The 2012 iMac: when can we expect?

ConnorTurnbull

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According to the buyers guide, the iMacs due for an update.

Apple generally releases Macs in Tuesdays and Thursdays, right? The average days between releases in the buyers guide is 273, which brings us up to this Tuesday.

The number of days between the 2009 & 2010 and 2010 & 2011 releases was 280 days. That would bring us up to next Tuesday.

Do you think it's likely we'll see any sort of iMac refresh within the next couple of weeks?
 
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According to the dozens of threads about this, Q2/2012 is a good time for an update, as Intel releases their new chips (Ivy Bridge) in March/April 2012.
 

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Don't mean to be annoying but there is a main thread discussion on this.

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onthecouchagain

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Honestly, you can't really rely on the Buyer's Guide for Macs anymore, in my opinion. They are handy guides for what was the past, not what will be the future.

Take a look at the Mac Pro. Notice that it's gotten longer and longer for each refresh. I think as Apple focuses more on iPhones and iPads and adopt more and more the whole post-PC mentality, we'll see less frequent consistent refreshes of their computers.

However, I do hope the new iMacs come sooner than later.
 

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alksion said:
They release Ivy Bridge in April for retail, but they will have already been shipped to OEMs like Apple.
I would say that it is an educated guess, but is there anyway to prove for sure?
Hopefully this means an even earlier release than April. I myself can not wait anymore it is killing me, I've been wanting a Mac for years this will be my first one.
 
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