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From MacMinute:

Apple dealers report "overwhelming" orders for $1,799 iMac

A check of eight Apple independent dealers in the east and central U.S. by MacMinute reveals that advanced orders for the high-end, US$1,799 iMac are exceeding expectations. Dealers in Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Nashville, and Washington, DC, all report having already taken between 20 and 60 orders for the new flat-panel iMac, which is slated begin shipping by the end of the month. "The interest has been absolutely overwhelming," said Rafael Gonzalez, Regional Sales Manager at MacCenter in Ft. Lauderdale. "We have about 60 orders. It looks great and has great functionality. It's a big grand slam. We can't wait to get it."

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They should be flying off the shelf. Just a year ago a Mac with a G4,DVD Burner and LCD would have cost you $4000. The imac is a steal!
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I was in the Apple Store in Peabody today, and people were huddled around the two new iMacs they had in. Unbelievable machines. Fast, great looking, Fast, and Fast.

The rest of the store was pretty much empty. I wanted to buy Civ 3 (they didn't have it). Myth 3 (they didn't have it), Black and White (they didn't have it), and Giants Citizen Caputo (requires 16 MB VRAM).

But the new iMac was amazing. People kept asking to buy them, and were told they would be available on the 21st, but would not last long and to get to the store early. Over the past two days, demand for the machine has apparently been amazing. Apple has a real winner here.
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Good! This iMac has the potential to do what the first one did, it sounds like!
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Judging by all of this demand and the way even my dad talks about the new iMac, Apple hit a WORLD SERIES WINNING GRAND SLAM. This thing is going to bolt of of shelves for this year and the next.

I think it is safe to say Apple has done it again and will continue to innovate like this for years to come.

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[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>Good! This iMac has the potential to do what the first one did, it sounds like!</strong><hr></blockquote>

I really think it will. The design really is THAT good, IMO. The real kicker is - the performance matches it.

This iMac is going to sell like crazy. I bet even Apple will be surprised by sales. Everyone I talk to is just freaking out about this thing!

Even my local reseller here, who normally don't keep much stock on hand, have 40 on order. They are expecting them next week!! Can't wait to post my review here next weekend..

BTW, you notice the 3-5 week wait time at the Apple Store now? Geez, if it was to take 5 weeks from today.... that's Feb 15th before it'd ship!
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When I ordered mine the shipping quote was 2-3 weeks, hope it gets here within the next week! <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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The 21st??? Yes! That is the day I head down to the Apple store to look at the New iMac. Might be a little crowded though.
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post #9 of 87
Many new macs will be purchased this year by me, my family, and my work:

1 iMac for Mom/Sister
1 iMac to replace an aging blueberry rev d
1 iMac at work to develop on

And when my sister and cousin leave for college in the Spring, they'll either be getting iMacs or iBooks.

And once the G5s are out, one will replace my aging beige desktop! (Sure, I have a Ti PowerBook... but I've been using 500 Mhz for 2 years now and I'm ready for some machines that are FAST FAST FAST!)
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I'm at Palisades now, this thing is amazing!!! I'll post more later.
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[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>I'm at Palisades now, this thing is amazing!!! I'll post more later.</strong><hr></blockquote>


how many do they have on display? I may make a trip up there soon to see it.


Apple better not screw this one up. iMac needs to go on a a 3 or 4 month upgrade cycle now and keep it fresh with little addiditions here and there and listen to customer demand like they have done with the iBook over the last year

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And just think what will happen when the price of theose rather expensive drives and LCD panels drops a bit. When that bottom end machine hits 999, look out!
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Spill it dude, enough with the one line posts!!

We want details my boy, details!!

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[quote]Originally posted by Matsu:
<strong>And just think what will happen when the price of theose rather expensive drives and LCD panels drops a bit. When that bottom end machine hits 999, look out!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Just to think that these things will eventually hit an $899 or lower price target in the future is mind blowing! I payed $1,800 for this thing and to think some lucky bastard is going to have one someday for like $899 or $799 is just sick! :eek:

Still glad I payed what I did though. I can't wait for my new iMac. It is hard to believe I am saying this after I was starting to think the desktop was dead. Apple has rejuvenated the desktop.

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I don't know about the rest of you, but I feel much more "pulled in" by this new iMac than I ever did any of the CRT ones. It's bad enough that I keep daydreaming about buying one even though I don't need it at all, and I really want to buy a new Powermac with Superdrive as soon as a speed bump is offered.

Am I the only one with an unhealthy, disproportionate lust for this new iMac?
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I ordered mine via the online Apple store and they've already shipped the dvd discs, BUT nothing on the iMac yet...
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You're definitely not alone, sizzle chest.

