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post #121 of 336
Mine just got pushed to 8/20 from 7/28.
post #122 of 336
Just talked to the Apple Store - my 2.5 G5 has been delayed from 7/30 to 8/20 !!! (I ordered mine 5:59am 6/9/04, so I'm near the top of the list).

When I asked for a reason for the delay, I was switched over to one of their help teams. "John" told me all 2.5 G5 have been delayed, but he didn't have an explanation. Said mine should be one of the first when they finally start to ship.

Not sure what I'll do for the next 3 weeks.
post #123 of 336
dude, calm down with that submit button...
post #124 of 336
Please sign this petition so that apple gets a piece of our mind and never takes its customers lightly again:

http://www.petitiononline.com/Apple_G5/petition.html
post #125 of 336
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Please sign this petition so that apple gets a piece of our mind and never takes its customers lightly again:

http://www.petitiononline.com/Apple_...ion.html<br />

It seems like a good idea, but why bother? Does Apple really care what the ~1% of the mac community, particularly the AI group, may have to say?

If they wanted to take this advice, they would have heeded one of the previous 10 complaint threads about iPods, PWR. books, and lets not forget the G5 launch mishap (VT supercomputer) that pissed off a lot more than the AI crowd, and Steves only responce was to say in not so manny words "Tough nutz! We got your $ and you will get the systems when we get good and f***ing ready to ship it to you!"
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post #126 of 336
it's worth a shot.

if what you say about apple being so heartless is true, then what makes them any better than microsoft? why do some apple fanatics continually cut slack for apple.

maybe apple was always destined to have less than 5% market share.

besides, when a few people even go through the effort to complain, it SHOULD mean something to ANY business.

I watched on cspan a guy from a news station that said if 40-50 people out of 500,000 go through the effort to complain about something, the news station corrects its ways....
post #127 of 336
Just as an update, I'm still getting "On or before 7/30" ...

BTO with bluetooth, 1GB, 6800 ...

Ordered 7/12 through ADC.

I expect my delay email tomorrow.
post #128 of 336
Well, I place my ADC order with apple on July 9th at 9:59am and was subsequently given a July 30th estimated ship date along with everyone else.

The Computer Configuration is as follows:
2.5DPG5 CTO - Z0AC
2.5GHz PowerPC G5
2 GB DDR400 (PC3200)-2X256
250GB Serial ATA-7200rpm
8x Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
Airport Extreme Card
BT+Apple WrlsKybd & Mouse
Mac OS X
Final Cut Express 2

Granted Apple stated that the 6800 card wouldn't be available until the end of August. I was told by ADC that it shouldn't be a problem and that I should probably still get it on the expected date. There are even reports of 6800 G5's shipping.

Anyways, this morning I got the infamous change of my estimated ship date until September 13th!!!


All I know is Apple better hurry up and ship these computers! I'm livid and demand better treatment as an Apple Developer!

Apple waited an entire year for the announcement of this upgrade... what is two more months and an announcment that states "Ships Immediately!"
post #129 of 336
just called apple tech--theres nothing they can do to speed up the order anybody planning to call them should jsut save their time.
post #130 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by KCOM2006
Well, I place my ADC order with apple on July 9th at 9:59am and was subsequently given a July 30th estimated ship date along with everyone else.

The Computer Configuration is as follows:
2.5DPG5 CTO - Z0AC
2.5GHz PowerPC G5
2 GB DDR400 (PC3200)-2X256
250GB Serial ATA-7200rpm
8x Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
Airport Extreme Card
BT+Apple WrlsKybd & Mouse
Mac OS X
Final Cut Express 2

Granted Apple stated that the 6800 card wouldn't be available until the end of August. I was told by ADC that it shouldn't be a problem and that I should probably still get it on the expected date. There are even reports of 6800 G5's shipping.

Anyways, this morning I got the infamous change of my estimated ship date until September 13th!!!


All I know is Apple better hurry up and ship these computers! I'm livid and demand better treatment as an Apple Developer!

Apple waited an entire year for the announcement of this upgrade... what is two more months and an announcment that states "Ships Immediately!"

Well, I sympathise with you of course. Mine was moved from 7/28 to "on or before 9/9".

The key here is that Apple (apparently) posts the worst case shipping date by default. The actual shipping date could actually be before that, something I was told by the ADC phone support staff on two separate occasions (two different representatves).

Anyhow, at least yours ships on MY birthday!!

post #131 of 336
I guess if I order an apple from the apple online store, I should plan on it 2 months after it is supposed to ship...

