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Hoping for a 2012 iMac with UBS 3.0


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#41 of 89 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 18 2012 - 03:23 AM

Whoops, totally misread the thread title.


As you can see, both posts have been moved.


Let's hope this rumor pans out for once.


 

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#42 of 89 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted September 18 2012 - 03:56 AM

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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#43 of 89 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 18 2012 - 04:05 AM

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!

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#44 of 89 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted September 21 2012 - 04:12 AM

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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#45 of 89 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 21 2012 - 04:16 AM

John,


There is still speculation that within the next 2-3 Tuesdays
an announcement could be coming.


 

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Posted September 29 2012 - 09:57 AM

John, There is still speculation that within the next 2-3 Tuesdays  an announcement could be coming.

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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Posted October 02 2012 - 11:51 AM

Getting annoyed now...

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Posted October 02 2012 - 12:16 PM

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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Posted October 02 2012 - 12:23 PM

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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Posted October 04 2012 - 04:30 AM

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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Posted October 08 2012 - 12:00 AM

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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Posted October 08 2012 - 02:07 AM

Hoping so.

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Posted October 08 2012 - 07:02 AM

Minis are drying up. Dual headed event, Desktops (iMac and Mac Mini) and iPad minis? Yes please! http://appleinsider....y-bridge-update

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Posted October 08 2012 - 07:41 AM

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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Posted October 08 2012 - 07:45 AM

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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Posted October 09 2012 - 03:30 AM

Rats.

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Posted October 13 2012 - 05:54 AM

10/23 may finally be the day.

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Posted October 14 2012 - 01:57 AM

Rumors running high for the announcement of new iMacs in another week.


Looks like a 27" version could be delayed.


Wondering worth buying now or waiting for the Retina models next year.


 

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Posted October 14 2012 - 04:01 AM

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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Posted October 14 2012 - 04:03 AM

John,


Never thought about that.


I also work with dual monitors and that would probably drive me nuts as well.


 

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