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post #1 of 241
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I want to establish this thread as the iMac Order Status thread.

<a href="http://www.apple.com/OrderStatus" target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/OrderStatus</a>

I was wondering when these things will ship. I ordered my Superdrive model the minute after the Stevenote on the 7th. My status is "Being Assembled."

Please tell me when your beauty ships! I cant wait anymore!
post #2 of 241
You and me both. I bought mine on the 8th from Macmall. The only thing I've heard is the iMac goes on sale the 21 in retail stores.
post #3 of 241
OK, I'll play. My order went in officially on 01-08 on the Education Store. I'll let you know when it ships.
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post #4 of 241
$1299 iMac ships in MARCH!!!

what's wrong with these people
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post #5 of 241
I ordered my superdrive model on the 11th and my order status is also "being assembled." So does that mean I'll get it in the first wave of shipments, or is "being assembled" something they designate for every pending order? :eek:
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Alright, I'll play too. I ordered my Supa Dupa Drive g4 iMac from the Apple Store Online/Education.... about three hours after the keynote. I'm especially anxious because if i can get the shipment invoice prior to the end of this month, I can apply for a substantial rebate from my local public utilities.... Energy Star compliance and all.
post #7 of 241
I think "Energy Star" applies to cathode ray tubes, not the new iMac which uses an LCD. Could be wrong, though.
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post #8 of 241
all pending orders are "being assembled" once they verify that your credit card or apple loan is good....it will stay "being assembled" for a length of time equal to your limits of sanity and then, and only then, when it change over to "being prepped for shipment"...this will cause you great excitment till you find that "being prepped for shipment" also last for 2-3 days before finally changing over to "Shipped"...at that time you call in sick for the next 3 days waiting for the ups man in your pajamas....g
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post #9 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by MacsRGood4U:
<strong>I think "Energy Star" applies to cathode ray tubes, not the new iMac which uses an LCD. Could be wrong, though.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Actually, energy star is a DOE program to cut energy use across a broad range of disciplines. There is an Energy star rating for house and industrial insulation, appliances, really anything with a plug. Monitor and computer compliance is based on the fact that it shuts off or sleeps when not in use.

MacMall just says 'Backordered', which makes sense I guess. They don't have as accurate tracking as Apple store. But I do get doubled RAM

[ 01-17-2002: Message edited by: Anarchangel ]</p>
post #10 of 241
I guess I wont be getting mine for a relatively long time. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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post #11 of 241
I ordered my low end iMac from the UK Apple store on the 9th. I emailed Apple to confirm the delivery date and got a reply today stating it will be the end of March.
post #12 of 241
I just called MacMall and at the moment they are expecting to get their first shipment of 600 on, or before, the 31 of Jan.
post #13 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by Anarchangel:
<strong>

Actually, energy star is a DOE program to cut energy use across a broad range of disciplines. There is an Energy star rating for house and industrial insulation, appliances, really anything with a plug. Monitor and computer compliance is based on the fact that it shuts off or sleeps when not in use.

]</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yes, and depending on when Apple gets this iMac's invoice to me, I could actually get $400 back on this purchase.
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Arbitrary deadlines make me nervous, especially when I skate this close to them!
post #14 of 241
I don't know if this is new...

Just checking the Apple online store and they are saying that new orders for the top of the line iMac are shipping in 3-5 weeks. So, they must have a back log of orders to fill first.

800MHz PowerPC G4
256K L2 cache @ 800 MHz
256MB SDRAM
60GB Ultra ATA drive
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
56K internal modem
AirPort ready
Apple Pro Speakers

New orders shipping in 3-5 weeks
post #15 of 241
Thread Starter 
Are we close to seeing some shipping iMac's yet?
post #16 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by Macintosh:
<strong>Are we close to seeing some shipping iMac's yet?</strong><hr></blockquote>
Hell no.

Seems the date for the new iMacs arriving on these shores has been put back from 1/21 to "some time later that week".
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post #17 of 241
I've heard the week of the 28th is the new date for shipments to arrive at the Apple stores. I'm not sure about resellers, beyond MacMall, who said on or before the 31 the first shipment of 600 will come in. Who knows if they'll be more delays. The problem seems to be shipping and not production.

[ 01-18-2002: Message edited by: imacSE ]</p>
post #18 of 241
hell, if the problem is shipping...i drive out and pick mine up....opps, unless it's a problem getting them shipped from asia....heck i need a vaction anyway...g
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post #19 of 241
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I AM STARTING TO GET ANCY. MY GOD WHERE IS IT? WHEN WILL IT SHIP? I WANT TO USE IT! EAMAN ALREDY HAS, DAMNIT! :o
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[quote]Originally posted by Macintosh:
<strong>I AM STARTING TO GET ANCY. MY GOD WHERE IS IT? WHEN WILL IT SHIP? I WANT TO USE IT! EAMAN ALREDY HAS, DAMNIT! :o </strong><hr></blockquote>

