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New iMac's coming soon!

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    Bummer...I'll be stuck with this one (17" 2005 G5) for quite some time. Not that it's a problem or anything...
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    ^ why's that avvie ?
    you always seem like a trendsetter to me

    me ? I'd like this to be in line with the release of leopard
    and closer to my birthday in mid November would be sweet

    but if some of the things I've read are true ..... I'm in there like swimwear !

    what I've read :
    It'll hold up to 4GB of ram, 2 hard drives, and 2 optical drives. The video card, hard drive, ram, and optical drives will be easily user-upgradeable. The standard video card across all models (except for the low end), will be the GeForce 8600GT
    some form of BluRay (writer please)
    and an Aiport Extreme N (internal)

    dreamy
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    This has totally screwed around with me.

    I ordered three 20" iMacs for the college nearly three weeks ago. I was told a one-week turnaround. I have to load software on them and have them ready as they are used by the instructors once class begins Aug 16.

    Since I didn't have them in the alloted time, I contacted Apple and my rep says he can't say the Aug 7 thing is about the iMac but, if it is, it could keep my shipment from going out for another two weeks or more. This is assuming that I get the new one for the same price as the one I ordered.

    Of course, Apple is apologizing for the delay but I can't be the only one in education needing to have iMacs up and running by mid-August. For a company as buttoned up as Apple usually is, this is poor timing to roll out a new product.
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    Ha! Not hardly. I let the pioneers take all the arrows. I'm usually at least 5 years behind the cutting edge....which doesn't seem like very long any more. The last iMac was the exception.

    But in this case, my life has been through some drastic changes in the last year or so, and not all of them good, so I won't be in the market for new tech for a long time. I think.

    Also, I have to remember to be honest with myself: Do I need an upgrade? No.
    Do I use what I have already? No.
    Can I justify the expense in any way? No.
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    true .. so very true
    and considering it's TAX_FREE week here in TN, it's been nice to have gotten them in last week.
    but, in hindsight, I wasn't expecting to see any new iMacs until October when Leopard is released .... to me that's the time to do it

    look at the bright side .... this may only be an announcement - not a ship
    I can see Jobs "announcing" that new iMacs are close to mass productions
    -that iLife '08 is finally gold master (which it is)
    -hey, maybe they got Leopard done early
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    yeah, it's about time they released a crappy ipod that happens to be smaller, only to release a new one after that a month before christmas.
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    from what I've seen and read there is a new iPod Nano Video (it's actuallly called something else) and a redesign of the iPodVideo that loses about 3 inches off the bottom of it's "gut"
    which leaves it with hardly anything but the screen and the circle


    and there's rumore that it's this thing - FULL TOUCH SCREEN iPod !!
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    I like those keys. If they are Mac Pro compatible I may have to get em...
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    Now the pictures you showed are just speculation on the iMacs, correct? Nothing official has been released....
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    those are production keyboards. they should work with anything
    it's hard to tell, but those keyboards are as thin as a standard usb plug

    here's a gallery
    http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/27/is-this-the-new-imac-keyboard/
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