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pigoo3
09-30-2014, 02:46 AM
I know that some folks had their doubts that Apple would release a 27" retina iMac...and/or if they did...what the heck would the price be??;)

Here's a story claiming that Apple may be releasing a 27" retina iMac pretty soon:

Apple rumored to launch 27" iMac with 5K Retina display at October media event (http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/09/29/apple-rumored-to-launch-27-imac-with-5k-retina-display-at-october-media-event)

We will have to wait & see!:)

- Nick

chscag
09-30-2014, 03:17 AM
Another forum that I drop in on once in awhile had the same rumor posted. Speculation on the price was also mentioned and how small the screen fonts would appear on a display with that high a resolution. If Apple goes that route, my bet is they will still offer the iMac with a standard display in addition to one with a retina.

pigoo3
09-30-2014, 03:35 AM
What was the speculated price?

- Nick

chscag
09-30-2014, 03:42 AM
Price speculation seemed to vary anywhere from $2500 to $3000. I'm thinking the $2500 price would probably be too low considering the 15" rMBP sells for $2499. You're better at pricing than most folks, what do you think?

pigoo3
09-30-2014, 04:09 AM
You're better at pricing than most folks, what do you think?

Sorry..I guess my question was misunderstood. I thought that the other forum you visited posted a different article...and that article had a speculated price in it.

I think that you're right though. The 15" retina MBP would be our best price benchmark. And like you mentioned above...I'm thinking that Apple could do three things:

1. Lower end 27" iMacs would be be similar to what is offered now (regular display)...better price.
2. Retina display only available on higher end units with faster cpu's & better gpu's. Really high price.
3. It would be interesting if Apple could be flexible...and allow custom configuration of the retina display on any 27" iMac.:)

The most expensive stock configuration 27" iMac at the moment is $1999. I could see a $2500-$2799 price for a 27" retina iMac (with similar specs to the current high end iMac). This would be a price bump of $500-$799 over the current high-end 27" iMac. Maybe enough to pay for the 27" retina display.

Much more than this...and folks might as well get a low-end Mac Pro ($2999)!;)

- Nick

pigoo3
09-30-2014, 04:19 AM
And of course...if Apple comes out with a 27" retina iMac...how long can it be before we see a 27" retina Thunderbolt Display!:)

YIKES...how much would this puppy cost if the current 27" Thunderbolt Display is $999!:o

- Nick

chas_m
09-30-2014, 07:16 AM
It's good to keep in mind that this is a rumour. The cost for a 27-inch Retina iMac would be outrageous, which makes me doubt this. Stil, there will be clear signs if it's true ... Like a severe shortage of high-Rez displays for anyone else.

pm-r
09-30-2014, 11:53 PM
Ignoring the price, any graphics might be great but my old eyes would have trouble with the reported resolutions with anything else I'd suspect...

"... As for the resolution of the new Retina iMac, OS X Yosemite betas include references to 6400 x 3600, 5760×3240, and 4096×2304 resolution screens. Apple has been rumored to be working on a 5K iMac display for launch later this year, so perhaps that’s the direction Apple will take, and a recently introduced DisplayPort standard update could make this a reality. "
Retina iMacs with OS X Yosemite in late testing within Apple, could launch soon | 9to5Mac (http://9to5mac.com/2014/09/29/retina-imacs-with-os-x-yosemite-in-late-testing-within-apple-could-launch-soon/)

alicepattinson
10-01-2014, 02:30 AM
For sure the price will be very high :D

Guru Meditation
10-01-2014, 06:46 AM
From that same AppleInsider piece
The report also claims that the new iMac will be able to be configured with an Intel i7-4790K processor clocked at 4.0 gigahertz. That's a current-generation Haswell processor, as Intel's next-generation Broadwell processors are not expected to be available until early 2015.

I've been waiting a while to upgrade my 24" 2008 iMac, I don't buy often, but when I do I go large. Still, now I'm wondering whether I'd be better off holding out until a Broadwell version comes out next year.

Will Broadwell bring a significant improvement over Haswell? It's been 6 years since I last upgraded, what's another 6 months? I'd also then have the benefit of seeing how these new displays perform with the AMD GFX Card before buying :)

pm-r
10-01-2014, 09:32 PM
I'm not clear or understand how Apple does its purchasing and marketing, but I really wonder how they will keep the price of such an iMac to a reasonable, but no doubt expensive model without basically almost giving away the CPU and associated innards.

Both Dell and Apple get a lot of their display screens from the same suppliers and when I see Dell's 5K display monitor offering will be selling for a rumoured $2500 price tag, it's hard to know Apple will do their pricing or to get it lower or at least expensively reasonable if there is such a thing.

Or is Dell inflating their actual price for such a display...??? But it's too much for gamers it seems so that leaves some high end graphics users or ....???

AnandTech | Dell Previews 27-inch (http://www.anandtech.com/show/8496/dell-previews-27inch-5k-ultrasharp-monitor-5120x2880)

pigoo3
10-01-2014, 10:44 PM
It will be interesting if this rumor is true…where the final price nets out.

