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post #1 of 43
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So, September 30th is around the corner and the "Free" Printer with iMac purchase goes away, and the rebate on flat panel displays goes away - do you think we will see some new products, or perhaps new rebates? This one is right around the corner!
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iMac Speed bump on Tuesday, October 1st!

You'll see them jump to an all 17 inch widescreen display and 867 and 1GHz processors. All with nVidia GeForce 4 MX video.

256 MB RAM Standard.
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post #3 of 43
[quote]Originally posted by Dave Hagan:
<strong>You'll see them jump to an all 17 inch widescreen display</strong><hr></blockquote>

Wouldn't that be nice. No way in heaven!

I would love a standalone 17" widescreen to go with the PowerMacs. But I'm not betting on anything.

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post #4 of 43
Well October 1st is a Tuesday, the usual day for Apple to release new products. It would be nice for the iMac to get a nice upgrade just in time for the Holiday season.
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iMac upgrade give me a break
Not happening

Apple has never upgraded a product merely two months after it has been annoucned.

Why can't you use logic to determine this??
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post #6 of 43
New iMac model two months ago, but the same damn mobo and CPU. It's time for the iMac line to get a speedbump, just in time for the Christmas buying season. That is, if Apple wants to sell lots of 'em.
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powerbook powerbook powerbook (maybe if I say it three times fast it will come true).
post #8 of 43
October 1 is the first day of Educause as well.

Would be nice to show off new iMacs there... maybe updated iBooks as well... yum
post #9 of 43
Plus, October 1st is when you'd expect a "we've gotten X people to buy .Mac" announcement.
post #10 of 43
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<strong>powerbook powerbook powerbook (maybe if I say it three times fast it will come true).</strong><hr></blockquote>

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post #11 of 43
You really believe an all 17" lineup is in the cards for the iMac? I think it would be a mistake to discontinue all of the 15" iMac configurations, simply because that would raise the entry level price of the iMac by a serious amount. I'm not discounting the rumor, though, because I realize Apple is fond of raising price. I just hope Apple has weighed the opportunity cost involved.
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post #12 of 43
First they must deliver the existing models. In Norway the delivery date for the 17" iMac is around Oct. 6th. They cannot introduce new models before they can ship the old ones.

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post #13 of 43
They will only do this if they can slip the new monitor model in the old price slots.
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post #14 of 43
Right now, there are are thousands and thousands of unsold 15" iMacs. Apple will not introduce a 17" across the board until those overages are taken care of (sold). Reports from Taiwan sources last month said 15" production would stop in October. Look for the 17" and possilby even 19" iMacs next year at MWSF.

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post #15 of 43
[quote]Originally posted by Roscoe:
<strong>So, September 30th is around the corner and the "Free" Printer with iMac purchase goes away, and the rebate on flat panel displays goes away - do you think we will see some new products, or perhaps new rebates? </strong><hr></blockquote>


End of AAPL Fiscal Q3? Just a guess. ( ops.. that would be AAPL Fiscal Q4 )

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post #16 of 43
An education deal on iMacs/iBooks in the UK finishes on 30/09...
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post #17 of 43
[quote]Originally posted by jdbon:
<strong>Well October 1st is a Tuesday, the usual day for Apple to release new products. It would be nice for the iMac to get a nice upgrade just in time for the Holiday season.</strong><hr></blockquote>

No no, you're confused.

Tuesday is when all the rumor sites predict new stuff. But the annoucements have come on Monday, the day before.
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post #18 of 43
Well Apple also has a promo ending Oct 15h. All I know is I want a tiBook.
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post #19 of 43
Generally every Sept. 30th the month ends, rent is due, and we all turn our calanders over. Now it might just be me but.... that doesn't seem like such a big deal.
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post #20 of 43
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Something must be up - I just got an e-mail from MacWarehouse - They dropped the price of the low end iMac $100 - down to $1199 now. And they are tossing in 512 Meg of RAM (after rebate and $39 installation fee ), along with the printer.

How low can they go!
post #21 of 43
Damn, this has to be the worst freaking time to want to buy a Mac. Wait until the end of the month, it's getting updated... oh, then wait until the 15th of Oct... might get updated...

ARGGHH!!!!

post #22 of 43
Damn Murbot, you might go 90 days without buying a new mac!
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post #23 of 43
[quote]Originally posted by murbot:
<strong>Damn, this has to be the worst freaking time to want to buy a Mac. Wait until the end of the month, it's getting updated... oh, then wait until the 15th of Oct... might get updated...

ARGGHH!!!!

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You are not alone, I'm on the same boat as you do. Recently, I'm looking for the PowerMac G4 with Apple display.

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post #24 of 43
Yeah, but the PowerMacs just got released... go for it dude.

Well, there ARE the new LCD rumors I guess. Damn Apple.



