I'm already looking round at what else is out there ... My machine is crapping out on me and I need something reliable ... There's no getting away from the fact that I would prefer getting an iMac, I've worked on them for the past ten fifteen years. but I have no intention of buying something that is already past its sell by date ... Technology moves so fast and the ability to replace and upgrade internal hardware is something apple have really started to fall down on ... All very pretty but not very sensible these days
I don't want a macbook pro ... I have no need of a laptop and its too small to work on and is overpriced ... A mac pro is frankly a joke lets be honest and is really out of date AND hideously overpriced
Frankly apple are loosing it and becoming a bit of a toy company as far as I;m concerned
So I think you really need to put "unless they pull their finger out I'll buy something else" in that poll
I would buy a 2011 iMac now if not for the fact I will be stuck with that CPU/GPU for the life of the computer. So, I'm willing to wait until July for what I hope will be even better CPU/GPU options, USB 3.0, etc.
I've been waiting patiently since March so will keep waiting. Every Monday night I go to bed like it is Christmas eve thinking that tomorrow may be the day. It's getting painful but I'm in for the duration.
Yes I am going to wait and keep using my crappy HP EliteBook 8740w until the new iMac release happens.
I've been using Windows PCs since 1995, but the halo effect of my ipod, iphone and ipad convinced me in March to make the change,
I let myself be swept along by the rumors and convinced myself the update just had to happen at WWDC and so suffered the let down badly (though I suspect not as badly as those looking for a MP update).
I am so impatient to start using OSX I suspect I'll get a MBP if the iMac isn't refreshed with ML (I'll be happy with the CPU and GPU upgrades and care not a jot about retina or a redesign). But then I'll still get the iMac when it is finally released... though after all of that my credit card is going to need a fire extinguisher.
I find myself in the curious position of being a born again Mac fan who is still using Windows (albeit reluctantly).
I'll wait until then to get my FIRST iMac.
If it doesn't happen, I'll have to think very carefully whether to buy the existing one or some alternative.
What I can't is be without a computer for longer than a couple of months.