THE PRESS NEED TO START REPORTING THIS: Id like to draw everybodys attention to an issue that has arisen that APPLE seems complacent in rectifying. it is affecting many people worldwide. It may be that this topic is covered in-depth within this forum or website, but I would like to offer a succinct (as possible) summation of the information I have researched. Google Smokey / grey blotches on imac and see for yourself or read the 39 page (and growing) forum thread at apple. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2300580?start=0&tstart=0 If you buy a 27inch Imac it appears that within a matter of 24 months the units LED screen will develop Blotches that can only be fixed by APPLE. This (from the view of technically minded forum posts) appears to be caused by overheating of the unit and/or dust that is trapped within the LCD panel (not the glass), people much smarter than I have concluded it may be a design fault, thus unsolvable without a FULL RECALL of models made from 2009 onwards. APPLES RESPONSE: SHOCKER: They have kept it quiet; many people have had their screen replaced by apple (with refurbished screens no less) only for the problem to develop again within a matter of months. APPLE tells most people that they will only have one screen replaced. If you are not covered by APPLECARE or the warranty you are on your own. APPLE has not acknowledged the problem AT ALL and from my research seem to be blaming peoples Environment or overuse. There is a lengthy forum thread over at apple (currently at 39 pages), Apple have developed a worrying stance of deleting any conversations where people are discussing this in negative manner, WHICH MEANS THEY ARE AWARE. MY EXPERIENCE: I saved a long time to buy an apple Mac in April 2010. The machine until this point has been faultless. My machine developed gray blotches across the screen about 5 days ago; these are worsening by the day. You can see an example of the blotches on YOUTUBE. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUam...xt=C340b000ADOEgsToPDskK6gGLYUuS6jsn-tP4AWauY I am not covered by the warranty or by apple care, which means I am responsible for this myself. A replacement screen is around £1000.00 (I spent £1650.00 already on a machine that has lasted barely a year). Even if APPLE were gracious enough to help me out of warranty, the problem seems to simply reappear with people replacing their screens 4/5 times within a matter of months. My machine has also developed a worrying trend of blowing its plugs 10 amp fuse every two days, something else that seems to be fairly commonplace. I have yet to call APPLE, as I dont wish to have the screen replaced with an inferior screen. If and when I do, I shall record the conversation and put it up on YOUTUBE for all to hear. WHAT DO WE DO? If youve been affected or are simply disturbed by this information spread the word the press have been slow to pick up on this, lets make them aware. - Tweet it - Facebook it - E-mail it - Tumbler it - Comment below - Write to apple - E-mail apple WHAT DO WE HOPE FOR? A complete recall of machines dated 2009 onwards. We paid above and beyond for machines that simply DO NOT WORK! DO NOT BUY a 27inch iMAC You will waste your money!