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After months of reported issues with flickering and yellowing on new 27-inch iMac displays, Apple has publicly stated that the problems have been fixed by its two software updates.

An Apple spokesperson told Gizmodo that the issues experienced by users have been addressed. The statement comes days after the direct-order shipping times for the 27-inch models improved to three to five days.

"We've addressed the issues that caused display flickering and yellow tint," the company said. "Customers concerned that their iMac is affected should contact AppleCare."

The statement is the first real acknowledgment on Apple's part, aside from the two software updates that aimed to fix the issues, that there were problems with the 27-inch model. While supply issues lingered for months after the destkop's debut last October, Apple chalked them up to considerable demand from consumers.

The first software fix came in December in the form of iMac Graphics Firmware Update 1.0. Then, on Feb. 1, the company released a second fix for the redesigned late 2009 model, entitled 27-inch iMac Display Firmware Update 1.0. And just days after the second fix, reports surfaced that Apple was offering a 15 percent refund to some users who were plagued by issues.

As reports of issues persisted, shipping times for the hardware lingered at an average of three weeks. Apple even denied a rumor that a production halt had occurred to fix the ongoing issues.

With supplies of the desktop constrained in December, Apple apologized, saying the hardware was a "huge hit" and the company was "working hard to fulfill orders as quickly as possible." The new iMac was the best-selling desktop in the U.S. when it debuted last October, with the 21.5-inch model taking first place and the 27-inch iMac the third-best-selling machine.
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I bought a 27" iMac last weekend, so far have had no problems with the screen, nor has anyone else that I know with the 27". I wonder what the problem was? I have to say I love the 27", far better than the 24", the 27" led screen is excellent! Can't wait to buy a professional monitor calibration device and get the most out of my display.
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If the problems have been fixed by a software update, then it seems likely that Apple's previous claims that delayed shipping times were due to heavy demand were probably right (since it must not have been a hardware issue). The fact that Apple sold over 3 million Macs in the fourth calendar quarter also seems to support the idea that they were indeed selling a lot of these things.
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I bought a 27" iMac last weekend, so far have had no problems with the screen, nor has anyone else that I know with the 27". I wonder what the problem was? I have to say I love the 27", far better than the 24", the 27" led screen is excellent! Can't wait to buy a professional monitor calibration device and get the most out of my display.

I'm jealous. I hope Apple starts selling a stand-alone 27 (or new 30") display for us Mac Pro users!
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I'm jealous. I hope Apple starts selling a stand-alone 27 (or new 30") display for us Mac Pro users!

They did, it's 27", comes with a free Mac. Cheaper than the 30" ACD.

http://blog.expandrive.com/2009/10/2...th-a-free-mac/

my iMac 27" i5 has been flawless, it was early 2010. No issues. I've even held off on the 'updates' since I didn't think it was needed. I might run them anyway since they occasionally bug me to install.

Cannot beat this screen, its amazing.
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They did, it's 27", comes with a free Mac. Cheaper than the 30" ACD.

Heh... well, that's not saying much. I think the price of the 30" ACD implies that they really don't want to sell it.
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I'm jealous. I hope Apple starts selling a stand-alone 27 (or new 30") display for us Mac Pro users!

Dell has a new monitor out using the same or a very similar LCD panel with the same resolution as the iMac 27". The Dell display uses a CCFL backlight, not LED, but that is apparently considered better for accurate colour reproduction.

I think Melgross had mentioned he might be getting the Dell display.

Here is a link to an AnandTech review of it...
http://www.anandtech.com/displays/showdoc.aspx?i=3725
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Heh... well, that's not saying much. I think the price of the 30" ACD implies that they really don't want to sell it.

It's sold to business clients who are interested in the reliability. It's a very reliable model.
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Dell has a new monitor out using the same or a very similar LCD panel with the same resolution as the iMac 27". The Dell display uses a CCFL backlight, not LED, but that is apparently considered better for accurate colour reproduction.

I think Melgross had mentioned he might be getting the Dell display.