Just relax. It'll come. It just takes time.
post #21 of 241
I really, really, really want to order the $1299 iMac, but an April ship date is major deal-breaker. It boggles the mind. Only Apple can get away with this. If any other company did this, they wouldn't have a single customer.
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post #22 of 241
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I hope it comes this week!
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well
<a href="http://store.apple.com/Your/WebObjects/OrderStatus" target="_blank">http://store.apple.com/Your/WebObjects/OrderStatus</a>

does not seem to work right now...either a problem at the site, or perhaps they are changing lots of orders from "being assembled" to "being prepped for shipment"...more than likely it is a site problem, but i can hope...g

can anybody check their order?? i can't right now...g

[ 01-21-2002: Message edited by: thegelding ]</p>
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post #24 of 241
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Teah! I cant track my order at the usual <a href="http://www.apple.com/OrderStatus" target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/OrderStatus</a> !!!! What the hell is going on?! Maybe it is being changed to prepped for shipping? ,,,,,,M
post #25 of 241
apple say they are just making some changes to the site...routine stuff and will be back soon...but the order status page has been down most of the day....g
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post #26 of 241
I checked my order status and noticed that the original order was canceled and that a new iMac order was tagged on to the end. I was worried that this would essentially put me at "the end of the line" so I called apple. They told me that they had done this because they are doing mass shippings to speed things up and that my iMac will be shipped "very very soon". I guess things are on the move. just wanted to let you guys know....still counting the days, hours, minutes, seconds....
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post #27 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by Taq:
<strong>my iMac will be shipped "very very soon". </strong><hr></blockquote>

That's good. I wonder if that "mass shipping" will include reseller orders or only Apple store ones? MacMall told me on or about the 31.
post #28 of 241
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Hope still springs eternal for this week!

[ 01-21-2002: Message edited by: Macintosh ]</p>
post #29 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by Oldskate:
<strong>I don't know if this is new...

Just checking the Apple online store and they are saying that new orders for the top of the line iMac are shipping in 3-5 weeks. So, they must have a back log of orders to fill first.

800MHz PowerPC G4
256K L2 cache @ 800 MHz
256MB SDRAM
60GB Ultra ATA drive
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
56K internal modem
AirPort ready
Apple Pro Speakers

New orders shipping in 3-5 weeks</strong><hr></blockquote>


Notice the first word of your last sentence. That word is very important and relevant to why
we are here waiting for the next few days.
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post #30 of 241
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The order status site at Apple is down again as of now. WTF! :confused:

<a href="http://www.apple.com/OrderStatus" target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/OrderStatus</a>

[ 01-22-2002: Message edited by: Macintosh ]</p>
post #31 of 241
it's back up (my iMac is still being assembled )...the site probably goes down from time to time since everyone is checking to see if their order had changed...i do about 5 times a day....i need help...g

ps...i am starting to really hate that "being assembled" logo

[ 01-22-2002: Message edited by: thegelding ]</p>
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post #32 of 241
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[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
<strong>it's back up (my iMac is still being assembled )...the site probably goes down from time to time since everyone is checking to see if their order had changed...i do about 5 times a day....i need help...g

ps...i am starting to really hate that "being assembled" logo

[ 01-22-2002: Message edited by: thegelding ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

1/22/01--Still Being PUT TO****IN GETHER!


I WANT MY MAC!
post #33 of 241
Well, my order is still "Being Reviewed" because I hit the limit on my VISA card. Damn!
post #34 of 241
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Guesses for when they ship?

*January 29, gets here on the 31.*
post #35 of 241
28th -Apple Stores/ Online orders ship
28th-31st resellers get their first shipments
post #36 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by imacSE:
<strong>28th -Apple Stores/ Online orders ship
28th-31st resellers get their first shipments</strong><hr></blockquote>

the 28th? That's what next Monday? 2 day FedEx, so I should get it next Wednesday. Cool.

Now where are those fricking towers!?!?!
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post #37 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by KidRed:
<strong>

the 28th? That's what next Monday? 2 day FedEx, so I should get it next Wednesday. Cool.

Now where are those fricking towers!?!?!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yes it is next Monday. It seems likely since that's what Apple's told people. MacMall told me twice that they expect a shipment on the 31st and I'd think the Apple stores would get them before then.

As far as the towers, the rumors I've heard say they'll be coming next week too.
post #38 of 241
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Its a process of elimination now.

Only a week left in the month. :eek:
post #39 of 241
Okay, I know it's from a completely unreliable source...and even part of their text makes me cry BS (because of the availability of models that shouldn't be ready yet), especially after the whole iWalk debacle but SpyMac has posted the following message on their page:
Taken from <a href="http://www.spymac.com/" target="_blank">http://www.spymac.com/</a>

All three iMac models now shipping (01/23/2002) (5:55 P.M.) posted by Webmaster from the confirmed news department. Edited @ 7:10P.M.


We have received confirmation that all three models (700mhz G4 low, middle and 800mhz G4 high-end) of the new iMac are not only in stock at select warehouses, but also due to arrive in stores either late this week or Monday at the latest . Our source at one store told us that his one warehouse located in Chicago has the following quantities:

1,000\tHigh-end
500\tMid-Range
200 low-end

Even though Jobs' said that only the high-end model would be available first, he was obviously simply being conservative.
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post #40 of 241
If spymac keeps guessing long enough, maybe they'll get something right, some day.

I wonder if I'll live that long, or if I'll maybe even have my iMac by then?
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