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I really think the new Apple iMac will far out-sell the original simply because I think it is even more revolutionary than the first. The original iMac had a design that people were at first apprehensive about but then gave way to the cute nicely featured all in one loveable machine. I think the new iMac will do even BETTER because the new iMac is the digital hub on steroids. Once ads start rolling and magazines start getting stuffed with cardboard thick promos the new iMac will be a design icon in the industry. I would say it is already catching on and is instantly noticable.

I bought a Superdrive model for $1,851 just to give myself the ability to BURN and contribute to the economy.

So there it is, 10 million in 2 years. Flame away.

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[quote]Originally posted by Macintosh:
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I bought a Superdrive model for $1,851 just to give myself the ability to BURN and contribute to the economy.
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Well I got one too so I guess that's two sold and 10 million to go.
post #3 of 36
3 sold.....almost to that 10 million mark g
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I'm 4, and someone over at macnn got one (sure there's more but I only caught him) so that's 5.
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post #5 of 36
I have an iBook, my wife wants an iBook and we have a 500 Snow iMac.

I don't need a new iMac at all.

I will probably get one soon.

It simply is that great.
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post #6 of 36
I'm in the same boat. If you'd asked me a week ago, I would have said there was ZERO chance I'd buy an iMac. But I keep looking at that thing and trying to figure out whether maybe I oughtta just do it!
post #7 of 36
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****ing get it, simply the coolest thing ever.
post #8 of 36
You know, my girlfriend is always bugging me to look stuff up for her on my iBook when I'm busy doing really important things like.... posting on the AI Forums.

So if I bought the new iMac and stuck it on the counter in the kitchen nook, not only would I have a machine with a Superdrive, but also my girlfriend could use the iMac and leave me alone with my iBook!
post #9 of 36
Not me, but my dad is going to get one next month.

Is it counted as 6th?
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post #10 of 36
I am getting 2:

1 for my wife (superdrive)
1 for me at work (replacing a TiBook on my desk)

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post #11 of 36
If my tax refund is in the range I hope it is, I'll get one, for nothing other than coolness.

iHope it hits as big as the original-if it does iThink the iApps will have almost as much to do with it as the computer itself.

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post #12 of 36
Im getting one. Absolutely the most amazing little machine ever. G4 makes it great.
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post #13 of 36
now I don't know.
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[quote]Originally posted by jeffyboy:
<strong>If my tax refund is in the range I hope it is, I'll get one, for nothing other than coolness.

iHope it hits as big as the original-if it does iThink the iApps will have almost as much to do with it as the computer itself.

Jeff

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The iApps make selling the new imac so much easier to sell. I would say that the iApps make the imac 100 times better of a value than a 100 mhz upgrade does anyday.

I can not wait a day longer for my superdrive iMac!

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post #15 of 36
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[quote]Originally posted by Macintosh:
<strong>So there it is, 10 million in 2 years. Flame away.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

<a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/020109/tp53274_1.html" target="_blank">600,000 iMacs</a>

I would like to agree with your rather optomistic number; however, [quote] The shipments of the newly-launched computers are estimated to reach 600,000 units this year, the paper added. <hr></blockquote> Unless Apple can sell 9.4 million in 1 year, your number of 10 million is high.
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[quote]Originally posted by sjpsu:
<strong> Unless Apple can sell 9.4 million in 1 year, your number of 10 million is high.</strong><hr></blockquote>

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post #17 of 36
I really want one. but I'm definitely waiting for one thing.. an update to the PowerMacs to see what Apple does to them.

I also have a very good feeling that Apple will introduce a 17 inch version this summer for 1999 or something
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Man if only you could get an AGP card that supports multiple displays on it, then I could honestly say I have no need of a tower.

You are right about the iApps adding so much resale value to these machines. I still wonder though, whether Apple wins by setting the default so high.

There is still no $500 iMac! Then you could sell 10 million of them (not lcd, I know).

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post #19 of 36
Oh man, I'd love to have one! I really want one. I currently have a PM G4 running at 400 MHz with an Apple 17" studio display. It's a really nice system with DVD player and I added on some RAM and a CD-burner (before Apple seen the light)and Soundsticks. I love my Mac... And then the iMac debuted. In it's most basic form, it has everything my machine has except half the memory and a no DVD drive. In the highest form, it is twice the speed, the same RAM and capable of burning CDs, and playing and burning DVDs! And the price is only a couple hundred dollars more than I paid for the tower. Not to mention that the monitor at that time was 500 bucks! This is a bargain by any means, even at $1299.

Anybody want a slightly used G4 tower and monitor? Will trade for new iMac!

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[quote]Originally posted by thentro:
<strong>now I don't know.
ibook or imac for college?
hmmmmm... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

GOOD POINT!

I'm goona wait until then tho... I'm sure well see @ least one update by then, and might even see a good deal on a DVD iBook in the meantime so i can have both!!
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post #21 of 36
[quote]Originally posted by thentro:
<strong>now I don't know.
ibook or imac for college?
hmmmmm... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

If you have the money, TiBook.

Why? More power than the iBook (esp. with the G4-enhanced iApps) and a bigger screen. And more portable than the iMac.

Otherwise, I'd go iMac. More power for the future.
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post #22 of 36
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I really think the new Apple iMac will far out-sell the original simply because I think it is even more revolutionary than the first. The original iMac had a design that people were at first apprehensive about but then gave way to the cute nicely featured all in one loveable machine. I think the new iMac will do even BETTER because the new iMac is the digital hub on steroids. Once ads start rolling and magazines start getting stuffed with cardboard thick promos the new iMac will be a design icon in the industry. I would say it is already catching on and is instantly noticable.
<hr></blockquote>

Agreed. This new iMac is far better than the original, in that it is MORE original. The ID is art, plain and simple.

