RUMOR: iMacs to get spec bumps and price cuts

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  1. California King macrumors 65816

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    http://www.jon4lakers.com/blog/2008...-imacs-to-get-spec-bump-and-massive-pric.html

    Hopefully it's true! :D
     
  2. ColinEC macrumors 6502

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    Not bad prices, looks like a fairly good deal.

    You could get the $1,399.00 iMac, upgrade to the 8800GS & 3GHz, add 3rd-party RAM and save $100.

    Why's "drive1" underlined?
     
  3. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    Why would the base model cost $990, and not $999?

    I think it's fake, although good for the faker to drum up advertising revenue.
     
  4. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Knocking $400 off the price would drop margins a good deal more then the 5% Apple has given guidance for.

    The 3.06GHz X9100 CPU alone has a tray price of $851. Apple likely get's a discount off that, but we're still talking $750 or so. Add ~$300 for the LCD. ~$75 for the RAM. ~$75 for the HDD. ~$100 for the GPU. ~$100 for the systemboard. ~$50 for the case. Parts could be close to $1500 so at $1799 that would be a 16% margin compared to their current ~35%.

    If true, Apple better really double Mac sales or their stock price is going to get killed.
     
  5. vestigo74 macrumors member

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    The only difference between the $1799 iMac in that picture and the one I just bought a month ago for $2800 is mine has a 1TB HD.

    That's $1000 for 250GB of hard drive space.

    This had better be a fake, or I'm going to be calling Apple and asking for my money back.
     
  6. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    If thats true...I might consider the low end 24" iMac instead of a MBP. Then again, they might lower the MBP prices...
     
  7. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    if this is true I might get the high end iMac
     
  8. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    It's a fake. Take a look at the "or low as $xx.xx a month" under each computers price. It is exactly the same monthly payment amount as is currently at the real iMac page. If the amount financed were lower the monthly payment amount would change as well.

    Nice try, but you have to make sure all the fields are updated dude.
     
  9. xpipe macrumors regular

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    WOW! If this is true, I'll get one for every room :D
     

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    good call
     
  11. vestigo74 macrumors member

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    Not to mention the spellcheck underline. If this is an "intranet screenshot," then it was taken by one of the website devs.

    Either that, or it's not an internal screenshot at all, rather it's something someone faked in Word.



    My money's on the latter.
     
  12. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Fake!

    Look at the 20 inch 2.66 and you'll find the word 'drive' spell marked! Unfortunately HTML files rendered using a web browser dont spell check!
     
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Not to mention the iPod Back to School promo which would certainly not apply to new models.
     
  14. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Also the URL. if it was an internal file, it would certainly not have the store address. Dont forget the bookmark bar... I'm fairly certain an employee wouldn't have facebook and Jackass clips links on his computer. Xbox?

    Fake.
     
  15. darkshine macrumors newbie

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    omg

    I swear this better be fake.
    I just baught my imac... and for $200 extra, I could get the best one here.

    It better be fake!

    If not, I'm selling my iMac before they come out.
     
  16. xpipe macrumors regular

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    My fake (and even better priced) screen shot notwithstanding, I believe it's true because it happens every time I buy anything expensive :mad:
     
  17. jon4lakers macrumors regular

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    This actually came from my web site. I do 100% trust the source, but I suppose as with everything, take with a grain of salt.
     
  18. CWallace macrumors 603

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    I'm sorry, but the URL in your screencap is the exact same URL I have up right now in Safari for the iMac page of the Apple Store.

    That means the page in your screencap would have to be an actual live page on the actual US Apple Store that any person accessing the iMac section of the US Apple Store would have seen.

    There is no way Apple would test an updated page on the live store - especially a page with a $400 price drop. They would test it against the development and test web server so you'd have a local hostname instead of http://store.apple.com.
     
  19. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    Can you explain the "or low as $xx.xx a month" issue or the spellcheck underline on "drive" for the 20" iMac?
     
  20. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Yes it would. They did last August when the iMacs were updated. Doesn't change that this is just a mock-up though.
     
  21. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    agree- fake, stupidly done:rolleyes:
     
  22. Salavat23 macrumors 6502

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    More like $650 for the CPU, $20 for the ram, $50 for the mobo, $45 for the GPU and $30 for the case.
     
  23. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Apple doesn't buy enough CPUs to get 25% off. I'm not sure even Dell gets those discounts, based on Intel's ASPs. :)
     

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