Caution: iMac Quality

Discussion in 'iMac' started by verveshen, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. verveshen macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2005
    Bought one iMac last night, definitely the first one in my city. Anyway, the screen quality was worse than I expected. Dark blotch in the centre of the screen with vertical dark strips. The manager was the best in-store manager I ever dealt with opening another two iMac for me, though unfortunately, they are suffered from the same problem!!! I was wondering how the hell Apple puts up the price while dropping the quality?! :( I have been a loyal customer for years! :confused: If not for the Mac OS X, I definitely will not buy any Mac machines again! :(
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Sounds like a bad build batch hit that store. I hope they report the serial number range back to the mothership.
  4. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Just what I was about to post.
  5. verveshen thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2005
    Actually I asked if he can order a screen replacement for me as I've bought the apple care as well. He isn't willing to do so saying that "even I did that for you, it would turn out to be exact screen you are looking at now!" :( I have been saving for days to buy a long-waiting-for iMac! Sigh...
  6. edgew8 macrumors regular


    Dec 8, 2008
    HAHAHA!! are you serious? I hope its a fluke but it would not surprise me given Apple new QC track record. They are really cheaping out and getting greedy with those iMacs.

    This new price hike and performance drop seems to be some passive aggressive way of killing their desktop market and going to all mobile devices.

    Apple must have their best and brightest on the iphone and macbooks and the new hire noobs working in the desktop computer division.
  7. verveshen thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2005
    That's true. My colleague has a TitaniumBook dating back to 2002 (maybe?) It has a perfect screen lighting evenly, no dead pixel nor yellowish issue. Even my 20" Cinema display is 99% perfect apart from one dead pixel at the left-bottom corner. But having a look at the quality of the new iMac, seriously, I am hoping that Apple isn't going to destroy its reputation of manufacturing the best computer in the world.:(
  8. shinchan72 macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    Just a heads up they are not all like that.

    I bought the base config 24" yesterday and it has just a good a screen as my previous 24" alum Imac in the other room.

    Zero dead pixels either.
  9. Wormy23 macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Hey OP, was the iMac you picked up a 20" or 24"?
  10. stukdog macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    While I don't doubt the OP, I have bought two iMacs today and both have great screens. Hopefully there's just a small batch that are bad.
  11. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2009
  12. verveshen thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2005
    choose white solid color as the background and hide the dock. see if you can see the dark blotch in the centre of screen.

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