iMac (rumors) updates
March 12, 2002 8:33AM
Current Mac Hardware
edited January 2014
I was hoping that if you had, any information on the iMac's progress in production, you could post it on this thread. The latest I've heard is that the support arm is a possible problem area ??? According to my macmall sales rep.
Reply 1 of 6
March 12, 2002 12:40PM
According to John Farr at Applelinks the problem has been the unavailability of LCD screens. The company that supplied the class "casing" for the screens was unable to produce them in February due to an accident at their plant. They provide the stuff to Samsung (who makes the screens that Apple uses) and others. There was also a radiation problem in the plant (which may explain the reports of radiation problems with the screens - which were not true) which makes the casing but all is back to normal and they're back producing them. Sooo it would seem that production will be speeding up shortly if it has not already occured. Samsung should now be able to manufacture and deliver the 15 " LCD screens to Apple (acutally Quanta).
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Reply 2 of 6
March 12, 2002 12:56PM
macsRgood4U , thank you for that in depth explanation. Thatwasgood4me
Reply 3 of 6
March 12, 2002 2:10PM
You're welcome. When will we pick out the furniture? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
Reply 4 of 6
March 16, 2002 8:41AM
[quote]Originally posted by e7imac:
<strong>I was hoping that if you had, any information on the iMac's progress in production, you could post it on this thread. The latest I've heard is that the support arm is a possible problem area ??? According to my macmall sales rep.</strong><hr></blockquote>
My iMac 800 that I ordered from Macmall on 15 Feb went from
as of today (16 Mar)
Reply 5 of 6
March 16, 2002 10:25AM
My local CompUSA had an 800 Mhz iMac sitting on the floor in the box ready to sell. It had been there for 4 days when I noticed it says the salesman!
I'm waiting for Summer before buying one... perhaps a Rev B or is it A?
Reply 6 of 6
March 18, 2002 1:49PM
[quote] My iMac 800 that I ordered from Macmall on 15 Feb went from BACKORDERED to SHIPPED as of today (16 Mar) <hr></blockquote>
Newbie, you will love it! I got mine from the first January shipping and have made it my office machine of choice; people are still coming round to visit it.