.

    My guess is that it will be updated after Intel releases Santa Rosa, sometime in March or April. Maybe they'll do a speed bump at Macworld, but I doubt it.
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Are you joking or serious?
  8. Cosmo modo macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2005
    the current iMac already has two 64-bit cores.
    that's enough power for years to come.

    just buy one...... maybe the iMac will get a slight bump in speeds or graphics card.... big deal.

    the current X1600 chipset is more than enough for even serious Maya 3d work.
    so video editing won't be a problem at all.
  9. marksmand macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2006
    buy one

    I got a refurb at $1699 from the apple store..It's up and running fine and happy with Final Cut vid editing...Go for it!
    Rob C
  10. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    I agree with most people here. Go get it! Sounds great.
  11. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

    Maxwell Smart

    Jan 29, 2006
    I would wait, I mean it won't hurt to wait just a few more weeks and you might then be able to get iLife 07 included.
  12. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    The iMac wont get a new processor, taking it that 2.33 is the fastest Merom chip made so far, so pretty much you will be waiting for iLife 07.

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