I find myself obsessing on this new iMac. Everytime I walk past my desk, I imagine the new iMac sitting there and how cool it's going to be to go from a:

- 400MHz G3 to a 800MHz G4
- 15" CRT (13.8" viewable) at 800x600 to a 15" LCD at 1024x768
- 8MB Rage128 to a 32MB GeForce
- DVD to SuperDrive
- 10GB hard drive to 60GB (doh!)
- OS X full-time (once I get my iMac, I'll be on a personal mission to NEVER launch or use OS 9 on it...heehee)
- static, "gotta move the whole computer around" to one-finger tilt/swivel
- onboard speakers to two nicer-sounding Pro Speakers

:eek:

It's going to be a hoot...I CAN'T WAIT!

It's all I find myself thinking about lately, so don't feel too bad, sizzler.

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Well I got home a little while ago. Like I said, they're amazing.

applenut, there were two on display and in between them was the 14" iBook (which after seeing in person I think is VERY UGLY). The screen looks great. To me it seemed just as good as the 15" Studio Display. It looks better in person then it doesn it pictures. The keyboard and mouse are also great looking. I really hope they sell them seperately eventually. The Superdrive is black like the ones in the Quicksilvers. The iMac seemed nice and fast in opening up apps. Anything else that anyone wants to know?
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[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>Well I got home a little while ago. Like I said, they're amazing.

applenut, there were two on display and in between them was the 14" iBook (which after seeing in person I think is VERY UGLY). The screen looks great. To me it seemed just as good as the 15" Studio Display. It looks better in person then it doesn it pictures. The keyboard and mouse are also great looking. I really hope they sell them seperately eventually. The Superdrive is black like the ones in the Quicksilvers. The iMac seemed nice and fast in opening up apps. Anything else that anyone wants to know?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Is it frosted or shiny? Was it all fingerprint-y? Could you easily turn it around and pivot the screen to access the ports (and power button..), or did the power cord get in the way? Was it warm to the touch at all? Was the fan loud, or could you even hear that over all of the commotion? Also.. what's so ugly about the iBook? The gap it has just like the Ti? (I think we've all been hypnotized that subPowerBooks are better and thanks to MichaelM, that the new bigger iBook is "ugly" )

Oh, and.. are you going to get one?
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[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
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Is it frosted or shiny? Was it all fingerprint-y? Could you easily turn it around and pivot the screen to access the ports (and power button..), or did the power cord get in the way? Was it warm to the touch at all? Was the fan loud, or could you even hear that over all of the commotion? Also.. what's so ugly about the iBook? The gap it has just like the Ti? (I think we've all been hypnotized that subPowerBooks are better and thanks to MichaelM, that the new bigger iBook is "ugly" )

Oh, and.. are you going to get one?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well it looked in between frosted and shiny, I think more shiny. I couldn't really tell since the Apple Store is so bright. I didn't try to turn it around so I can't answer that. It didn't seem to warm. I really didn't hear the fan at all. Seemed very quiet.

Now to the iBook. I think it just looked ugly because all the space around the keyboard looked stupid. Maybe I'm just used to my 12" iBook. The screen wasn't too bad though. Also, I didn't like it when I picked it up since it's a pound heavier than the 12".
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Well I know for a fact that it's not "iBook glossy", as a buddy of mine who was at Macworld this week told me yesterday during a phone call.

He said it's kind of a matte-looking finish, but really nice. Just not glossy/shiny.

It's got kind of a cool, "milky" look to it doesn't it? All along, leading up to the keynote, I kept saying "glossy iBook white!", but this looks really nice too.

Do you know where it REALLY looks great? During those segments in that promo video when it's sitting beside Annie Leibovitz and Seal.

Now THAT'S a nice-looking computer, glossy or not!
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[quote]<strong>Do you know where it REALLY looks great? During those segments in that promo video when it's sitting beside Annie Leibovitz and Seal.

Now THAT'S a nice-looking computer, glossy or not!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Those are the 2 spots in the video that I keep watching over and over and over....

Oh, and I'm bad for the day dreaming thing too. I find myself standing by my desk trying to picture in my mind what it will look like... can't wait.

I'm giving serious though to murdering my PC at our front counter in March when the CD-RW model is shipping... (the SuperDrive one is for home).that would be a great office computer for me, and damn, the price is great.
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[quote]Originally posted by sizzle chest:
<strong>Am I the only one with an unhealthy, disproportionate lust for this new iMac?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Noooo!!! I'm selling my G4 tower and 17" (apple) CRT display, even though they look nice they don't compare to the new iMac. I'm not going to buy until this summer though, since I'm going to England for a semester, oh and I just bougth a TiBook, so I can't afford it either
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Isn't it an irritation that once again Apple has announced a new product and is now making us wait?! I know this is just New Product Frustration, but it can't be that difficult for them to synchronize production runs with product announcements.

There must have been thousands of people who would have jumped into their car and headed to the nearest Apple Store with Visa card in hand if they'd been available instantly.

Now people have time to read the negative reviews and change their minds. Or by the time the new machines are actually available in numbers, the Mac addicts will decide to wait because there might be a revision "any day now".
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[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>Well I know for a fact that it's not "iBook glossy", as a buddy of mine who was at Macworld this week told me yesterday during a phone call.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Right, it's no where near as glossy as the iBook.
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I saw the 2 iMacs at the Palisades store also. I couldn't hear the fan and it didn't seem warm to the touch.

