Apple begins shipping Core i5 iMacs

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  1. kroeks macrumors regular

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    great news! :D

    Apple this morning began sending notices that it has started shipping at least Core i5-equipped versions of the 27-inch iMac. The company's first quad-core consumer desktop is now listed for Electronista and other readers as "prepared for shipment" with an unspecified ship date. Such scheduling suggests that the earliest orders may arrive within the week.

    The system has similar specifications to the regular Core 2 Duo model, such as the 2560x1440 display, 1TB hard drive and 4GB of RAM but requires a fundamentally different mainboard as the Core i5 and i7 have built-in memory controllers and an overall new architecture. They also use a significantly more advanced Radeon HD 4850 graphics chipset. Apple has never directly explained its reasons for pushing these quad-core iMacs to November, but one or both changes in the platform are commonly believed to be the cause.

    While shipping the quad-core iMacs, Apple has nonetheless warned that new orders for 27-inch Core 2 Duo models are facing a shipping delay of 7-10 business days. No explanation has yet been given for the delay, though demand is a potential cause as the iMac remains the top-selling Mac through the online Apple Store.


    source: electronista
    thanks user sdyates2001 for finding out!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I can't wait to se the benchmarks of this hardware. Though it shouldn't be significantly different from the ones we've had for months.
     
  3. KaiderCoder macrumors member

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    On some benchmarks from IBM-PCs you'll see, that sometimes a dual-core cpu is better than some "Q"-quadcores.

    I think you'll not see a big difference between the older iMacs and the new ones.
     
  4. kroeks thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think so too, but i guess Quad's will become faster with future software..
     
  5. KaiderCoder macrumors member

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    Agree..
    I think that multicore-processing will be more important in future.
    I think they'll optimize OS X soon to get the full capabilities of quad-cores.
     
  6. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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  7. wfj5444 macrumors 6502

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    Must resist checking order status ever 30 seconds!

    :)

    I feel like a kid at Christmas, even though I am paying for it.

    *hums White Christmas*
     
  8. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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  10. KaiderCoder macrumors member

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    :D
    I'm clicking like a berserk..

    Hope, they refresh it soon, because otherwise I'll need a new mouse..
     
  11. soomld macrumors newbie

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    Bird, Bird, Bird, B-bird's The Word!
    Bird, Bird, Bird, B-bird's The Word!
    Bird, Bird, Bird, B-bird's The Word!
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Turbo Boost should take care of the fast dual core vs. slower quad core issues from now on. You're better off just getting the midrange quad core under Nehalem/Westmere in a desktop.
     
  13. duky macrumors 6502

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    I don't get it. Haven't people's orders been Prepared for Shipment for a while now? Has anyone actually received a tracking number?
     
  14. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    The prepared for shipment note is just for the telephone automated order status system. Although its unclear through the Electornista article, I am hoping that these are status changes on the online orders status.

    However, just as an FYI for all the other forum members, I placed a second order for some Apple accessories a couple of days ago, and although the items are backordered, the automated system still says "prepared for shipment". Online status still says "Not yet shipped".
     
  15. kroeks thread starter macrumors regular

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    Please Apple! GIVE US A SIGN!
    Show your shiney Apple release dates!
     
  16. Learjet035 macrumors 6502

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    Just received my shipping info with tracking # for i5

    Shows FedEx pickup in China today


    All shipment travel activity is displayed in local time for the location Date/Time Activity Location Details
    Nov 9, 2009 6:15 AM
    Shipment information sent to FedEx
    Nov 9, 2009 6:52 PM
    Picked upSHANGHAI CN
    Package received after FedEx cutoff
    Nov 9, 2009
    6:49 PM Left FedEx origin facilitySHANGHAI CN

    Shows delivery to south FL on.... Friday the 13th oooooooh Scary

    =) Can't wait. Desk cleaning begins now
     
  17. Learjet035 macrumors 6502

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    PS. I placed my order the day after they were announced.
     
  18. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    can you post a screenshot, every one here wants to see that :)
     
  19. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    Nice :) Congrats!
     
  20. kroeks thread starter macrumors regular

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    more and more posts begin to pop up with signs of shipping.
    still waiting for actual proof :p
     
  21. Bwaybuff macrumors newbie

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    My i5 has shipped Fedex and arrives in NYC on Thursday. HOORAY!
     
  22. kroeks thread starter macrumors regular

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    Look Their Shipping

    Proof! Quads are being shipped!
    [​IMG]
     
  23. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    Here's a link from the other "Quadcore shipping" thread:

    http://www.imageno.com/y88knk2rq2vwpic.html
     
  24. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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