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post #401 of 485
from what i read in the articale
it sounds kinda like this but with much closer lines
(flat front perfectly round back )


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post #402 of 485
if you ask me it looks like an emac update maybe??
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post #403 of 485
I still can't believe Apple would take such a quantum leap backwards in terms of screen manuverability. Going from the G4 imac with its floating screen to a next generation imac that you adjust by dragging back and forth across your desk...?
post #404 of 485
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I still can't believe Apple would take such a quantum leap backwards in terms of screen manuverability. Going from the G4 imac with its floating screen to a next generation imac that you adjust by dragging back and forth across your desk...?

Exactly. All of the "guts on the back" designs are ergonomically average at best. I just refuse to believe the iMac 3 will simply be a nicer looking Gateway Profile.

I still think it will be a white plastic and chrome version of the new ALU displays with the guts in a two inch thick base. The cable to the screen could even remain external and feed through the cutout in the stand like the Cinema Displays. I think that would look very cool and offer at least some amount of screen movement.

(If you haven't used one of the new ALUs yet, the vertical positioning of the display hinge is rock solid, yet buttery smooth. Very pleasing.)
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post #405 of 485
I disagree with going away from the most recent Imac design too. I love the articulating arm... obviously.

The only reason I could understand going to the new design is if they are going to make it much much cheaper... which it doesn't sound like they plan on doing.

But people need to realize when they mock-up the new design for the Imac they need to remember there is going to be a big mass the size of that half basketball that was the base of the old Imac that has to go somewhere on the new design.


Which is sad really... because you basically end up with a CRT again. lol
post #406 of 485
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... But people need to realize when they mocku up the new design for the Imac hey need to remember there is going to be a big mass the size of that basketball that was the base of the old Imac that has to go somewhere on the new design. ...

I think you're point is valid, but doesn't go far enough. I predict the base of the new iMac will be noticeably larger than the last. Liquid cooling probably isn't in the cards for the consumer machine (since it would raise the price too much); so they would have to leave enough room for multiple fans and a large (traditional) heat sink.

I wouldn't be surprised if the overall cosmetic appearance of the iMac3 will not be significantly different than the last version.
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post #409 of 485
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Originally posted by MacsRGood4U


This may be the closest guess yet on what the iMac will be as it is "simple" in design as had been described on one site.

That looks like a prettier version of a Sun Ray 150

post #410 of 485
I love the hiMac.

Looks sexy. Cube-esque.

I also adore the G4 headless Mac with white plastic base unit.

Both got me revved.

Headless folks, starting praying it looks that good...

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post #411 of 485
How do you post pictures?

I still can't figure it out...

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post #412 of 485
I agree, the HiMac is cool, but if it's £1300 + it's to expensive. I'd pay £999 for it.

I'd buy a headless if it was £699 - £799
post #413 of 485
I like this one.

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The headless uMac does look nice and equally so for the artist's iMac.
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post #415 of 485
Yep, this is nice:



but I'd prefer to have the screen on top:




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post #416 of 485
Thanks for posting the image lucida.

I would also prefer that the screen be integrated in some way. My space is limited and scattering the parts is not desirable. So an AIO or a headless design that the screen and base can be attached to appear as an AIO is what I am hoping for.

No offense but hopefully a little more svelte than the image you show but the idea is fine.
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post #417 of 485
A perfect half circle at the back of the screen would be HUGE. No way it's going to be that big.

It's going to be somewhere between a Powerbook and an iMac in overall volume. It all depends on the packaging.



That one looks doable, but I don't know about the optical packaging, something tells me Apple may want to lay the optical down flat regardless of where the mobo goes.

I tell ya what would be neat. See above, if the mobo is attached to the curved rear shell, one could conceivably remove the LCD and attach a mirror image curved shell to the other side to create a quite unique looking tower!
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post #418 of 485
Thanks Lucida! Now I know how!

I do like your screen above pizza Mac. Looks really nice. Could see that working big time. Would be great for Mac to go 'HDTV' style in the living room. The design has that nice ambiguity about it.

I'd like to see it in alu (grey)!!!

The other pic, the one I wanted to post, is what I'd like the eMac to become. Cheap white display. Cheap white box. G4 or G5.

Clean. Elegant. Buy in heart beat!!!

I do think there's something cooking in the rumors. It seems that the components have been split (maybe) 'tween the monitor and a pizza box mounted behind the LCD?

Personally, I would have thought this means an ALU display. ie Apple's iMac 2 was about 'disappearing' the computer. Alu computer G5 iMac would be a natural progression of that. Few Wintel makers have done it. EVEN Sony's latest attempt looks very clunky!

Basically, fold a Powerbook round so the components are behind the screen and mount the Powerbook on an alu stand and you have what we have a striking computer.

I saw the alu display in flesh last week. Gorgeous. I'd be happy with a thicker version with components mounted on the back.

I can see the new iMac being simple. Elegant. No fuss.

Remember the 'Athens' M$ concept PC that had Matsu (I think...) and others going 'wow' at a few years back?