Sounds like a plan to me...
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post #132 of 336
Yup. This is one thing that pisses me off to no end about apple. Of course there are other shortcomings... but they are merely annoyances compared to the incessant shipping delays. We're talking about 3k+ purchases that more often then not are tools people use to make their livelihood. I'm not sure where the problems lie (supply chain, etc)... but regardless of who's fault it is you think a company like apple would have figured out how to meet demands and promptly ship machines by now. Unforeseen Malaysian earthquakes messing up the worlds RAM supply is one thing, but CONSISTENTLY shipping products late with no real explanation is a poor practice. I dont know about you guys, but for me an honest explanation of the situation can often go a long ways.
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post #133 of 336
Just ordered mine last night.


2.5DPG5/1GB/250/SD/R9600XT: On or before 09/13/2004

\t2.5GHz PowerPC G5
\t1GB MB DDR400 (PC3200)-2X512
\t250GB Serial ATA-7200rpm
\t8x Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
\tATI Rad9600 XT x/128MB DDR

APPLE CIN DISPLAY 20": On or before 08/27/2004

GRETAG MACBETH I1: On or before 08/03/2004

ADC TO DVI: On or before 08/03/2004
post #134 of 336
Thread Starter 
Well really there is no point getting annoyed with Apple. they don't have our money and they are more upset about it than we are. Their whole business is looking terrible at the moment, they can't ship PowerMacs and can't ship the new iMacs either and it looks like it's all IBM's fault. If it wasn't for the iPod apples share price would hit the floor.

Apple will be hopping mad about this fiasco, they had terrible luck with Motorola, now they have IBM who are committed to the product but have technical problems.

Wouldn't it be nice to see some real progress from the suppliers of third party products, such as video cards and processors, Apple could do with some luck.
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post #135 of 336
Just yesterday I had to deal with the delay in shipment from July 30 to August 20.
Today, I got the "shipment notification" email!!!!! YEAH!!!!
I hope the same thing happens to all of you.
I ordered mine on June 29th.
Debby
post #136 of 336
You see, all the people on all the macforums complained about this shipping date slip, and they all bitched and went on for numerous posts, and I mentioned to them that those dates don't really mean a thing, and what do you know, they are shipping..

and since you ordered rather late, many others will follow, and hopefully mine as well (ordered 13th of june)
post #137 of 336
how the heck did HE beat us? i ordered the 13th as well?

i'm sorry, but that's not really fair.. :-(
post #138 of 336
The orders that are showing up as shipped now must not have the 6800.
Maybe all the dates got moved to 8/20 but that was just for the 6800.
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post #139 of 336
As I said in another thread, mine has also shipped and I think folks are right about the video card issue slowing things down. I ordered mine with the stock 9600, which is perhaps why I'll get mine before others. Dunno.
post #140 of 336
I just called Apple's Enterprise division (ADC) and when I told her my ship date, the woman said it was from an update that got sent through the system with a large number of "false" dates. She took my name and telelphone number and is going to call back as soon as things are straightened out.

It sounds like something pretty "bad" went down and they can't really give anyone ship dates at the moment. So if you called the normal Apple Store #, be aware that the dates they are giving you are probably just what's on your order status page and that may change over the course of today.
post #141 of 336
Hold on then, if you guys who ordered right when the Dual 2.5s came out are getting it delayed to September, what about the people like me who ordered when the new displays and video cards were announced? My ship date right now is by 8/31 so will mine get delayed until the end of September or are they only having problems with the first batch of shipments???
Yeah... now that you mention it, my highly
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post #142 of 336
I'm sure apple needs to play catchup and one of the biggest problems has to be the 6800. The later your projected shipdate the shorter (if any) your delay.
Thats my educated guess from watching these situations like a hawk for 5 yrs.... nothing more, nothing less.
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post #143 of 336
Thread Starter 
OK so Apple sent the delay notices to all of us in error, great. Now we hear some are bing shipped.

IF ANYONE HERE HAS ORDERED THE 6800 AND HAS RECEIVED THEIR SHIPPING NOTICE PLEASE TELL US NOW.
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post #144 of 336
Just received this from someone at the ADC hardware store:

"Hi:

The demand for this item has exceeded our expectations. We will be shipping
them as quickly as possible, but cannot meet the ship date we previously
estimated for you. We now expect to ship your Power Mac in 4-6 weeks. We
appreciate your patience and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this
delay has caused you."

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post #145 of 336
Quote:
Originally posted by fugimax
I just called Apple's Enterprise division (ADC) and when I told her my ship date, the woman said it was from an update that got sent through the system with a large number of "false" dates. She took my name and telelphone number and is going to call back as soon as things are straightened out.

