Fatal flaw in new iMac!!!!

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  • Reply 21 of 35
    Why wouldn't the Apple on the front act as a power button?
  • Reply 22 of 35
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    Why wouldn't the Apple on the front act as a power button?

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    neat idea!





    not sure why everyone thinks there will be no power button on the new keyboard...it could happen...g
  • Reply 23 of 35
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    The button is a conventional button, not like the Cube. you're no more likely to hit that button than you are likely to hit any other computer's on button, I'd say. It's flush...it would take a miracle jab to hit and depress.



    There's no power button on the display. There are two dots on the display though. There is a mic on the bottom left and a power-light on the bottom right.
  • Reply 24 of 35
    Ok, I get the whole power button thing, no problem really, push it once on and, never look back.



    But, doesn't the Power-Plug look like "Mickey Mouse" ?

    hmmmmmmmmm... what does it all mean? lol joe
  • Reply 25 of 35
    Look at how close the air inlet holes are at the base - What if a big mug of coffee went all over my desk!!! <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />



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  • Reply 26 of 35
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    people should replace their optical drives with nice cup holders and put the optical drives in an external fire wire chassis. Best of both worlds.....or is it?
  • Reply 27 of 35
    spotbugspotbug Posts: 361member
    [quote]Originally posted by pepsi:

    <strong>There is no power button on the keyboard..Wouldn't there also be a power button on the monitor?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I saw a Today Show segment yesterday that included a look at the new iMac. The guy showing it (the usual Today Show gadget-geek) LOVED it. He said he was going to by one.



    Oh yeah, the point of this post: I'm pretty sure he turned it on from the keyboard.
  • Reply 28 of 35
    spotbugspotbug Posts: 361member
    [quote]Originally posted by spotbug:

    <strong>I'm pretty sure he turned it on from the keyboard.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Ok, my memory has come back more fully now. The iMac was already on. The guy ejected the CD tray from the keyboard.
  • Reply 29 of 35
    The power icon on the Cube and flat displays are not touch sensitive. They're not heat sensitive, either. It's static capicitance. Meaning, basically, that a part of your anatomy (or perhaps your pets, I don't have inside pets to test this theory with) is the only thing that will activate it.



    That said, the power button on the iMac is clearly an actual mechanical button, not just a power icon. It wouldn't make sense otherwise -- since people have to reach around to the back for the power button, they need something tactile to feel for.



    I don't think putting the power button on the back is a bad idea though. Just put the computer to sleep and wake it by hitting any key. Easy enough.
  • Reply 30 of 35
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    It looks like the same kind of button found on Power Macs and the old iBooks/PowerBooks.
  • Reply 31 of 35
    What is that unlabeled hole on the far side, opposite the power button?
  • Reply 32 of 35
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    [quote]Originally posted by ART JRK:

    <strong>What is that unlabeled hole on the far side, opposite the power button?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Lock.
  • Reply 33 of 35
    a10t2a10t2 Posts: 191member
    [quote]Originally posted by TangerineJoe:

    <strong>But, doesn't the Power-Plug look like "Mickey Mouse" ?

    hmmmmmmmmm... what does it all mean? lol joe</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Disney is buying Apple!



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  • Reply 34 of 35
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    What do you mean by lock?. (the hole) . Does it lock the unit together or is it for threading a chain lock into. (looks a bit small for that)
  • Reply 35 of 35
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by MarcUK:

    <strong>What do you mean by lock?. (the hole) . Does it lock the unit together or is it for threading a chain lock into. (looks a bit small for that)</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I think it's the hole for the Kensington Lock.
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