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Old Nov 29, 2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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Just curious to see what Apple's definition of "available" is. Available to order? Available in stores to see and maybe even touch? Or available. Only one positive response is necessary, so let's not get carried away with rants or other irrelevant things.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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Just saw this
http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/...s-in-australia
so I guess this thread is itself irrelevant.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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Just saw this
http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/...s-in-australia
so I guess this thread is itself irrelevant.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 06:25 PM   #4
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Not available to order online in Australia yet though

http://store.apple.com/au/browse/hom...ac/family/imac
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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Just saw this
http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/...s-in-australia
so I guess this thread is itself irrelevant.
The box looks like a Toblerone.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:00 PM   #6
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The box looks like a Toblerone.
That would be so nice if one was included.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:02 PM   #7
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Spot the difference

One is old model, another is NEW one
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:04 PM   #8
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Spot the difference

One is old model, another is NEW one
A lot less glare on the new one!

EDIT: The new iMac also appears to be running iTunes 10 (the music note is black, not white)
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:17 PM   #9
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From that view, I can't say I would really mind that whole INCH of depth... For an optical drive, and a side mounted SD slot. Maybe some expandability, but Phil said that makes me a dinosaur... Since he's roughly double my age, guess that make him a senile old fuddy duddy! What's older than a dinosaur anyway? An ameba? I'd pick the fuddy duddy if I were you Phil!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:35 PM   #10
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The lack of glare on the new one is a HUGE improvement. Looking forward to it.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:40 PM   #11
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Hey Aussies, did any of the stores have Fusion Drive models available?

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:51 PM   #12
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Someone please hold a paperclip up to the bezel... I need to know if there are magnets in there!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:54 PM   #13
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Someone please hold a paperclip up to the bezel... I need to know if there are magnets in there!
Of course there are magnets, how else would the new iMac Smart Covers work?






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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:07 PM   #14
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Not available to order online in Australia yet though

http://store.apple.com/au/browse/hom...ac/family/imac
I imagine all online ordering will be opened world wide at the same time, especially if supply is constrained.

So in this regard, I suppose Pacific time will dictate when the rest of us will be able to order online as well.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:11 PM   #15
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Less glare

Wasnt sure if I was Gunna upgrade my iMac this year, but after seeing the Aussie pics online I am now convinced. The most important thing to me is the screen not whether it had outdated tech like FireWire or cd player and look at the difference! Anyone who bought a similar priced refurb must be kicking themselves. The one thing that doesn't show up on the so called specs people mention is the massive improvement in the part of the iMac we use the most, THE SCREEN don't settle for those old gloss boxes do your eyes a favor and get 2012 model
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:16 PM   #16
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Wasnt sure if I was Gunna upgrade my iMac this year, but after seeing the Aussie pics online I am now convinced. The most important thing to me is the screen not whether it had outdated tech like FireWire or cd player and look at the difference! Anyone who bought a similar priced refurb must be kicking themselves. The one thing that doesn't show up on the so called specs people mention is the massive improvement in the part of the iMac we use the most, THE SCREEN don't settle for those old gloss boxes do your eyes a favor and get 2012 model
Justify your purchase by all means but not everyone sits in a room that affects them in terms of screen glare. Yeah waste up to 1-3k on a new computer just for non glare. Some need it some don't know need to belittle them.

Personally I'll be picking up rev 2 as soon as it lands next year. Trust me it will before you reply 2013 iMac won't happen, like the rest of you 2012 NEW members have been saying. Clearly don't know Apple.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:17 PM   #17
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New iMacs go on sale in Australia as U.S. stores prepare for limited launch
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:29 PM   #18
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Justify your purchase by all means but not everyone sits in a room that affects them in terms of screen glare. Yeah waste up to 1-3k on a new computer just for non glare. Some need it some don't know need to belittle them.

Personally I'll be picking up rev 2 as soon as it lands next year. Trust me it will before you reply 2013 iMac won't happen, like the rest of you 2012 NEW members have been saying. Clearly don't know Apple.
Oh look, he's back to force his opinion on others again.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:33 PM   #19
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New iMacs go on sale in Australia as U.S. stores prepare for limited launch
Is it just me, or do they look like "big" boxes, maybe for the 27" ?
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:35 PM   #20
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i'm ordering mine tomorrow as far as taking possession sadly ill have to wait for it to arrive
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:44 PM   #21
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Is it just me, or do they look like "big" boxes, maybe for the 27" ?
IDK...the 2 in the back look like they could be the 27" , unless they are raised on a step or something. I have never purchased an iMac, so Im naive to how large the boxes are......
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:47 PM   #22
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Someone please hold a paperclip up to the bezel... I need to know if there are magnets in there!
It must have magnets, they couldn't friction stir the thing with all the internals and monitor inside.
It still has to be assembled, i believe the welding is just to create the channels for cooling in the chin.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:52 PM   #23
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i'm ordering mine tomorrow as far as taking possession sadly ill have to wait for it to arrive
Same here seems like I can't get a straight answer on the Fusion Drive model availability in Apple retail stores from anyone or anywhere - I called a few stores and have been scouring the Internet. Maybe I just cannot accept the fact that I'll have to simply order it online and wait
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:57 PM   #24
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Justify your purchase by all means but not everyone sits in a room that affects them in terms of screen glare. Yeah waste up to 1-3k on a new computer just for non glare. Some need it some don't know need to belittle them.

Personally I'll be picking up rev 2 as soon as it lands next year. Trust me it will before you reply 2013 iMac won't happen, like the rest of you 2012 NEW members have been saying. Clearly don't know Apple.
Whoa, sorry I got you so upset! I had no intention to make you so mad. Did you recently buy a refurb or suggest one to some friends? Because then I would understand you being so mad . I need a new computer, my old iMac is getting slow. I prefer apple and their desktops so I do not think the sub 2k computer I will be investing in is at all a "waste" as you so belittlingly (sic) put it. My current iMac sits away from direct light otherwise it is more of a mirror than a computer, but even in my basement the glare on this thing has me excited for apples newest direct lamination/plasma deposition technology for the new iMac. Of course apple will be coming out with a 2013 iMac! It is just called the 2012 iMac silly. The restraints on manufacturing mean that this computer won't hit full stride in sales until early to mid 2013, sorry, but next truly new iMac = mid 2014 so do not get those Haswell hopes up too high. Oh and your comment about me being a new user? How ignorant do you sound! Yes the only way that someone can know information about apple and their products is if they are 2011 macrumors members or earlier ! gimme a break bro
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:58 PM   #25
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Was in the Apple store doing a last minute comparison between the 21.5" and the 27". I'm drawn to the form factor of the 21.5" (sounds weird), but I know I'm gonna love the internals of the high-end 27"...damn it...the final hour draws near!
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