When wil iMac lose its chin?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by LeandrodaFL, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

    LeandrodaFL

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    Why does the iMac has a Chin? Its so thin nowadays, isnt it possible for watherver eletronics there to be installed in the back?
     
  2. s0nicpr0s macrumors regular

    s0nicpr0s

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    Vents, speakers, and logo are all right there. Well, the speakers aren't located directly there, but the sound is pushed out through the bottom.

    I think it'd be more than feasible to make it look similar to the thunderbolt display, where it's a fraction of the size and isn't aluminum but glass across the entire front. But then it wouldn't be as obvious as to which of their products you're using. Apple is all about being iconic after all.
     
  3. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

    xmichaelp

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    Never. It's iconic and makes it instantly recognizable from every other monitor.

    Also, where would the speakers and vent go? It isn't thick enough to have those right behind the display so they need to be below.
     
  4. colodane macrumors 6502a

    colodane

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    The chin is distinctive and certainly associated with iMacs.

    If it were my design choice, however, I'd get rid of it and use a deeper enclosure to house the items behind the chin. Allow room for larger speaker/cooling openings at bottom/sides. And also user access for RAM and other service needs.

    Probably why I don't work at Apple ;>)
     

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