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Sandy Bridge iMacs Due Next Week


AppleInsider confirms the early reports that iMacs are due to be refreshed this week.

More specifically, people familiar with the matter say Apple plans to introduce the new models on Tuesday, May 3, swapping out the systems' first-gen Core i processors and miniDisplay ports for second-generation Core i chips and the company's new high-speed Thunderbolt port.

May 3rd is believed to be scheduled as a day for promotional materials at Apple stores to be changed out, likely marking the release of a new product.

Apple is widely expected to adopt Thunderbolt across their product line from here on out. They first introduced Thunderbolt on the MacBook Pros released in February. Thunderbolt promises a faster connector technology to drive external displays, hard drives and more.

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106 months ago

Why do they want OS X users to feel as if we were on an iPad!!!???
If I wanted/needed one, I'd buy one. What the hell !!!???????:mad::mad::mad::mad:


Decaf. Look into it.
Rating: 18 Votes
106 months ago
Great, now can someone please release a product that actually uses Thunderbolt so I can get it for my MBP?
Rating: 9 Votes
106 months ago

Why do they want OS X users to feel as if we were on an iPad!!!???
If I wanted/needed one, I'd buy one. What the hell !!!???????:mad::mad::mad::mad:


Anger management is a good thing.
Rating: 9 Votes
106 months ago

One step closer to the MacBook Air update.


I swear, this guy never seems happy about anything. I seem to recall him saying this for other product releases... $10 says he'll say it again once the MBA is released.
Rating: 7 Votes
106 months ago
yes, new imac's will come, but sadly the will probably come without:

1- Matte screen option
2- USB 3
3- Blu-Ray

apple will just give consumers part of the options they want.
Rating: 6 Votes
106 months ago
Apple always seem to use good CPUs. I just hope that their GPU choices don't stoop low this time.
Rating: 6 Votes
106 months ago

Okay, so now all I have to do is hope for SATA 3 SSD connections and the prices to drop to i5 @ $1699 and i7 @ $1999. Some REAL good GPUs and more standard ram. :cool:

I hate to say it but I'll keep holding off if the interface connections don't start jumping up in spec. It's retarded to see Thunderbolt and no SATA 3 or USB 3. It will a (re)selling point later on when you're looking to sell it off for the next new one.


USB3 is dead tech. You'll never see it on a Mac. Would be VERY surprised to see eSATA, as well.





Thunderbolt drives will be out this summer.


Yup. Not sure why people are surprised that the machine with Thunderbolt came out before the drives/peripherals. Do you really think it would happen the other way around?

Compare:
"Here's a computer with a port that you can't use yet, but will be able to soon as peripherals are built. You can still use the rest of the computer, though"
to
"Here's a peripheral with a port that isn't supported by any computers yet. There should be something out soon, though"

Not really a tough decision, eh?
Rating: 6 Votes
106 months ago

You are also stuck in current times. Physical media will be dead by then, everything is going to be cloud based, there will be no such thing as a physical copy of movies any more :)


tell that to the majority of the people in the world who struggle to stream a SD youtube video because internet speeds aren't up to snuff yet. we simply don't have the infrastructure for it yet.
Rating: 6 Votes
106 months ago

You are also stuck in current times. Physical media will be dead by then, everything is going to be cloud based, there will be no such thing as a physical copy of movies any more :)


The bottleneck is internet speed. Until the world has South Korean-esque internet speeds, physical media isn't going anywhere.
Rating: 6 Votes
106 months ago
OK, we're all expecting SB and Thunderbolt, along with better GPUs. We can reasonably take these improvements for granted.

But the big question as always : what prices we're gonna get? I surely hope Apple doesn't increase the price on all 4 models like they did not long ago.
Please please Steve, no increase this time, and even better, a slight drop would be mostly welcome.
After all, the financial results have been terrific several quarters in a row, isn't it time to give a little back to the fans? Like a 100$ drop accross the line :D

I know I know. What the heck ... :o
Rating: 6 Votes

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