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post #25 of 43
I posted this in another thread. Apple called my boss three times and are offering a $500 discount on all xserve models until sept. 30. Looks like the ol' server is gonna get a face lift. What they are going to do is anybody's guess but would be fun for a rumor sight to throw it about.
post #26 of 43
Has it ever occurred to you people that discounts, promotions, etc, can end without new hardware suddenly being announced?

Were I a betting man, I would put my money on October 7th, your lucky day, for any (hardware) announcements.

You heard it from me first. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

Watch for that to pop up on MOSR...
post #27 of 43
Oct 1st is the beginning of Apple's new fiscal year.

Every salesperson at Apple is working to increase their year-end revenue numbers and the promotion is a tool to help them. Sorry to burst any bubbles.
post #28 of 43
Oh and BTW...

$50 off any iBook at the education store until Sept. 25.
post #29 of 43
[quote]Originally posted by mrfears:
<strong>Oct 1st is the beginning of Apple's new fiscal year.

Every salesperson at Apple is working to increase their year-end revenue numbers and the promotion is a tool to help them. Sorry to burst any bubbles.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yes but $500 is a %17 discount on the low end xserve and guessing it costs $1500 to produce. That cuts in to profits by %33. Meaning if they have sold 5000 machines before promo they will need to sell more than 7,500 to make it a financially intelligent move. At least on the hardware side of things. It would only make sense to with the new chips(1.25) that the xserve would be getting an update.
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eeesh, just realized that my Pismo is now two years old. Strangely, it doesn't feel that old at all, but a little bump in the ti department around mid-october might make my visa twitch. Got student loans coming in this month. EEEEK, what to do!!!

Hmmmmmm... 1ghz G4 on my lap, yeah, that'd rock

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post #31 of 43
[quote]Originally posted by mntrapper:
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Yes but $500 is a %17 discount on the low end xserve and guessing it costs $1500 to produce. That cuts in to profits by %33. Meaning if they have sold 5000 machines before promo they will need to sell more than 7,500 to make it a financially intelligent move. At least on the hardware side of things. It would only make sense to with the new chips(1.25) that the xserve would be getting an update.</strong><hr></blockquote>

A $500 discount on a low end xServe brings the price to $2499. Exactly the education institution price (which is still negotiable). Well within acceptable Apple margins. No news.

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post #32 of 43
[quote]Originally posted by Kenneth:
<strong>

You are not alone, I'm on the same boat as you do. Recently, I'm looking for the PowerMac G4 with Apple display.

Kenneth</strong><hr></blockquote>

Unless your boat is a yacht made out of new Mac carcasses, you can only dream of touching murbot's greatness.
post #33 of 43
Tommorrow we will find out...
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post #34 of 43
actually, that $500 is also off of edu prices. i could pick up the low end Xserve for $1,849.

that's over $1,000 of retail.
post #35 of 43
Apple's new plan for the iMac:

We can't beat Pentium computers in mhz so we will beat them in screen size:

introducing the 19" and 22" iMacs.

It will have the biggest monitor for any consumer computer. Who cares if it still has a 800 mhz proccessor.
This move will start the great screen size wars of the 21st century. Imagine if Intel got into this. We would have a 40" screen in no time!

Okay, enough sarcasm. Does Apple actually think they can sell iMacs with the same speed proccessors and just bigger screens for a year! Come on.
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post #36 of 43
[quote]Originally posted by jante99:
<strong>Apple's new plan for the iMac:
...introducing the 19" and 22" iMacs. ... Does Apple actually think they can sell iMacs with the same speed proccessors and just bigger screens for a year! Come on.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I know you're being sarcastic, but can you imagine the size of the frickin' base if a 19 or 22 inch LCD is used?

I think Apple realizes that 17" is probably max for a consumer all in one. Heck the res is awesome, it just needs a faster bus and processor. And oh yeah, a lower price tag.
post #37 of 43
[quote]And oh yeah, a lower price tag.<hr></blockquote>



ok, for the last time, i'll explain this. i've gone through this time and again. there are also various threads regarding the subject.

the iMac is priced within $50 of it's competition (when similarly speced)

on the 17" model, it comes over $100 less than a similar PC.

the iMac is priced extremly well.

now, as to whether or not they need a cheaper consumer machine period, well there i agree.

the iMac is well priced, but they need something cheaper. (and the CRT iMac ain't cuttin' it)

the eMac is ok, just shave a few hundred off it if possible.
post #38 of 43
Apple's Education pricing sucks.

When they upgrade the iMac they should make the low end cheaper. Perhaps keep the current models and make them really cheap. I mean these iMacs are great. If I could afford one I'd buy it immediately. They are the PERFECT College dorm room computer. Except many college students can't afford them.
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post #39 of 43
Well, so far nothing is happening Sept 30th.
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[quote]Originally posted by torifile:
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Unless your boat is a yacht made out of new Mac carcasses, you can only dream of touching murbot's greatness. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, that's not the wording my wife would use, but I do prefer yours! heh heh

And yes, the 30th is upon us, with no new Ti Books... :shrug:

Darn.
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