Another week, another Tuesday, iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MorganJones, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Some reason I'm not feeling the new 21" iMac being released this tuesday but we never know, apple still has 'available in November' on their site and November isn't over quite yet... Do you think we will see it this tuesday? Or even this month in fact?
    Morgan (yes I am one of the ever growing number of new converts waiting on an iMac. Despite having a host of other apple devices and shares (let's not go there) I have not yet owned a mac)
     
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    I feel if they are going to release it this month it will be this week for the simple fact that Friday in the US is Black Friday and having no imac for sale in stores is not going to be a good thing.
     
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    But do they want to be giving away discounts when already Tim Cook has said the don't won't have enough for the expected demand?....
     
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    Well that I'm not so sure about... Nothing says they haft to sell the iMac at a discounted price as they would probably still get massive sales from people walking in buying other items and wind up buying an iMac as well.
     
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    An iMac seems like a fairly big impulse buy. Especially for shoppers looking for discounts
     
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    But not so much if you factor in the fact that people haven't been able to buy an iMac for over a month now...
     
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    iMacs sell fast?

    This will be my first iMac.....do iMacs generally sell as quickly as iPads, iPods, and iPhones? I have a MacBook Pro and I was able to walk into the store and purchase one without having to wait or look around at other stores
     
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    Generally they do not because of the higher price but there is no telling with this iMac release because as stated above even Tim Cook does not believe they will be able to manufacture enough to meet demand.
     
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    Yea, I could see that happening, plus now a lot of companies are beginning to use iMacs. Here's hope for a release this week :)
     
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    I hope this comes out sooner rather then later.
     
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    I don't think their BF sales have ever been so remarkable that it will hurt them.
     
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    You and I both!!!
     
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    Well the point I was trying to go for is from a marketing standpoint if there are no production issues this week would be the week to launch the 21.5.
     
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    No need for a Tuesday as its already been announced.
     
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    That's true. Unfortunately though you can't suddenly get past production issues just because of BF.
     
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    Ok, again this is my first iMac. Whats the deal with "Tuesday" releases for the iMac, is this the day they have been released in the past? Sorry, have everything else by Mac and they have been released same day or on a Friday. I just keep hearing "Tuesday" in all of the threads:confused:
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's a historical thing. Apple usually announces/releases new things on Tuesdays. It's also a common day for press releases for other companies too. Not Monday when everyone is just getting going, but still plenty of time in the rest of the week for journalists to write about it, etc.
     
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    My late 2006 C2D is deff getting a little long in the tooth.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    well i hope it is this tuesday, hope springs eternal
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    Do they release it on a tuesday in each country? Or the USA tuesday is first then it goes online at each other store?
     
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    Usually iMac releases are International

    Only iOS devices have US releases first
     
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    It's released the same time globally of course. And I think we will see a release close to 30th of November with a delivery date some time next year.... Except a few popping up at the stores. There are clearly some major production issues with this model and Apple is trying to keep their mask on as hard as possible.
     
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    I disagree, what could have happened is they were working on it for ages (internals totally new now) and also ran into the manufacturing problems which took a long time to resolve so its only recently that they started the mass production.
     
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    Agreed

    Apple needs to improve its QC and sort itself out. Lately too many little ( and not so little) hiccups ( maps, Siri, iMac, iMessage failures, ...)
     
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    U wanna bet? ;) I'm absolutely certain they still have manufacturing issues. Maybe it's improving but these iMacs were clearly announced prematurely because the 2011 iMacs were out of stock. No better solution was found than simply over promise on the new coming model and its release dates.
     

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