Will the new iMac have Thunderbolt?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by willyboy104, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. willyboy104 macrumors newbie

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    Just wondering, since the new MacBook Pro's have thunderbolt will the new iMac's have thunderbolt and if so does this mean connecting a PS3 to the iMac will be made as simple as just having one cable thunderbolt/HDMI to make the iMac in to a display for playing PS3/Xbox 360?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Would you think we know any better than you when it comes to secretive apple stuff? There has been literally hundreds of "when will next iMac come out?" or "what will next iMac have?" topics on these subforums, but nobody knows just yet. We can only speculate.
     
  4. willyboy104 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Understandable, but the more important question (probably should of highlighted this) is if it does have Thunderbolt will this mean playing my PS3 through my iMac will be as simple as plugging one cable in and being on my way.

    I understand people won't know until it's tested but I mean in terms of the technology that is provided with Thunderbolt and the fact that up to now we have needed converters for the mini display port should this fix the problem?
     
  5. 300D macrumors 65816

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    It can already be done with the current Mac. Neither would be able to interact with eachother, the video is just passed through.
     
  6. HacKage macrumors regular

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    As above, you can already use your iMac as a monitor to play a PS3/360 on.
     
  7. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    But the question isn't whether the iMac can connect to a ps3, it's if it can connect to a ps3 without having to use an expensive adaptor.

    I personally dont' see how it will be any different, so you probably still will need the convertor.
     
  8. mattg3 macrumors 6502

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    What does a converter cost that allows PS3 to be played on imac?
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    you would be looking at roughly $~250->$300 for a device to perform this function in full 1080p

    ahh. this one is $150. only does 720p though
     

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