For those who ordered the ATI 4850....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cwazytech, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. cwazytech macrumors 6502

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    I'm throwing this thread amongst the many that are like it, but I'm hoping only those who ordered the ATI 4850 will respond. I'm starting this thread to keep up-to-date with shipment notifications. Some dude in another thread stated his shipment with the ATI 4850 is set to ship within 3-6 days and he posted picture proof. While I still have my doubts I would like to see if everyone who is still waiting will keep their wait time up-to-date in this thread so some of us can keep track of their own shipments a little more closely. Thanks.

    BTW: Mine is Ships: Apr 15
    Delivers: Apr 17
     
  2. CalZephyr macrumors member

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    More than picture proof, the guy originally posted a link to his Apple order page. He wised up and changed it to a screen grab, but it was actually saying what he said it was.
     
  3. cwazytech thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I hope mine changes soon cause I really don't want to wait until April 17th
     
  4. DELTAsnake macrumors 6502

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    This is my order:

    Order Details
    Product Name
    Product Number
    Unit Price
    Qty


    Subtotal
    IMAC 24"/SD
    Z0FQ
    A$3,235.45
    1
    A$3,235.45

    With the following configuration:

    * PROCESSOR 065-7994 2.93GHZ INTEL CORE 2 DUO
    * MEMORY 065-8042 4GB 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM-2X2GB
    * GRAPHICS 065-8722 ATI RADEON HD 4850 512MB
    * HARD DRIVE 065-8048 1.0TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE
    * APPLE SOFTWARE - IWORK 065-7672 NONE
    * APPLE SOFTWARE - FINAL CUT EXP 065-7674 NONE
    * APPLE SOFTWARE - APERTURE 065-7673 NONE
    * APPLE SOFTWARE - LOGIC EXPR 065-7675 NONE
    * APPLE SOFTWARE - FILEMAKER 065-8307 NONE
    * APPLE SOFTWARE - MS OFFICE 065-8198 NONE
    * MOUSE 065-8062 APPLE MIGHTY MOUSE
    * REMOTE 065-7985 NONE
    * APPLE KEYBOARD & USER'S GUIDE X065-8116 KYBD (NUM) & USER'S GUIDE-X
    * COUNTRY KIT X065-8055 COUNTRY KIT,IMAC 24-AUS

    Ships:


    17/04/2009

    Delivers:


    23/04/2009
    Subtotal A$3,235.45
    Sales Tax A$323.55
    Total Price
    A$3,559.00

    This is so frustrating, I've ordered from Dell in the past and it only took them 2 days to ship my BTO order. I don't see why a video card should delay it so long. and the 10.5.7 argument dosn't hold water since people who ordered 4875's have started getting there Mac Pro.
     
  5. erniemac macrumors newbie

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    I ordered the 4850 in my new 3.06 GHz iMac and it ships around the end of April. I really hope they move that date up as well. Also, does anyone know why the delay ??? Are they just making the 4850 or what ?? I asked at the Apple store and they didnt seem to know.
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Apple usually gets some hardware before companies release to general public.
     
  7. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DRiff

    Changed some hours ago from "Ships: apr 16" to "Ships: 1 - 3 days" and delivers Mar 12 - Mar 13.
    It seems that who has chosen the HD 4850 won't have to wait all that time...
    and between and apple sale rep and myself:

    i see. i guess i might just have to wait awhile longer for the config i want/need
    do you know what the delay is?

    But if you order now you may receive it sooner then expected, that happens a lot. I know we have had a lot of orders being placed for it. So that has pushed it back

    The shipping dates are always subject to change, but there is no way I can guarantee you that you will get it sooner. But that does happen a lot.

    just to give some hope...

    i have to wait till 23rd of april :(
     
  8. andysrich macrumors member

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    Yeah, I REALLY hope the order times drop. Mines set to ship on the 15th April and deliver by the 20th.
    I don't know if I'll survive the wait. I even had to get an order tracker for my iPhone so I can continue to obsessively check when I'm out. It's really not healthy as I'm dreaming about it being shipped! Please let it be soon
     
  9. gasport macrumors 6502

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    First, the other guy with the March 12 delivery date has disappeared and if it were the case he would be raving about the iMac... I asked him to show us the FedEx shipping confirmation and he never did so one must assume it was an error.

    I had to call Apple again today about another order and inquired about my iMac order with the 4850 as she seemed pretty helpful. She put me on hold and came back and said she talked to her manager and they believe it is because the card is new and not yet ready to ship. I told her as far as we know the 4850 has been out for awhile. She did say Apple was pretty tight lipped and did not provide much information so I assume it was speculation on their part.

