The iMac update needs to be rolled out, the sooner the better

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iMikeT, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    I'm still on a PPC G4 Mac and this past week alone really shows how much I need a new computer.

    Two freezes in a week while playing a YouTube video in Safari is a very scary experience when this is my primary machine. :( I have never experienced anything like this before on this machine for as long as I've owned it, going on 5 years now! :D I would expect two freezes a day on a beige box, even a new and shiny one, but since this Mac is as old as it is I guess I shouldn't be surprised. The hardware is barely hobbling while it's running modern software but it has served me well all these years. :D

    Now because of the freezing, the other apps that I had open at the time: Mail, iCal, and iChat were also affected because of having to reboot my Mac. Mail's index was damaged and had to be repaired. It was repaired all right but not completely. I lost nearly two months of email! :mad: Now I have to delete all of my accounts then reenter the information and download my entire mail from gmail from the beginning! :eek:

    Come on Apple, let's get these iMacs rolled out now! Please, pretty please!!! I'm ready to give you guys my $$$! :D
     
  2. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Yes .. it's a pain to be waiting iMac 2011 refresh. Every-time I hang out and see an Apple Store, i just go in and toying with 2010 iMac 27" which displayed in store.

    Yes, my hands are itch, my wallet is vibrating, I just want to grab one and put it on my room and be done with it.

    My PC at home is 6years old, and the monitor is 12years !! with no color change or degradation. What a tough monitor, but the cpu is very slow.

    So yes, i'm waiting for new iMac, and since we're on near-end of 2010 iMac cycle, i decide to wait and see, which is a pain :(

    At least please, Apple, give us a date !!
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Agreed. My overworked 2009 iMac is starting to lose port functionality :(

    If they release soon, I'll probably wait till Lion 10.7.1 is released.
     
  4. antman2x2 macrumors 6502a

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    Amen.

    There are loads of us waiting.

    But they'll be released when apple wants to release them :-/
     
  5. driver.joe macrumors newbie

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    hopeful

    I've been waiting for a year just hope they change something in the imac look!!!
    I have a 2007 and still works great so in no big rush. If no cosmetic change will wait some more. If not a pro or gamer which I'm not more speed is not so enticing.
     
  6. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816

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    Word-my first gen. white Macbook died last September and I've been waiting patiently since then.:eek:
     
  7. infidel69 macrumors regular

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    Your 09 imac is fine. Why waste money on a slightly faster imac? Sometimes I think people just like to throw away their money.
     
  8. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Lol no. The USB ports are beginning to frequently trigger the "too much power" error message and the mini-displayport causes the external monitor to flicker as well.
     
  9. 50548 Guest

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    I have ZERO reason to buy a new iMac, since my 2008 one is running fine...but it's always nice to have a new and even faster machine as a birthday present...:D

    My wishes:

    - 27" i7 Quad-Core Sandy Bridge;
    - 8Gb RAM;
    - 1Tb HD minimum;
    - 2 TB ports;
    - Radeon 6950 or higher.
     
  10. Chris5488 macrumors regular

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    2 TB ports? Isn't 1 enough since you can daisy-chain up to 6 devices? Or are you planning to use >6 TB devices of which NONE is available right now and only a handfull are announced for the summer?
     
  11. iMikeT thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Your 2009 Intel iMac needs to be upgraded all ready?

    I guess words have really taken a different definition over time. So if your iMac is overworked, then what do you call my 2005 PPC G4 that I'm currently using?



    Let me guess, you didn't purchase Apple Care from the beginning? You do realize that Apple would have repaired those issues or perhaps give you a new iMac in exchange right?
     
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    They will be available by June, so your point is moot.
     
  13. iMikeT thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You are only devolving into childish behavior by calling his post moot.

    I think that Chris realizes that device manufacturers will be taking advantage of TB asap with word being as early as this summer. However, he seemed to be pointing out how you stated that the iMac will ship with two (2) TB ports. Why do you believe that the iMac will ship with two TB ports and what evidence do you have to back that up?
     