I wouldn't wait by the phone.

I spoke to her today too, and she said, and I quote " The info you see on the web is exactly what I see here". She told me to check every few days (every few minutes in my case - haha) and the update (if any) would happen once the backlog of earlier orders were cleared out. On a positive note, she was very nice on the phone, which under the circumstances I appreciated. I wouldn't have been surprised if she was exhausted by now.
post #146 of 336
auslander --

That email I just got was actually from her. It looks like she decided to email rather than call.
post #147 of 336
This is great, my reseller is looking at Aug 6 delivery so pop in some memory,pop in a tv tuner card another printer(why not) and off to me. iam getting excited. if this goes well i should get it by the 10th or 11th. From reviews i have read the 9600xt should be able to handle anything that comes the mac way for a year or two. liquid cooling & low noise operation two 2.5 G5s. ill get a 6800 or 6900 later. this thing is going to be awesome. im also getting a 17" Samsung 172x thats silver and has almost the same styling.12ms response time. i'd post a picture but when i hit image it asks for a web address. any easy way to insert jpgs to your posts here? anyways congrats to everyone that has one coming. almost here.
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post #148 of 336
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Originally posted by fugimax
auslander --

That email I just got was actually from her. It looks like she decided to email rather than call.

Oops..sorry. I didn't see that post when I replied.

post #149 of 336
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im also getting a 17" Samsung 172x thats silver and has almost the same styling.12ms response time.

Please, look into the Samsung 710t It is real 24bit color (unlike 18bit on the 172x), still has 12ms, PLUS it is cheaper
post #150 of 336
So, have any 2.5s actually shipped or was the AI report just wishful thinking?
post #151 of 336
I know my friend ordered a dual 2.5 2 days after they were announced through ADC store. His shipdate is 8/20/04. So you have to be pretty special to have got one if they did ship.

At first his ship date was 9/13... but they changed it recently. He called the main girl at ADC and she told him 8/20... I guess she was kind of pissed because everyone keeps calling and she has to say the same thing "I know as much as you do".

 

 

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post #152 of 336
As far as I know, no 2.5 G5s have actually been shipped. Some customers(me included) have received FedEx tracking #s which show that their packages have been sitting on the FedEX ramp in China for the last 3 days, which somehow does not seem right.
post #153 of 336
have been sitting on the FedEX ramp in China for the last 3 days, which somehow does not seem right. [/B][/QUOTE]

It looks like my dual 2.5 has finally left Shenzhen China after a long visit there. (July 30-Aug3)
As of today, it's in Alaska.
The expected FedEx arrival date is August 3rd. OOPS!...at least I'm happy it's finally out of China.
post #154 of 336
Since we are a couple of days into August has anyone had an update on their shipping status? Are they any closer to the states than at the begining of the week?

I talked to my reseller and he said it shipped but didn't know where it was. So it makes me wonder if it even shipped yet. I want my computer!!!!!
-Dual 2.0 Ghz Power Mac G5, 2 GB RAM, Radeon 9800XT, 2 250 GB HD
-New 23" Cinema Display
-17" Powerbook @ 1.67Ghz w/ 80GB hard drive
-160GB Lacie FW800
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-Dual 2.0 Ghz Power Mac G5, 2 GB RAM, Radeon 9800XT, 2 250 GB HD
-New 23" Cinema Display
-17" Powerbook @ 1.67Ghz w/ 80GB hard drive
-160GB Lacie FW800
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post #155 of 336
mines sitting on my desk
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post #156 of 336
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Originally posted by JohnnyTwoToes
mines sitting on my desk

So how is it running? I think we need some details up in here. Is it silent? Do the fans get loud when doing complex stuff? We need details!!
post #157 of 336
it makes the same noise as a 2.0 or a 1.8. there's really no difference. i got an email today as well telling me my shipping date slipped until 9/13. DONT LISTEN TO WHAT THEY'RE TELLING YOU. their system has gotta be so screwed up. i'm sure there's some going out the door as you read this.


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post #158 of 336
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Originally posted by JohnnyTwoToes
it makes the same noise as a 2.0 or a 1.8. there's really no difference. i got an email today as well telling me my shipping date slipped until 9/13. DONT LISTEN TO WHAT THEY'RE TELLING YOU. their system has gotta be so screwed up. i'm sure there's some going out the door as you read this.


www.waltzillustration.com

Is it nice and fast though?

post #159 of 336
it moves faster than montezuma's revenge.
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post #160 of 336
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it moves faster than montezuma's revenge.

Expect some G5 quickshit right about now then.

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