Here is a link to an AnandTech review of it...
http://www.anandtech.com/displays/showdoc.aspx?i=3725

Yes. I'm going to get it if the first models out of the factory prove to be ok. I never like to get something the instant it arrives. Hopefully, sometime in March. It will have a wider gamut than my 24" $4,000 three year old Eizo. Unfortunately, the Apple model will just cover sRGB because of the LED backlighting. Too bad, I really wanted one, glass included.
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I ordered an i7 2 days ago, it'll be interesting to see if the yellowing is really gone.. a couple of my friends have the c2d model, and the firmware updates didn't seem to address that on their machines..
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"An Apple spokesperson told Gizmodo that the issues experienced by users have been addressed."

Has this been independently corroborated? What is the name of the Apple spokesperson who made this statement? Where can this statement be read on Apple's website?

Or are we to just take Gizmodo's word for it? If we read it on the internet it must be true?

Oh, I see, we have all the facts about this problem. We know exactly how many people experienced this issue and the what the problem actually was. And now we have a third party, unsubstantiated and uncorroborated report that Apple has "finally" acknowledged the issue. So this Gizmodo report will be re-printed in a thousand blogs and will become the de facto truth whether it is really true or not. Lord what a screwed up place the internet is.
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If the problems have been fixed by a software update, then it seems likely that Apple's previous claims that delayed shipping times were due to heavy demand were probably right (since it must not have been a hardware issue). The fact that Apple sold over 3 million Macs in the fourth calendar quarter also seems to support the idea that they were indeed selling a lot of these things.

of course not. Apple is lying. This was HUGE problem due to a MAJOR DESIGN FLAW and was of course not fixed by a mere software update. This is all a coverup.

and yes that's sarcasm. In the end it was probably only like 2% of the 27 inch computers sold, all custom ordered and half the issue was probably the jerks at Fed Ex tossing machines around like they are pillows.

i myself have been in contact with over 50 machines, 10 of which were custom orders, bought spread out over the whole period and perhaps 1 had any kind of issue which was fixed in a matter of minutes at the local store.

But of course I"m lying also. In fact, I've been paid by Apple to pretend like there's nothing wrong with the design etc (yep that's sarcasm too)

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Dell has a new monitor out using the same or a very similar LCD panel with the same resolution as the iMac 27".

and it is so ugly looking.


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Oh, I see, we have all the facts about this problem. We know exactly how many people experienced this issue and the what the problem actually was.

i said the same thing. several times. give me real facts. how many machines were affected, in what ways, how many were store bought, online buys, custom v standard configs and now many of each model and method of purchase has been sold over all.

saying 1000 machines had X problem doesn't mean much if it was 1000 out of a million. out of 10k would be a different story.

and on a couple of boards the replies were basically to ask me how much Apple was paying me and/or is Steve Jobs good in bed. geesh

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"An Apple spokesperson told Gizmodo that the issues experienced by users have been addressed."

Has this been independently corroborated? What is the name of the Apple spokesperson who made this statement? Where can this statement be read on Apple's website?

Or are we to just take Gizmodo's word for it? If we read it on the internet it must be true?

Oh, I see, we have all the facts about this problem. We know exactly how many people experienced this issue and the what the problem actually was. And now we have a third party, unsubstantiated and uncorroborated report that Apple has "finally" acknowledged the issue. So this Gizmodo report will be re-printed in a thousand blogs and will become the de facto truth whether it is really true or not. Lord what a screwed up place the internet is.

Don't you know that EVERYTHING on the internet is true just like something is true because it's advertised on Tv? Even when one report contradicts another, they both must be true. It's the new logic.
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of course not. Apple is lying. This was HUGE problem due to a MAJOR DESIGN FLAW and was of course not fixed by a mere software update. This is all a coverup.

