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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:49 AM   #126
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:11 AM   #127
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It's not all about the form factor....

For me the reduced reflection on the screen and the Kepler GPU was enough to leave my aging MacPro behind and switch to an iMacs for graphics and video work.

Can't wait till Wednesday! Just shipped this morning.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:15 AM   #128
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But is it VESA compatible? I want one, but I cannot stand one on my desk. I have to be able to mount it on an arm and I really don't want to have to either buy last year's model or saw that dang aluminum stand off of the new one.
I read somewhere that it isn't. But I cannot remember where I saw it.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:04 PM   #129
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Arguments over thinner iMac

What I don't get is the same people who are complaining about the imacs being made thinner are the same people buying the super thin LED televisions..
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:41 PM   #130
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Did you pay for the extra shipping or the standard shipping?
Did not pay extra but upon request to customer service the shipping was changed to expedited. Even though it shows as next day it will still take until Monday to receive it since FedEx does not deliver on the weekend. I checked the tracking details this morning and see that even though it left the manufacturer on the 12th (Shanghai time, which would be the 11th in the US) it had to go through some type of import clearance that kept it in China until the 13th (12th here in US) before it left the country. As previously guestimated, it could well now be sitting at the FedEx transfer site located 3 miles from my house getting ready to be put on another plane to the customs release facility thousands of miles away before being flown back -at least that is how UPS ships their items from Apples manufacturer in China. I'm beginning to wonder though if Fed Ex does it differently and that the import clearance referenced on the trackng listing as having taken place in Shanghai may allow the iMac to be held here at the FedEx transfer facility without going on for customs clearance and coming back. This might be a special accomodation that goes with expedited "next day" shipping. Either way should have it in hand Monday morning.

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:04 PM   #131
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waiting for 27" imac - delivery 27th-28th UK customer

hi there just making myself known to other UK customers waiting for their 27" imacs - i ordered mine just an hour after the ordering system opened in the UK and the date has not changed ;0


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I didn't order mine until about 30 minutes after Apple Store UK began taking details.

I see it says Preparing for Shipment and delivery date is quoted as 27th-28th December.

Will it arrive sooner?

How many days after the Preparing for Shipment notice does it usually take for the Shipped email to appear?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:58 PM   #132
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Apple WAS processing my payment but now no longer

So I checked my bank statement online and my 11/30 order was processing for 2 days and now is no longer there so i guess I'll be waiting for mine some time longer
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:55 PM   #133
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27" iMac

So I called Apple and they put my order on expedite and dropped the price of my super drive and threw in a coupon,all for free...I saw that it changed my shipping dates to a few days earlier,so hopefully that will help me get it ASAP.I guess I will still have to wait and see what REALLY happens...
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:04 PM   #134
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Mine seems to be doing a world tour lol, so far it's been in china(obviously), Korea, Poland, Germany, and I don't know where it's off to next but apparently it's due Tuesday and is on schedule.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:34 AM   #135
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On it's way

I'm going to be a mindless lemming and just tell the whole world, mostly because people here are more likely to care than anyone else...

IT SHIPPED!
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:34 PM   #136
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Mine seems to be doing a world tour lol, so far it's been in china(obviously), Korea, Poland, Germany, and I don't know where it's off to next but apparently it's due Tuesday and is on schedule.
Same here! Dec 13 - Shanghai, China >> Dec 13 - Anchorage, AK, US >> Dec 14 - Louisville, KY, US...

Final destination is Toronto, Canada on Dec 19
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:09 PM   #137
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I like that the new iMacs are thinner and lighter. I will move mine from room to room several times a day. I also like not having the DVD drive integral since it is rarely used and a simple cheap DVD drive can be plugged in as and when I need it.

I'm not fussed with touchscreen - never used the iPad or iPhone and while I'm sure it will come I think there are higher priorities now. I wouldn't want to pay 100-200USD just ot be able to have touchscreen. I am often eating at my computer so greasy fingers can be a problem anyway.

I'm looking ot buy mine after January 2013. Hopefully any kinks in the process will be worked out by then. I may even have to wait a bit longer which could mean some of the inevitable hardware malfunctions have been sorted too.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:41 PM   #138
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I like that the new iMacs are thinner and lighter. I will move mine from room to room several times a day. I also like not having the DVD drive integral since it is rarely used and a simple cheap DVD drive can be plugged in as and when I need it.

