question about next iMac and OS X

Discussion in 'iMac' started by washburn, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. washburn macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2010
    it would seem pretty silly if the next iMac was being shipped with an updated box with the new OS X background and the same old specs, I mean that hasn't happened before right?

    MBA, MBP have been updated, surely the iMac would have to be updated in time for ML?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    It happened with the mid-2007 iMac. When it first came out the picture has a Tiger screen with the blue background. Once Leopard came out, the background changed to the nebula one.
  3. Icy1007 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    Early 2011 MacBook Pros shipped with Snow Leopard and in July they shipped with Lion.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    As stated examples show, Apple doesn't always link OS releases with hardware releases. They update independently of each other in many cases.
  5. iSayuSay macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2011
    It happened before. Like others said, early 2011 MBP was 5months old, Lion came out and so all the printed materials were changed to match with Lion desktop background.

    So did 2011 iMac, mine still came with Snow Leopard DVD, packaging comes with SL wallpaper.. After July it was replaced with Lion packaging. No DVDs included.

    Point is .. It's possible.
  6. shatteringlass macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    Ok but...maybe the ML GM will feature some hint to the supposedly coming iMac refresh. Something like a model number or such...

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