Safe to buy iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pilesofstones, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. pilesofstones, Jul 31, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2013
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    At this point it is up in the air. If you can wait, then do. If you really want one, then get one.

  3. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Just buy the top of the line and u will be good if u wait u will hate yourself whn u buy it and bang the next week a new one comes out
  4. pilesofstones, Jul 31, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2013

    pilesofstones thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2006
  5. gehrbox macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2007
    Every 6 to 9 months a better one comes along with more speed, bigger screen, better video card, faster memory and larger HDD (or some combination). The next iMac will be better then the current one, but you are going to have to wait for it.

    New designs sometimes include new design issues. So you might want to wait a few months before you buy so that the wrinkles can be worked out. Stuff like failing video, bad displays, overheating, bad motherboards can show up. Apple has had this in their recent past.

    By the time you get done waiting for that stuff to be field proven reliable you will be right back where you are now in between product refreshes :)

    If you NEED it, then get it now. IF you WANT it, then wait for the next refresh, and the next one and the next one. Or just budget for a new iMac every 9 months and you should be able to stay more or less current with the latest and greatest. It's the nature of Apples business model and marketing.
  6. The Hammer macrumors 6502

    The Hammer

    Jun 19, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
  7. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2006
    In a Mac box
    If you have the money, just get the high-end one and really it will last you a long time. If you keep waiting and thinking another will come along, then you'll never get one. I have a white Core Duo from '06 (which got updated 1-2 weeks later) and I still love it and it's still the fastest computer I've ever had with barely if any slowdown. Now they're better than ever. I don't think they will be updated for at least a few months. They're great machines, just get it and you will be happy.
  8. PumaGuy macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2007
    Québécois land! :)
    I'm waiting for the new one. Going to get the top of the line. Hopefully it will be out by early 2009 :D
  9. shortlex macrumors member


    Jul 9, 2008
    Australia, Sydney
    There are rumors of new products coming out in the third quarter by Apple, as stated by steve jobs. There might be physical updates of the iMac, hopefully
  10. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    At this moment seems like Apple's going mad and so is the rumor mill!(lol)

    Nothings safe anymore....:D

    P.S.: SJ must be laughing his lungs out reading all these threads around... seems like we're running after wisps of clouds like sheeps.... "oh its the MacBooks.... no its the iPods... OMG its both?.... No its the tablet Mac..." ROFL

    Pun intended!
  11. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    The iMac always has a very long product cycle. The first was in August, then in April this year, then my guess is the next will be in January or February.

    What Apple did was use some Montevina like technology in the iMac, therefore if they did update them to Montevina there would be no change at all in CPU clock speed, RAM, etc. Or they might just leave the current technology in there until January. No point in updating in September only to change again in January (although they have been known to turn over products in 3 months with the Macbook, although the Macbook is there best selling product by far).

    Basically what I'm saying is, buy it now, stop worrying about future releases.
  12. candyman macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I agree 100% with these two posts. The iMac was just released in late April so it's only 3 months old. I just bought the 3.06 model two weeks ago and love it.

    I don't see any substantial upgrades to the iMac until early '09, at least nothing that will make my machine look like a snail. I say if you want the iMac, get it now and enjoy such a great machine.

    Technology will always be updating and if you continue to just stand and wait for the next best thing, you'll miss out on the experience of ever owning and enjoying one now.
  13. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Yeah I'm sure SJ spends his days looking at message boards and rumor blogs :rolleyes:
  14. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    That was supposed to be a pun:)

    Im sorry... I should've added a 'no pun intended':D
    I'll do that now!

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