How Long?

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  1. GAUG3 macrumors member

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    So, I'm really new to the whole iMac anncouncement thing. I've never been in the market for a new computer when a company is about to "possibly" release a newer model.

    Say they do announce a new model today and the store opens back up with new ones for us to order. What is the turn around for delievery? Few days, couple of weeks, a month?
     
  2. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Normally, yes.

    It depends on the configuration and the model. For example last year in May when the iMac was refreshed most of the models were shipping within a week if you ordered on the day of the refresh, but certain configurations, such as the HDD + SSD, took a couple of weeks to ship.
     
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    In the past the store will close during the keynote, and more often than not they will announce that the computers will be on sale today or tomorrow both online and in stores.
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    It all depends on their initial available supply and demand. With iDevices, if you are able to get your online order submitted within the first couple of hours, you can get the earliest available shipping times. I think the same goes for the Mac lineups as well. After the initial onslaught, shipping dates usually slip to 1-2 weeks from there.
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I specced up my iMac last year...Took 2 weeks to deliver, but I made a lot of changes to stock.

    If the way Apple dealt with the launch of the iPad 3 is anything to go by, I would think you should be able to get stock models pretty quickly. But who knows what they will be...:)
     
  7. vladfein macrumors regular

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    What’s “a lot”? CPU, RAM and HDD – what else was upgradable???
     
  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I took it too the I7 2GB Video...the Ram I did myself.
     

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    If you want to get rid of it i'll give you £250 :p
     
  10. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Dream on....:D
     
  11. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    To the OP: Apple is now updating its online store.
     

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