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post #81 of 131
Thread Starter 
Has anyone looked inside the 20" iMac?

The case is much bigger than the 17" version which leads me to believe there might be room for another G5 at a later date.

Would someone who's lucky enough to own one take a picture and post it?

post #82 of 131
You would have thought there would be room in there for a nice big GPU...

One can only hope.
post #83 of 131
Quote:
Originally posted by lucida
Has anyone looked inside the 20" iMac?

The case is much bigger than the 17" version which leads me to believe there might be room for another G5 at a later date.

Would someone who's lucky enough to own one take a picture and post it?


I looked inside my 20" iMac last night when I upgraded to 2GB RAM. Guess I shoulda taken a picture but I didn't. Sorry about that. Before you ask, no, I'm not about to pop it open again. Not that it's difficult or anything, I just don't want to mess up the screen.
post #84 of 131
Thread Starter 
could someone take a pic?

I've superimposed the 17" motherboard on the 20" and the gap is plenty big enough for another G5.
post #85 of 131
Quote:
Originally posted by lucida
could someone take a pic?

I've superimposed the 17" motherboard on the 20" and the gap is plenty big enough for another G5.

There is no way apple will make an iMac dual because... its an iMac. UNLESS the powermacs all go QUAD!!

dare to dream i guess eh, lucida in the sky with diamonds.
post #86 of 131
So with all this talk about shipping date and such, does that mean I can't just drive to my local apple store today and pick up a 17in iMac?
post #87 of 131
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Originally posted by mynameis
So with all this talk about shipping date and such, does that mean I can't just drive to my local apple store today and pick up a 17in iMac?

Give them a call first. The Apple store near my house has had stock of 17" iMacs for awhile, it's been the 20" iMac that's been scarce.
post #88 of 131
Thread Starter 
will a 20" owner take a pic of the internals and post it?

Pretty please!
post #89 of 131
I received my IMG5 20/1.8/256MB/250GB/SD/BT/WL KBD/MSL on 9/29!

Here are inside pics of the 20:

http://homepage.mac.com/theweeksfamily/iMac_G5

PS: Don't forget to go to preferences and set the processor speed to fastest...
post #90 of 131
About a week after they were launched, my sister ordered the middle model iMac from a local Mac shop near her university... she just got it yesterday.
post #91 of 131
Thread Starter 
Just as i thought - there's loads of room for an extra processor...

or how about a bigger GFX card.

Food for thought.

post #92 of 131
Quote:
Originally posted by WildDude92
I received my IMG5 20/1.8/256MB/250GB/SD/BT/WL KBD/MSL on 9/29!

Here are inside pics of the 20:

http://homepage.mac.com/theweeksfamily/iMac_G5

PS: Don't forget to go to preferences and set the processor speed to fastest...

Production Suite...drool.
post #93 of 131
Quote:
Originally posted by PBG4 Dude
Give them a call first. The Apple store near my house has had stock of 17" iMacs for awhile, it's been the 20" iMac that's been scarce.

I stopped by the Apple store, they can't install the internal Bluetooth adapters there so if I get it I am going to have to order it.

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Originally posted by WildDude92
PS: Don't forget to go to preferences and set the processor speed to fastest...

Where exactly is that option at? and why wouldn't they have it set to fastest from the factory?
post #94 of 131
Quote:
Dear Apple Store Customer,

Thank you for shopping at the Apple Store.

The demand for the product you ordered has been higher than anticipated.
We are shipping as quickly as possible, but cannot meet the ship date we previously
estimated for you. We now expect to ship your order by October 27th, 2004.

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post #95 of 131
Dear Apple Customer / Cher client Apple,

We appreciate your recent purchase from the Apple Store. / Merci pour
votre achat récent sur le Apple Store WXXXXXXX.

Due to an unexpected delay, we now anticipate shipping the following
item(s) as follows / Dû Ã* un délai non-anticipé, nous sommes forcés de
reporter l'expédition de votre commande ainsi:

XXXXXXXX, IMAC17/1.6G5/256/80G/CMD/BTWLKB/LL
will now ship on or before / sera expédié au plus tard le
10/20/2004

We regret any inconvenience this delay may cause. / Nous sommes
désolés
de l'inconvénient que ce délai vous poserait.

