Will the next iMac remove the internal spinning disk?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gibsonjv, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. gibsonjv macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2009
    Maybe I'm late to the game with this thought, but I've been looking at the Mac Pro design and wondering when the iMac designers will drop the spinning disk from the list of consumer specifications. PCIe SSDs are showing amazing performance numbers on the new MacBook Airs and an SSD only iMac would certainly help Jony and company to slim/thin the iMac even more. It's only a matter of time before they ship an SSD only iMac, but IMO the real question here is: Would they redesign the enclosure less than a year after releasing the "thin" model to make it even more thin?
  2. dwarnecke11 macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2009
    I would think so, and this is great news. So long and good riddance to what has historically proven to be the least reliable single component in the iMac.
  3. Sam Spade macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2007
    There's no way Apple will introduce another iMac redesign this soon, regardless of technological advances. I think it's likely the next generation will delete the HDD, but I wouldn't expect its release any time soon.

    Expect a minor refresh before another redesign.
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I don't see them dropping HDDs on iMacs while flash storage is so expensive. You can't get a 1TB SDD for a reasonable price yet.
  5. RadDave macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2013
    North Carolina
    The above would also be my argument in NOT seeing an iMac in the near future w/ a large (e.g. 1 TB) SSD only - may come in time as cost per GB solid state storage drops (or another non-mechanical storage option becomes available).

    Quote below might bring the issue home for the moment - from PC Mag, May 2013 - :)


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