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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Hint that iMac's will be available this Friday?

Hey i was speaking to an Apple rep on the online store.
I tried to force some info out of the woman and this is all i got.
Check the image below.

BTW i am a first time poster but i always read the iMac threads.

I have been a Windows user all my life and have had various different laptops over the years.
And now is the time i go from Windows to Mac with the latest iMac Apple has to offer. The Mac OS just looks so much better in my eyes.
The main purposes i will be using the iMac for is mainly word processing, browsing the web, light games and MAYBE some video and photo editing in the future. This is why i am going for the bog standard 21.5" as this has more than what i need.

**Not sure if the image is readable but the woman said
"This Friday there is an Apple sales event. I would check in on this day if you can too."
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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good enough evidence for me. It surely does make sense on Apple's part to at least tell people that it'll be available on Friday so people can prepare their Black Friday budgets accordingly.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:28 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by SerefAFC View Post
Hey i was speaking to an Apple rep on the online store.
I tried to force some info out of the woman and this is all i got.
Check the image below.

BTW i am a first time poster but i always read the iMac threads.

I have been a Windows user all my life and have had various different laptops over the years.
And now is the time i go from Windows to Mac with the latest iMac Apple has to offer. The Mac OS just looks so much better in my eyes.
The main purposes i will be using the iMac for is mainly word processing, browsing the web, light games and MAYBE some video and photo editing in the future. This is why i am going for the bog standard 21.5" as this has more than what i need.

**Not sure if the image is readable but the woman said
"This Friday there is an Apple sales event. I would check in on this day if you can too."

I would think this Friday too. Because they have the BF banner underneath the new iMacs. And it's not on every product page. Wouldn't make sense otherwise.

BTW, your image is not readable. But thanks for the info.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:50 AM   #4
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This Friday's a must!!!

http://store.apple.com/us_epp_134396...shopping_event

Apple has to release the new iMac this Friday. As the ad states, "there's something for everyone, including you." There are many that want/need new iMacs, and if Apple doesn't release this Friday, then they're misleading folks. What do you guys think?

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My bad, it's the main store page, and the not original link I provided. See below:

http://store.apple.com/us
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:02 PM   #5
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I think both models would be available to order same day.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:13 PM   #6
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http://store.apple.com/us_epp_134396...shopping_event

Apple has to release the new iMac this Friday. As the ad states, "there's something for everyone, including you." There are many that want/need new iMacs, and if Apple doesn't release this Friday, then they're misleading folks. What do you guys think?

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My bad, it's the main store page, and the not original link I provided. See below:

http://store.apple.com/us
I wouldn't read anything special in that message. They're not misleading folks - 'something for everyone' doesn't necessarily mean something you want or need. You want an iMac? Here's something else for you!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:16 PM   #7
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could be they come on friday, but the sales rep comment feels to me just as much as a the advertisement. THat you should check in, we have some sale and advise you to buy a lot of stuff... but we shall see.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:24 PM   #8
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It would be epic fail for them to not have iMacs available for the entire holiday shopping season. So if it's not Friday, someone is getting fired.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:27 PM   #9
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Guess, if the imacs are available on Friday, do you think they will have the low end imac with 16gb in store?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 02:28 PM   #10
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It would be epic fail for them to not have iMacs available for the entire holiday shopping season. So if it's not Friday, someone is getting fired.
Could be next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday...

Why would they fire the person? They said November. Not "by the third week of November". There are 9 days left in November by my count. No one is getting fired.

Besides, you're still going to buy one no matter when they come out, so what's the problem?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:20 PM   #11
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Hmm, I can't say I agree.

She's just being told that she needs to advertise the day.

But I guess this could be why they pointlessly upped the price; so that it would come back down close to the original price come Black Friday.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:22 PM   #12
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I've called to Apple 30min ago and the boy told me the same: call me on Friday, there are gonna be "surprises" hahahahaha
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:23 PM   #13
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I've called to Apple 30min ago and the boy told me the same: call me on Friday, there are gonna be "surprises" hahahahaha
The surprise seems to be no iMacs after all!!!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:35 PM   #14
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The surprise seems to be no iMacs after all!!!
Lolololollolol........you got that right
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 12:05 AM   #15
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Lolololollolol........you got that right
I hate surprises
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:32 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by SerefAFC View Post
Hey i was speaking to an Apple rep on the online store.
I tried to force some info out of the woman and this is all i got.
Check the image below.

BTW i am a first time poster but i always read the iMac threads.

I have been a Windows user all my life and have had various different laptops over the years.
And now is the time i go from Windows to Mac with the latest iMac Apple has to offer. The Mac OS just looks so much better in my eyes.
The main purposes i will be using the iMac for is mainly word processing, browsing the web, light games and MAYBE some video and photo editing in the future. This is why i am going for the bog standard 21.5" as this has more than what i need.


**Not sure if the image is readable but the woman said
"This Friday there is an Apple sales event. I would check in on this day if you can too."
Something has to be up. Apple NEVER advertises this hard for Black Friday! Yes, they announce there BF event and its said, done and over. This year, its everywhere you turn. Even in the stores, its all in your face. Maybe they just need the $$$.............HA! Yea right!!

I hope for a 21.5" Friday
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:38 PM   #17
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:07 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by SerefAFC View Post
Hey i was speaking to an Apple rep on the online store.
I tried to force some info out of the woman and this is all i got.
Check the image below.

BTW i am a first time poster but i always read the iMac threads.

I have been a Windows user all my life and have had various different laptops over the years.
And now is the time i go from Windows to Mac with the latest iMac Apple has to offer. The Mac OS just looks so much better in my eyes.
The main purposes i will be using the iMac for is mainly word processing, browsing the web, light games and MAYBE some video and photo editing in the future. This is why i am going for the bog standard 21.5" as this has more than what i need.

**Not sure if the image is readable but the woman said
"This Friday there is an Apple sales event. I would check in on this day if you can too."
I think those were automated responses to you question ?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:19 PM   #19
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I think those were automated responses to you question ?
Well, he got all kinds of responses. All kiiinds.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:25 PM   #20
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The most believable hint that iMacs will be available this Friday is if iMacs are available this Friday.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:12 PM   #21
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I seriously doubt you are going to switch to Win 8 devices if you've waited this long! Nice touch with the empty threat though I suppose
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:16 PM   #22
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I just realized many corporate Apple employees have this week off. I'm starting to think we'll see an iMac and iTunes release primed for Tuesday.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:19 PM   #23
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releasing this friday would give Apple tons of free press , so it really would not be a loss . they can jusitfy the discount as advertising dollars. besides I would bet most sales will get a student discount wether they are a student or not. so no real revenue loss releasing on Friday.[COLOR="#808080"] !
Don't you have to be a student to get a student discount?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 12:37 AM   #24
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Don't you have to be a student to get a student discount?
I don't believe they check credentials , but Im a student of life .
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 12:20 AM   #25
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Just checked at the apple online store...it says it is closed...figures are crossed...
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