- Nick

MYmacROX
10-02-2014, 12:06 PM
I think a retina Apple Display would make more sense. If you're looking for a display like that you're most likely using a high-end machine (i.e. Mac Pro). I could be wrong, but it just seems that there wouldn't be a market for a retina iMac. *shrug*

pigoo3
10-05-2014, 02:37 AM
Another article suggestioning/rumoring that a retina iMac/iMacs are on their way at an October 16th Apple event:

Apple May Reveal Retina iMacs, Launch Yosemite Oct 16 | Digital Trends (http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/apple-will-reportedly-unveil-new-retina-imacs-os-x-yosemite-october-16-event/)

- Nick

pm-r
10-05-2014, 01:55 PM
Looking at some sites, I'm wondering if Apple may just get things right with the new hi-rez iMac, and actually have the display useable for those needing vision help.

Even an old article:
http://www.ijailbreak.com/news/imac-touchscreen-concept-video/
and a more recent one:
AnandTech | Testing Improved 4K Display Support in OS X 10.9.3 (http://www.anandtech.com/show/8023/apple-releases-osx-10-9-3-improved-4k-display)

But I would hope that there's a much more dramatic viewing difference that what I see between my iPad 2 with its 1024x768 (132 ppi) and my wife's iPad 3 "retina" display with 2048x1536 (264 ppi) resolution.

Well, at least text is cleaner and clearer... ;)

chscag
10-05-2014, 03:15 PM
After reading that rumor article Nick posted, I expect to see Elvis appear at any time during the big October 16th event! :P

pigoo3
10-05-2014, 03:44 PM
After reading that rumor article Nick posted, I expect to see Elvis appear at any time during the big October 16th event! :P

Does this mean you still have your doubts??;) I guess we'll at least have a chance to see if the rumor is correct come Oct. 16th.:) I'm certainly not going to be in line for a 27" retina iMac (for multiple reasons). I just want to see what it costs.

Plus the latest rumor article mentioned something about the rumored retina iMac's possibly having a new cpu that doesn't require a fan. Allowing for an even thinner iMac design.:)

- Nick

p.s. "Who's Elvis anyway??" I'm sure at some point we'll have members who may be wondering this!;) It's been 37 years. Yikes!

chscag
10-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Yeah, I saw that about the new "fanless" CPU that Intel has come out with. That's another one that I'll believe it when I see it in an iMac. Folks forget that an iMac is nothing more than a upright notebook computer with a large built in display. I can see putting a fanless CPU in a machine like the Mac Pro where there is lots of room for air to circulate but not an iMac. But who knows what Apple will do. Anyway, it's fun speculating over the rumors. :)

pm-r
10-05-2014, 09:33 PM
Is that October 16th event going to be shown live...???, I really wouldn't mind hearing Elvis again, especially a live performance. ;) :D

canadiantowman
10-16-2014, 03:26 PM
So there it is $2499 for the new iMac 27, not bad I had just bought my iMac 6 months ago. I would love to buy it but I doubt the boss ( wife ) would let me, even with a good reason.

Lifeisabeach
10-16-2014, 11:04 PM
I've been waiting for them to release these, because I sooooooo want one! But... I'm going to wait until they do a refresh of the line with the next-gen chipsets. As any long timers know, the first major revision of any Apple product is bound to be under-specced, buggy, or whatnot. My next one will be the last for a looooong time. Right now, my mid-2010 is still performing like a champ, but looks rather puny in comparison.

pigoo3
10-16-2014, 11:15 PM
Also with the introduction of new technology…it is almost always expensive (large-uncommon retina display panel in this case). And as more of them are made & sold…the less expensive they will become.:)

Eventually…those of us with non-retina display computers will be the "oddballs"…and those with retina display computers will be the norm.:)

- Nick

pm-r
10-16-2014, 11:17 PM
So there it is $2499 for the new iMac 27, not bad I had just bought my iMac 6 months ago. I would love to buy it but I doubt the boss ( wife ) would let me, even with a good reason.



Try $2,749.00 if you're in Canada!!! And that's the base model. :o

chscag
10-16-2014, 11:40 PM
Eventually…those of us with non-retina display computers will be the "oddballs"…and those with retina display computers will be the norm.

LOL, at $2500 big ones, I'll be an "oddball" for quite some time! On another note Nick, I noticed they're still carrying the previous line of iMacs (non retinas) unchanged.

chscag
10-16-2014, 11:42 PM
Try $2,749.00 if you're in Canada!!! And that's the base model. :o

I can't figure how they came up with that price in Canada? The currency exchange does not compute.

pigoo3
10-17-2014, 12:17 AM
LOL, at $2500 big ones, I'll be an "oddball" for quite some time! On another note Nick, I noticed they're still carrying the previous line of iMacs (non retinas) unchanged.

