Fatal flaw in new iMac!!!!

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Please tell me I'm not seeing this correctly:



Do I see a touch sensitive power button on the back???

This is very very very bad! If this is the case, imagine how many people are going to have their new iMacs go to sleep for no good reason because they put thier speaker to far back or they have thier printer too close to the iMac etc...

I really hope I'm wrong on this one.
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  • Reply 1 of 35
    Are those buttons not heat sensitive rather than pressure?
  • Reply 2 of 35
    [quote]Originally posted by kaboom:

    <strong>Please tell me I'm not seeing this correctly:



    Do I see a touch sensitive power button on the back???

    This is very very very bad! If this is the case, imagine how many people are going to have their new iMacs go to sleep for no good reason because they put thier speaker to far back or they have thier printer too close to the iMac etc...

    I really hope I'm wrong on this one.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Unbunch your panties dude. This ain't a fatal flaw. I think it's fine. Unless you have fingers the size of cuccumbers...the base is 10 1/2 inches in diameter...!



    Reach around with your left hand, push button and your on...now where is the restart button though... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 3 of 35
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    keyboard will have power button on it...as far as accidently hitting the off button on the back...it will probably be hard to do...i have to hit just right and fairly firmly on my current iMac to turn it on....g



    plus, at work i am constantly turning off my pc with my foot as the tower is on the floor...now that is a system that is too easy to accidently turn off....g
  • Reply 4 of 35
    kaboomkaboom Posts: 286member
    I guess I worded my problem incorrectly.

    Is this power "button" like the cube's power button?

    The cube's power button wasn't a button but just an area that was sensitive to things that were on top of it. All you had to do was put something on top or over it and it would sleep/shutdown.
  • Reply 5 of 35
    philbotphilbot Posts: 240member
    I just wish there was a headphone jack round the front.
  • Reply 6 of 35
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    Oh, it won't be hard to feel around for that first hole and stick the plug into it. I'm glad they didn't ruin the clean look of the front with any ports or anything.



    It's a 10 inch base - it's not like you're reaching around some big machine to get to them.



    As for it being heat sensitive like the Cube - if it is, it's at least in a place less likely to be triggered than the top of the Cube.
  • Reply 7 of 35
    gigawiregigawire Posts: 196member
    all this talk about sensitive areas and reach arounds. Stop please!!
  • Reply 8 of 35
    [quote]Originally posted by Gigawire:

    <strong>all this talk about sensitive areas and reach arounds. Stop please!!</strong><hr></blockquote>



    LMAO!!!
  • Reply 9 of 35
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    The arrangment of ports and the power button is strange. I'm assuming it has something to do with the way things are arranged internally.



    I would have preferred the power button on the front, along with perhaps one firewire and one USB for digital hub devices.



    Here's an idea - turn the computer itself sideways, and then spin the monitor so it faces front. Now you've got ports and power on one side, and the CD tray on the other side.
  • Reply 10 of 35
    I don't think that the power button is a shut down/sleep. It probably does what my powerbook powerbutton does, just show a prompt with 'restart', 'sleep', 'cancel', and 'shutdown' as its options, but not shutdown the computer.
  • Reply 11 of 35
    composercomposer Posts: 212member
    [quote]Originally posted by BRussell:

    <strong>The arrangment of ports and the power button is strange. I'm assuming it has something to do with the way things are arranged internally.



    I would have preferred the power button on the front, along with perhaps one firewire and one USB for digital hub devices.



    Here's an idea - turn the computer itself sideways, and then spin the monitor so it faces front. Now you've got ports and power on one side, and the CD tray on the other side.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I had just the same idea. In fact, I think if you turn it so that the ports are on the left and the tray is on the right, the power button is right up front.
  • Reply 12 of 35
    jrcjrc Posts: 804member
    [quote]Originally posted by kaboom:

    <strong>Please tell me I'm not seeing this correctly:



    Do I see a touch sensitive power button on the back???

    This is very very very bad! If this is the case, imagine how many people are going to have their new iMacs go to sleep for no good reason because they put thier speaker to far back or they have thier printer too close to the iMac etc...

    I really hope I'm wrong on this one.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Having used the Apple touch/heat/proximity buttons/sensors, I long for the days of prototyping circuits at home with an old-style toggle switch. REAL switches are on my iMac III wish list here...



    <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000789"; target="_blank">http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000789</a>;
  • Reply 13 of 35
    Jeez, this is like arguing if bras are better whether they detach from the back or front...adapt!
  • Reply 14 of 35
    Front is better, definately.
  • Reply 15 of 35
    jrcjrc Posts: 804member
    [quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:

    <strong>Jeez, this is like arguing if bras are better whether they detach from the back or front...adapt! </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Some women should NEVER dis-bra. (some men, too)
  • Reply 16 of 35
    spotbugspotbug Posts: 361member
    [quote]Originally posted by BRussell:

    <strong>Here's an idea - turn the computer itself sideways, and then spin the monitor so it faces front. Now you've got ports and power on one side, and the CD tray on the other side.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I prefer that the mug holder pop out the front of the computer, but I can adapt and reach a little further to the side. Good suggestion.

    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    [ 01-08-2002: Message edited by: spotbug ]</p>
  • Reply 17 of 35
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    whats the hole to the left of the headphone jack then?
  • Reply 18 of 35
    corvettecorvette Posts: 561member
    [quote]Originally posted by MarcUK:

    <strong>whats the hole to the left of the headphone jack then?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    the lock
  • Reply 19 of 35
    pepsipepsi Posts: 55member
    There is no power button on the keyboard..Wouldn't there also be a power button on the monitor?



    &lt;sarcasm&gt;Since apple is touting it as a digital appliance why in the world would you ever want to turn it off?&lt;/sarcasm&gt;
  • Reply 20 of 35
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    Yeah, I figured Apple would put the touch-sensitive "power" and "display" buttons on the front of the LCD like the ASD's have.
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