A shipment notification, with tracking information, will be emailed to
you as soon as your order is shipped. You may check the status of your
order any time by visiting our online order status website at
http://www.apple.com/orderstatus. / Nous vous informerons par courrier
électronique, avec un numéro de suivi, dès que votre commande est
expédiée. Vous pouvez vérifier le status de votre commande sur notre
site web Ã* l'adresse suivante: http://www.apple.com/orderstatus.

If you prefer, you may change or cancel your order anytime before it
is shipped. If you choose to cancel your order, Apple will issue a
prompt refund. / Si vous désirez, vous pouvez changer ou annuller
votre
commande Ã* tout moment avant son expédition. Si vous décidez
d'annuller
votre commande, Apple vous remboursera promptement.

We are happy to answer questions or provide further status regarding
our order. You may reach us by calling 1-800-676-2775 ext-56500,
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm (Central Time). / Nous sommes Ã* votre disponibilité
pour toute autre question concernant le status de votre commande. Vous
pouvez nous appeller au 1-800-676-2775, du lundi au vendredi entre
8:00 et 18:00 Heure Normale de Centre.

If we do not hear from you, we will continue processing your order. /
Si vous ne nous contactez pas, nous continuerons Ã* traiter votre
commande.

We appreciate your business and your patience. Thank you for shopping
at the Apple Store! / Nous vous remercions pour votre patience. Merci
pour votre achat sur le Apple Store!



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post #96 of 131
I ordered mine from a Uk apple store and my order has been delayed by 2-3 weeks WOOT. Ive already waited 4 weeks for my mac and could wait up to 7 weeks .

Checked around all the Uk apple dealers and they all say we dont have any in stock and dont know when were gonna get some more.

Seems to be a real shortage in the UK
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post #97 of 131
Yesterday I was sad
Today I am happy

On my order status page at Apple Store Canada
Shipped
1 Shipped 10/16/2004
Invoice No. : 9XXXXXXX5
Carrier : FEDERAL EXPRESS
Tracking Number(s) : XXXXXXXX


Shipped on a saturday from China! Coming Fed-ex in (hopefully) less than 10 days I have been mac-less for a month now and it is hell. Now that it is even closer the anticipation is killing me.


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Originally posted by CheapFrag
Dear Apple Customer / Cher client Apple,

We appreciate your recent purchase from the Apple Store. / Merci pour
votre achat récent sur le Apple Store WXXXXXXX.

Due to an unexpected delay, we now anticipate shipping the following
item(s) as follows / Dû Ã* un délai non-anticipé, nous sommes forcés de
reporter l'expédition de votre commande ainsi:

XXXXXXXX, IMAC17/1.6G5/256/80G/CMD/BTWLKB/LL
will now ship on or before / sera expédié au plus tard le
10/20/2004

We regret any inconvenience this delay may cause. / Nous sommes
désolés
de l'inconvénient que ce délai vous poserait.

A shipment notification, with tracking information, will be emailed to
you as soon as your order is shipped. You may check the status of your
order any time by visiting our online order status website at
http://www.apple.com/orderstatus. / Nous vous informerons par courrier
électronique, avec un numéro de suivi, dès que votre commande est
expédiée. Vous pouvez vérifier le status de votre commande sur notre
site web Ã* l'adresse suivante: http://www.apple.com/orderstatus.

If you prefer, you may change or cancel your order anytime before it
is shipped. If you choose to cancel your order, Apple will issue a
prompt refund. / Si vous désirez, vous pouvez changer ou annuller
votre
commande Ã* tout moment avant son expédition. Si vous décidez
d'annuller
votre commande, Apple vous remboursera promptement.

We are happy to answer questions or provide further status regarding
our order. You may reach us by calling 1-800-676-2775 ext-56500,
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm (Central Time). / Nous sommes Ã* votre disponibilité
pour toute autre question concernant le status de votre commande. Vous
pouvez nous appeller au 1-800-676-2775, du lundi au vendredi entre
8:00 et 18:00 Heure Normale de Centre.

If we do not hear from you, we will continue processing your order. /
Si vous ne nous contactez pas, nous continuerons Ã* traiter votre
commande.

We appreciate your business and your patience. Thank you for shopping
at the Apple Store! / Nous vous remercions pour votre patience. Merci
pour votre achat sur le Apple Store!



