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Here is a picture I made with the aid of Photoshop and some images from various places, mainly <a href="http://www.apple.com." target="_blank">www.apple.com.</a> Enjoy .

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As simple as that looks, it seems to follow all the info I've read. I suppose it's quite thick to accomidate the front loading CD. Not bad, but I hope Apple does something more "Apple" with the design. Just too simple.
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Something like this maybe-

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In the first picture the speakers are just floating there in the legs. The legs are clear, and there's no wires. How does that work?? hehe

Just a little constructive criticism
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[quote]Originally posted by Willoughby:
<strong>In the first picture the speakers are just floating there in the legs. The legs are clear, and there's no wires. How does that work?? hehe

Just a little constructive criticism</strong><hr></blockquote>

They are wireless

J/K
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post #6 of 49
Needs a little more work, but overall not a bad idea.
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Both of them are uuugly.

Can't wait to see what all-mighty J.Ives comes up with.

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[quote]Originally posted by NeoMac:
<strong>Both of them are uuugly.

Can't wait to see what all-mighty J.Ives comes up with.

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They're not great looking but I wouldn't call them ugly.
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[quote]Originally posted by James Flowers:
<strong>Here is a picture I made with the aid of Photoshop and some images from various places, mainly <a href="http://www.apple.com." target="_blank">www.apple.com.</a> Enjoy .

</strong><hr></blockquote>

Personally, I would love to have a machinethe looked like this. I think that this has elegant design and works well.

However I am not sure if Apple would completely trash the whole idea of colors. Personally, I could go for something like the iBook, in more than one color. Now THAT would be cool!!!

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post #10 of 49
Something tells me that the new iMacs won't just look like the Studio Displays, but will be something more, um, progressive. It's just not an iMac if it doesn't make you go, "What the HELL is that? 'cause it's so cool!"
post #11 of 49
I think that's basically what it will be, without the speakers and with the DVD drive on the left side rather the front. I made a mockup about a year ago, not sure where it is anymore.
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[quote]Originally posted by Mike Eggleston:
<strong>However I am not sure if Apple would completely trash the whole idea of colors. Personally, I could go for something like the iBook, in more than one color. Now THAT would be cool!!!</strong><hr></blockquote>

I think Apple might get rid of the colors. They pretty much already have, with the exception of Indigo, so why not just get rid of that too?
post #13 of 49
Guys, the color thing is SO over. Yes, I see Indigo going the way of Strawberry, Key Lime and Bondi this time around.

It's stale and tired and time to move on.

And for those of you thinking Apple is going to release colored TiBooks and so forth...get a grip.

The pro stuff NEVER had color and they're sure as hell not going to slap them on, 1-2 years after the whole "colored computer" trend peaked.



White, graphite, silver, clear...that's a VERY nice way to go: professional, sleek, modern and understated.

I'm sure the new iMac will be white, if indeed it is meant to be the desktop version of the iBook. The iStuff always had the similiar look (colors and curves), so it would make sense that a new iMac is probably a more squared-off glossy white than any wild-ass colors.
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[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>The pro stuff NEVER had color and they're sure as hell not going to slap them on, 1-2 years after the whole "colored computer" trend peaked.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Actually, the Pro stuff did have colors during the days when the colors were popular. Did you forget about the B & W G3s?
post #15 of 49
I predict colors will be out for about 4 - 6 years, then they'll start up again. Or maybe 40 - 60 years.
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[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
<strong>I predict colors will be out for about 4 - 6 years, then they'll start up again. Or maybe 40 - 60 years.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I don't know when, but I agree that eventually the colors will probably come back.
post #17 of 49
personally, i want something that looks like the old dark blue LCD monitors.....
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post #18 of 49
All of those are ugly

If recent design schemes such as the ibook, ipod and quicksilver reflect anything we should expect something whitish/glossy/glassy in may coors of course and with apples nice unique design smooth surface archtecture

hmm i sure as hell can't wait or can i?
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All of those are ugly

If recent design schemes such as the ibook, ipod and quicksilver reflect anything we should expect something whitish/glossy/glassy in may coors of course and with apples nice unique design smooth surface archtecture

hmm i sure as hell can't wait or can i?
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post #20 of 49
You are all overlooking one thing. What is the latest consumer product Apple has released? The iPod of course. I would look for the new iMac to resemble it more then anything else. That would mean adding lots of CHROME to the whitish/glossy/glassy look. Just my guess.
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You are all overlooking one thing. What is the latest consumer product Apple has released? The iPod of course. I would look for the new iMac to resemble it more then anything else. That would mean adding lots of CHROME to the whitish/glossy/glassy look. Just my guess.
post #22 of 49
Actually, all the rumors say it will resemble the current studio displays. Thus the reason both renderings look similar to the studio display.

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Heh, I honestly doubt the slot-loading drive will be mounted in the front. That would make the unit a bit fat for an LCD based machine.

I think we'll see it on either the top or on the right or left side of the iMac. This way the drive would lay parallel and flat behind the LCD display, allowing for an overall sleeker enclosure.
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post #24 of 49
I don't think that there will be as much of a border around teh edge. I also think that the studio displays themselves will be updated, 15, 17, 19, and of course 22(maybe 24?) with less area around the edges.