I get real suspicious when I read posts from "users" who say they are on their third, fourth, or fifth returned iMac and all have the same, exact, problem. It's like where I work. A maintenance ticket comes down telling me to replace a certain circuit pack in a piece of telecommunications equipment. So I replace it and the trouble still exists. I have a suspicion of where the trouble might actually be but I have to call first tier tech support anyway. They tell me to replace the circuit pack again, and a third time, and maybe even a fourth time. I suggest that it would highly unlikely that I would have three defective circuit packs in a row and that maybe we should be looking elsewhere for the trouble, like maybe software. But oh no, first tier tech support has their handbook in front of them and it says replace this circuit pack. So they make me do it over and over again. After a few days and a number of customer reports they finally try to think out of the box and try something else. Repeat endlessly on the next case of trouble. And yes, I work in a central office for at&t.
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The problems where actually existent and widespread, according to many long time Apple dealers as much as 50% of the 27" iMacs delivered had the yellow tinge problem (including mine) plus there was the screen flickering problem which was not solved for every iMacs by the 2 software updates, some of the iMacs needed a display cable to be replaced. Many Apple dealers told customers that Apple warned them that the shipping delays where due to the problems being fixed.

Nice that Apple finally fixed them, and nice to know that Apple has always offered support and replacements to all the users affected.

I really don't get why many people here only believe on official press releases, when it is apparent that so many people where affected (the thread on the Apple support forums was one of the longest ever, with people getting up to 4 complete iMacs replacements in a row all with the same problems)
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The problems where actually existent and widespread, according to many long time Apple dealers as much as 50% of the 27" iMacs delivered had the yellow tinge problem (including mine) plus there was the screen flickering problem which was not solved for every iMacs by the 2 software updates, some of the iMacs needed a display cable to be replaced. Many Apple dealers told customers that Apple warned them that the shipping delays where due to the problems being fixed.

Nice that Apple finally fixed them, and nice to know that Apple has always offered support and replacements to all the users affected.

I really don't get why many people here only believe on official press releases, when it is apparent that so many people where affected (the thread on the Apple support forums was one of the longest ever, with people getting up to 4 complete iMacs replacements in a row all with the same problems)

People are more likely to believe press releases than you. Please publish links to your sources of these claims. Otherwise how do we not know that you are not just spouting nonsense.
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I ordered an i7 2 days ago, it'll be interesting to see if the yellowing is really gone.. a couple of my friends have the c2d model, and the firmware updates didn't seem to address that on their machines..

When you a product from an assembly containing within it other products from assembly lines the likelihood for issues grows. This is inevitable regardless of price and the buyer has the right to get the product they were promised.

You should inform them to call Apple about it. I see no reason why this is just Core-ix-based Macs.


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"An Apple spokesperson told Gizmodo that the issues experienced by users have been addressed."

Has this been independently corroborated? What is the name of the Apple spokesperson who made this statement? Where can this statement be read on Apple's website?

Or are we to just take Gizmodo's word for it? If we read it on the internet it must be true?

Oh, I see, we have all the facts about this problem. We know exactly how many people experienced this issue and the what the problem actually was. And now we have a third party, unsubstantiated and uncorroborated report that Apple has "finally" acknowledged the issue. So this Gizmodo report will be re-printed in a thousand blogs and will become the de facto truth whether it is really true or not. Lord what a screwed up place the internet is.

LOL Internet news is like the telephone game. This could have simply started out with "Hey, the shipping times for 27" iMacs are 3-5 days. I guess that means they figured out the problem."


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of course not. Apple is lying. This was HUGE problem due to a MAJOR DESIGN FLAW and was of course not fixed by a mere software update. This is all a coverup.

and yes that's sarcasm. In the end it was probably only like 2% of the 27 inch computers sold, all custom ordered and half the issue was probably the jerks at Fed Ex tossing machines around like they are pillows.

i myself have been in contact with over 50 machines, 10 of which were custom orders, bought spread out over the whole period and perhaps 1 had any kind of issue which was fixed in a matter of minutes at the local store.

But of course I"m lying also. In fact, I've been paid by Apple to pretend like there's nothing wrong with the design etc (yep that's sarcasm too)

I think 2% sounds high. I also wonder if it was an Apple issue. This seems more like a 3rd-party component issue. If directly Apple related it may have just been a factory not producing the logic boards correctly, but does Apple even make those, or just contract out to a company like Asus who has them made in a company that they contract with?

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and it is so ugly looking.

