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post #81 of 130
I freckin want to work in Jonathan Ive's team!! :cool:

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post #82 of 130
even though I started a thread about this already, but I have to ask to those who think the design is ugly "How if you could mount the new iMac on your wall?" You wouldn't have to see the computer then and it would also save a few more cm's on space.
post #83 of 130
[quote]Originally posted by PookJP:
<strong>As with all the best artistic works, it will put you off at first, and gradually take you in.

- Pook</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'd have to agree. If it doesn't polarize the viewer from the get go, why bother? Apple has been dishing out fantastic industrial design that actually has a purpose, a message. And every design has been ground breaking, polarizing even, ever since they ditched the beige cases. Apple couldn't continue if they went half way in the design. &lt;insert rant about open mindedness, risktaking , etc.&gt; To slap a flat panel on the front of a gundrop (granted, it's a great design as well but...) would never do them justice. Besides, you can please some of the people all of the time, or all of the people some of the time...

Personally, I want one, if I can figure out how to keep my two year old from destroying it.

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post #84 of 130
This is an extreamly functional design. Once you use a monitor on a telescoping arm it is hard to go back. the only question is expandibility.

I expect that the pro line will be all G4's with the high end being a quad.
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post #85 of 130
I vaguely recall a mock up drawing from last summer that was VERY similar to this.

I cannot remember if it was here or on Macnn.

Any clues how to find this image?
post #86 of 130
Utterly amazing. The artistic metaphors are infinite, but there is one practical thing about this wonderful computer that I adore. It solves a problem that computers have always had: monitor positioning.

I want one.

And I get the wacky feeling that it's not going to be all that we see today.
post #87 of 130
I wrote about liking it in another thread.
I was wrong.
I love it.

The design is odd enough to strike some as ugly, retro enough to invoke Jetsons comments, unexpected enough to surprise, and simple enough to make me wonder why I had not thought of it as a possibility before.

I look forward to laughing at the cheap plastic and shoddy construction certain PC makers will role out in the future to try and match the form. They wil lfail to capture the elegance that is becoming the new apple paradigm.

Apple has hit home runs with the design aesthetic of the cube, the Yosemite case, the TiBook, the ibook and the pod- this one is a bit more quirky, but once people swivel the screen around a few times I think many will see the functional advantages over a TAM-like design.

Adios, gumdrop.
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post #88 of 130
According to Time: G4 + DVD Burner for $1800.

That is absolutely insane. I hope they made a helluva lot of these because they are not going to be able to keep them in stock...
post #89 of 130
Time for my liang jiao.

When the first iMac came out, I loved the slogan ("I think therefore..."), but I hated the design. The slot-loaders were better, but it never grew on me. I never wanted one. The screen especially was too round at a time when things were already getting flatter.

I almost bought a first gen. iBook, even though I hated the waste of space. Basically I wanted a portable Mac and couldn't afford a PowerBook.

I loved the Cube, and had the TiBook not knocked me flat, I probably would have gotten one.

I finally bought a TiBook 400 to replace my 200MHz 604e (Power Tower Pro). Except for the annoying finish issue, this is the nicest thing I've ever owned. Period.

So what do I think when I look at the new iMac? Burr-fecking illiant! G4, SuperDrive and LCD for $1800? Pure envy. Unfortunately, I'm not a rich man and I'll be using my TiBook for at least another year.

Apple will sell a gazillion of the high-end models. G4 tower sales will plummet. The G5 is now a necessity.

Low-end for $1299? Without an option for a cheaper CRT model? YES! But ONLY if Apple can cut the entry-level G3 iBook to $999. I think we might in fact see that. Maybe we'll even retain a $799 or $699 CRT iMac, but it will definitely be education only.

One thing of note: Unlike the original iMac, Apple will sell shiploads of the new iMac to design and layout houses. Quark and Illustrator just don't need a G5. They do need a nice screen, and that's why iMacs didn't sell in that market. Now with the LCD iMac finally a reality (and with a G4!), Apple will definitely lose volume on the towers and will therefore increase their price with the release of the G5. A lot of you will be pissed but that's just the way the market looks to move.
post #90 of 130
[quote] As with all the best artistic works, it will put you off at first, and gradually take you in.
- Pook
<hr></blockquote>

yep - I've already gone on record in another thread as saying its ugly, but after seeing the 3/4 front cover image, am beginning to like it, um... alot. Can't wait to see it in the plastic.
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post #91 of 130
I love it now too...

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post #92 of 130
I thought the new iMac had o be something completely different, just like the original was. those cinema display type mockups were nice, but done before by advent, sharp etc etc. This, however... its just brilliant. Completely new design style, looks cool and practical. imagine this sitting next to your average grey, shiny box in PC World- it looks like something else. I'm so glad they went with this design, even if it causes controversy
post #93 of 130
Now if it only doubled as a tv... right out of the box....

that would be cool...

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post #94 of 130
Again, back to bathroom design of Ives. This looks just like those mirrors used to pop zits and shave on an extending arm.
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post #95 of 130
cute!

just one point, there will be a built in graphic chip, no way to upgrade.
so I will have to buy a new one in 2004.

I like gaming on my mac and this one will carried around often, but two years from now ?
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post #96 of 130
Now we know why the Keynote was changed to Monday. Time arrives in subscribers mailboxes on Tuesday while in the big cities and on the web it is available on newstands late Sunday/Monday. Now the link to Time Canada goes to US site with no cover photo or article. Looks like Time Canada goofed and the article wasn't supposed to be released until 9AM Pacific Time. Steve must be absolutely pissed!

