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  1. #1
    Buying help needed please..
    Hi 2009 27' iMac finally died..apparently the logic board had had enough.

    Anyways, i need a new iMac...the buying guide here suggests to wait for a new launch. My needs are really for high end photography, i don't do anything with video. Is it going to be significantly better for me to wait for the new models or should I go ahead and get one now? Adobe Light Room and PS will be the apps that require the most grunt for my needs. I am processing RAW files from a Canon EOS 1dx MkII video.

    Many thanks for any assistance and advice.

  2. #2
    Buying help needed please..
    ferrarr's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 21, 2012
    Pawtucket, RI, US
    Your Mac's Specs
    L2014 Mac mini macOS 14, iPhone 8+ iOS 12, 12.9" iPad Pro 1 iOS 12, Pencil 1
    Since your iMac is dead, you should get one that is available now, unless you have another machine you can use temporarily.

    Don’t forget to look at Apple’s Refurbished machines,
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Buying help needed please..
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    +1 for looking in the Apple refurbished store. However, it's rare to find an iMac that's configured the way you want in the refurb store. If you do see one, grab it now, don't wait.

    As far as new iMacs go.... we don't know if Apple will update the current line or not. The last time iMacs were updated was Mid 2017 which could mean we may see new ones later this year or early next year. Apple is rumored to be updating the Mac Mini sometime soon but that may be speculation.

  4. #4
    Buying help needed please..
    nickyr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 01, 2007
    Swansea - South Wales
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 iMac 27" (10.14.4), 2015 MBPr, (10.14.4), iPhone 6 (12.2).
    My (2012) iMac is now getting on a bit and I found myself musing what I'd do in the event of it needing replacing.

    I decided that I'd use my MacBook Pro, or upgrade it to a more powerful one, an external display and a USB hub to connect my SSD's, etc rather than buying a new desktop iMac. I figured that'd give me far more flexibility and "bang for my buck" if you like without really sacrificing too much in the way of power and usability, as well as being more future proof.
    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

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    wow I never knew apple had a store which sells refurbished macs, i was about to buy a new one

  6. #6
    Buying help needed please..
    James's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 27, 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by DanJord View Post
    wow I never knew apple had a store which sells refurbished macs, i was about to buy a new one
    Yep they don't advertise it greatly but now and then you get a good buy. Another place to look is , they also sell referbs and can do upgrades to them at reasonable prices.
    iMac Retnia 5K 27" 10.14 Mojave i7 4.2GHZ Quad-Core 16 GB 8GB video ram
    1TB Internal SSD 4TB USB3 External

    MacBook Pro Retina 13" 2.7GHZ i5 8 GB ram 121 GB Flash Internal 2TB USB3

  7. #7
    Buying help needed please..

    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Your Mac's Specs
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade, OSX 14.4 Mojave,
    As much as I like OWC, or macsales, buy a refurb only from Apple. Why?

    Coz the machine comes with the latest operating system and a twelve months warranty and this can be extended to three years by purchasing AppleCare, or in nthe US AppleCare+ which bis even better. Apple Online may be better. Suggest 27" model with an SSD. Avoid Fusion Drives if at all possible.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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