I go for functionality first, aesthetics second. Since I enjoy well engineered products with a focus on utilitarian (read: not excessive for the sake of a spec list) I do tend to find Apple's product's more appealing. The Dell display isn't "sexy" but if it does the job it does the job. It's not we spend or time looking at the bezel, side or back of it, anyway.
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To all the people complaining about how apple's quality is going down: please! All companies suffer from this. It's the price of business. In a perfect world none of this would happen, but "reality check", it's not a perfect world! Look I have owned many and know others that have and still own Apple products and none yet (knock on wood) including myself have had any any issues. But the best part is, I really don't care even if I were to have a an issue. I feel confident Apple has my back! Apple Stores are abundant and Apple's service is A+!! That has always been Apple's greatest asset: they stand behind there products 100%!!
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When AI is citing Gizmodo as the source of the info, it'd be nice to have a link to the actual Gizmodo article rather than have half a dozen links to other AI articles. They could even quote it:
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Apple's Official Statement
"We've addressed the issues that caused display flickering and yellow tint. Customers concerned that their iMac is affected should contact AppleCare."
These two short sentences might not look like much, but the statement is Apple's first open acknowledgment of the jaundiced screen issue, and it identifies the problem as one worthy of AppleCare solutions.

If Apple is telling people to call AppleCare, that sounds more like a repair than a firmware upgrade. One of the Giz articles speculated:
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the yellowing of the display is a manufacturing defect involving the distance between a layer of material used to diffuse the LED backlight and the LCD panel. To show a perfectly even color, this light scattering panel has to be absolutely flat and free of any warping, kinking, or thickness defects. It is this layer that I believe is at fault, and causes the color to drift and give the perception of yellow stripes, fields, and corners.

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with the rough handling the monitors receive when shipped this layer gets knocked out of alignment.

The person who postulated the above disassembled and reassembled their iMac and the problem went away. That sounds consistent with an AppleCare service call.

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To all the people complaining about how apple's quality is going down: please! All companies suffer from this. It's the price of business. In a perfect world none of this would happen, but "reality check", it's not a perfect world! Look I have owned many and know others that have and still own Apple products and none yet (knock on wood) including myself have had any any issues. But the best part is, I really don't care even if I were to have a an issue. I feel confident Apple has my back! Apple Stores are abundant and Apple's service is A+!! That has always been Apple's greatest asset: they stand behind there products 100%!!

That *only* applies in the USA though. Until just over a week ago, my nearest Apple shop was over 100miles away, 3 hours by train, and I live in a major city. When my iPhone 3G developed a hairline crack, it was out of my hands for more than a week. It most definitely sours the experience.
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Heh... well, that's not saying much. I think the price of the 30" ACD implies that they really don't want to sell it.

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It's sold to business clients who are interested in the reliability. It's a very reliable model.

How is it known that it is reliable?

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Dell has a new monitor out using the same or a very similar LCD panel with the same resolution as the iMac 27". The Dell display uses a CCFL backlight, not LED, but that is apparently considered better for accurate colour reproduction.

I think Melgross had mentioned he might be getting the Dell display.

Here is a link to an AnandTech review of it...
http://www.anandtech.com/displays/showdoc.aspx?i=3725

Interesting. I'll have to keep an eye out for it. And I can use it on my current and next computer, without requiring an absurd and possibly troublesome signal converter adapter to make it work either way.
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Interesting. I'll have to keep an eye out for it. And I can use it on my current and next computer, without requiring an absurd and possibly troublesome signal converter adapter to make it work either way.

It is nice that it's not only DP signaling. I don't mind Apple pushing that envelope and streamlining their products, but if you can't get a reliable setup then you need something simpler to fall back on.

For those who didn't click the link, the Dell U2711 27' display has 2xDL-DVI w/HDCP, HDMI w/HDCP, DisplayPort w/HDCP, VGA, Component, and Composite ports for incoming video.
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If the problems have been fixed by a software update, then it seems likely that Apple's previous claims that delayed shipping times were due to heavy demand were probably right (since it must not have been a hardware issue). The fact that Apple sold over 3 million Macs in the fourth calendar quarter also seems to support the idea that they were indeed selling a lot of these things.

