2018 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yoh_hectic, May 13, 2018.

  1. yoh_hectic

    yoh_hectic PhilMUG Addict Member

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    2017 iMac was announced 11 months, 1 week ago. What do you think will be new in the Mid 2018 or Late 2018 iMac?

    I am hoping for all 2018 announced parts. :)

    I noticed that the iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air and Macbook were all announced on June 5 2017.
     
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    yeah they are all due for a refresh.

    I think this year itll be just spec bump. might be a macbook air successor or mac mini. those products seriously needs updating.
     
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    I'm itching to buy an iMac and waiting for the 2018 model. I'm still using a 21.5 late 2012 that's still working, but I want a new one!
     
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    I'm hoping that the new line of iMacs would have PURE SSD and ditch FusionDrive. So iMac users can now utilize the new Apple Drive format - APFS.
     
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    To my surprise, you couldn't install macOS High Sierra on a drive that's not formatted to APFS.
     
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    yoh_hectic PhilMUG Addict Member

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    That could be an indicator of Apple abandoning mechanical drives.
     
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    That is strange! - Im running an Extended Journaled FusionDrive in my iMac, and I'm running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4
     
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    You can format any drive to APFS.
    If you try to select a non-APFS formatted drive, the macOS High Sierra installer will warn you that the drive is missing a firmware partition and the drive would be unselectable.
     
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    ^That was not the case on my iMac.... My FD is still on Extended Journaled format, but I was able to install (and running) MacOS High Sierra. I tried formatting it on APFS (FD) before, but just caused problems.
     
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    The current disk utility app still has problems with fusion drives.
     
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    Is Sir Charlie still offering discount for cash purchases? 2011 pa yung last bill ko ng MacBook Pro sa kanya...
     
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    Hi Guys, just wondering if the 2017 iMacs are still affected of the dust accumulating in the display. got burned by apple when my 2011 iMacs bottom half is filled with dust.
     
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    I've been using my 2017 iMac for 4months now and I see no dust problem in my screen.

    I also did not noticed any dust accumulating problems on my late 2012 iMac (sold after I bought the 2017 iMac) either. I used that iMac for 3years.
     
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    Great! Thanks for the info!
     
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    My retina iMac 4K from 2014 developed a smudge at the lower right side. Good thing we had Applecare and on the last month brought it to a service center and Apple replaced the screen no charge.
     
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    Hopefully the 6 core iMacs will be release this year
     
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    Anyone knows when is the release of the new iMacs? Was supposed to buy one but will wait for the new model instead.
     
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    On the 2017 iMac release date of June 5, 2017 the US dollar was trading at P50.309867 to $1.00

    Today it is P54.00 to $1.00.

    The 52 week high was P54.389 to $1.00.

    Some have speculated that the peso will hit 58.xx to $1.00. I on the other hand think it will weaken to 60.xx.

    You could wait longer but you'll pay more.
     

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