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Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: June 08, 2007 10:02AM
Mention of it here:

[forums.macresource.com]

and here:

[www.thinksecret.com]

"Brushed aluminum iMac in the pipeline
June 7, 2007 - Apple is poised to deliver its third Mac revision in less than a month next week when the company takes the wraps off its new iMac line. Sources with reliable track records report the new iMac, wrapped in a brushed aluminum enclosure, is currently tracking for release at or around Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 11.

Update: While sources are confident that the company's plans have called for an announcement next week, they caution that the release schedule may have changed. If that proves to be the case, the aluminum iMacs would presumably follow in the ensuing weeks.

Since the inception of Intel-based systems in January 2006, the iMac platform has shared many of its internals with the MacBook Pro, meaning the new iMac will surely benefit from the same improvements the MacBook Pro received earlier this week. This includes the implementation of Intel's new Santa Rosa architecture, which features a 20 percent faster front-side bus than the outgoing models and processor speeds up to 2.4GHz.

As previously reported, the 17-inch model will not be included in the new iMac line-up, which will feature models with 20-inch and 24-inch displays only. Prices will drop accordingly on the models with larger displays, which current start at $1,499 for the 20-inch, but they are not expected to match the outgoing 17-inch Mac's $999 entry-level price point.

The iMac's new enclosure will better match that of Apple's high-end systems as the company repositions the iMac as a more premium offering.

Also expected at WWDC next week is the Mac OS X 10.4.10 update, while Apple may also take advantage of the timing to replace its 23-inch Cinema Display with a 24-inch model that uses the same panel as the iMac."



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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Jp!
Date: June 08, 2007 10:05AM
Crossing fingers.....
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: papercup
Date: June 08, 2007 10:06AM
I still say glossy black makes more sense.
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: jardster
Date: June 08, 2007 10:09AM
Ugg, is Monday now the new Tuesday?



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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: June 08, 2007 10:14AM
I'd love to see glossy black... or even MacBook matte black.

Or maybe it will be a return to the "flavors" like the current Shuffles & Nanos?



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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: June 08, 2007 10:22AM
Aside from the external cosmetic changes, I'd like to see some external functional changes, such as:

-maybe 1 firewire and 2 USB ports on the side (in addition to whatever they put on the back of the casing)

-an SD card reader on the side...it seems that SD cards have become somewhat of a standard for digcams and digital camcorders, though I know there are many cameras that use xD, CF, etc.

Having all the ports on the back definitely makes for a less cluttered, more beautiful appearance, but it sure is a pain for people who, for whatever reason, have to constantly plug and unplug different peripherals...I know a hub is an option, but a few ports on the side would be nice.

A completely redesigned form factor would be nice, but I'm not sure what form it would take. I liked the flexibility of the screen movement on the iLamps, but the huge, bulbous base is not as sleek as having the internals hidden behind the LCD.
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Don Kiyoti
Date: June 08, 2007 10:30AM
Nooo, not glossy black! It would show every spec of dust, fingerprint, smudge, and scratch.

Besides that, why's everything gotta be black? I'm really tired of black audo equipment. I'd like to throttle the designer of my remote control who decided that grey type on black is readable in the dark. Contrast is good.





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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Jp!
Date: June 08, 2007 10:33AM
I just want brushed aluminum so I can stick things to it with magnet.


(bwahahahahaha)
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: June 08, 2007 10:41AM
Only two improvements matter to me, and I'll take either:

eSATA port

easily user-replaceable hard drive.
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: June 08, 2007 10:49AM
QUAD POWERED iMACS for $1299.00 is all that I want... smiling smiley Oh and a built in beverage cooler/warmer.



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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: June 08, 2007 10:53AM
Introducing the existential iMac:

When you look in it's direction, it's there. However, when you look away, it's not (or is it?).
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: michaelb
Date: June 08, 2007 10:59AM
As much as people are sentimental about the iLamp design, I think the current form is just about the perfect blend of form and function. I have a G5, so I love opening it up, and it is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. The change in design that made opening up the intels was a mistake to me.

