When will apple release a new iMac

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  1. t1mmclaren macrumors newbie

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    I want to get a an iMac but I am a struggling designer starting up my own business... I have been saving for a year to get a new iMac but would hate to get one now and then next week have the new iMac come out and have mine drop $1000 in price. Can anybody give me an educated guess as to when apple will be releasing a new iMac?
     
  2. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    No one outside of Apple knows the answer to this. The rumors/buyer's guide suggest that one is due soon, possibly later this month or early March.
     
  3. hacksaw-C87 macrumors regular

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    Don't buy yet. There's a new one coming soon, Apple have slowed their production of current iMacs which usual hints at a upgrade. Even if you have to wait 3 Months it'll be worth it.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It won't drop in price by $1000.

    You can play this game for a long time, too. No sense waiting more than a few weeks if you're in need.
     
  5. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    The educated guess on here was that the new iMac would be refreshed at Macworld last month! :rolleyes:
     
  6. straff2002 macrumors newbie

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    I spoke to a Mac Genius this week and they expect one released shortly because I'm buying a new one at the end of march and was told there will probably be a new one by then
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Too bad he knew absolutely nothing when he said that.

    If he was at any store except perhaps the 5th Avenue one, he would be making it up, as Apple doesn't tell their retail employees anything until the evening before launch when they are shipped new products.
     
  8. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    Its going to be released tomorrow because that is what the voice inside my head told me. :)
     
  9. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    They will release an iMac sometime in the future. Anything else is speculation.:)
     
  10. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I have been glued to this dang site waiting for new iMac and Mac Mini release info, yet I don't even want to buy one. I am just addicted to all things Apple. It's all so cool.

    I hope for everyone that wants either that this is the week. But, I really think that it has to be between now and the first week of March based on all the rumors we have seen.
     
  11. OneMike macrumors 603

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    My guess is that it is coming very soon as in under 14 days, possibly this week. I have no proof at all, but I bet I'm right.
     
  12. t1mmclaren thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much everybody for your insight. I might give it another month and see what is happening. If they are slowing production then I guess that would suggest that a new one would be coming soon.
     
  13. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    A good guess would be 2009 :D
    Hopefully in a month or two there will be a new one out
     
  14. arthursiew macrumors 6502

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    We don't know. Even though the production is slowing down, it doesn't mean that there is an update. There should be one though, but we don't know when. If you really want one now, just go buy it. The iMacs are great machines.
     
  15. marbles macrumors 68000

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    Last Tuesday in February:confused: but don't bother, I'd wait for the new Mini's :cool:
     
  16. alchemistmuffin macrumors 6502

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    We Will Never Know

    Here's a thing...

    Ever since Steve Jobs took medical leave, I have a feeling all the new project has been put on hold.

    So, it might be released once Steve Jobs returns to Apple, (if he does return)
     
  17. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    I'm thinking late February, but you never know.

    Generally the rumors get very reliable in the few days before the release.
     
  18. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Apple is profiting from our desperation... I got so fed up waiting for the new Mini that I bought a MBP instead!
     

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