Why do some say 'Early 2009 iMac's'?

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  1. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    Just something that's always bugged me.

    I was just listening to a podcast and Leo Laporte said '(..) Early 2009 iMac (..)'

    Why not just call it 'the 2009 iMac'? Just seems to me that if people say 'early 2009' it seems to imply - to me, that there will be a 'late 2009 iMac'. :D I know semantics.
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Cause chances are there prolly will be a late 2009 iMac?

    Plus that seems to be apples labelling system to simplify between refreshes.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Yep, the speed bump/feature creep versions before the holiday season or after summer would get mixed up.

    MacBook (Early 2008) - Technical Specifications

    vs.

    MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) - Technical Specifications

    would be bad if the were both MacBook 2008 machines, and the Rev a/b/c sort of is confusing.
     
  4. MacAndy74 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I would actually like Apple to update their iMac line as often as the MacBook Pro line. But that's just my opinion. :cool:
     
  5. MTI macrumors 65816

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    It's Apple's own "nomenclature" in describing their products.
     

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