I don't see any point in changing to aluminum, or in dropping the 17" model. Aluminum has to be more expensive than plastic, and having the 17" at the $1000 price point was key (the people I know who have switched to macs have bought 17" imacs; I can't see them even considering a $1500 computer). We haven't had much to complain about in Apple's lineup in a long time, but this seems like a major step back to me.
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: June 08, 2007 11:04AM
I WANT A UPGRADEABLE HEADLESS IMAC BUT IN TOWER FORM.
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: richorlin
Date: June 08, 2007 11:19AM
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spacescape
I WANT A UPGRADEABLE HEADLESS IMAC BUT IN TOWER FORM.

Excuseme, but I think you're talking about a Mac Pro
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 08, 2007 11:36AM
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richorlin
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spacescape
I WANT A UPGRADEABLE HEADLESS IMAC BUT IN TOWER FORM.

Excuseme, but I think you're talking about a Mac Pro

he forgot to add "at half the price of the macpro"





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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: June 08, 2007 11:47AM
Yes, Headless iMac Tower at about $1000 w/ 1-2 PCI slots. However, this isn't going to happen so a 20" iMac will be my next purchase.
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: June 08, 2007 11:50AM
With a usb scale.
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 08, 2007 11:53AM
30" iMacs are imminent!!!!

Seriously,

I do agree with michaelb. My 1st gen. 20" G5 iMac is a breeze to work on. One of the very few computers that I've owned that didn't get me P.O.'ed when repairing.

Now that the beast is almost 3 years old, I'm waiting for the next gen. iMac with anticipation. If 30" model is announced, I'll be one of the first in line to to buy. If no 30" is released, then 24" iMac or Mac Pro base model before the year is out.



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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: June 08, 2007 11:54AM
This may be a bit crazy, but if Apple drops the 17" iMac, it opens the door to the mini again (I know, I'm trying to surf a waveless break here!). Beef up the mini just a bit, even if it's only Core duo processors, take it to 2.0GHz and 2.16GHz, beef up the HD just a bit to 80GB and 120GB and drop the price on the top-of-the-line version to $699 and you've got an (effective) 17" iMac (when the consumer adds a cheap-o 17" screen and a mouse and keyboard). That would HAVE to still make money as core duo processors have got to be cheap from intel since they're so long in the tooth!

~A
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: June 08, 2007 11:58AM
Maybe the MacMINI would be ok... However, they should consider putting a SATA drive in there instead of a Laptop HT and possibly allow it to hold more memory that is easily installed (no prying off the case). I just don't know why they wouldn't sell a Small Tower that has the same specs as the iMac for $200-$300 less and that has 1-2 PCI slots... They would probably make more profit on these than the iMac.

Bill
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: June 08, 2007 12:00PM
we need a Mac Maxi. (1/2 the size & price of the Mac Pro)

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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: June 08, 2007 12:19PM
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Jp!
I just want brushed aluminum so I can stick things to it with magnet.


(bwahahahahaha)

When did Aluminum become a ferrous metal?

BGnR



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"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
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"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: June 08, 2007 12:28PM
How about an iMac based on the *desktop* Core 2 Duo chipset instead of the laptop chipset. The desktop chipset scales up to 2.93 GHz on a 1066 MHz bus and is moving to a 1333 MHz bus. The bus speed isn't as much of an issue as the max processor speed. No, this isn't the same as the Xeon chips in the Mac Pros.

The iMac is placed between the Mini/MacBooks and MacPro and it should have the chipset and processors to match.
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: June 08, 2007 12:32PM
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Jp!
I just want brushed aluminum so I can stick things to it with magnet.


(bwahahahahaha)

I've often wondered how many folks buy stainless steel refrigerators and then find out that their magnet collection is... moot.

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BigGuynRusty
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Jp!
I just want brushed aluminum so I can stick things to it with magnet.


(bwahahahahaha)

When did Aluminum become a ferrous metal?

BGnR

What part of bwahahahahaha is hard to understand? heh.





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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: June 08, 2007 12:40PM
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sscutchen
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Jp!
I just want brushed aluminum so I can stick things to it with magnet.


(bwahahahahaha)

I've often wondered how many folks buy stainless steel refrigerators and then find out that their magnet collection is... moot.