    One day we will all be surprised when the status changes..... Until then the speculation continues and provides us with something to do while we wait.
     
  10. LessThanNickel macrumors newbie

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    I ordered the BTO, with the 4850, on 3 March; my order status hasn't changed since: ships 14 April, receive 15 April.
     
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  12. andysrich macrumors member

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    Order Times

    well the UK store just clicked over to a 3-5 weeks waiting time on new orders which really points to a set release date for around mid april, rather than the order backlog story some people have been given over the phone.
    If they have a set date, maybe it is just waiting for something to be finished, and then we can hope its done earlier than expected.
    Fingers crossed!:D
     
  13. gasport macrumors 6502

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    Things are quiet here... We are moving down on the list..:eek: I noticed that yesterday when I was checking on something else. My bet is still on 10.5.7 but still do not know why the Mac Pro with ATI card ships with a special version of 10.5.6.... and they could not do the same with the 4850, which could mean I am wrong...:rolleyes:
     
  14. Redbeastmage macrumors member

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    Sadly, it looks like his early date was in error. I had saved the link he posted to his order to see when it would actually ship. It was supposed to go out yesterday-today, but it looks like his order got changed back to April 17-20. Much as it got our hopes up, I'm sure he's crushed, having had a week of thinking his computer would be here within a week.

    Anyhow, I'm hoping for a slight push forward. I'm alright waiting a month for a better video card, but I've got my fingers crossed to have it in before April 10. Every day is a exercise in restraint to not cancel and drop it to the GT130.

    Here's mine
    IMAC 24"/SD $2,014.00
    3.06GHZ INTEL CORE 2 DUO
    4GB 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM-2X2GB
    ATI RADEON HD 4850 512MB
    640GB SERIAL ATA DRIVE
    APPLE MIGHTY MOUSE
    KYBD (NUM) & USER'S GUIDE
    COUNTRY KIT,IMAC 24
    Ships: Apr 20 (The last day of my week off of work! ARGH!!!)
    Delivers: Apr 24

    P.S. It's cheaper to BTO the mid-grade model up to the top end model if you have an educational discount, by about $40.
     
  15. andysrich macrumors member

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    10.5.7

    I too have seen a lot of speculation that the hold up is down to the release of 10.5.7. Hopefully that wait is getting shorter faster than expected, and now the next seed of 10.5.7 has been released to developers with a small list of known issues it looks like its not too far off.
    The waiting is sooo hard! :D
     
  16. babsvii macrumors regular

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    I ordered mine though an apple seller here in canada called westworld computers. so i didnt get any tracking number to see when my computer would arrive. hearing that it probably wont be till the mid to end of april really blows!! :( i ordered mine on march 4, is there anyone who ordered the same day as me who could tell me maybe when they are expecting theirs, just to give me a better idea what time im looking at here... dont know if that would even make a difference or matter im sure location also comes into play. hoping it comes sooner then later!!!
     
  17. mac.andy macrumors member

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    A month or more is too long to wait for an ordered computer.
    If Apple wasn't ready to ship these new iMac's then they shouldn't have made them available on the Online Store. :mad:
     
  18. 1chocolate1 macrumors newbie

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    Ugh! Mine still ships on April 14. I wonder why some of us aren't so lucky to ship earlier?
     
  19. gasport macrumors 6502

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    Because Apple is not shipping them to anyone until whatever is holding up the shipment is resolved, be this 10.5.7 or other reason unknown to any of us including Apple Support people. :confused:
     
  20. andysrich macrumors member

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    I ordered mine on March 4th as well, at around 9:30am, so nice and early :). Mine is due to ship on April 15th at the moment, due to be delivered on or before 20th (shipping options weren't available.
    Thats here in the UK, so looks like its universal. :rolleyes:
     
  21. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Well, the only thing we seem to know is that Apple doesn't write the ATI drivers for OS X, but they do write the OS X drivers for Nvidia.

    This would seem to be the most likely reason for the hold up. The driver's not ready yet.
     
  22. Perfectionist macrumors regular

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    Maybe the delay is due to the 4850 being the full desktop version? ..... so they need a little redesigning to fit the card in and give it enough cooling?? :confused:
     
  23. maj3stic macrumors newbie

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    Ordered March 17th

    Ships: Apr 21
    Delivers: Apr 23
     
  24. Tymbo macrumors regular

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    ordered on march 3

    ships april 14
    arrives on april 15
     
  25. angryviper macrumors newbie

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    Just placed an order for my very first Mac and I got the ATi card. My shipping date is April 27th with a delivery date of May 1st :( Bummer that I gotta wait that long.
     

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