Will the next iMac have all the same problems?

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  1. eddvedd macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone. I'm one of those people waiting for the next iMac update because I've had so many problems with the current model. But, if this next refresh is going to be as minor as everyone thinks it is, is it possible that alot of the same problem plagued components on the current imac will be used on the next model? I'm new to apple so I don't really know how the updates work, would like to know what you think? Thanks!!
     
  2. henrikrox macrumors 65816

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    Well allthough macrumors users posses some great powers, sadly we cant look into the future. Yet.

    Its hard to say what the update brings. But its likely just a speed bump and a gpu update. U will not see a redesign.

    We will just have to wait and see
     
  3. eddvedd thread starter macrumors regular

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    So, assuming its just a speed bump and new gpu, does that mean that the rest of the computer is built from parts used in the existing model?
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Seeing how major the issues with iMac were/are, it's likely that Apple will fix them but nobody knows for sure. New models always come with some new issues anyway
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    No. The make of LCD, HD etc. can be different. It's not expected that Apple changes the design/size of iMac though
     
  6. wessew macrumors member

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    Sorry about your problems! However, Apple's desktop sales are booming due the the iMac over the past six months. According to imac.squeaked (see below) the number of incidents has steadily declined and is now being reported by the handful on a weekly basis. Compare the current level of incidents with those back in December, for example. With the number of incidents this low, I doubt Apple views the iMac as having a reliability problem. Again, this is not to minimize your issues! It would appear that the bulk of extraordinary issues are behind us.

    http://imac.squeaked.com/results.php?func=f&id=quality
     
  7. eddvedd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you think that apple is likely to update sooner because of all of the issues? Or, with sales being so good right now will they just wait. (of course, I wonder how good sales really are right now, considering some of us have purchased, and then returned 4 or 5 macs)
     
  8. eddvedd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, that's what I was wondering. I don't care if the new model looks identical to the existing one (it's already gorgeous, why change it), but I was hoping that different, perhaps more reliable parts would be used this time around.
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Well, the issues have been solved more and more. Apple can't change the provider of LCDs as LG is the only company making them plus it's not in the display, it's the backlight causing it.

    It's likely that they'll do something about it but issues like noisy HDs will always exist as HDs make noise
     
  10. eddvedd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, most of the problems I've had seem to be stemming from power source failures (from what I've read and what apple care has said, I don't know much about computers), so I'm not too concerned about the LCD. Thanks for the info.
     
  11. Btom macrumors 6502a

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    The 27" and 21.5" iMacs started a new generation (with LCD LED displays) of desktop computers and despite the market success, the problems were typical to the new design products and were (I hope) at least slightly embarrassing for Apple (not to mention expensive). I think Apple will fix it, usually they do. My feeling is that quite a few people waits for it. And yes, the refreshed iMac is also going to have some problems...

    Tom B.
     
  12. jrichman63 macrumors regular

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    When can we anticipate an iMac 27 refresh release??
     
  13. Hellhammer Moderator

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    WWDC '10 at the earliest. If no update there, then any Tuesday can be it but I'm guessing Aug-Sep
     
  14. Btom macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't rely too much on this report, since fewer and fewer people know about it and it was voluntary to begin with (i.e. mostly problem computers were reported).

    IMHO the yellowing of the screen and the "noisy screen" are the only big remaining things. The most troubling part is that people are still reporting multiple replacements for the yellow tinge problem.

    Sales of the iMacs are booming, because it is a very well designed computer, hitting sweet spot of the market, becoming an instant classic, and still reminds a class for itself. I just hope that the market success will not make Apple complacent.

    Tom B.
     

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