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[quote] You are all overlooking one thing. What is the latest consumer product Apple has released? The iPod of course. I would look for the new iMac to resemble it more then anything else. That would mean adding lots of CHROME to the whitish/glossy/glassy look. Just my guess. <hr></blockquote>

Good call! That's the best prediction I've seen yet for the next iMac. If done right, it would be way cool, and would look like NOTHING else on the market. Chrome has not been done for decades--it's time for Apple to give us a chrome iMac. How utterly cool in a retro sort of style.

What if the G5 were chrome as well....and shaped like a giant microphone! Doeh!!!
post #26 of 49
Originally posted by pscates:

[quote]White, graphite, silver, clear...that's a VERY nice way to go: professional, sleek, modern and understated.<hr></blockquote>

Not to forget: boring as hell. Looks like beige PCs, just clear white.
post #27 of 49
*BUZZ*

Wrong, Smirkle. Whatever they decide to do, you can bet there will be nothing "beige PC" about it. Apple's design over the past year has been nothing short of amazing.

I am getting really anxious to see this new machine. I have a feeling it is going to absolutely blow everybody away.
post #28 of 49
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>Actually, the Pro stuff did have colors during the days when the colors were popular. Did you forget about the B & W G3s?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Okay, I stand corrected...a brief flirtation with color on the blueberry G3 towers. Lasted from January 1999 to August, when the G4 was unveiled.

But I heard TONS of complaints (both from the Mac media/press as well as actual, real-life Mac users) that they didn't like it and that it made the machine look toyish.

The company I was working for at the time bought four of them and we all ended up putting them on the floor because we thought they looked kinda goofy.



Sad, but true...
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[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
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But I heard TONS of complaints (both from the Mac media/press as well as actual, real-life Mac users) that they didn't like it and that it made the machine look toyish.

The company I was working for at the time bought four of them and we all ended up putting them on the floor because we thought they looked kinda goofy.



Sad, but true...</strong><hr></blockquote>

I heard plenty of people say that too. The only place that I ever saw them on a desk or something in person was the school that I went to at the time.
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[quote]Originally posted by craiger77:
<strong>You are all overlooking one thing. What is the latest consumer product Apple has released? The iPod of course. I would look for the new iMac to resemble it more then anything else. That would mean adding lots of CHROME to the whitish/glossy/glassy look. Just my guess.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I think that would definately look great.
post #31 of 49
I don't think the depth of a slot loading drive is going to be a problem. The thing is going to have to be about that deep anyway to have rear legs that are stable. If they make it TOO portable they hurt laptop sales anyway. Think curves, the whole case doesn't have to be thick but if you make it thicker near the optical drive you leave room for easy access ram slots, hard drive, ports, etc., without cramming everything in so tight it gets expensive (a portable or cube).
post #32 of 49
colors will remain. Colors are a part of what the iMac is. people buying the imac liked choosing the color. I have relatives that know nothing about computers yet always say they really wanted such and such color of the iMac.

it's grabs attention and personalizes a computer for people.
post #33 of 49
Well, they certainly seem to be fading away gradually, don't you think?

I mean, I don't consider blue, white and gray THAT much of a cool color choice.

Are you saying that the new iMacs will usher in a wider selection of colors? Or that the current three will remain?

It's not like 1-2 years ago when you actually had COLORS (orange, green, purple, etc.)

The fact that the iBook ditched the colors kinda signifies where the iMac is heading, style-wise.

To me, anyway.

Seems weird that they'd keep one iProduct colored and kill it on the other.
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[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
<strong>colors will remain. Colors are a part of what the iMac is. people buying the imac liked choosing the color. I have relatives that know nothing about computers yet always say they really wanted such and such color of the iMac.

it's grabs attention and personalizes a computer for people.</strong><hr></blockquote>

If colors are a part of the iMac then why do they only have one color left? And also in the Apple Stores you see one or two Indigo iMacs and one or two Graphites. The rest are Snow.
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[quote]Originally posted by JW Pepper:
[QB]Here is the gateway version look at the price!

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Ugly (what else is new from Gateway). The price is surprising since it's from them.
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[quote]Originally posted by dartblazer:
<strong>I don't think that there will be as much of a border around teh edge. I also think that the studio displays themselves will be updated, 15, 17, 19, and of course 22(maybe 24?) with less area around the edges.


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No 15" according to railheadesign.

17, 19, 22"
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post #38 of 49
If the rumors that the new iMac will be similar to the 15 inch LCD are true... (a slight variation on above images):


CD/DVD on right, ports on left (like iBook) Power in third leg to keep the front as thin as possible.


However, I imagine Apple will really do something completely different!
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[quote]Originally posted by CAM:
<strong>If the rumors that the new iMac will be similar to the 15 inch LCD are true... (a slight variation on above images):


CD/DVD on right, ports on left (like iBook) Power in third leg to keep the front as thin as possible.

However, I imagine Apple will really do something completely different!
</strong><hr></blockquote>


That looks pretty sweet, good job

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post #40 of 49
I imagine that if Apple takes the approach that is generally described here that the power supply will be similar to that used in the Cube. In that way, Steve can ensure fanless operation. The side-mounted slot CD/DVD is highly likely in my opinion. Apple has (almost) done this before in the education-only AIO G3 from 1997-98.

Can't wait!
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