Not necessarily true, Blastdoor.

At the time the previous claims were made, Apple may still not have determined whether the problem was software or hardware. This would likely have caused two things: (1) a team of software analysts trying to diagnose a potential software issue, and (2) significantly increased QA testing of the hardware coming off of the assembly line (both at Apple's contract assembler and the parts vendor) to rule out faulty assembly. In other words, the run rates may have been decreased for a time.

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Yes. I'm going to get it if the first models out of the factory prove to be ok. I never like to get something the instant it arrives. Hopefully, sometime in March. It will have a wider gamut than my 24" $4,000 three year old Eizo. Unfortunately, the Apple model will just cover sRGB because of the LED backlighting. Too bad, I really wanted one, glass included.

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take it back

Hey, Mel is from your back yard. Go tell him yourself.
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Dell has a new monitor out using the same or a very similar LCD panel with the same resolution as the iMac 27". The Dell display uses a CCFL backlight, not LED, but that is apparently considered better for accurate colour reproduction.

I think Melgross had mentioned he might be getting the Dell display.

Here is a link to an AnandTech review of it...
http://www.anandtech.com/displays/showdoc.aspx?i=3725

Thanks for the info, although I do kind of cringe at the idea of getting a Dell monitor (I realize that's not particularly "rational", but there it is -- I might go for Samsung, though). I'm actually not that picky about the color reproduction (I have a mac pro, but I'm not a graphics/video person -- I'm an economist). I just like big screens with high resolutions and wide viewing angles.
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Hey, Mel is from your back yard. Go tell him yourself.

he had some medical issues stuff w/ his eyes going on >>>so he gets a pass ,,,maybe >>>> still that lunch at DEL ' FRISCO'S on 48th and 6th looks dim now
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so a call out to ole; gran poo bah MEL GROSS !!!!!

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its a ongoing issue for 6 yrs at least across all platforms
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In the end it was probably only like 2% of the 27 inch computers sold, all custom ordered and half the issue was probably the jerks at Fed Ex tossing machines around like they are pillows.

Yup, my mother pre-ordered one the day they were announced, she received it in the first week when they were starting to be reported as others as getting theirs and she has had no issues. She loves it and I am very jealous of the display
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I get real suspicious when I read posts from "users" who say they are on their third, fourth, or fifth returned iMac and all have the same, exact, problem. It's like where I work

Is it the machine or the fact that the same monkey's in the shipping channel are handling each successive box?

Sometimes I wish Apple had a ship to store option
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That *only* applies in the USA though. Until just over a week ago, my nearest Apple shop was over 100miles away, 3 hours by train, and I live in a major city. When my iPhone 3G developed a hairline crack, it was out of my hands for more than a week. It most definitely sours the experience.

While it was no doubt inconvenient, what do you expect? it never ceases to amaze me at our expectations these days. We are indeed a fast-food, instant-microwave society (globally, not just in the US) - 10 years ago we would have been thrilled with week turn around and 20 years ago next day delivery was something exotic reserved for business.

For a company that isn't even native to your country, it's pretty astonishing to me that there is a store within 100 miles, and now it sounds like you have one even closer! If I bought some electronics product from a company HQ'd in your country I wouldn't expect a store from them in my backyard...
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While it was no doubt inconvenient, what do you expect? it never ceases to amaze me at our expectations these days. We are indeed a fast-food, instant-microwave society (globally, not just in the US) - 10 years ago we would have been thrilled with week turn around and 20 years ago next day delivery was something exotic reserved for business.

For a company that isn't even native to your country, it's pretty astonishing to me that there is a store within 100 miles, and now it sounds like you have one even closer! If I bought some electronics product from a company HQ'd in your country I wouldn't expect a store from them in my backyard...

Perhaps you'd like to correct statements like this:

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Apple Stores are abundant and Apple's service is A+!!

Instead of telling me I'm expecting too much. I was simply pointing out that this is only true of the USA, and in all the other countries Apple operates, the vast majority of customers have no access to an Apple shop so the service is not quite A+ in comparison.
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Perhaps you'd like to correct statements like this:

No, not really. This is a US centric web site and Apple is a US centric company - you can think me an arrogant American but to me it's common sense that such statements on a board such as this would be in the context of the US, and kind of a "no duh" expectation of lesser service outside the US.

