Hoping for a 2012 iMac with UBS 3.0

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Whoops, totally misread the thread title.

    As you can see, both posts have been moved.

    Let's hope this rumor pans out for once.
     
  2. JohnRice

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    I have my money ready.
    ...and Sam, Desktops are such a small part of Apple's business anymore I'm not sure it would represent that much of a stress. They don't even make any real "announcement" of new desktops anymore. They just release them.
     
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    I'm talking about the Geniuses. Yes it's a small amount and you don't need a lot of diagnostic care on day 1, but there is still a need.
    Thanks for the move Ron!
     
  4. JohnRice

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    Well, another projected date has passed, but there HAS to be something coming soon. There seems to be virtually zero stock of iMacs. Amazon is out. J&R (by way of Amazon) says they have 2.
     
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    John,

    There is still speculation that within the next 2-3 Tuesdays
    an announcement could be coming.
     
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    Funny, I've been reading these speculations for months.
    Love to grab the last version before they close the platform and force me to
    use their SSDs and memory. I wouldn't care about the optical going away.
    Hopefully they solve the panel leak problem and get one out this year.
     
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    Getting annoyed now...
     
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    I had a terrible thought, what would I do if they only updated the smaller one to Retina, like the 15" RMBP?
     
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    My gut feeling is iMacs with retina are not happening this year.
    The fact is, I have as many as 5 computers to buy this year. I finally broke down and ordered 1 Mini because the one I am using only has 2GB of RAM and it doesn't make sense to spend any money to expand it. It's the previous design that isn't exactly user upgradeable. At least I will get the i5 processor and USB 3.0 doesn't really matter for work, where it will ultimately end up.
     
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    The first current Mini arrived and I ran it through it paces and the base model 2.3 GHz i5 is about 75% faster in raw processing than the 2.56 GHz IC2 it's replacing. So, it looks like there should be a 4x improvement between any upcoming iMac and the Mini I have been using.
     
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    Today is a US holiday, hoping for a surprise tomorrow morning, Apple sometimes does launches the day after long weekends. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Hoping so.
     
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    Minis are drying up. Dual headed event, Desktops (iMac and Mac Mini) and iPad minis? Yes please!
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/10/08/mac-mini-supply-drying-up-could-signal-ivy-bridge-update
     
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    I wonder what the odds of a quad core, standard Mini are. I would probably lean toward that over an iMac, if it was available.
     
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    I'm also hoping (probably next year, if ever) for a completely new, scaled down Pro. I'd love to see Apple return to the $1.5K higher (than Mini) end desktop business. If I can get a reasonably priced, smaller version of a Pro with maybe an 8-core, I'd completely jump for it. One or two PCI slot(s) and a couple accessible drive bays is all I'm asking.
     
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    Rats.
     
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    10/23 may finally be the day.
     
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    Ron, my gut feeling from how I interpret your priorities is that you would probably regret getting something now when a retina model came out next year. I'm sure I'd love a retina display, but I also am kind of addicted to dual monitors and I'm sure it would drive me nuts not having the second monitor a retina.
     

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