Originally Posted by Ireland
But it still has worse speakers than previous gen iMacs for years, and as a result a worst music playback experience thanks to the funnel-like audio as music is pushed down through that narrow chin. But the narrow chin looks good? OK.
Source: my last 4 computers were iMacs. I love(d) iMacs. I kept this one three months before reselling it and buying a MacBook Air. And no, no no no no no, I won't get speakers to go with the iMac. That's the point of an AIO, people. I would no longer recommend an iMac to anyone.
If you're at all serious about music, you'd have external speakers, anyway. And if you're going to be using external speakers, who cares what the internal audio is like?
Originally Posted by Sevenfeet
Don't forget the Mac Mini. A Haswell based Mac Mini would be a killer little machine consuming even less power than it does now.
Timing would be good. My old Core 2 Duo Mini is dying and will need to be replaced unless someone can offer a suggestion.
I have the server model with 2 hard drives. It keeps giving me a message that the hard drive disconnected - and then becomes corrupted. At first, I thought it was just a bad hard drive, but I tried using the other hard drive and it did the same thing. I haven't moved it, so it's unlikely that an internal cable become loose, but I guess that's a possibility. Any other ideas?
Originally Posted by karmadave
Apple is not repeating their mistake, of last year, but updating the iMac and not shipping until AFTER the holidays. At this point, it's all about Consumers. You will probably see new iPads out before the holidays, but new MacBook Pro's could be early 2014. We shall see...
Good point about not repeating last year's mistake. They'll have time to sell a ton of these before the holidays.
Personally, I'd expect the new MBP in October. I don't expect a change in the format, so they'll simply be limited by chip availability. Unless they're planning to use TB 2, that shouldn't be an issue.