I popped into the Apple Store near me in the Sydney suburbs this arvo (ca. 3:45) and there weren't no new iMacs!
I asked one of the staff where they where and she said that they were out the back, having been delivered this morning; and that they would be unpacking them for display this evening. I could still buy one if I wanted, though. She also said no date yet on the 27".
If it gets too hot here tomorrow I might go in and have a look, where it's also nice and cool (we don't have a/c).
Yup. AppleFail. Perth official Apple Store no display models but they are selling it, one guy was setting up his new 21".
The 21" is absolutely beautiful and a tribute to the genius and remarkable qualities of Steve Job's Apple and his team.
On the 21" the "chin" is a bit too large though, seems disproportionate.
All in all, I reiterate that this roll out is far, far below Apple standards. This kind of stuff requires their usual black curtains the night before and proper roll-out.
This is haphazard and sloppy, the disturbing thing is that it has been happening way too often lately.
Steve Jobs said "Focus is not about saying 'Yes'. Focus is about saying 'No'".
They should have done a moderate iMac refresh and be ready for the new iMac when the time was right.
This is not a good sign for Apple overall. They're acting like they have a limited pipeline of awesome stuff because Steve isn't around anymore.
That said, I love my first-world-problems lifestyle now. The first country in the world to get the new iMac, and it's in my city, and I'm still bitching about it! Ha Ha... I love it!
Edited by sr2012 - 11/30/12 at 12:56am