Estimated shipping times for 27" iMac quickly slip to 3-4 weeks

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Apple's big-screen 27-inch iMac looks to be in extremely limited supply this holiday, as the estimated shipping time has already lengthened less than 24 hours after the new all-in-one desktop went on sale.

Apple's online store originally advertised that the new 27-inch iMac would ship to new orders within two to three weeks. But just hours after the slimmer iMac became available, new orders are now advertised to ship in three to four weeks.

The revised shipping estimate suggests that new orders may not arrive in time for Christmas, which is just three and a half weeks away.

The three-to-four-week wait applies to both the 2.9-gigahertz model, which sells for $1,799, as well as the 3.2-gigahertz model, available for $1,999.

For those interested in the 21.5-inch model, both the 2.7- and 2.9-gigahertz varieties remain available to ship in one to three business days. Units may also available at Apple's retail stores for those who want to pick one up right away.

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The first benchmarks for the 27-inch model show that its new Ivy Bridge processor will offer more than a 50 percent speed boost with certain tasks. Tests of the 21.5-inch model have also been shown to be about nearly 25 percent faster than their predecessor.

The redesigned iMac boasts an aluminum that is only 5-millimeters thick at its edge and also features a reengineered display which Apple claims reduces reflections by 75 percent. Speed has also been increased thanks to new quad-core Intel silicon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors, the latter of which is said to deliver up to a 60 percent boost in performance.

Also new is the Fusion Drive, a hybrid hard drive solution that combines the performance of solid-state media with the capacity and affordability of a hard drive. Apple solution couples 128-gigabytes of flash memory with a standard hard drive to create a single storage volume that intelligently manages frequently-used files and programs to optimize performance.
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  • Reply 1 of 34
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
    "Limited supply" or wildly enthusiastic demand?
  • Reply 2 of 34
    Gentlemen, need I say more. This is the worst management of product launches in Apple's recent 10 year history.

    I'm not saying it to bash Apple, I'm just calling it like it is.
  • Reply 3 of 34


    Originally Posted by jfc1138 View Post

    "Limited supply" or wildly enthusiastic demand?


     


    "No one would ever buy an all-in-one computer for real work."

  • Reply 4 of 34
    "No one would ever buy an all-in-one computer for real work."

    Heh... They want to, just can't find the new iMac!
  • Reply 5 of 34


    Unrelated question. How do I gift an iPhone app that I already bought it for myself? I want to buy it a second time and send it to someone as gift.

  • Reply 6 of 34


    "No one would ever buy an all-in-one computer for real work."


     


    Out of curiosity, what is unreal work?

  • Reply 7 of 34
    saareksaarek Posts: 1,097member
    sr2012 wrote: »
    Gentlemen, need I say more. This is the worst management of product launches in Apple's recent 10 year history.
    I'm not saying it to bash Apple, I'm just calling it like it is.

    Absolutely right, this entire refresh cycle was a HUGE screwup. Hopefully the right heads will roll in time for this.
  • Reply 8 of 34


    Originally Posted by Strix View Post

    Out of curiosity, what is unreal work?


     


    Yet more holes in their arguments, eh? image

  • Reply 9 of 34


    Could you do better? Apple doesn't seem to be the only one with this problem. Take a look at Asus having a hard time finding displays. The fact is, this is bleeding edge display technology and you need to make it work, but sometimes crap happens and you can't get the yields in the real world. If you need an iMac now, then go buy a 2011 model and sell it on eBay when you get the new one.

  • Reply 10 of 34
    sr2012 wrote: »
    Gentlemen, need I say more. This is the worst management of product launches in Apple's recent 10 year history.
    I'm not saying it to bash Apple, I'm just calling it like it is.

    Not really. The 27 inch hasn't shipped yet. They updated the expected timing based on how many they safely feel they will have by the actual shipping date. If they have more, folks will get them a bit earlier.

    But they were clear from the start that supplies would be tight. If folks decided to bank on this for Christmas that is on them. And they never said it would be the first of either month so they aren't delayed or any of that crap. Personally I would much rather supplies be tight because they are hopefully being slower and more careful with the welding and that individually calibrated display so we don't have more yellow screen crap etc.
  • Reply 11 of 34
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
    I'll want to see product numbers before I'd call screwup. Selling everything you can make isn't a problem until you can only make a small number of them.
  • Reply 12 of 34
    strix wrote: »
    <span style="color:rgb(24,24,24);font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:18.1875px;background-color:rgb(241,241,241);">"No one would ever buy an all-in-one computer for real work."</span>


    <span style="color:rgb(24,24,24);font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:18.1875px;background-color:rgb(241,241,241);">Out of curiosity, what is unreal work?</span>

    I might say getting paid to blow things up and to shoot people is 'unreal' work.
  • Reply 13 of 34
    jfc1138 wrote: »
    I'll want to see product numbers before I'd call screwup. Selling everything you can make isn't a problem until you can only make a small number of them.

    Yes and no. If the small number is because you are being slower and more careful and produce something that isn't returned the day it is received for an obvious flaw, that isn't so bad.

    Small number cause you didn't think that many folks would want one (looking at you HP Slate) is bad.
  • Reply 14 of 34

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    Originally Posted by NelsonX View Post


    Unrelated question. How do I gift an iPhone app that I already bought it for myself? I want to buy it a second time and send it to someone as gift.



    Send them an iTunes gift card.

  • Reply 15 of 34

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Strix View Post


     


    Out of curiosity, what is unreal work?



    Porn.

  • Reply 16 of 34

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post





    Not really. The 27 inch hasn't shipped yet. They updated the expected timing based on how many they safely feel they will have by the actual shipping date. If they have more, folks will get them a bit earlier.

    But they were clear from the start that supplies would be tight. If folks decided to bank on this for Christmas that is on them. And they never said it would be the first of either month so they aren't delayed or any of that crap. Personally I would much rather supplies be tight because they are hopefully being slower and more careful with the welding and that individually calibrated display so we don't have more yellow screen crap etc.


     


    You're not going to get very far in this discussion using common sense. image  


     


    And I agree.

  • Reply 17 of 34
    wigbywigby Posts: 684member


    that would be goofing off on appleinsider forums when i should be working. but that's just me image

  • Reply 18 of 34

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NelsonX View Post


    Unrelated question. How do I gift an iPhone app that I already bought it for myself? I want to buy it a second time and send it to someone as gift.





    The only way (that I know of) is to share your iTunes account with them.

  • Reply 19 of 34
    auxioauxio Posts: 1,945member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    "No one would ever buy an all-in-one computer for real work."



     


    Not unless the alternative computer designed for "real work" had been left to languish to the point where the huge price difference just couldn't be justified.

  • Reply 20 of 34
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,152member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NelsonX View Post


    Unrelated question. How do I gift an iPhone app that I already bought it for myself? I want to buy it a second time and send it to someone as gift.



    You cannot gift apps if you are using iOS 6. Furthermore, if you already purchased the app you will not see "Gift this App" option on your Mac/PC unless you log out from your iTunes account. After you log out you need to find the app and then click the small triangle next to the price. It is stupid that they overlooked (intentionally?!) this.


     


    Note: It is interesting that the app "Tiny Wings" have a link inside the app that enables you to gift the app. It takes you to a page in the app store iOS iTunes app where you enter the email of the person you want to gift the app to! Why this is not available in the App Store directly is stupid!

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