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post #98 of 131
I've got a question about Bluetooth and the new iMacs. BT is not one of the user-upgradeable features, does this mean you have to get it serviced if you want to add bluetooth later? Also, if you get the wireless bundle (BT, Keyboard and mouse) but you want to add a wired mouse to the wireless keyboard, will that still work? What is the battery life on the mice and keyboards typically? It could get annoying if you have to replace the batteries every two or three months?
post #99 of 131
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Originally posted by s.metcalf
I've got a question about Bluetooth and the new iMacs. BT is not one of the user-upgradeable features, does this mean you have to get it serviced if you want to add bluetooth later? Also, if you get the wireless bundle (BT, Keyboard and mouse) but you want to add a wired mouse to the wireless keyboard, will that still work? What is the battery life on the mice and keyboards typically? It could get annoying if you have to replace the batteries every two or three months?

The internal bluetooth module is only available as a built-to-order option as it is soldered on the mother board and can not be added at a later date. you would have to buy an external adapter that would stick out the back. You can always add any wired usb keyboard or mouse regardless of whether you have bluetooth installed or not.

The claimed battery life on the apple bluetooth keyboard and mouse is a few months and i have heard testimony this is accurate for moderate use (not all day, every day usage). This is actually industry leading for battery life. Competing bluetooth products that i have researched have 1/2 or less of the battery life claimed. Go to Costco and put down for a big batch of AA's and stick them in your freezer. That way you wont be paying 7$ for 2AA's at 2AM from a 7/11


My iMac 1.6w/Bluetooth package is sitting in Memphis (hey baby) Tennessee right now... Hopefully, I will get it by monday.

cheers all
post #100 of 131
Ordered 20" Imac from my little local Apple dealer yesterday. Options ordered are: 250 GB HD, Bluetooth with wireless keyboard and mouse, final cut pro, 1 gig of RAM, Office mac 2004 and an AIO Epson printer, fax, scanner, copier & coffeemaker. Should see it in 4 weeks...maybe. I could have ordered it from one of the big online places and got a bunch of "free" stuff. But I feel it's important to support your local businesses. Also they will be there for me if I have problems.
post #101 of 131
ordered mine 20"iMac with BT a couple of days after the philnote...
still waiting.

my dealer told me he has 60 17"iMac 1.6 Ghz in backorder
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post #102 of 131
I haven't ordered, but I heard I'll be getting a 17" iMac G5 soon.
For home that is.
So far - work : eMac 1,25 GHz and a G4 tower ..
and home, 12" Powerbook ..
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post #103 of 131
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Originally posted by Giaguara
I haven't ordered, but I heard I'll be getting a 17" iMac G5 soon.
For home that is.
So far - work : eMac 1,25 GHz and a G4 tower ..
and home, 12" Powerbook ..

I finally got mine this morning. I stayed home from work and it was so worth it. What a great little computer. The bluetooth option is well worth it. The flexibility to lay back with the keyboad in your lap is so nice. Using zoom I can type emails from accross the room! It sits totally solid, even when my cat decided to prop himself up on it and take a sniff around. I might just pick up a 20" iMac for a TV/DVD player for my living room (that is if my stocks keep climbing). noise-wise it does emit a gentle hum when under stress, mine is a 1.6 so maybe thats better than the 1.8s. I watched Star Wars DVD this morning on it and was frankly surprised and impressed with the speaker sound. I will not get external speakers and just keep my Airport Express hooked up to my home stereo for serious listening.

Its worth the wait
post #104 of 131
5 weeks and counting, should arrive soon i hope\
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post #105 of 131
Quote:
Originally posted by s.metcalf
I've got a question about Bluetooth and the new iMacs. BT is not one of the user-upgradeable features, does this mean you have to get it serviced if you want to add bluetooth later? Also, if you get the wireless bundle (BT, Keyboard and mouse) but you want to add a wired mouse to the wireless keyboard, will that still work? What is the battery life on the mice and keyboards typically? It could get annoying if you have to replace the batteries every two or three months?

Just to correct myself on an earlier response to this question, I read on an apple support discussion the internal bluetooth is not soldered to the motherboard but is affixed with screws, the wiring may be sodered though. Mind you this was not posted by an apple tech but by a user.

If someone could explain to me where the bluetooth module should/would be on an iMac I will check as my new beauty has internal BT
post #106 of 131
I can't remember where I saw the picture, but it did seem as though the BT module was attached with two screws. It would be really nice to know from someone who has one.
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post #107 of 131
There's a thread somewhere here about a guy who received a replacement mid-plane assembly from Apple. This person reported the internal BT module is held in by two screws.
post #108 of 131
Update

Quote:
Dear Apple Store Customer,

Thank you for shopping at the Apple Store.

