the next iMac should have this...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jsunem, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. jsunem macrumors newbie

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    In the past Apple seemed ahead of the curve on hardware. These days I haven't seen much revolutionary in the way of desktops or laptops, only in the media devices (Apple TV, iPhone, etc.) I understand that's where the money is at, but its time we have something real rad to blow their collective minds. Maybe this thread can be our dream or wishlist for the future.

    I myself wish the next iMac came with 1-2 eSATA ports in addition to Firewire 800, and a Blueray burner. All in the same slim package of course. This is long overdue. Apple should have been one of the first to offer this.

    Touchscreens may be in our future, simply to show HP how it should really be done.

    What do you think/hope will be next?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    There won't be Blu-ray until 2015.

    There won't be multitouch until OS XI and a redesign that is a redefinition of the term "personal computer".

    There won't be eSATA because Apple doesn't like it/care.
     
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  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Truly, but, hey, what can we do?
     
  5. zombie1210 macrumors regular

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    But they will come equipped with a flux capacitor.
     
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    Ideally, yes. In reality, I doubt we'll see any of the above.

    Personally I think the UMBP would have been the perfect candidate for eSATA (couldn't come up with a but...).
     
  8. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    I always thought that Apple was waiting for the format wars to end before going the Blu-Ray route but obviously not. Hope they kick this into gear soon...
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, actually. 400GB Blu-ray disks have just started being manufactured, and they're working on a terabyte. It's not going away for a LONG time.
     
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    you just keep messing up today, sorry bud but theres already multi-touch in the laptops. why couldnt they put it in a desktop either through the keyboard as seen above or on the screen, maybe both?
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Oh, ho... that is NOT what I am talking about. I'm talking about OS XI.

    You know that little thing about the size of a bar of soap that you rub on your desk? OS XI will be killing that.

    The pathetic excuse for multitouch that exists in laptops today is a transitionary phase from the archaic keyboard/mouse input system to a trans-spacial 3D interface based entirely on touch.

    I'm not going to bother explaining what Apple will do with GUI in the next ten years. I'm known for long-winded posts.
     
  13. madog macrumors 65816

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    But alas, the iMac won't have any new features, and if the past is any indication of Apple's future, the iMac will also be slower or have lesser hardware in it than the MacBook Pros except at the most expensive 24", even while being released after them.

    I know that they reserve the best for the "Pro", however desktop components, which are generally bigger than the laptops', should also be cheaper, and a bigger screen (that's actually worse) shouldn't necessetate a higher price. (i.e, the same exact specs if not better should be available in every iMac from bottom to top compared to the MacBook Pros. But it won't and never will be because the iMac is not a "Pro" machine.)

    But that's just me. Also, because I want it as such, that means it will never, ever be released by Apple.

    The processor won't have a significant boost, with the cheapest iMac having a slower processor than the lowest MacBook Pro, while possibly even going down a bit compared to the current low-end (even dropping current features and speed like the MacBooks did), with a newer video card with the same RAM, will also have 1gb RAM to start with while possibly going back to the 512 paired style cause that's more "efficient", and will have exactly the same design style with the same keyboard and same mouse. However, it will have the same "brilliant professional display" (or however they will label it) in both 20" and 24" models because they got sued for it.

    No one will appreciate it compared the old ones yet everyone will still buy it and think it's the best. Maybe I'm just pessimistic though.
     
  14. zombie1210 macrumors regular

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    You obviously don't own a new Macbook.
    :eek:
     
  15. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Having what to do with my post?
     
  16. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I was under the impression that esata is kind of a void filler until USB 3.0 comes out.

    Are there benifits to esata im unaware of that will allow for its continued exsistance once 3.0, and god willing FW 1600 or 3200 are out?:confused:
     
  17. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Because, you know, most iMacs cost less than the MacBook Pro? Even considering that, many iMac components are better than MacBook Pro components.

    The current low-end iMac has a 2.4 GHz CPU. It won't go down unless there's a price drop.

    2 GB.
     
  18. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Just because you own the new MacBook doesn't make any difference at all. Tallest Skil is talking about NO keyboard and NO mouse AT ALL. Just touch.
     
  19. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Bingo. Well, no physical keyboard. We'll still need a way to convey language.

    I'm talking about a fully gesture-based OS. No more cursor. No more cursor means that we are not bound by the limits of one point of access. We can use all ten fingers in one gesture, or we can manipulate up to ten data modules at once doing different tasks.

    The entire look of the OS will be different, as well. In OS XI, Apple will redefine what it means to have a GUI.
     
  20. zombie1210 macrumors regular

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    Are you a ventriloquist? Is your arm up his backside?

    TS is a major blowhard, quick to bash everything.

    The trackpad on the new MB is a thing of beauty.
     
  21. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I'm not bashing anything! :p I'm just curious what your post has to do with my position on OS XI.
     
  22. zombie1210 macrumors regular

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    Tell us everything you know.......I have 40 or 50 years left to live....

    Are you some kind of Apple insider, or just a forum ninja?
     
  23. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Please cease this childishness.

    I'll extrapolate your position on my post, as you don't seem inclined to do so yourself.

    I think that you are talking about the new multitouch gestures on the new MacBooks. While I do not own a unibody, I have applied the update to give my Penryn MacBook Pro your new functions, and I do enjoy them. But this is exactly what I said earlier; Apple is slowly adding new multitouch features to transition us from the keyboard/mouse input system to one that is fully multitouch.
     
  24. zombie1210 macrumors regular

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    There will always be a keyboard of some kind, no matter how far into the future you can see. To say otherwise is pure fantasy.

    I'm right about you.
     
  25. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's why I said (in post #19) that there wouldn't be a physical keyboard.
     

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