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ehMax May 14th, 2012 09:54 AM

New iMac 2012 - What to expect - What do you want?
 
Well, it's been over a year since the last iMac refresh. Starting to feel like there must be some new models around the corner, very likely to coincide with release of Mountain Lion.

What do you expect we'll see in the new models? What do you WANT to see in the new models?

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I'd love for them to have an option for a matte screen for an option to have an anti-glare screen. Faster processors? Sure... whatever. Maybe a stock model with SSD / SATA option.

What do you want? What are you expecting to see?

CoderMummy May 14th, 2012 10:19 AM

I'm still trying to convert my husband from PC Boat Anchor style machines to Macs... he's a gamer mostly, but I play the same games as he does on my Bootcamped MB Pro. Despite my accolades of gaming performance under Bootcamp, he's still not ready to switch.

NOW... if the new iMacs come configured with AMD's new Radeon™ HD Technology I may be able to sway him. Assuming they come with Ivory Bridge processors as well, I may have him sold and we will be selling off the Boat Anchor i7 PC he's using.. (and I get to redecorate the space with something more... compact!)

Fingers crossed!

ehMax May 14th, 2012 11:07 AM

Rumour roundup...

Unreleased 2012 MacBook Pro and iMac Models Showing Up in Benchmarks

Rumors of June Launch for Updated iMacs Begin to Build

Apple to Utilize Anti-Reflective Glass in Next-Generation iMac?

Paul82 May 14th, 2012 11:12 AM

I'm not sure there will be much that would get me to upgrade, I also don't see any major changes coming to the iMac, I have a feeling it will just be a spec bump update, faster processors, more ram, better video card, etc. Possiblely stock sdd on one of the higher end models, though I'm not sure they have come down in price enough to be in a stock config on an iMac where the only real benefit is speed(smaller physical size and power usage make the case for them being stock in laptops like the air even with the added cost, but for the iMac neither size nor power usage are concerns) other than that the only new feature I can think of that might be added (and I see it as a long shot) would be support for the new gigabit wifi, apple is usually among the first to support new standards. I don't see this as being iMac specific though as it would likely also be in the new MacBooks and revisions to the current apple branded wifi routers.

CoderMummy May 14th, 2012 11:23 AM

Anti Reflective Glass... good call if this happens.

No news specs on the Graphics Card... :( Will just have to wait and see.

DempsyMac May 14th, 2012 12:03 PM

well as seeing as I am sitting infront of a 24" iMac that has major burn in on the screen and is starting to show it's age, I am all in on almost anything that they announce.

But I have always thought it would be great to have a 2nd drive bay and now with the death cloud that seems to be around the Mac Pro this could be the last nail in the coffin for the Pro, or could it be the start of the iMac Pro? (or some SSD combo or something)

USB 3 would sure be nice

fyrefly May 14th, 2012 02:46 PM

USB 3 will be included - the new Intel chipsets (which Apple uses on their logicboards) support it.

dona83 May 14th, 2012 03:25 PM

Burn in? On an LCD screen? On an operating system with one of the nicest screensavers out there? (Flurry)

DempsyMac May 14th, 2012 03:27 PM

ya I am right pissed, not sure why or when it happened but has been there for about a year. I work on this bad boy all day every day, and keep my iChat buddy list in the same spot, I can see it even when it's not there, only really on a white back ground but there is some other stuff, as well all on the left side of the screen.

hate it

Joker Eh May 14th, 2012 06:06 PM

Apple to Release Thinner MacBook Pro at WWDC - Mac Rumors


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