Average iMac manufacturing quality

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ChromeCloud, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. ChromeCloud, Dec 24, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2012

    ChromeCloud macrumors member

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    Hello guys,

    I just got a brand new 27" iMac and upon first inspection I was horrified when I saw that the front glass panel is cut about 1 mm too short on the top-right corner.

    At the right angle you can see part of the aluminum finish that's supposed to be covered by the glass (see picture).

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    Although I am not going to notice it a lot during normal use, I can't help but thinking that the main design feature of this machine - the beautiful sharp edges - is compromised, so I am planning to return the iMac and ask for a replacement.

    I am worried, though, that the average manufacturing quality of the new iMac isn't that great and I might get a replacement that has the same issue... does your 27" iMac look anything like mine?
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

    Spink10

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    Get a replacement - quality is amazing - there is a reason Apple sell millions of products. If replacement has problem - get it replaced. THANKS
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    As the guy said above if its faulty get it replaced. Mine is perfect, and yours should be to.
     
  4. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    I have had 5 iMacs going back to the days of PowerPC.

    My last one is a 2011 - 27".

    I have had nothing but great things to say about them.

    That being said, I am hearing a lot of disturbing things about Apple build quality lately across several different products.

    I think that Apple needs to see to it that the plant in China does something fast before this becomes worse.

    That plant must be a dirty and dusty place.

    I've been in electronics plants in Mexico that were SPOTLESS 30 years ago, you'd think the Chinese could do better.

    I'll also add that I have never ordered anything from Apple, always in IN-STORE pick up and always opened items before taking them home.
     
  5. bobright macrumors 601

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    Ive had bad experiences with the iPhone 5 and the iPad 2nd gen due to faulty screen, chipped phone etc

    Now as for the iMac ive came across 3 in my family all = flawless
     

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