Has anyones iMac been delivered in perfect condition ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DanielYilmaz, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2012
    All ive seen is threads about bad back lighting dead pixels hard drives failing and damaged aluminium !

    Just wanted to ask if anyone has there iMac in perfect condition no damages or anything particularly the 27" ? !!!
  2. macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2007
    Cape Cod, MA
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2012
  4. macrumors 68020


    Sep 25, 2012
    Recently got my 21.5" iMac (built-to-order).... I haven't noticed any issues yet. :)
  5. MSL
    macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Brighton, UK
  6. macrumors G3

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    My BTO 21" is perfect too. Don't believe everything you read. I also have a flawless iPhone 5 (had it since launch day and still not a mark on it). I fact everything in my signature was purchased in mint condition and still is.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    The one or two people who are unhappy will post endless negativity.
    The thousands who are happy are too busy enjoying their purchase! ;)
  8. macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    It's very difficult to buy an IPS display without backlight bleed, yellow/green tinting or dead/stuck pixels.

    In fact most companies don't offer replacements for a few dead/stuck pixels, with the exception of Dell with their Ultra-sharp monitors. Even they don't usually send replacements for yellow tinting or backlight bleed though.

    I know that because I bought a Dell Monitor a while back, and because it had yellow tint, I sent it back, they sent me a new one, still had some tinting but less, so I got a refund in the end.

    Basically, no matter what display you go for, It'll be tough to find something perfect. But the displays on the iMacs are beautiful, and I think you'll be happy with it as I am..

    Apart from that you won't see any damage on the enclosure etc..
  9. macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    McKinney, TX
    The squeaky wheel gets the grease. That is important to remember for internet forums. The only people that post on forums are the happy-obsessive, and the angry-obsessive. Currently, the happy-obsessive are playing on their new iMac's; the angry-obsessive are commenting here. I say commenting (not complaining) because they have every right to be upset when their $2,000 piece of hardware isn't 100%.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012
    Mine's better than perfect

    I got my maxed 27" on Saturday Dec 15. Originally scheduled for Dec 24-31. I'm coming from an early 2009 24" iMac and I have to say that the 27" screen is the best I've ever seen. The glare and reflections are almost non-existent, way better than the old matte screens, in my opinion. The 3TB Fusion drive is also amazing. Final Cut Pro seems to do background renders nearly instantaneously. Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, all just open when you click their icons, no bouncing off the dock for what now seems like minutes on the old 09 iMac. I don't do games, but the 680MX with 2GB makes Photoshop (and Final Cut) just work. And I don't know how it's possible, but sitting square in front of this new iMac, I can still tell it's only 5mm on the edges. Actually it seems like it's just a piece of glass floating off the desk (okay, with an aluminum chin). It's been running since I got it around 1pm on Sat and the back is still cool to the touch, everywhere. I can't find any warm spots anywhere. Amazing.
    So yeah, I'm pretty happy.
  11. macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2008
    My maxed out BTO 21.5" iMac is 100%. I would hazard to guess that 95% of all iMacs are probably fine.
  12. macrumors 68040

    Jul 28, 2007
    My 27 inch iMac arrived. Just opened it. It's got 2 small marks on aluminum. The side one doesn't bother me. But the other one is on top of the iSight camera and I will look at it almost every time I use the iMac.

    Going to call apple support when I put the kids down for the night. Will want to exchange it.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2007
    Mountains of N. California
    I've had Apples, iMacs, Macs, iPods and iPads and I have never had anything wrong with them on delivery. Forget the few who post all their problems. The rest of us are enjoying our iMacs and not complaining, and we are the majority. There are also those who like to churn this forum to see their names. I guess it's the 5 minutes of fame thing.
    Most complaints posted are probably legitimate and it can happen to any of us, but not as often as you may see here. Apple has good quality control.
  14. macrumors 65816

    Apr 7, 2012
  15. macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2012
    Most people only post issues, not satisfactions. So you'll naturally see more complaints. I got mine today and have used it for a few hours. Seems perfect to me, gotta use it longer to know for sure but no issues so far. Speakers seem very clear but lack the bass my early 2009 had. I don't listen to music often on the iMac so don't really care the sound took a step back if you like low frequencies.
  16. macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    The dead pixel thread assuming youre talking about mine, its actually fine. Perfect actually. It was Preview causing it.
  17. hfg
    macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    Just got a 27" today ... so far no issues, and it looks and works great!
  18. macrumors 68020


    Apr 6, 2009
    Had mine since last week and have had no issues .. Everything is perfect
  19. macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hahaha... someone doesn't realise the internet is just porn and people bitching.

    Oh yeah, my 27" BTO iMac was 100% when it arrived too.
  20. macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007
    Glendale, CA
    My 27" came in today. 100% to me! Display is fine, no marks on the exterior. (knock on wood!)
  21. macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2010
    You read it here. (points to internet)

    You think it here. (points to head)

    You see it here. (points to computer)

    *read in Gloria Pritchard's voice*
  22. macrumors 68020

    Apr 26, 2003
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2007
    I don't worry about screen bleeding, I changed out the RAM, plugged it in, and started working on it.

    I think some people worry too much about crap that won't affect them.

    I don't turn on my mac to look for trouble, I turn on my mac to use it
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2010
    New Jersey
    21.5" BTO arrived without issues. Has been used daily since it was delivered on 12/6.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2009

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