Heard from an Apple Store employee: New iMacs in September

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  1. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    My dad was at the Apple Store last night (obviously I'm not going to say which one) and supposedly one of the employees said to my dad that the new iMacs are coming out in September, but he wasn't supposed to tell anyone.

    I'm still leaning towards an early August release myself, but I just thought I'd let you know this little tidbit of a rumor. :)
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    From what I understand, apple store employees get virtually no advanced notice of future products.
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    that is true, this sounds like an educted guess on the employees part, but really if they were going to wait until september it seems like they would do it when leopard is shipping.
     
  4. p0intblank thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm assuming this employee is just like you and me... they probably visit MacRumors and other rumor sites.
     
  5. Turkish macrumors 6502

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    I have a nephew who works at a store - absolutely true. They know as much (or less) than most people on this board about future products.
     
  6. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    But employees aren't supposed to "frequent" such sites! :rolleyes::eek::p
     
  7. gkarris macrumors 604

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    They're not supposed to say anything either...:eek:
     
  8. St. Germain macrumors 6502

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    They're running that free iPod for students promotion until September 16, 2007 so I'd almost be shocked if Apple released new iMacs before that promo runs out.
     
  9. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Does apple really care if the employees in their stores do, it's not like they know any more than the rest of us do.
     
  10. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    If THIS IS TRUE MY PREDICTIONS ARE RIGHT!! iMacs at PARIS EXPO WOOHOO!!
     
  11. neven macrumors 6502a

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    They're not supposed to post on them regarding Apple products or policy, but nothing's stopping them from reading.
     
  12. urbanskywalker macrumors 6502

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    What is there to WOOHOO about? I am so sick of waiting I am going to give it until next Tuesday, and if there is nothing new I will just order a 20" imac and avoid Apple sites for a few months. This endless waiting is silly.
     
  13. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    It's better if a next gen iMac is released it can't be released with a website update can it? it has to be done the Jobs way...
     
  14. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I don't think there's anything that expressly prohibits visiting Mac rumour sites. But.. if someone inside Apple spilt the beans about a new product, you probably wouldn't really want to have macrumors, appleinsider etc. in your internet history!
     
  15. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I think that it is ok for a regular Apple Store employee to visit/read/maybe even post in this site. As long as s/he tells no one and never says anything about any possible products for launch. Or even mentions on this site that they work for Apple.
     
  16. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    You can look at anysite you want to whatever you work as, correct?

    Steve Jobs has admitted he's been on rumor sites more than once...
     
  17. BlakTornado Guest

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    That's true. Someone I met online works at the Apple Store in Regent Street, London (He met Steve Jobs the other week, the lucky little...!). There have been many times in the past where I've started a conversation about an article on MacRumors, and he's responded to it. They ARE allowed to view these sites but not allowed to post anything on them about Apple... well, give any Apple "Secrets"* away, or let people know that they work for Apple.

    (*Apple Store employees know almost nothing about Apple's future products. In fact, I have even asked my friend when new iMacs were coming, and he just gave me a guess. No facts.)
     
  18. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, they don't know squat when it comes to upcoming product...trust me. I used to be one. He and his buddies probably had just read it on MacRumors or Think Secret in the back room now he's risking his job by disseminating that to potential customers, to which I say..."way to go there slick".
     
  19. AcousTronic macrumors newbie

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    I was in an Apple store yesterday, and was chatting with 3 of the kids in there... None of them had any idea when the iMac was coming and one even said, "Oh, they're going to change it"? :eek:
     
  20. superlatic macrumors regular

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    think we are talking anytime now literally

    as i mentioned in another thread on here, retailers are out or running very low on stock of imacs ie amazon uk are at 1-3 weeks for imacs now, and i read on here somewhere that there was no imacs in apples refurb store today.

    late july is definately definately a possibility, early aug absolute latest in my opinion (unless within next week availability shoots back up again)
     
  21. john2006wright macrumors regular

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    imacs have been popping in and out of the refurb store for the last week (UK). Not sure what to read in to it. Although there are no MBs at all. Maybe because nobody returns them because they are so good!
     
  22. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    I find that rumours make the wait easier since at least there's something to read about it.
    The old Apple store employee claim is pretty iffy, though.
     
  23. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I agree w/ the rest...

    It's a common guess since the student iPod deal ends on Sept, MacWorld is in Sept, and the g5 iMacs were released in Sept. (?).

    But I think he/she also reads MacRumors on his breaks ... lol... I can imagine a giant group of employees on their break surrounding a Intel iMac and look at the iMac section of MacRumors...
     
  24. paetrick macrumors regular

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    Bah I hate the wait... There's one problem with the July - August release though , -> Apple has never (never) released a mac computer with new design without showing it on a presentation. I do not think there's a big chance that they will just update the webpage for this one... iMac is too special.

    The positive thing is that it's only 2 month to september :mad: :cool:
     
  25. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    I remember people suggesting that they'd announce an event for Leopard when it kept getting later and later.
    Maybe they will actually hold one for the iMac soon rather than relying on the Paris Expo.
     

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