I'm always 2-3 years behind when it comes to new hardware (don't like the depreciation on new electronics). So if it takes 2-3 years for an "affordable" retina iMac...probably won't be one in my house until about 2020!;) The newest Apple computers in my place are from 2011 (and no real plans on getting anything newer either).;)

Yeah...I think that the only change in the iMac linup is the intro of the 27" retina model.

- Nick

pm-r
10-17-2014, 12:19 AM
I can't figure how they came up with that price in Canada? The currency exchange does not compute.


Actually doing a dollar exchange at todays rate says $2,499.00usd = $2,812.75cdn.

So I guess we geta sort of a deal. :D

pigoo3
10-17-2014, 12:25 AM
Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars, and US Dollars, etc...have nothing in common except for the word "dollar". These are just "labels" for the currency.

Each country's currency could just as well be called:

- US Widget's
- Canadian Sprockets
- Australian Astro's

The exchange rate is the important part.

- Nick

p.s. I'm sure some folks will get the fake currency naming scheme!;)

pm-r
10-17-2014, 12:33 AM
Don't forget the we Canadians have the Canadian dollar that's actually called a Loonie!!

How Goofy is that eh??

chscag
10-17-2014, 01:02 AM
I remember back in my Air Force days when I was stationed in Quebec at a Canadian RCAF-USAF radar site (NORAD) the US $ was only worth $.95 compared to the "funny money" (as we used to call it). I always liked the pretty colors used for your paper currency. :)

pigoo3
10-17-2014, 01:03 AM
Don't forget the we Canadians have the Canadian dollar that's actually called a Loonie!!

How Goofy is that eh??

Yes...I have some. We have one dollar coins as well (Sacagawea & Susan B. Anthony).:)

Unfortunately (I guess)...the bird on the reverse of the Canadian dollar coin is a Loon...so it's a "Loonie"!lol;)

- Nick

Lifeisabeach
10-17-2014, 09:12 AM
Each country's currency could just as well be called:

- US Widget's
- Canadian Sprockets
- Australian Astro's

The exchange rate is the important part.

- Nick

p.s. I'm sure some folks will get the fake currency naming scheme!;)

Mmmmm.... nope. Not here. If it was supposed to be a Jetsons reference, that probably should have been "US Cogs".

pigoo3
10-17-2014, 04:16 PM
Mmmmm.... nope. Not here. If it was supposed to be a Jetsons reference, that probably should have been "US Cogs".

Yes…I messed up!;) Should have been "Spacely Sprockets" and "Cogswell Cogs".;)

- Nick

ryeh20
10-20-2014, 07:04 PM
Hi Everyone,
Has anyone heard when the new iMac 27" Retina is going to be available in Canadain stores?

dtravis7
10-20-2014, 08:01 PM
Yes…I messed up!;) Should have been "Spacely Sprockets" and "Cogswell Cogs".;)

- Nick

Which one does Apple use? Specely Sprockets of Cogswell cogs? :D Grin

RavingMac
10-20-2014, 09:37 PM
Up till now I haven't been particularly interested in the iMac, but now I'm with LB and will probably pick one up at the CPU refresh.

pigoo3
10-20-2014, 09:44 PM
Up till now I haven't been particularly interested in the iMac...

Just curious…what has changed in the situation?:)

- Nick

RavingMac
10-20-2014, 11:28 PM
Just curious…what has changed in the situation?:)

- Nick

Aging eyes and retina monitor. I'd end paying that for a similar monitor by itself right now. This way the built-in computer is a freebie.

EDIT: I'm planning for retirement next year and steadily building my photography kit. In the plan was a better monitor.

pigoo3
10-21-2014, 12:01 AM
Aging eyes and retina monitor. I'd end paying that for a similar monitor by itself right now. This way the built-in computer is a freebie.

I hear ya.;) 1920 x 1200 on my 17" MBP is pretty small as well.

Didn't you say something about getting all your gear together for retirement like 2 years ago. You may need a whole new set of "gear" by the time you retire (with the way "gear" becomes obsolete so quickly)!;)

- Nick

RavingMac
10-21-2014, 12:14 AM
I hear ya.;) 1920 x 1200 on my 17" MBP is pretty small as well.

Didn't you say something about getting all your gear together for retirement like 2 years ago. You may need a whole new set of "gear" by the time you retire (with the way "gear" becomes obsolete so quickly)!;)

- Nick

Just upgraded bodies this year, so I'm good for several years. Finishing out on lenses and such, and was going to polish up my workstation as a last step. Photography isn't a cheap hobby, which is why I am taking about 3 years to acquire my gear.

pigoo3
10-21-2014, 12:17 AM
Photography isn't a cheap hobby, which is why I am taking about 3 years to acquire my gear.

And of course you're getting "good stuff"…which makes it even more $$$$!;)

- Nick

chas_m
10-21-2014, 04:58 AM
Hi Everyone,
Has anyone heard when the new iMac 27" Retina is going to be available in Canadain stores?

Demo models will be a bit thin on the ground outside the official Apple Stores, but the better-stocked stores should have them in a week or two.