I like it. Looks like the lamp in the Pixar logo. But there is going to be something else at MWNY as well (I think),

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post #97 of 130
Actually, I've changed my mind. None of that sunflower crap. This was Apple's design vision:



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post #98 of 130
LOL!!!
post #99 of 130
A few years ago MacWorld mag did a whole thing on Apple desing labs.
On the cover was a mock-up of a Mac that had the guts in a pod-lide thing with a flat-panel display hinged to it much like the new iMac.

Steve may claim to have told Ives to make it look like a Sunflower but I rekon they went through some old stuff and found this design and decided to try it...

Anybody still have this MacWorld? Could someone scan the cover?

Ok, Maybe it this issue:
<a href="http://www.macworld.com/1995/05/features/746.html" target="_blank">http://www.macworld.com/1995/05/features/746.html</a>

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post #100 of 130




More themes.....

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post #101 of 130
I have heard that people who are posting pictures or even likenesses of the iMac2 from their iDisks...

that they are canceling their accounts...

lock, stock and barrel...

could this be happening...???

I have pulled my images just to be safe...

just FYI...

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post #103 of 130
This is just one amazing piece of design. Wow. It harks back to some of the Jaguar designs done pre-Ive when IDG were searching for future concepts.

AJ
post #104 of 130
I really can't say I like it. Was expecting something more "futuristic" or slick.This looks like Ikea furniture....I just hope it grows on me!!

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post #105 of 130
it looks so damn 70's... i love it!!!
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post #106 of 130
its great peeps

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if you would have read teh article you would have seen that the design has been around for three years
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post #107 of 130
my first double post....

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post #108 of 130
Unbelievable. I should never have checked AI or any of the Mac sites for that matter, until the keynote. It's only 5 hours away, why couldn't I have waited? Oh well. I needed something to do at work this morning, and browsing AI had to be the first site I went to.

Any way, that new iMac is amazing if what we know is true! :eek:

G4s across the line? Amazing! Looks like the consumer machines are finally growing up. &lt;sniff&gt;

A superdrive in the iMac? How could it happen? Is it slot loading or do we have the first ever 'tray loading' iMac where the drive does more than pop out at you when you push the button?

So if the iMac is going G4, the Power Mac line has to be getting a big update. If it didn't, the iMac would actually steal sales from the Power Mac line (that hasn't happened since the original! :eek: )
post #109 of 130
so i'll add my opinion too... first, i found it weird, then i started to like it.... and now, about 4 hrs later, i love it!!!
post #110 of 130
right now I've got a Cube and a 15" flat panel screen. I bought it because I wanted something

a) with a G4
b) with a small footprint

And this was my only choice. Now I see that I can have the same things with a faster processor and a superdrive. Dang. I'll never be able to sell my cube...
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post #111 of 130
Gimme a break already.
This machine sucks, plain and simple. It looks like something right out of IKEA (the new bedside lamp Kalkulatør or so), not like Apple.

Ives has moved constantly away from the bold designs (the smurf and the original iMac) towards boxy objects much like Dell & co with some finishing applied and in white instead of beige.
Now this looks apologetic, it tries to be small and tries to hide instead of the "Wham, here I am"-attitude of the first iMac. Bathroom design, anyone?

With an entry price of $1300, this will do lots of good to Apples marketshare, I am sure. So there is hope that a CRT-model will stay.
post #112 of 130
I think that the idea *is* for the iMac2 to steal sales from the pro line. I do believe Apple will update its Pro line but if it goes too far it will cut into sales of the iMac. For now, it is best for Apple to push iMac sales over the pro line otherwise the iMac will be seen as a flop and no one will buy it.
post #113 of 130
As I posted in another famous thread, I have a feeling I saw this Ive/Jobs picture somewhere before some time ago, but with the cube on the table?! Someone with me?
post #114 of 130
I must admit it looks to be very functional, but at the same time I really don't like the design. It looks to clumsy to me, and we're gonna hear from the PC-users about this one - so many things to laugh at. Not that I care about what they think, but it is much cooler if they are in envy..

But I hope that when I see it "live" i will start to like or even love it. So my final judgment will come after I've seen it at heard the specs.
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post #115 of 130
I think it is adorable and playful--just like the original iMac. Inventive and surprising--just like the original iMac. If you don't like it, don't buy it, because it's going to be a hit--just like the original iMac. Apple's got one sale right here!
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post #116 of 130
[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
<strong>Apple's got one sale right here! </strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah...might not get too many more....HAHAHA....just kidding. I hope they sell a billion of them, for Apple's sake....just hope it turns out to be a TIME/Apple hoax just to snub their nose at everyone!!

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post #117 of 130
...dudes - it looks awful! Someone wrote "iDumpling," that right! By the pictures of the new iMac (TIME and the other) Mr. Jobs has just giving us a 'dump!' <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
post #118 of 130
The chrome steel back of the iPod was definitiely a hint at what was to come. I love it! A very slick, new, design language, with the new iMac at the center.
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post #119 of 130
I think it would be decidedly un-Apple to run a bunch of wires to the machine. I'm thinking wireless input - can't wait to see what they've done about speakers too.

-S
post #120 of 130
I'll tell you, when I first saw it I didn't like it very much but now that I have seen larger pictures of it, well, I absolutely hate it. Its ugly. It looks like a lamp from IKEA or something. Sorry, but I guess like no other Apple product before you either love it or hate it. There doesn't seem to be any middle ground.
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