I'm not fussed with touchscreen - never used the iPad or iPhone and while I'm sure it will come I think there are higher priorities now. I wouldn't want to pay 100-200USD just ot be able to have touchscreen. I am often eating at my computer so greasy fingers can be a problem anyway.

I'm looking ot buy mine after January 2013. Hopefully any kinks in the process will be worked out by then. I may even have to wait a bit longer which could mean some of the inevitable hardware malfunctions have been sorted too.
I would get an external Blu-Ray external like that you can put in your own bought Blu-Ray drive. Then install a Blu-Ray playing program like Blu-Ray Player. I use this and it works great on my 2008 Mac Pro (running 10.8.2 right now).
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:26 PM   #139
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Did not pay extra but upon request to customer service the shipping was changed to expedited. Even though it shows as next day it will still take until Monday to receive it since FedEx does not deliver on the weekend. I checked the tracking details this morning and see that even though it left the manufacturer on the 12th (Shanghai time, which would be the 11th in the US) it had to go through some type of import clearance that kept it in China until the 13th (12th here in US) before it left the country. As previously guestimated, it could well now be sitting at the FedEx transfer site located 3 miles from my house getting ready to be put on another plane to the customs release facility thousands of miles away before being flown back -at least that is how UPS ships their items from Apples manufacturer in China. I'm beginning to wonder though if Fed Ex does it differently and that the import clearance referenced on the trackng listing as having taken place in Shanghai may allow the iMac to be held here at the FedEx transfer facility without going on for customs clearance and coming back. This might be a special accomodation that goes with expedited "next day" shipping. Either way should have it in hand Monday morning.



Updating the update. Arrived today (12/14) ahead of stated delivery date. Actually just made the truck loading for the morning delivery by arriving at the FedEx airport an hour before the delivery trucks were loading.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:23 AM   #140
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Mine coming (Melbourne, Australia) on Monday.

Apple Store said it was due between 20-24th Dec, so it will be a few days early.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:45 AM   #141
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Mine seems to have stopped up in Germany, marked as imported...hoping that this is a glitch on ups's part.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:00 AM   #142
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I am surprised we haven't seen any benchmarks yet... I would like to see the 21 vs 27 stock and the 27 BTO w/fusion vs stock.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:57 PM   #143
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Vesa

Can someone that has on already see if it's VESA compatible (e.g. if the bracket can pop out like the older models)?

Mine's supposed to come Monday, and I'm going to refuse delivery if it's not compatible. Don't want to pay for return shipping.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 01:27 AM   #144
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Ordered November 30 around 10am CST. Original delivery estimate of December 24-30. Current delivery estimate is December 20! One day to enjoy it before the apocalypse!

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This is the exact configuration I'm interested in - can't wait to hear how you like it!
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 06:00 PM   #145
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looks exactly like my 2011 iMac from the front,

I can see why apple was so desperate to reduce the glare on the screen, everyone using these must be sat at a 60+ degree angle to the screen so they can view that "slim"(pointless) form factor as well.
I bet you hated the handle on the original iMac too.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:04 PM   #146
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Can someone that has on already see if it's VESA compatible (e.g. if the bracket can pop out like the older models)?

Mine's supposed to come Monday, and I'm going to refuse delivery if it's not compatible. Don't want to pay for return shipping.
Google and then Check the recent tear-down report. Apparently the support bracket is mounted behind the case in such a manner that complicates, if not makes impossible, VESA compatibility.

From the report:

R.OG also noted that the stand is mounted from the inside so VESA mounts will be a problem with the new device.


You could always get a second monitor to hang on the wall if that is your intent.

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:05 PM   #147
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Did you order it on November 30th? Anyone here anything who ordered say about Dec 5?

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Same here! Dec 13 - Shanghai, China >> Dec 13 - Anchorage, AK, US >> Dec 14 - Louisville, KY, US...

Final destination is Toronto, Canada on Dec 19
Seems that a number of first day people has parcels on the way. What about people who ordered a few days later?
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 04:07 AM   #148
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Arrived and set up.....I didn't seem to realise how big that screen actually is until sitting up to it, could have sworn it didn't look that big when I had seen it(2011 model) in the stores.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 01:43 PM   #149
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Build Number?

If anyone gets the 27" 2012 iMac - can you tell me what build number the OS is? I am hoping it is 12C2034.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:08 PM   #150
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If anyone gets the 27" 2012 iMac - can you tell me what build number the OS is? I am hoping it is 12C2034.
why do you want to know the build number?
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