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New iMac

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by Russell, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Russell

    Russell Member

    So I'm in the market for a new Mac and if the rumour mill is to be believed a new iMac should be coming soon. I always seem to invest in Apple hardware about a month before a new release (happened with my ipod Nano, iPhone & MacBookPro).

    Whilst it is inevitable with new versions coming every 12-18 months, any Apple insiders know the chances of a new iMac in the next month or so before I do the same thing again?
     
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    I will say there is an update coming at some point to either the newly released i7 mobile cpu's or apple will wait until nearer the end of the year/early next year for arrandale (next dual core mobile cpu's). This is purely down to the intel cpu roadmaps which kind of reveals apples release plans a bit.

    But I would believe the saying - if you need one now buy it, if you can wait then wait as this is the best sort of view to take with apple hardware.
     
  3. tim

    tim Senior Member

    lol yeah i dont speculate.

    best time to buy your iMac is now. whether or not it's the newest system in 6 seconds, 6 weeks, 6 months or six years, it's still a great machine.
     
  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Not denying the current imac is good at what it is but if you can get a system with twice the performance (assuming it goes quad core) for either the same or slightly more (doubt it will go down with an i7) and you don't need it now wouldn't it be worth waiting till the new ones are released?
     
  5. tim

    tim Senior Member

    you have no idea when the new ones (if any) are going to be released. that's why the best time is now.

    speculation is speculation is speculation. not fact.

    if you want to wait and in however many months or whatever there is a new one, feel free, but it probably wont be the same price for all these extras you say there'll be.
     
  6. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Actually thinking about it, I would put money on there being an announcement on or around (within two weeks) the 22nd of this month to try and take attention away from windows 7, especially considering apple are going to take an active advertising approach against it supposedly.
     
  7. tim

    tim Senior Member

    your guess.
     
  8. tim

    tim Senior Member

    srsly... we need a mod available late at night
     
  9. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    the only reason everyone asks on here is because of our apple versus windows arguments, Tim you're the resident apple geek :p
     
  10. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I could be the night watchmen! I could be like Ben Stiller!
     
  11. tim

    tim Senior Member

    haha :p

    yeah i'd vote for you as a mod.
     
  12. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    people just assume you know more than you're letting on due to your blind apple faith :p
     
  13. Russell

    Russell Member

    Apologies didn't mean to put anyone in an awkward spot, amended post. If I was without a Mac I'd be more than happy with the current iMac, as I'm not in a major hurry for it I'm going to wait and see, for a few weeks.
     
  14. charles

    charles Senior Member

    It's never a good time to buy an iMac.. wether it's six months or six days down the line it's gonna be a pain in the ass when they release a new one.. I'd go mac pro... at least you can upgrade it.
     
  15. Russell

    Russell Member

    Would love a MacPro but at over £2650 for a 6GB RAM model & 24inch display it's just out of my league, price wise.
     
  16. Mikey

    Mikey Member

    You could look at the refurbs, I got a bargain there!
     
  17. Russell

    Russell Member

    Yep my MacBook Pro was a refurb and got £300 off, but they very rarely have MacPro's on the apple store. Anywhere else online good for refurbs? Only concern would be if you can still get AppleCare on stock not direct from Apple
     
  18. charles

    charles Senior Member

    could use a samsung display and bring it closer to the 2k mark...
     
  19. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    then you can have emoticon mod and grumpy sarcastic mod!
     
  20. tim

    tim Senior Member

    sounds good!
     

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