Will the imacs be updated in September??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Olivier81, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Olivier81 macrumors member

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    IM thinking of buying an iMac in or around September. Ive had a look at the buying guide but as far as im aware apple usually do updates around that time? HD increases/ram?
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  2. The Hammer macrumors regular

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    Snow leopard might be out then.
     
  3. Samslice12 macrumors member

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    If you can, wait for the WWDC. Many people are anticipating an iMac upgrade then.
     
  4. Olivier81 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah im in no hurry. Thats in June isnt it? Surprising considering that its only been 52 days since update...
    Its really because the graphics card on the low end 24" sucks and i want them to put a better one in!
     
  5. Samslice12 macrumors member

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    It's only rumor at this point so I try to take everything with a grain of salt.
     
  6. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    I seriously doubt that there will be a new iMac before October at least. Certainly not until after Snow Leopard comes out. If I had to put a bet on it though I'd say January.
     
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    That won't be happening.
     
  9. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502

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    Who is?

    They just got updated.
     
  10. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    As Tallest Skill said I would not think that the graphics card in the low end iMac will be improved in the next update. I'd try and get a referb last gen 3.06Ghz iMac, or go up one model.
     
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    Huh? That was true before they got updated in Feb.--some people guessed an update wouldn't happen until WWDC.

    No one knows for sure, but the past two years, the updates have been on more like a yearly basis, so it's unlikely you'll see iMac updates this fall. It's always possible, but not highly expected.
     
  13. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    Yea Apple is saving a good amount of $$ by relying on the integrated nVidia 9400m graphics on the new low-end iMacs (versus a discrete ATI 2600Pro in the older ones which cost them extra $$) so not sure if they'll go back to discrete graphics anytime soon.
     
  14. Olivier81 thread starter macrumors member

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    funny that can get educational prices so its a better deal but the 3.06 refurb seems even better...enjoyed cod4 on my 2.16 24" white imac so ill love it on that one! I wonder if it'll still be available in august (when exam results come out)
     
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    I'm in the industry. No update at WWDC on these afaik.
     
  17. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    iMacs just got updated. So now is a good time to buy.

    It won't be a surprise if the next update doesn't arrive until 2010.
     
  18. gorebeast macrumors newbie

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    I want Quad Core awesomeness. So the iMac worth buying will probably be after Snow Leopard is released. :cool:
     
  19. timmy1729 macrumors newbie

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    I want LED-back lighting awesomeness ;)
     
  20. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    The last iMac update looked like a bridge between a bigger update. Something to tide people over while they sort the real update out, which I'm guessing would be out later this year. Just my opinion.
     
  21. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    I think the next update will come in October. Right before the holiday season, mobile Nehalem would be perfect.
     
  22. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Fixed.
     
  23. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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    WWDC = snow time and iphone. Speed bumps for notebooks will pop up on the apple website because it's nothing major there. No iMac action till Oct 13...watch it happen
     
  24. Samslice12 macrumors member

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    Ah, maybe I got my information mixed up then. Sorry about that.

    At any rate, if you need a good graphics card, go with the Mac Pro.
     
  25. trevpimp macrumors regular

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    Hopefully it's like in sperember or October. Don't really know because they just got update march.
     

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