Another sign iMacs are coming?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jamin100, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. jamin100 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2008
    Went into the apple shop yesterday (Birmingham uk) to get the parents a 21" iMac

    Guy in the shop said that they could no longer get hold of the 27" iMac abs that the 21" was very very low stock and he'd have to order one in..

    Doesn't this seen odd!
  2. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    Then why would you buy your parents a model that may be outdated in matter of days?
  3. jamin100 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2008
    I didn't - but don't apple have a 30 day thing where if they release a new model they will let you swap it out
  4. iMcLovin macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2009
    that´s a general rule US stores have to follow - not Apple. It´s not a global thing. Here in Norway, when you buy something in the store you have no rights to swap it in. Once you exit the store, you bought it and that´s that. So, I assume this rule doesn´t apply in UK either (?)

    btw, yes its a good sign btw that new models are coming soon.
  5. Mic2904 macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2011
    Been in th Apple Shop in Glasgow and there is only a "2 weeks no questions asked return policy".
  6. Imaginethe macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2012
    I have replaced things like headphones in 30 days before without being faulty (they were rubbish and I was no fan). I thought it was, maybe just on accessories?

    In Manchester a staff member told me he was waiting for the new iMac as well, and was intently reading the rumours and waiting.
  7. Wilmario macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2012
    I went to the store yesterday too, because I was sick of waiting and I could get an iMac with discount, which made it worth it. But the 27 inch model was out of stock and the employee did not dare to order a new one because he was not sure if he would get this model, or a new one.
  8. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2012
    Imola (BO) - Italy
  9. jollino macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2006
    Chieti, Italy
    It's like that in Italy too (you wouldn't believe how messy it was to have a dead-on-arrival printer replaced in a major chain a few years back), but the Apple Online Store has posted this page a few weeks ago about returns:
    You have 14 days to return stuff you bought online, by following a fairly standard procedure (get in touch with them, have them give you an RMA number, ship it back with that number) and they'll refund you within 5-7 days. You can even return software as long as the box hasn't been opened.

    I have no idea if it's the same in the UK, or if Apple Retail Stores offer the same thing.
  10. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2010
    In the UK, Apple stores and Apple's online shop allow no questions asked returns with a full refund up to two weeks after purchase (or delivery date). As long as you don't damage it, obviously.

    As for the shortage of iMacs, in the past it has proven time and time again to mean nothing. But who knows, we are supposedly meant to see new ones soon. 
  11. SpyderBite macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2011
    Where was the first sign that new iMacs are coming. The 4 stores in my region are fully stocked with both models by the way.
  12. Occamsrazr macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2012
    Could just be a lazy salesperson... I have a friend who works at an Apple store and he told me that toward the end of the day, if they don't feel like going through a major purchase/setup, they just tell the customer that new models are almost here LOL

    Kind of like when the guy at the ice cream shop tells you the milkshake blender is "broken"
  13. DeafRaiders macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    Caotbridge (outside Glasgow, UK)
  14. Occamsrazr macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2012
    because their specs will be improved over today's current model specs
  15. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    Next Year?

    Know one knows . . . .
  16. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2012
    Heresy! We don't go for that kind of talk around here buddy.
  17. mikeqls macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    bromley, kent , uk
    I went to the new apple store in bromley yesterday.....(absolutely packed!!!) anyway spoke to sales guy and he was telling me the 27 imac i was looking at was the new machine....i questioned him re 2012 model and he was admanat this was the new machines - It was the top spec granted, 3.4 ghz, 17 proc--etc but is was still the 2011 model!! They have got some in stock though..

    i started to doubt my self - he was either really not up to date with his info or just lying to try to get me to buy the machine!!:confused:
  18. stringent macrumors 6502


    Jan 27, 2011
    They are not allowed to speculate on whats coming out, or they are ignorant and kept in the dark. As far as the employee is concerned, that IS the latest machine.
  19. AlphaMF macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2012
    i only remember One post stating any speculation as fact. Believe it was a ridiculed post with the title: there will NOT be a 2012 iMac.

    Everyone else are like: when? How? Why? Wy not? I hope! I think! etc.

    Saying no one knows is pretty damn smart. Trying to put yourself in the same boat as the "no one knows" guy, when infact you're so sure of yourself is pretty useless.
  20. HurryKayne macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2010
    Well,there are just 3 months then its 2013.
    October,November?I bet/hope October but i'm not so confident,
    the only thing i know is that i won't wait for Apple like this anymore,
    they lost my trust and won my doubts,the only thing that makes difference
    to me its their OSX ,well till they "toyfy" in some kind of I-SX chimera.
  21. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2012
    Imola (BO) - Italy
    It's gonna be October or 2013 : I strongly doubt there could a November release ... if it's not October, than it will be Haswell (though I fear that if it's not October, it could be "never" ...)
  22. signatus macrumors member


    Jan 8, 2008
    Andalucía, Spain
    I don't know if there will be an October update (hopefully) or it will be in 2013. What I begin to be sure is that this one will be the LAST one. Whether it is in October or in 2013, I'm afraid there will be no more iMacs after that. The company (maybe the whole computing world, as a matter of fact) is turning into mobility.
  23. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    A model that has been around for a while with all teh bugs ironed out that is fast enough for you is better than a bleeding edge machine with uknown issues.

    It will still come with a warranty, and won't instantly explode and become useless when the Ivy Bridge machines come out.
  24. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

    Mike in Kansas

    Sep 2, 2008
    Metro Kansas City
    That's true, but the rub is that they are priced the same as they were 500+ days ago. While you are still getting a machine that works fine, you are paying a premium for it compared to current competitive systems.

    I think more folks would feel OK buying a mid-2011 model if is was discounted, but to pay full price for something that is no longer "current" from a spec standpoint is not a pleasant experience.
  25. MattSepeta macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2009
    375th St. Y
    If that's the case, as unlikely as it is, Apple would likely license out OS X.

    This would make a lot of people awfully happy, including me. I imagine another company would step up and start creating sleek, well designed casings/monitors/etc.

    It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

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