27" iMacs Shipping END of the Month 'Officially'

Discussion in 'iMac' started by The Samurai, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
    Now I could of posted it here, but the thread has gotten way too big and I thought this would stand out best for people who have placed their orders over the past few hours.

    Long story short, here's what i've been given by one of the Apple reps over the past hour.

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  2. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008

    They need to change their ships in November to "taking pre orders only"
  3. SOLLERBOY macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2008
    Thanks for the info. We can take light into the fact that the end of the month is after around the 20th. One issue is the word expected. This could mean that they could be shipped earlier or later than the "end" of November.
  4. JimAtLaw macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2006
    Bay Area, CA
    Now now, they could change it to "Ships 2-4 weeks" and this would be consistent with past practice. Remember, it's less than 4 weeks now until the 30th.
  5. The Samurai thread starter macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
    Yep, and thats what my feeling is.
  6. GadgetAddicted macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    Thanks Samurai, for crushing my dreams of getting my 27" this week..but also for letting me know what apple is officially saying about this November issue. :p
  7. rmg007 macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2009
    One caveat, that is for the UK, which may be different than USA. Also, we know from the posts in this forum people are calling Apple literally every minute asking when their QC is going to ship. It seems reasonable for Apple to tell their reps just to say end of month and take some of the heat off. If they ship sooner, people will be happy.
  8. avihappy macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2006

    I hope that's only for the UK, but I have the feeling it is worldwide.
  9. ma2ha3 macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2007
    for such cutting edge product

    i think patience is well worth it, let them do all debugging, the production hitch taken out, it will benefit everone.

    imac the best internet surfing computer, light computing out there. i am waiting..................................
  10. Zyzyxx macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2009
    for what it's worth, Macconnection told me second week in November.
  11. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    As I posted in another thread, two different resellers told me they weren't even able to place orders for the quads yet and were told not to expect to be able to do so until the end of the month or early December. (one would not even accept the order until they knew they could order it themselves)
  12. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Resellers knows nothing. Maybe some lady from Apple told them that when they announced new iMacs but they then faced some problems.

    My guess is that quad-core iMacs needs OS X 10.6.2 and it's not ready for release yet
  13. madwolf macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Yes, i5/i7 iMacs need CPU support added to the system but that isn't what is delaying them. First Nehalem Mac Pros had a custom version of OS X with nehalem support added. Apple doesn't need the whole 10.6.2 to ship new iMacs. They could ship them with 10.6.1 + i5/i7 support added. Maybe they just haven't arrived from China yet :) Maybe they have no problems whatsoever but the end of November was their planned date.
  14. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    Samurai thanks for the updated information.

    Have informed everyone from the prior thread
    about this one.
  15. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    Well, this is most unfortunate news. Bummer!

    Samurai - Thank you for posting this. I hope they are wrong tho.
  16. KumuXan macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2009
    Apple Business model

    While I too am eagerly awaiting my Quad Core, I won't get too disheartened by this news.

    Mac's motto as far as business decisions has always been under promise and over deliver. If you look at their earnings, they always estimate less than what they actually make, creating good will among the investors.

    I see this announcement in a similar vein. If customer service tells everyone to expect the machines at the end of November, and then they start shipping on the 9th, everyone will be excited. :D

    However, if they had told us we were shipping in the first week of November and there were problems, there would be endless griping.

    I'm going to sit tight and let the anticipation build. Aloha!
  17. MacGadfly macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2009
    Good News, when I told a co-worker about this he did some research and sent me this shot that he found.

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  18. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
  19. The Samurai thread starter macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
    +1 - lol me too.
  20. hppy29 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2007
    Essex, UK
    If the first post of this thread is true, why does it say to EMEA all countries and then advise them to check the uk store ?

    Should it not advise apple staff to inform customers to check the online order status from which online store they ordered from?
  21. jtchambliss macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2007
    Corrales, NM
    Note that the region is EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa Region).

    What about us here in the US of A?
  22. morficus macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2009
    North East, USA
    SHIPS TOMORROW?! awesome! :p
    tell your co-worker is has some great research skillz
  23. unamused macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2009
    placed my order right now thanks the official document you dug up. :D
  24. fruitpunch.ben macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2008
    Surrey, BC
    Good news:

    Just got this email from sjobs@me.com:

    The i7 iMacs will ship today for everyone except MacGadfly
  25. IJBrekke macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Beach, CA
    Is this surprising in the least? I kind of assumed they would take advantage. End of November is still November.

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