This G4 iMac also will sell better because it isn't cutesy like the old iMac was. The first iMac always had the aura of being a chick-computer. I remember when I first saw it, the first thing that passed through my mind is that Apple was targeting the teenage-chick crowd.

But the G4-iMac, it's just dead cool and it closes the gender gap while remaining sexy. Futuristic without trying, stylish without being trendy. It's art. Jonathan Ive and his design department keep improving, IMO, and he should be proud that he's bringing a level of artistry to an industry that is otherwise completely starved for even any cheap imitation of art.
post #23 of 36
anyone want to give me $1799 for a website-programming or java-programming job? i have not enough money to afford one :-(

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post #24 of 36
I didn't realize how difficult is would be to part with my 1999 DVSE. I have people screaming for it, but I really don't want to give it up. Maybe I'll hold on to it until September (as I originally planned) then maybe I can part with it.
post #25 of 36
My wife and I are decide to get one.

My Dad wants one a G5 for his recording studio.. looks like he'll have to wait.. he'll have the last laugh with is Cinema display though..
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post #26 of 36
Originally posted by Macintosh:
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So there it is, 10 million in 2 years. Flame away.
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Much too expensive for that.
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[quote]Originally posted by Smircle:
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Much too expensive for that.</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's not always going to be as expensive as it is now. Within a year they'll have an entry-level $999 LCD iMac.
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Originally posted by sizzle chest:
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It's not always going to be as expensive as it is now. Within a year they'll have an entry-level $999 LCD iMac.<hr></blockquote>
Right. Until then, they have sold maybe half a million, so for the next year thats only 9.5mio left.

In one years time the specs will seem pretty underwhelming unless Apple brings out rev'd models (they will, no doubt) but those will be more expensive again.
post #29 of 36
[quote]Originally posted by MacGregor:
<strong>Man if only you could get an AGP card that supports multiple displays on it, then I could honestly say I have no need of a tower.

You are right about the iApps adding so much resale value to these machines. I still wonder though, whether Apple wins by setting the default so high.

There is still no $500 iMac! Then you could sell 10 million of them (not lcd, I know).

[ 01-09-2002: Message edited by: MacGregor ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

If the iMac supported an external display properly (i.e. an extended desktop and not just video mirroring) then I would have bought one. Because of that one feature (which limits everything to 1024 x 768 indefinitely) I can't justify having one for professional graphics work.
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[quote]Originally posted by Smircle:
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Right. Until then, they have sold maybe half a million, so for the next year thats only 9.5mio left.

In one years time the specs will seem pretty underwhelming unless Apple brings out rev'd models (they will, no doubt) but those will be more expensive again.</strong><hr></blockquote>


How much did the original iMac cost? How many did they sell the first year? Didn't the original iMac have "underwhelming" specs compared to top-end machines?

None of us knows how many of these things they'll sell, but every indication is that they're going to be "hot" just like the original iMac, maybe even more so.
post #31 of 36
[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
<strong>I really want one. but I'm definitely waiting for one thing.. an update to the PowerMacs to see what Apple does to them.

I also have a very good feeling that Apple will introduce a 17 inch version this summer for 1999 or something</strong><hr></blockquote>

Don't even say that!!! I'd buy one in a heartbeat!! Don't make me wait for that..hah
You think for 1999 it would be 17 inch AND a superdrive? Wow, I'd buy one for sure.

The only thing stopping me right now is that I have this little thing about not buying the first version of ANYTHING. Car, Stereo, Computer...whatever. Let them work the bugs out first.

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post #32 of 36
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[quote]Originally posted by sizzle chest:
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How much did the original iMac cost? How many did they sell the first year? Didn't the original iMac have "underwhelming" specs compared to top-end machines?
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The original iMac cost $1299, and it sold over 1 million in the first year. Its specs were nearly on par with those of the PowerMacs of that year.
post #33 of 36
I ordered a new iMac from the Apple Store on Tuesday, 2 day shipping, and I was expecting delivery today, according to the email confirmation of my order (however I didn't fully read the entire email, silly me, which described the order status *duh*). So, this morning I received a Fedex package, but alas, it was only an Apple Care package, and *no* computer.

So I called the Apple Store, and they told me that my iMac would be shipped within 4 to 6 weeks...arrrgh... According to the Apple Store, the system is "completely overwhelmed and snowed under with orders and they just can't keep up". I am happy that Apple is getting the business, but I shall have to wait sooooo long....



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post #34 of 36
Did anybody notice that the new iMacs have "NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics processor with AGP 2X support
32MB of dedicated Double Data Rate (DDR) video memory"

Let me repeat :"...32MB of dedicated Double Data Rate (DDR) video memory"!

That is DDR memory for the Card. The G4 tower does not even have that. This card is nice and will make the iMac fly!
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post #35 of 36
[quote]Originally posted by Samantha Joanne Ollendale:
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According to the Apple Store, the system is "completely overwhelmed and snowed under with orders and they just can't keep up"</strong><hr></blockquote>

Is that an exact quote? wow
I wonder if you'll be able to walk into the Apple Store, drop down 1800 bucks and walk out with one anytime soon.
For those of us lucky enough to have one in our area this might be a better solution.
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[quote] If the iMac supported an external display properly (i.e. an extended desktop and not just video mirroring) then I would have bought one. Because of that one feature (which limits everything to 1024 x 768 indefinitely) I can't justify having one for professional graphics work.<hr></blockquote>

Yep. This is the one feature that i would most like to see. We're still going to get a couple as web design stations though. Going to be great for that.
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