Wondering about new iMac G5 design?  We have an idea…

Margaret Kane writes for CNET News, “The recent confirmation from Apple Computer that it’s planning to redesign the iMac prompted CNET News.com to wonder: So what will it look like? And who better to ask than our readers?”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Here we go with the iMac G5 speculation season. Enjoy! One hint from us: if the new iMac G5 doesn’t accept, somehow interact with, or include a built-in VESA Mount Adapter, we’ll switch to Windows XP (just kidding). You heard it here first.

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  1. Hope it has optional displays; but I doubt it. I say look for a power supply and port base for a screen with motherboard behind and a DVDR drive on the edge supported from a single arm. I would like options for a video card and 1 exp. slot with two drive bays. Again, I think it’s not likely. Give me a mini box with features and chip alternatives that span the price range below the current G5s. Oh well, maybe next year.

  2. Hope it has optional displays; but I doubt it. I say look for a power supply and port base for a screen with motherboard behind and a DVDR drive on the edge supported from a single arm. I would like options for a video card and 1 exp. slot with two drive bays. Again, I think it’s not likely. Give me a mini box with features and chip alternatives that span the price range below the current G5s. Oh well, maybe next year.

  3. Actually, nobody outside of Apple knows what it will look like except the folks at Quanta who are manufacturing the iMacs. Supposedly pre-production models are being made to send to Paris with full ramp up in a few weeks. I think we’ll all be surpised by the form factor…. a good guess since it’s happened ever since the first iMac.

  4. I do not think that an iPod dock will be part of the new iMac because all iPods are different. The iPod Mini for example cannot use the same dock as the 20 GB iPod which cannot in turn use the same dock as the 40 GB dock. So long as there is FireWire on the iMac there will not be a need for a built-in dock.

  5. The new iMac will be 3D!!!

    It’ll have an open box as a screen. You get up, lean forward and stick your whole head inside to look around, resting your chin in the VESA mount while protecting your rear from surprise intrusions with your free hand.

    SuperDrive access is from inside the screen — look ma, no hands! — insert or retrieve a disk with your teeth.

    The rest will be the usual Apple form factor — ultra compact … very tight … so tight, in fact, that RAM cards plug in externally and literally just hang their ass out.

    The Apple logo will be a cutout — look through it to admire the G5 chip subtly lit by two LEDs. The LEDs will be colored pink, blue green or white — your choice — not gold.

    No fan … the chip rotates on an assymetrical axis, blowing air out through the logo cutout so you can catch a whiff of silicon, thus warning you of an impending meltdown.

    It will come with blueteeth inside the screen box. If you post a complaint about Shanghai artifacts in your 4G iPod’s casing on any public site, the teeth will clamp down on your neck, biting your head off.

    Visit a Thurrot site and the SuperDrive will momentarily slip the disk out and back in (sort of like sticking its tongue out). A silencer algorithm will be trigered if you are Thurrot — the disk spits out with enough force to sever your windpipe.

    Finally, it will come with a manual — a postcard, telling you where the on/off button is.

  6. The price is the best part — $999 for one; 2 for $999 [the market share thing, you know] plus bundling specials: $9.99 for Microshaft Orifice [plastic chair and desk] and $0.99 for Internet Expleter — the XV version. But wait, there’s more … trade in any Dell product and get a rebate of $5.00 for one or $ 2.50 each for two — limit two per customer. Offer excludes the Dell DJ — “we can’t give that shit away.”

  7. This is really pissing me off. Apple stopped selling iMacs, and said they will have new design in Sept. Why don’t they show us all NOW what the new G5 iMac will look like? This will not kill current iMac sales BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT SELLING THEM ANYMORE ANYWAY!!!

  8. Why haven’t we seen a combo desktop/laptop? A flatscreen you can unplug and walk away with as a superlightweight (no superdrive, smaller feature set) laptop or tablet and bring home to use as a fully featured desktop. Not such a weird idea these days…

  9. My logical conclusion is that iMac will again be 2 year old technology thats all in one and customers will be scratching their heads saying what the hell is Apple doing. that all in one stuff is crap and is why 95% of the world buys Pc;s or Powermacs. all in ones suck the wad. i wonder if Apple learned the lessons with the failure known as iMac lcd. it was pretty but still a pretty failure in sales terms. come on apple stop being stupid and make a mini consumer tower. save your art classes for your kids.

  10. Why haven’t we seen a combo desktop/laptop? A flatscreen you can unplug and walk away with as a superlightweight (no superdrive, smaller feature set) laptop or tablet and bring home to use as a fully featured desktop. Not such a weird idea these days…

    Why would you bother with that? Powerbook 12″ is as compact and “superlightweight” as I could ever need, then at home plug it into a 21″ CRT (or huge overpriced LCD if that’s your thing), add a keyboard and mouse if you want. And it would cost you half as much as some sort of funky hybrid.

  11. Spock, I am the millionaire, you aren’t. I have been designing computers for 30 years, you haven’t. I know what you need, you don’t. Just buy what I produce and ignore the jeers of the pc crowd, you will live long and prosper.

    We spend a lot of time making sure that macs cannot be mistaken for a dumb pc box. LOTS

    Mr. Steve Jobs.

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