We trust you received our email indicating a revised ship date for the
product you ordered. We regret to inform you that we must revise the ship
date once again, as demand for the product remains beyond our expectations.
We now expect to ship your order by October 29th, 2004.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! *falls to knees in the rain*
post #109 of 131
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Originally posted by Strawberry
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! *falls to knees in the rain*

Good thing you don't have your iMac yet. All that rain just wouldn't be good for it! Haha j/k hope you get a shipment notification tomorrow! You'll certainly enjoy your new machine!
post #110 of 131
I can't wait! I sold my PC 3 months ago, and I can't get a look-in on my girlfriends iBook
post #111 of 131
My iMac 20" has finally shipped!!! It took two "delay" emails but Apple finally did it. I guess that's why AAPL hit a new high!

Huzzah!!!

BTW: When I try to check the shipping status, I can't get in. I enter my order number etc but it never logs in. I'm pretty sure the problem is that it looks for a postcode. I live in Ireland where we don't have postcodes per se. I've tried various combinations but nothing seems to work. Anyone have any ideas?
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post #112 of 131
Try this url http://www.apecode.com/appletrack/. Apple use Kuehne & Nagel apparently. I have the same tracking problem and this seems to work.

Oh and my 20" iMac shipped yesterday from Shanghai !!! 7 days early!
post #113 of 131
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Originally posted by spylaw4
Try this url http://www.apecode.com/appletrack/. Apple use Kuehne & Nagel apparently. I have the same tracking problem and this seems to work.

Oh and my 20" iMac shipped yesterday from Shanghai !!! 7 days early!

Thanks, it worked like a charm. Now i can drive myself crazy in a different way
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post #114 of 131
Mine shipped yesterday too! Should see it early next week
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post #115 of 131
octuber 4 th 20" iMac G5/BT/airport card and well still waiting ,and looks like short time waiting for what i have read ,but it's driving me crazy i'm counting the days to nov 5th ,my calendar on the wall looks all red

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post #116 of 131
I ordered the 17" G5 iMac with 512 MB RAM (1 DIMM), 80 GN HDD, Apple Extreme Card and BT on October 28th. Hope it gets here soon! I Can't wait. At the present time I am using a 700 MHz 15" FP woth 256 MB RAM. The only word I have for it is...S...L...O...W!!!!!
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post #117 of 131
I ordered IMAC 20" with 512 Meg on one stick, 250Gig, Airport Extreme card, and BlueTooth KB and mouse on October 4th. Estimated deliver date is November 5th.

The iPod Photo 60GB I ordered on 10/29 has already shipped from Shanghai and is in Alaska. I rather not hook this up to my PC, so it's going to be real hard to wait for the iMac's arrival.

This is going to be my first Mac and I can hardly wait. Every weekend I go to the Apple store in the mall and get a bit more excited about having my own Mac.

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post #118 of 131
Quote:
Originally posted by mehdi
I ordered IMAC 20" with 512 Meg on one stick, 250Gig, Airport Extreme card, and BlueTooth KB and mouse on October 4th. Estimated deliver date is November 5th.

smile... i'm still waiting for mine... ordered it september 6th
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post #119 of 131
for the ones that will "receive"the iMac of 20 " /BT/airport card,ordered on october 4th and 5th ,well well well,today is 31th just 5 days

note:PLEASE GOD PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE,we are begging u
post #120 of 131
In the end I went for:
17" 1.8 G5, 512Mb, 160Gb, BT, Wired Keyboard & Mouse

I know I could've got the wireless mouse/BT combo but I don't care too much for having to replace/recharge the batteries every couple of months and the cords won't bother me too much. Anyway, I got the BT module added (because I can't add it later) so I've got the option of adding wireless devices later if I want. And if I were to get a wireless mouse, I'd make sure it has a second button and a scroll wheel!

Can't wait to get it, 10 days and counting...This thing should go well with the 512Mb (over the crippled 256). And 160Gb should be plenty for a big music collection. The 20" just seemed like overkill, unless you're really into graphic design or home movies (which I'm not, just want it for surfing, music, email, odd game...). When I was comparing the two, the 17" looked "cute, good size" whereas the 20" was "wow that's big".
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