So, Wait. Are they upgrading the new iMacs or not??

Ogilvy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 11, 2012
1
0
I need a computer and I've been waiting to buy my first apple computer. I was going to buy an iMac.

Did I miss something or are they not finished announcing new products yet?

I hope their not finished because ibuypower had a crazy good memorial day sale that I missed because I waited for WWDC.

Can someone please confirm?

If this is the case I can only hope ibuypower has a crazy 4th of July sale.

I know a lot of people just say "Why don't you just buy the current one"
Because I don;t want to pay a premium price for yesterday's technology.
(Must have: Ivybridge at least 3770 or 3820, Ati 3970 or geforce 690, at least 8gb Ram)

Thanks
 

Apple fanboy

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 21, 2012
35,495
24,248
Behind the Lens, UK
No iMac announced. There will be one released sometime. My guess is now late summer. I'm also waiting but will continue to hold out. 2011 tech for 2012 prices makes no sense to me. Maybe it will be a silent speed bump refresh only. But even if it was going to happen soon, I think it would at least get a mention.
 
Comment

Reaktor5

macrumors 6502a
Oct 12, 2007
707
5
New Hampshire, USA
I highly doubt that Mountain Lion will ship without new iMacs.

----------

Just got in the store for a second. No new iMacs but Mac Pros have been updated.

 
Comment

cypress822

macrumors regular
Jun 11, 2012
120
0
For several months there has been thousands upon thousands of threads about the new 2012 iMac....maybe in march...maybe in april...maybe in may...for sure in june...LOL!!
Now there will be a repeat of the same with new months...maybe late june...maybe july....maybe august...maybe 2013?? LOL!!!
No more.
 
Comment

fsu06

macrumors newbie
Jul 22, 2011
19
0
Why the crap can't they just put the new processor, usb 3.0, and GPU in it. Why update the macbook airs and pros but not the iMac???? I don't want to pay the Apple premium for hardware over 400 days old.

Ridiculous mac fanboy and I'm seriously considering just buying a PC tower now. Apple needs to get its **** together with the iMac.
 
Comment

macpants

macrumors member
Jan 16, 2008
50
0
UK
Yes, but they also list the Mac Mini as 'NEW' but that hasn't changed either. Woe is me....
 
Comment

Razeus

macrumors 603
Jul 11, 2008
5,239
1,900
It's pretty clear Apple is trying to dump the desktop versions of their Macs. Clearer than ever.
 
Comment

dannywaugh1

macrumors member
May 13, 2010
58
0
It's pretty clear Apple is trying to dump the desktop versions of their Macs. Clearer than ever.

I don't think they are tying to dump them at all. I think they may do a silent update on the imac. Maybe they didn't do an update at this years wwdc because they have something special to announce later on?, or to have its own keynote.

I suppose the imac in its self its a great product as in design that may be why they haven't said anything.

I think it will be a silent update :apple:
 
Comment

Rebel Hedgehog

macrumors member
Feb 28, 2012
67
0
Northants
What about the fact here's a new MacPro then ??
Then thing is the Macpro has been updated but it doesn't have thunderbolt or usb3 so why do people think the new iMac will?

It's getting silly now.... I say it's probably time to buy (no point waiting any longer) if the MacPro hasn't even had the rumoured update IMO
 
Comment

applefiend95

macrumors regular
Jan 25, 2012
111
0
WOWWWWWWW no new iMacs?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? that is soo sad, i spent sooo much time waiting......i know many people will feel the same today.:mad:
 
Comment

Razeus

macrumors 603
Jul 11, 2008
5,239
1,900
I don't think they are tying to dump them at all. I think they may do a silent update on the imac. Maybe they didn't do an update at this years wwdc because they have something special to announce later on?, or to have its own keynote.

I suppose the imac in its self its a great product as in design that may be why they haven't said anything.

I think it will be a silent update :apple:
It will be a silent update when Mountain Lion ships. iMacs no longer get their own keynotes in this iOS world.
 
Comment

Razeus

macrumors 603
Jul 11, 2008
5,239
1,900
But if it's going to be a silent refresh, then why not now, like the Mac Pro?
That's the million dollar question. It seems they won't be redesigning it and it will just be a spec bump to the Ivy Bridge - IF they upgrade the darn thing.
 
Comment

Razeus

macrumors 603
Jul 11, 2008
5,239
1,900
But if it's going to be a silent refresh, then why not now, like the Mac Pro?
The Mac Pro is NOT an upgrade. Perhaps if they made it with USB 3 and Thunderbolt in there as a sign of good faith to the creative pros out there, sure, but as its stands, it's a damn joke.

My guess is that laptops sell like hot cakes for Apple, especially for college kids. Notice their back to school program started today as well.
 
Comment

benmrii

macrumors 65816
Nov 14, 2007
1,091
3
FL
What about the fact here's a new MacPro then ??
About 3 months ago I built a PC. It has a faster processor, more RAM, more hard drive space including SSD, a better optical drive, double the video memory than is even available as an upgrade on any of the Mac Pros and cost just under half as much as the cheaper of the two options.

The Mac Pros now available for purchase are far from new, they're just the most recent option. Seems every build of that line is further and further away from being viable as a serious computer.
 
Comment

Khadgar

macrumors member
Oct 9, 2011
41
0
The Mac Pro actually didn't even get an update. Intel stopped making the CPUs in them so they went to the slowest ones Intel still produces, and Apple seems to have been able to convince AMD to continue to produce the already discontinued video cards for the computer. Certainly looks like the Mac Pro's pretty much dead.

I'm currently a Mac Pro user (Mac Pro 1,1) that I use for real work, meaning I'm looking at a screen I don't have to squint at to see. I've been looking at an iMac to upgrade to, but it looks like I'm kind of SOL at the moment. I don't need a laptop computer that I'm just going to have sitting on my desk as a heating pad hooked to 2 external displays (if it can even do that without exploding). For what I'd do with portable computing? I have my iPhone and iPad for that.

My Mac Pro's still fast as hell. It can't run Mountain Lion, but it's still a great computer. Hope the iMac's update could be like the previous Mac Mini update where it was updated after WWDC. I wouldn't imagine Apple's releasing Mountain Lion without an iMac update, but who the hell knows anymore?
 
Comment

Similar threads

  • Vince Uy
3
Replies
3
Views
272
  • ispperformance
6
Replies
6
Views
503
Replies
9
Views
575
  • e46pphkg
3
Replies
3
Views
290
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.