It depends on what grade of Stainless we are talking about. I have a stainless refrigerator and stove/oven. The Stove, which is JennAir must be a lower grade stainless (possibly 403 grade) and magnets stick to it. My Kitchenaid Refrigerator is a higher end stainless because magnets do not stick to it. WHICH IS 100% FINE WITH ME... My house is messy enough... smiling smiley

The only thing I can predict is that one day I'm going to come home and find scotch tape holding up my sons first piece of art from school... smiling smiley

I'm not an expert on Steels. However, when I was picking out a $400+ Propane Grill I was told to take a magnet to make sure it didn't stick to any stainless steel parts. The weber I bought only had Stainless Steel doors and the magnet didn't stick. I was surprised that higher end Grills (Vermont Castings For Example), the magnet stuck to the grill. Doesn't make it a bad grill. However, lower grades of Stainless Steel can rust over time and being on a grill the weather will take it's toll on the Stainless Steel.

I have a stainless Back Splash which is higher grade because nothing sticks to that either.

Bill



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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 08, 2007 12:41PM
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BigGuynRusty
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Jp!
I just want brushed aluminum so I can stick things to it with magnet.


(bwahahahahaha)

When did Aluminum become a ferrous metal?

BGnR

FYI, (bwahahahahaha) magnetizes aluminum ;)

no. seriously it just does...



Sometimes it is what it is...
and then there's times when it's really better.



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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: June 08, 2007 12:45PM
ThinkSecret practically guarantees this is a done deal, so expect something completely different to happen at WWDC.
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Jp!
Date: June 08, 2007 12:48PM
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sscutchen
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Jp!
I just want brushed aluminum so I can stick things to it with magnet.


(bwahahahahaha)

I've often wondered how many folks buy stainless steel refrigerators and then find out that their magnet collection is... moot.

Quote
BigGuynRusty
Quote
Jp!
I just want brushed aluminum so I can stick things to it with magnet.


(bwahahahahaha)

When did Aluminum become a ferrous metal?

BGnR

What part of bwahahahahaha is hard to understand? heh.

Yes, I was afraid I HAD to put bwahahha or TIC in that post and people would TRULY perceive me to be dumb. Thanks for proving my point BGnR! ;)
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: June 08, 2007 12:54PM
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Jp!
[
Yes, I was afraid I HAD to put bwahahha or TIC in that post and people would TRULY perceive me to be dumb.

No "Perception" needed, you prove it everyday!
(-:

BGnR



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Jp!
Date: June 08, 2007 12:56PM
Hey, here's a magnetic aluminum chess set.

[www.wholesalechess.com]
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: June 08, 2007 01:00PM
10.4.10? That's kinda bush-league numbering, isn't it?



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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Jp!
Date: June 08, 2007 01:10PM
not really. Nothing wrong/abnormal with double digits in the versioning.

Here is the Wiki.

[en.wikipedia.org]
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: June 08, 2007 01:20PM
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Jp!
not really. Nothing wrong/abnormal with double digits in the versioning.

Here is the Wiki.

[en.wikipedia.org]

As part of a numeric list, it won't sort correctly. I stand by my statement (a wiki to the contrary notwithstanding). It seems like numbering that was suggested by the marketing dept.



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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Jp!
Date: June 08, 2007 01:25PM
well, there are tons of software companies that use two and three digit sub-version numbering schemes. It's reality. That's all I'm pointing out.
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Z
Date: June 08, 2007 01:33PM
I think the incremental system updates should go into hex!

10.4.A here we come!
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: June 08, 2007 01:35PM
I like 10.4.91



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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: June 08, 2007 01:54PM
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jimbrady
10.4.10? That's kinda bush-league numbering, isn't it?

Oh boy - now we're gonna get the Apple is bush-leaguer-ed stuff

: - /







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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: June 08, 2007 02:38PM
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jimbrady
As part of a numeric list, it won't sort correctly.

You do realize that the 'periods' in '10.4.10' are not decimals right?
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: sunfalcon
Date: June 08, 2007 03:50PM
All I want is a nice mid-tower mac with the components of the imac sans monitor. Why doesn't apple give this to us?!?!!?!?
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: June 08, 2007 05:10PM
>30" iMacs are imminent!!!!

They would probably have to put outriggers on the corners LOL!



Grateful11
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Re: Brushed aluminum iMac on Monday?
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: June 08, 2007 11:51PM
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Seacrest
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jimbrady
As part of a numeric list, it won't sort correctly.

You do realize that the 'periods' in '10.4.10' are not decimals right?

Yes.

10.4.1
10.4.10
10.4.2
10.4.3
etc.

EDIT: try it with a bunch of files in the Finder if you don't believe me (except for you do. You do believe me).







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