User Name
Password
AppleNova Forums » Speculation and Rumors »

What could a 25th Anniversary iMac look like?


Register Members List Calendar Search FAQ Posting Guidelines
What could a 25th Anniversary iMac look like?
Page 7 of 7 First Previous 3 4 5 6 [7]  Thread Tools
PB PM
Sneaky Punk
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Send a message via Skype™ to PB PM 
2023-10-31, 09:14

At this point Apple feels more and more like every other computer maker, throw something at the wall and see if it sticks. Will there be a iMac Pro with a big screen? Who knows, and why wait three plus years after the transition started to do it?

As for M3, I do wonder how development is going. Is there much left to pull out of ARM, given the power limits? Over the last two or three years some of the key big names in Apple’s Soc team have left. I wonder how that is going to affect things going forwards?
  quote
kscherer
The Ban Hammer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
 
2023-10-31, 11:27

Glad to see the 13" MacBook Pro was discontinued and replaced with a better option: 14" M3.

However, they sure could have given the base model some more RAM.

- AppleNova is the best Mac-users forum on the internet. We are smart, educated, capable, and helpful. We are also loaded with smart-alecks! :)
- Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Mat 5:9)
  quote
709
¡Damned!
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Purgatory
 
2023-10-31, 12:31

Quote:
Originally Posted by psmith2.0 View Post
I liked the little onscreen blurb at the end, after Tim said goodbye, of "filmed on iPhone, edited on Mac". I expected the latter, but it's cool something this slick and dialed-in looking is filmed on a cell phone. A cell phone bolted into $11,000 rigs, booms and dollies, drones and so forth, but still...an iPhone filmed all this. That's just cool, and a great little ad-withing-an-ad touch.
You're not wrong. Short little vid within the article is a fun watch.
  quote
psmith2.0
Mr. Anderson
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Tennessee
 
2023-11-06, 09:25

Just saw this at MacRumors. Take it with the biggest grain of salt you can find, because they’ll probably unveil it next week.



Apple claims there’s no AS 27” iMac coming.

They can say this and not lie because it’ll be 30-32”. I’d buy it a little easier if they said no larger iMac was coming. They only said “no 27””, which is easy to say if they know they’ve got a 30” in the lab.

So what they say is true…from a certain point of view.

For a company that, historically, “never comments on unreleased products”, this is either huge, important news to some folks here OR the biggest BS smokescreen/misdirection possible and an iMac larger than 27” is coming within 2-3 months.

Sounds like 24” is the iMac size for the foreseeable future. Blah, blah…until it isn’t.

Just remember: they weren’t going to make larger iPhones, or smaller iPads, either. They can do whatever they want and they don’t have to clue us or the media in one bit. When have they ever?

Quote:
For customers who want a larger desktop solution, Apple recommends pairing its 27-inch Studio Display with a Mac Studio or Mac mini.
Yeah, no shit. I bet they do! At about half a gazillion dollars more, I’m sure they’d love everyone to go that route!

“In fact, don’t even consider the 24” iMac. We actually meant to discontinue it last week! Couldn’t you people tell, after 2.5 years of no updates, kinda how we view the thing? Hellllooooo?”

Last edited by psmith2.0 : 2023-11-06 at 09:40.
  quote
Frank777
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto
 
2023-11-06, 10:55

This to me, is a positive development.

Jobs the showman is long dead. Waiting on a 'one more surprise' every 18 months has been over for awhile.

If Apple feels the Studio + Display is their replacement for the larger iMac, it is great that they finally came out and said so.
  quote
chucker
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: near Bremen, Germany
Send a message via ICQ to chucker Send a message via AIM to chucker Send a message via MSN to chucker Send a message via Yahoo to chucker Send a message via Skype™ to chucker 
2023-11-06, 11:43

Quote:
Originally Posted by psmith2.0 View Post
Just saw this at MacRumors. Take it with the biggest grain of salt you can find, because they’ll probably unveil it next week.