  14. UltimaLink macrumors regular

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    Seriously wanting to jump the gun but I don't wanna get the crap end of the stick so I'm waiting. My MacBook is ok for now, but it's seriously messing with me since it starts slowing down if I use my intuos on it.
     
  15. dwarnecke11 macrumors 6502

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    I was in the same boat as you in 2009 with my Mac mini. It was the original 1.42 Ghz G4 model. YouTube was a no-go, as was any sort of modern web browsing. It was a whiz with Photoshop CS2, but stalled out on YouTube. Go figure. I bought the 27" i5 iMac when it was first introduced but returned it quickly due to a bevy of QC issues. A year later, I got the 27" i7 iMac and it's totally free of defects. No flickering, hard drive rumble or yellow gradient.

    The new iMac should be out in the coming months.
     
  16. aggri1 macrumors 6502

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    Two thunderports would possibly allow hooking up two external monitors. Maybe. Of course, until we know more about how Thunderbolt and graphics cards deal with eachother, we can't know whether this would work.
     
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    1 - Notwithstanding TB's excelent performance, two ports would make sense for high-bandwidth equipment such as HD displays and cutting-edge external GPUs;

    2 - 2 TBs in iMacs would also accelerate the move towards TB in detriment of older FW solutions;

    3 - I have zero evidence to back that up.
     
  18. Pavia macrumors regular

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    I can't wait either. Currently on a temporary **** PC (some AMD dual core with 1 gb ram running Win7 and constantly freezing because of the harddrive).
    I just got my insurance money yesterday, so I'm ready to order an iMac the second it's in the Apple Store. All my music is stuck on a partition on my external harddrive (back up) and cannot be retrieved in windows :[

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Chris5488 macrumors regular

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    Download Linux Ubuntu and burn disc, then you boot from disc and start Ubuntu without installing it, then you can access the drive and recover wathever you want :) It's also great for partitioning.
     
  20. iMikeT thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I hope you didn't pay much for that temporary beige box.
     
  21. RubbishBBspeed macrumors regular

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    I'd love a 30" display and seeing as its dreamland time I'm throwing in a 4k resolution display at that.

    Also support for an external likewise 30" 4k display which has it's own superdrive connected through the thunderbolt. plus hdmi to hook in a tv and while i'm at it a second hdmi for a digital projector too.

    Also support to add additional speakers to make up surround sound without wasting the inbuilt speakers. actually na ditch the speakers and lets have some swanky external speakers for a change.
     
  22. Pavia macrumors regular

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    I don't quite understand... If by temporary beige box you mean my temporary PC, then no. My dad put it together with some of his spare parts (He's not quite the Apple fan, as I am.)

    Thank you, I will try that! I miss my iTunes library so much.
     
  23. iMikeT thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's exactly what I'm talking about. I think it would have sucked to have spent any amount of money on a temporary machine to hold you over between now and when ever you purchase the updated iMac.

    Too bad that your father isn't as much a Mac fan as you are. Believe me, I know what that situation is like. I'm the only person in my family that uses Macs and once I made the switch, I refuse to go back. Though, I have to admit that the two main reasons why the people in my family, and many other people I know, refuse to switch to a Mac is because 1) Macs are expensive ("expensive" being a relative term) and 2) There is a learning curve to switching to a different platform. These two reasons being governed strongly by perception of course.
     
  24. iMikeT thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's a lot of dreaming.
     
  25. Cephied macrumors newbie

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    Well, I have been waiting and waiting. This was going to be my first mac in 10 years. This weekend my 3 y/o pc laptop died. I have work to do and I simply can't wait one more day. I'm quite upset really. I was really looking forwards to having the new iMac.

    Now I'm trying to find out which sites I can order pc parts from here in Korea using my Canadian credit card and am going to just build a PC. I didn't want to, but I can't wait for who-knows-how-long for the iMac to finally be released.

    I am tempted to buy a new MBP, but I will be doing a lot of editing with DSLR footage, so I was gonna buy a top of the line iMac. Oh yeah, they also lost out on me purchasing Final Cut Studio.

    So frustrated and sad.
     

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