The NEXT iMac update?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fivepoint, Dec 28, 2007.

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When will the next iMac update be?

  1. Macworld 2008 (January)

    12.6%
  2. No later than February 1st.

    5.1%
  3. No later than March 1st.

    14.0%
  4. No later than April 1st.

    15.0%
  5. No later than May 1st.

    53.3%
  1. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    If you had to bet one way or the other... when do you think the next iMac update will be?

    On a related note -- WHAT do you think the updates will be?
     
  2. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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    Me thinks there will be an iMac refresh/update in June.
     
  3. goldenlotus macrumors regular

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    They were updated fairly recently so I'd say we're at least 6 months out from the update.
     
  4. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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  5. Muzzway macrumors regular

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    I picked the last option, but given Apple's history it could be much later than that, unfortunately.
     
  6. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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    I agree.
     
  7. jnc macrumors 68020

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    I'd say around April. I'd be disappointed if updates to iMac/Mac Mini/iPhone came at Macworld at the expense of something more interesting, such as new Cinema Displays, Mac Pros or MBPs.
     
  8. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I say May ish sounds about good.

    I beleive they will have the Mobile Peryn processors. So, Still Dual Core - Still on the "Mobile" Platform like it is currently using.

    Also, Im sure the Video Cards will be updated. But to what I dont know.
     
  9. Nadav macrumors regular

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    I think around July is when they'll update it, and then they'll update it with a new design in January.
     
  10. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    It will be probably updated in August or even September. I expect a yearly update from those people. I am torn between a next generation iMac and a next generation Mac Pro.
     
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    what they ought to do, given the 2009 digital television mandate and the company's apparent strategy to make the imac an all-in-one home entertainment device, is come out with a 30-36" (at least) special imac that includes a blueray dvd drive, ships with wireless keyboard and mouse, and includes a cable BNC input connector. this would provide many of those of us who will be shopping for new televisions in the coming year with a phenomenal living room home entertainment solution. if they came with something in the 30-42" range screen they could make it a bit thicker (and lose the chin beneath the screen, even), and it would rock the home entertainment market like no other. with itunes, apple tv, internet and this thing filling in for the living room tellie, there'd be no stopping it.

    i know that in the $1500-2500 price range (or whatever comparably sized high-end LCD/plasma televisions of that size range sell for), i'd order one immediately!

    since apple's part of the blueray consortium, it makes sense that the next wave of their computers will have those drives (if they can write, that is).

    here's to crossing one's fingers!
     
  13. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Very interesting... Thanks for your input! I really didn't think it would be that far out!

    I am in the market for a new iMac, but was hoping to wait for the next revision to come out. I would like a slightly faster processor/graphics card, but I would only like to wait for a couple of months at most. I have a functioning (but 5yr old) iMac which I am using now. It is fine for most things... just not iWeb and other processor intensive programs like that.

    The Mac Rumors Buyers Guide seems to think that it is a bit closer than you guys are guessing. It says that the usual upgrades are about 185 days apart, and it has already been 143 since the last iMac upgrade.
    http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#iMac

    Do you guys think I should wait it out, or just give in and get one?
     
  14. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just a guess?
    Have there been any rumors to this effect?
     
  15. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That seems to starkly contrast with the iMac update history, doesn't it? A whole year seems like a very long time to go without a single update.
     
  16. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Intel's release schedule.
     
  17. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But, doesn't this just relate to the "Penryn" part of his quote? Why is "February" the date? Is that the month that Penryn comes out, and if so... what part of that indicates that the iMac will get the updated processor right away?

    I hope you are right! I am just saying.
     
  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    To be honest given Intel's release schedule I can expect to see an update at MacWorld in January.
     
  19. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    That is exactly what happened last year. The C2D iMacs came out in September 06 and were not touched until the Alu iMacs of August 07.
     
  20. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I picked May but it really could be even later than that.
     
  21. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So, are you indicating that you think Apple will become more like Dell and HP (forgive me) in that they will have updates more frequently, in order to keep up-to-date machines and more directly align with Intel's processor release dates?
     
  22. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Did you notice the iMac Alu was shipping with the 2.8 GHz X7900 around a month before its launch?
     
  23. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I forgot about that...
    When is Penryn due for launch from Intel?
     
  24. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    January 6th for mobiles.
     
  25. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great. Thanks. I found that too...
    http://www.dailytech.com/Intels+Penryn+Mobile+Processor+Schedule+Revealed/article9893.htm

    Intel will up the ante again on January 6, 2008 with its new 45nm Penryn-based Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme dual core processors.

    It's highly plausible that the chips could make their first appearance at CES 2008 (January 7, 2008) with further unveils at MacWorld 2008 in Apple’s oft-rumored tablet, revamped MacBook Pros or refreshed iMac desktops.​



    So... why does everybody else seem to think it won't happen for several months? Are they making an analysis based on anything, or is it just a gut reaction? Or maybe they just bought their own iMacs, and don't want the updates to come too fast? ;)

    Guys?
     

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