too early to ask about the next release?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Travis Bickle, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Travis Bickle macrumors member

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    Been wanting to get an imac but because of a cash flow problem i've not been able to treat myself yet. However, i'm in a better place now and have the readies to help Mr. Jobs along in his retirement so am thinking of the high spec 21.5" imac.

    I know the imacs were updated a short while back and the buyers guide suggests they're mid cycle but i wondered if any of you guys on here would like to hazzard a guess as to when the next update will be and what that update will entail?

    cheers all.
     
  2. ckeck macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it's too early...only been a few months since the last refresh. Won't see anything new shipping until late Q1 2012 at the EARLIEST but more likely Q2 2012.

    Out the door to pick up a 27" i7 iMac myself right now :)
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Intel's next chipset is Ivy Bridge, and they don't see it showing up in consumer systems until early 2012.
     
  4. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    I just really hope they come up with a better solution for the glass panel. Dust getting behind the screen is a horrible design oversight in an otherwise aesthetically pleasing package.
     
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  6. Logos327 macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't say it is too early.

    A month ago I was prepared to buy a new iMac, however I decided to wait until I am in a little bit better financial situation in January. I put $1900 in savings to go towards the top 27", and whatever I can add to that will go towards upgrades.

    I don't expect a new iMac to be out at that point, but it will be close enough to wait. I am hoping for SATA3 speed SSDs, Ivy Bridge, and (pipe dream) USB3. I don't care so much about a redesign as I think they are quite nice looking now, not to mention I am not really sure what they would do.
     
  7. bobob macrumors 68030

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    Re: too early to ask about the next release?

    That's what she said.
     
  8. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    I waiting for a redesigned new iMac here (Thinner, ACD design with White colour option? :rolleyes: and no disc drive) :)
    I guess is not too early because it is half way through already :D

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    If you have a look at the "Buyer's Guide", in March 2009 they updated the old iMac hardware, then in October 2009 they released a new redesigned iMac :D

    So... I might be wrong, just guessing :)
     

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