would a Retina iMac be launched at an event?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by washburn, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. washburn macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2010
    would Apple launch it the same way they did with the MBP? I mean surely the next device to get it would be either the MBP Air or an iMac...but it seems like Apple is in the post-PC era and so desktops are kind of looked at like "old fashion" it seems..

    so my question, would a retina iMac be special or just a silent update most likely?
  2. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2012
    I would imagine anything other than a regular spec bump would entail some kind of launch event. And a retina iMac would be something much more than a spec bump.
  3. Nandifix macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2012
    We really have no chance of seeing a Retina iMac before 2013 as reports have just said that the retina mbp has its graphics maxed out only on a 15 inch display.
  4. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    BUT why is it taking longer than expected :) maybe they have a retina iMac on the way :)
  5. Moonjumper macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2009
    Lincoln, UK
    A Retina iMac would almost certainly have a much faster CPU and GPU, just as the iMac has had faster components than the MBP. I don't believe the Retina MBP performance is any proof of what will happen.
  6. Angelis macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    Damnit! There aren't any new rumours going around. Somebody make something up please. Tell us the new iMac will be renamed to MacMan and have a photo of Steve Jobs' right brain hemisphere as the default background.

    Or maybe the new iMac dispenses juice directly into your mouth.

    It launched yesterday but the website is stuck on the layout for the day before.

    Stock levels at resellers are so low that they deliver your iMac in sections and pieces.

    It's a major update called the iMac Pro, which has the special feature of having even longer periods between updates.

    Apple is renaming itself to Pear so that they can sue Nickelodeon.

    The iMac launch will be titled 'Return of the Mac', or 'Mac Daddy', or 'Mac & Cheese', or 'Mac Donalds', or 'Mac Truck', or 'Mr. Mackey'.

    I don't know. Someone come up with something. :D
  7. cooky560 macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2011
    or maybe there is NOTHING on the way so there is NOTHING for Apple to say :(
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I doubt we will see Retina iMacs this year. Such high pixel densities on such large displays will be very expensive for another year or two.
  9. Dillus macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2012
    Didn't you hear?
    They're implementing a little hub that lets you control the mac with your brain-waves. Problem is, porn sites kept popping up unintendedly on many of the test subjects. They need to fix that problem first.
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Oh dear, we really have no new rumours do we.


    I think it will be announced at the local village fate!

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