Apple claims there’s no AS 27” iMac coming.

They can say this and not lie because it’ll be 30-32”. I’d buy it a little easier if they said no larger iMac was coming. They only said “no 27””, which is easy to say if they know they’ve got a 30” in the lab.
Yes, but, well…

"The company is instead focusing the iMac line around the 24-inch model that was first released in early 2021 and just updated with the new M3 processor this fall.

Apple PR representative Starlayne Meza confirmed the company’s plans to The Verge. The company encourages those who have been holding out hope for a larger iMac to consider the Studio Display and Mac Studio or Mac Mini, which pair a 27-inch 5K screen with a separate computer, compared to the all-in-one design of the iMac."

Quote:
Originally Posted by psmith2.0 View Post
Just remember: they weren’t going to make larger iPhones, or smaller iPads, either. They can do whatever they want and they don’t have to clue us or the media in one bit. When have they ever?
This is true, and my favorite example is when they said one year that a video iPod makes no sense, then made a video iPod the next year. Did they have an internal change of heart? Did Jobs know all along the video iPod was coming, but it wasn't ready, so he downplayed its usefulness? We'll never know.

But… I dunno. The current Mac line-up makes a lot of sense to me, so while it's certainly possible that Apple decides to make a big iMac after all, I think people are grasping at a straw that isn't there. Yeah, they might also make a touchscreen Mac. What's the actual basis for the assumption that a big iMac is coming, other than that they used to have one? They also used to not have the Mac Studio!
  quote
turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
 
2023-11-06, 11:49

Given my current quest to upgrade my system and seeing the issue with thermal dissipation from the mini vs the Studio it would make sense that they wouldn't try to cram that cooling into the case of an iMac. It doesn't seem like it would be to difficult to accomplish good cooling with more than 30" of lateral distance to spread out fins... but I'm guessing they don't want the bubble back look anymore and it has to be paper thin still I'm sure.

So making the push for a Studio and Display make sense for now.

Louis L'Amour, “To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.”
Visit our archived Minecraft world! | Maybe someday I'll proof read, until then deal with it.
  quote
chucker
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: near Bremen, Germany
Send a message via ICQ to chucker Send a message via AIM to chucker Send a message via MSN to chucker Send a message via Yahoo to chucker Send a message via Skype™ to chucker 
2023-11-06, 12:02

Quote:
Originally Posted by turtle View Post
It doesn't seem like it would be to difficult to accomplish good cooling with more than 30" of lateral distance to spread out fins... but I'm guessing they don't want the bubble back look anymore and it has to be paper thin still I'm sure.
…I always disliked that look. It was one of those Phil Schiller saying "look how thin it is" and me being like "yeah, but at what cost?" moments. Rather deceptive design.

I suppose they could make the chin taller, but that doesn't look so great either.

So instead, they could separate the screen from the base, iMac G4-style, and… at that point, why not make it two separate devices… (The sunflower iMac looked great, but it's much easier to accomplish with a 15-inch display than a 30-inch one.)
  quote
psmith2.0
Mr. Anderson
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Tennessee
 
2023-11-06, 12:30

I think we’ll see a new, larger iMac by summer 2024. Based on all the same thing all my other beliefs/predictions are based on…”just because”.

And, whenever they’ve said they’re not gonna do something or they have no bterest in a particular product, one shows up about 4-6 months later.
  quote
Posting Rules Navigation
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Page 7 of 7 First Previous 3 4 5 6 [7] 

Post Reply

Forum Jump
Thread Tools
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macworld 25th Anniversary Issue Satchmo General Discussion 10 2008-12-28 17:52
I really want an iPhone. What are the chances of updates on September 18th or 25th? Don Bagles Purchasing Advice 163 2007-09-16 00:42
The 30th Anniversary Mac Messiahtosh Speculation and Rumors 60 2007-01-06 03:50
Apple Special Media Event - October 25th 2005 datapusher Speculation and Rumors 3 2005-10-14 16:11


« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:21.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2023, AppleNova