I think Apple will go one better.

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post #419 of 485
[QUOTE]Originally posted by macinJosh
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I hope this is it, simple elegant, wireless, i agree less space wasted on sides but with speaker techology it can be done.
the dome base and similar is now old, apple wants to look different

I vote for simple elegance, minimalist like the new ipod, what is needed nothing more to detract from form and function.

It will be similar to displays I hope, to continue the experience
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post #420 of 485
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That µMac is great looking. If only.....
just waiting to be included in one of Apple's target markets.
Don't get me wrong, I like the flat panel iMac, actually own an iMac, and I like the Mac mini, but...........
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post #421 of 485
I don't think it will be "all aluminum". There will be mostly plastics with alumnium elements. Less expensive and actually more durable for a desktop.
Simple looking should be the name of the game. A little less then 10 days - although I expect a leaked photo to emerge 9 1/2 days from now!
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post #422 of 485
I don't think it'll take after the new displays. When has Apple ever made an AIO that took after a display?

Mac SE? Nope.
Classic 1 & 2? Nope.
Color Classic? Nope.
LC5X0? Nope.
iMac? Nope.
eMac? Nope.
iMac2? Nope.

I see a trend here.
post #423 of 485
I'll stretch here and say that the iMac 2/extinct model did take after a display. That is why it would be hard not to see this incorporated in some way again.
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post #424 of 485
I've got a grand saved up and I CAN"T WAIT MUCH LONGER!!!


post #425 of 485
I sold my 17" iMac in March for £1000 and I was like

because I "knew" there'd be a new iMac out soon!

Then it didn't appear and I was like

months later and I'm like

then HURRAH! confirmation that the new iMac is a G5!

but w h y d o e s i t t a k e s o l o n g . . .

post #426 of 485
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Neat. And I know exactly who it would be marketed for:


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The good news, Apple is going radical with the iMac and taking an organic approach. The bad news, the "hockey puck" is returning!
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The good news, Apple is going radical with the iMac and taking an organic approach. The bad news, the "hockey puck" is returning!

I wonder what kind of port that mouse plugs into ... ?
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The good news, Apple is going radical with the iMac and taking an organic approach. The bad news, the "hockey puck" is returning!

Already been done, just not by apple.

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post #430 of 485
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Originally posted by YYZ
I still can't believe Apple would take such a quantum leap backwards in terms of screen manuverability. Going from the G4 imac with its floating screen to a next generation imac that you adjust by dragging back and forth across your desk...?

I think the screen won't be that close to the guts of the machine. It will have to be adjustable in some way. It can't be "just drag back and forth" Something along these lines, just in Apple style. It will be pretty small. The Vaio W has a 17.5 screen and takes very little space.

post #431 of 485
Christ that's FUGLY!

Imagine that when it's wired up!!!

Apples backs are better than the front of most PC's.
post #432 of 485
Open question to PC manufacturers in general:

Do you actually employ designers, or just accountants?

(see below)

post #433 of 485
Sony is still full of baloney. They don't have accountants designing their computers... just art school drop outs. When TS unveiled the "specs" they mentioned that the VAIO was the closest thing to what the new iMac will look like but stated that the iMac was much better looking... which wouldn't take a lot to accomplish. 9 days or so and we'll know. This week may be time for AI to publish that sketch.... if it ever excisted, that is.
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post #434 of 485
I don't think it is the W series that is being referred to. I think it is the V series. It is much cleaner in the back and more svelte than the W series.

If you go to this site and then click on the product view you will be able to see a side shot.

Still not something Apple would copy but much better than the W series.
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post #435 of 485
Here's the V series for those of you that are too lazy to look it up:

Thank God...sony usually has half-decent designs, but the one that was posted...
post #436 of 485
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Originally posted by lucida
Open question to PC manufacturers in general:
(see below)

Well it's kinda unfair to compare the Sony model with a mock up which doesn't actually exist in real life, and lacks any ports at all. It's also worth mentioning that the Sony model has two expansion slots, port for old mice, and cable TV-in which just makes it look even worse. In fact when you look at the machine from the front, none of that is visible because the screen is considerably larger than the back. So while the design ain't as pretty as an iMac G4, it's not that badly designed after all.

post #437 of 485
Here's a slighty larger image.

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post #438 of 485
One of the good things of finding out what the final iMac G5 design is: we'll have some clues about what to expect for iBooks' and eMacs' cases.

For the eMac: The color scheme, the kind of optical drive (if any), the ports on the unit.

For the iBook: The color scheme and case design. The first iBook mirrored the first iMac very closely in looks.
post #439 of 485
OK then guys, how many of you out there wont buy the new G5 imac because of how it looks????

I for one have £1000 burning a hole in my pocket and the day it comes out I am gonna order one, regardless of how it looks!!!! And lets face it.....its gonna look awesome!!!!
post #440 of 485
Here's a shot of the Vaio V in similar angle of the Vaio W series I posted. It's much cleaner.

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