Although that sounds like it's changing by your own admission that you now have an Apple store closer to you...
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No, not really. This is a US centric web site and Apple is a US centric company - you can think me an arrogant American but to me it's common sense that such statements on a board such as this would be in the context of the US, and kind of a "no duh" expectation of lesser service outside the US.

Although that sounds like it's changing by your own admission that you now have an Apple store closer to you...

This is a global site and Apple is a global company, so I'm afraid you can't just make it 'US centric' to suit. It's best to make it clear to those in other countries that the statement applies only to the USA, rather than them think something is true that isn't, or the person making the statement think it applies globally.

I hardly think one new shop in the UK changes things much! Maybe if I thought where I lived was the centre of the universe like some of you yanks do, then I guess that one new shop means everyone in the world is now near an Apple shop just because I am .
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... The person who postulated the above disassembled and reassembled their iMac and the problem went away. That sounds consistent with an AppleCare service call.

It seems unlikely to me that the "yellow screen" problem is fixable with a firmware update, and assuming this report of it being fixed by disassembly/reassembly is accurate, it may be that Apple has made some minor assembly tweaks to make this less likely to occur.

The flickering/blank screen problem seems consistent with symptoms that can sometimes occur when a video card overheats. This might be fixable via a firmware update, by better control of fans and possibly clock rate.
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This is a global site and Apple is a global company, so I'm afraid you can't just make it 'US centric' to suit. It's best to make it clear to those in other countries that the statement applies only to the USA, rather than them think something is true that isn't, or the person making the statement think it applies globally.

This is a US site, most of the posters are from the US, so I figure most of the readers are from the US, Apple is from the US, and most of their sales are from the US so I don't think it's unreasonable to read comments about Apple Stores and customer service and not know it's referring to the US.
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How is it known that it is reliable?

I read a Computerworld article a year or so ago that discussed, among other Mac things, why Apple hasn't updated its 30" monitor. They said that most of the customers for it were companies rather than individuals, and that the monitor was reliable and consistent, which was why it was popular with companies needing a 30" display. They also said that Apple wouldn't revise it until those sales dropped enough.

I see no reason to disbelieve that.
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Originally Posted by brucep View Post

: w::wow o:

a dell dude ???

take it back

I've only had one model of Apple's displays. For my company, years ago, I bought a half dozen 21" Studio Displays. They were great displays. They were known as the poor mans Barco, which we also had. The difference was that the Barco's cost about $16,000, and the Apple's, about $3,000. The Barco's were better, but for less critical work, such as video, and some publishing, they were good enough.

Other than those, Apple's displays were never high level enough in graphics abilities for high end graphics work. That's the truth, sorry that is is.
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

I read a Computerworld article a year or so ago that discussed, among other Mac things, why Apple hasn't updated its 30" monitor. They said that most of the customers for it were companies rather than individuals, and that the monitor was reliable and consistent, which was why it was popular with companies needing a 30" display. They also said that Apple wouldn't revise it until those sales dropped enough.

I see no reason to disbelieve that.

I haven't found a Computerworld article that says that yet, search terms: site:computerworld.com apple 30", the top 20 hits don't turn up anything.

The site is loaded down with interstitials, I don't feel like looking any farther.

It's not about finding reason to disbelieve it, I just like to find reason to believe things.

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Originally Posted by sandau View Post

They did, it's 27", comes with a free Mac. Cheaper than the 30" ACD.

http://blog.expandrive.com/2009/10/2...th-a-free-mac/

The iMac computer board seems to generally awake when in Target Display Mode:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3924
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Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post

I haven't found a Computerworld article that says that yet, search terms: site:computerworld.com apple 30", the top 20 hits don't turn up anything.

The site is loaded down with interstitials, I don't feel like looking any farther.

It's not about finding reason to disbelieve it, I just like to find reason to believe things.

I didn't say it was an article about their 30" display. I said that it was an article about Mac things that also had information about the display
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