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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Pre-orders start time...

Can anyone get an official time for pre-orders to begin? I assume either 3am EST or 1pm EST friday?

I haven't been able to get anything from Apple support as of yet...
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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I expect this to be the normal thing where the Apple Store goes down overnight, and when it comes up you can buy stuff. I don't expect a ridiculous 3am preorder like the iOS devices.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:16 AM   #3
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I expect this to be the normal thing where the Apple Store goes down overnight, and when it comes up you can buy stuff. I don't expect a ridiculous 3am preorder like the iOS devices.
so pre order will start today for the 21.5?
or nothing will change until friday?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:16 AM   #4
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so pre order will start today for the 21.5?
or nothing will change until friday?
Nothing until Friday.

On Friday morning (California time), you should be able to put a 21" in your cart for immediate shipping, and a 27" in your cart for shipping in a couple weeks.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:33 AM   #5
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Nothing until Friday.

On Friday morning (California time), you should be able to put a 21" in your cart for immediate shipping, and a 27" in your cart for shipping in a couple weeks.
Can we order 27" on Friday too?

"The 27-inch iMac will be available for order through the Apple Online Store and will begin shipping in December."

order immediately and ship in december,
or order and ship in december?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:36 AM   #6
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Can we order 27" on Friday too?

"The 27-inch iMac will be available for order through the Apple Online Store and will begin shipping in December."

order immediately and ship in december,
or order and ship in december?
Seems like you will be able to order the 27" this friday
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:44 AM   #7
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Can we order 27" on Friday too?

"The 27-inch iMac will be available for order through the Apple Online Store and will begin shipping in December."

order immediately and ship in december,
or order and ship in december?
My reading of the prerelease is that you'll be able to order 27" immediately on Friday, and all of the shipping times will be something like 2 weeks out.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:36 AM   #8
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I start my 7 night graveyard shift on Wednesday night at the hospital where I work. I'm at a computer all night (9pm to 7am Pacific Time) and will be waiting anxiously to preorder the 27" early Friday morning. My birthday is December 1st, so hopefully, I will have my birthday present to myself already ordered.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:17 PM   #9
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I start my 7 night graveyard shift on Wednesday night at the hospital where I work. I'm at a computer all night (9pm to 7am Pacific Time) and will be waiting anxiously to preorder the 27" early Friday morning. My birthday is December 1st, so hopefully, I will have my birthday present to myself already ordered.
Another Dec 1 person!

I probably will hold off a couple months so it does not arrive the same time as holiday bills though. Plus to let other people discover problems and for OWC to get their turnkey system up and running.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:03 PM   #10
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Nothing until Friday.

On Friday morning (California time), you should be able to put a 21" in your cart for immediate shipping, and a 27" in your cart for shipping in a couple weeks.
When you order will the money come off your card right away or not until they dispatch it?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:06 PM   #11
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When you order will the money come off your card right away or not until they dispatch it?
I believe standard Apple practice is to authorize the card at order time, and then charge it at shipping.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:06 PM   #12
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I am sure they will be available at 8am uk time as they will be in store when shops open shortly after
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:47 PM   #13
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So what type of iMacs will be available in stores?

Just the base models and if you want 16gb you have to order and wait?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 07:55 PM   #14
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Well, don't this suck

So I waited 8 months for this crap?

So now after the the announcement of the new design, on top of the let down on the lack of the optical drive and not being user RAM upgradable for the 21.5, they top it off with not being able to get the 21.5 with a Intel Core i7 Quad-Core or more than 1tb HD. And I can't even opt for a fusion drive in the 21.5.....that is crap.

If the previous (2012) was available I would now pull the trigger on that.

This is what you get waiting for something new. Don't think I'm going to be the beta tester for this thing.

Should have got it while I could via:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Computer.html

UPDATE: I do see that the above can be configured at this time with the 2.9 i7 and with the fusion drive
http://www.expercom.com/share?p=8730...2495,2496,2499

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So I waited 8 months for this crap?

So now after the the announcement of the new design, on top of the let down on the lack of the optical drive and not being user RAM upgradable for the 21.5, they top it off with not being able to get the 21.5 with a Intel Core i7 Quad-Core or more than 1tb HD. And I can't even opt for a fusion drive in the 21.5.....that is crap.

If the previous (2012) was available I would now pull the trigger on that.

This is what you get waiting for something new. Don't think I'm going to be the beta tester for this thing.

Should have got it while I could via:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Computer.html
Actually, you can buy a 21.5" with the 3.1 Ghz Core i7 and a Fusion drive in the high end model.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:35 PM   #16
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Actually, you can buy a 21.5" with the 3.1 Ghz Core i7 and a Fusion drive in the high end model.
You can actually get it in the 21.5 model after some researching
http://www.expercom.com/share?p=8730...2495,2496,2499
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 01:44 AM   #17
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Has anyone heard if authorized sellers such as bestbuy will be selling them Friday as well?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:37 AM   #18
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No iMac 27" on Friday

Just finished a chat with a apple employee and she stated that the 27inch will not be available for pre order on the Friday , I quoted the apple press release and she reckons that was misread and after reading a few news feeds , I kinda think she is correct and we will have to wait to pre order , maybe in December.
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Just finished a chat with a apple employee and she stated that the 27inch will not be available for pre order on the Friday , I quoted the apple press release and she reckons that was misread and after reading a few news feeds , I kinda think she is correct and we will have to wait to pre order , maybe in December.
I just off the chat with an Apple person just there and he states will be able to pre-order 27" on Friday and will give an estimate delivery date once purchased.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:55 AM   #20
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I just off the chat with an Apple person just there and he states will be able to pre-order 27" on Friday and will give an estimate delivery date once purchased.
Typical apple ,2 conflicting replies..
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:40 AM   #21
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Typical apple ,2 conflicting replies..
Any neither one really knows for sure in any case.
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Just finished a chat with a apple employee and she stated that the 27inch will not be available for pre order on the Friday , I quoted the apple press release and she reckons that was misread and after reading a few news feeds , I kinda think she is correct and we will have to wait to pre order , maybe in December.
I think she is the one who "misread" ; ) The release states that the iMac (in general) will be available to order on the 30th and then clarifies that the 27 will ship in December. If you wouldn't be able to order one on Friday, they would have stated so.
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I think she is the one who "misread" ; ) The release states that the iMac (in general) will be available to order on the 30th and then clarifies that the 27 will ship in December. If you wouldn't be able to order one on Friday, they would have stated so.
Knowing apple I've got to side with the chat adviser, even thou I hope she is wrong but we will soon see come Friday .
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:48 PM   #24
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Knowing apple I've got to side with the chat adviser, even thou I hope she is wrong but we will soon see come Friday .
To contradict...

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Knowing apple I've got to side with the chat adviser, even thou I hope she is wrong but we will soon see come Friday .
True, we will see Friday
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