Review: 27-inch iMac mixes advancements, compromises
Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:32 AM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:27 AM
I could upgrade to the new one, but there's really no reason to do it.
it seems an extraordinary machine, but the iMac I'm currently using is doing just fine, I really have never had the feeling of working on an outdated machine.
ah! I think I used the optical drive twice in three years
Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:40 AM
full disclosure: the above rant was typed on a 27-inch, late 2009 imac which is close to the ideal desktop (the usb ports on the back are its only failing).
Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:16 AM
I'm interested primarily as that should be the direction Apple will take with their next display.
I was all set to buy the next iMac a few months ago, until they released this anorexic model without optical drive, sc card slot on the back, etc. So, I now have a new mini with peripherals and an old display with less pixels.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:39 AM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:04 PM
After the 3-year AppleCare warranty expires, what if the iMac needs to be repaired? If the iMac is so hard to take apart, will Apple or any other company fix it for a reasonable price?
If Apple offered a 5-year warranty, I'd order an iMac today.
Has anyone taken their new iMac to get fixed for something? If so, was the entire iMac replaced, or did they open the iMac and repair it?
Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:53 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:15 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:19 PM
Apple no longer includes infrared, so the hardware remote won't work. We tried it. The Remote app for iOS worked when we tried it on an iPhone with the 27-inch iMac.
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