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Ummagumma's avatar

So, are there new iMacs coming out this year, or when?

Asked by Ummagumma (26points) November 13th, 2008

With my PC failing, I’ve almost got my spouse convinced. But I don’t want to get burned again like buying a MacBook a month before the new ones were released.

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eambos's avatar

Not this year, and apple is very secretive about their release dates.

Im a PC. For life.

Ummagumma's avatar

Meh. Well, I wonder if there will be a big enough change in the line to wait, or not?

eambos's avatar

I’d wait. Even if the change isn’t huge, you’d be able to get last gen models for cheap.

Ummagumma's avatar

Patience ain’t exactly my strong suit.

jrpowell's avatar

Apple has pretty much said that the line up is locked down for this year. Link

And the iMac isn’t going to change much when it does get a bump. Slightly faster processor and better graphics is my guess. I wouldn’t expect to see any thing major this year.

richardhenry's avatar

Apple have never released anything this late in the year for a long time, and the press release seals the deal.

I wouldn’t expect anything new until Feb/March.

Ummagumma's avatar

Well, it sounds like I should plow ahead then. Thanks for the input. Now to spread some points around.

peziak's avatar

There are three release periods for Apple Software every year. They often coincide with one of Apple’s major conferences so that Jobs can make a grand keynote address that web geeks excitedly await and listen to with baited breath.

June/July – iPhone/smaller tech devices/new innovations

September/October – iMac/iPods/MacBooks/product updates

Jan/Feb – MacBooks/iMacs/iTV/new innovations

Here is a nice link which should give you an idea when to buy you next iMac – “Mac Buyer’s Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone”

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