The screen was easy to move yet seemed very sturdy and strong. The table that had the two iMacs had a new 14 inch iBook between them.....which kind of ruined the display. The iBook is SO UGLY.
I can't believe how big and bulky this thing is. Eman is right, the space around the keyboard is terrible.

The iMac seems like it is frosted, not glossy for sure.

The screen is amazing. I'm probably selling my G4 tower to get one as well.
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Hopefully, I'm going to go see one of these cuties in person today.

Although, I've called my local Apple store TWICE yesterday, once at about 1pm and then again at around 6:30pm last night, and NOBODY answered...ever!

:confused:

Shouldn't a business always have someone there to pick up the phone?

I was calling to CONFIRM (haha...) that they do indeed have a display model up and running, because it's about a 25-30 mile drive I'd rather not make if I don't really have to.



I'll try again in a while when they open.
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Can anyone remember who first reported the new iMac's codename was "Kiva"? It was months and months ago, and I don't remember if it was someone here or a rumor site.

Whoever it was obviously knew something.
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post #29 of 87
just think how well it will sell when:

1. they have lots in the stores for people to walk out with one
2. they offer all price ranges....right now only the people who want superdrive (or can't wait any longer ) are buying them....

i can't wait...i love in the video when seal first moves the screen around and groans with pleasure...i plan to do the same thing when mine arrives... g
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What's "kiva" and how does it relate to the new iMac?

I remember reading about that code name as well, but I never found out what it meant.

Does it mean "lamp" or "sunflower" in Samoan or something?

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[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>What's "kiva" and how does it relate to the new iMac?

I remember reading about that code name as well, but I never found out what it meant.

Does it mean "lamp" or "sunflower" in Samoan or something?

</strong><hr></blockquote>
Not quite, but it's still pretty good. A kiva is apparently a dwelling which was used by some Native American groups, and looks almost exactly like the base of the new iMac. Round and domed. I'm trying to find a picture online of one that's not in state of archaeological disrepair.
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As I recall, Kiva is a bowl- or dome- shaped thing. In Hawaiian(?).

I, for one, am not in the least bit tempted by the new iMac. Not one tiny little bit. As I said before the keynote, my Cube is just fine and I have no plans to replace it. None whatsoever. It'll do just fine. Really. So I don't have any visions of a small, svelte new iMac with a SuperDrive and the monitor just where I want it, perched on my computer desk, smoking my poor old Cu- no, my fast, stalwart, still-new Cube. Dammit.

*ahem* Excuse me.

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Poor Amorph. Got it bad.

I don't need an iMac, exactly, but I'm going to get one. And you know the craziest part - especially considering we're talking about Apple here? I want it for its specs more than the design!!!

I'm currently "borrowing" a Power Mac from the office to do a little editing at home, because it's a lot more comfortable than working on my PowerBook.

Now I can have an 800MHz G4 with SuperDrive that'll look great on my desk (Rather than crap under it) and not rival the washer for annoying background noise.
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[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>Poor Amorph. Got it bad.

I don't need an iMac, exactly, but I'm going to get one. And you know the craziest part - especially considering we're talking about Apple here? I want it for its specs more than the design!!!</strong><hr></blockquote>

I hear you, Belle. It's a knockout machine at all price points.

And it's the latest in a succession of knockout new designs at attractive price points, too, which gives me hope.
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Hey, that's cool about the "kiva" thing! Rounded dome. Yep, that just about says it.

"Rounded dome with a big tall flower sticking out of the top" would've probably given too much away.



Amorph, that was a funny post. At first I thought "wow, here's a guy who DOESN'T dig the new iMac...", then I kept reading your post.



Funny stuff.

MAN, I can't wait to get mine! Aarrrggghhhhh. I just want to fling that screen anywhere I want and use a new keyboard and mouse (I'm still using my original tangerine USB keyboard and hocky puck mouse that my iMac DV came with). And those speakers. Guess I'll hang on to my iSub now too!

Heading down to the Apple Store within the hour to check it out in person for the first time. Salesperson said on the phone that they have display models there, so...



Drool...
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I'll post my impressions/thoughts when I return this evening. Wish I had a digital camera to take with me. Would love to get some nice shots for everyone.



I'll try to note the size, plastics, texture, chrome arm look and feel, display quality, speakers, keyboard and mouse, spin it around and check out the ports and their solidity, etc.
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Will do my best! Walking out the door right now...

Back later.
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I'm at Palisades again now. I brought 2 of my PC using friends in. Before we went in one of them said "Don't Macs suck?" I said "Wait til we get and and then you tell me". So we went in and I showed them the imac but people were using it so we went over to the iBook (12", I wouldn't dare show them the 14") The kid who thought Macs sucked loved the iBook. Then we went over to the imac after the people were gone. The kid was amazed. He was asking me a lot of questions about it. He also was amazed by the Pro Speakers. All in all, this showed me what the iMac does to a lot of PC users.
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