iMac 2.8 GHz discontinued

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  1. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    iMac 2.8 GHz 24 inch has been discontinued. Why? I hope it's for something even better, because this looks like it would be a great machine. I went for the cheaper 20 inch with 2.0 GHz but had the money been available I would definitely have gone for the top end machine. Apple, please don't push down the performance of the iMac - it has become a great machine.
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    was it really discontinued? i can still see it in the apple store.
     

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  3. design-is macrumors 65816

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    Its still available on the UK website too ...
     
  4. design-is macrumors 65816

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    but if you click select it still says:

    Summary

    Price: £1,241.70
    VAT: £217.30
    Subtotal: £1,459.00

    Ready to ship:
    3 days
    Free Shipping

    Specifications

    * 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme
    * 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    * 500GB Serial ATA Drive
    * SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    * Apple Mighty Mouse
    * Keyboard (English) + Mac OS X (English)
    * ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory
    * 24-inch glossy widescreen LCD
    * AirPort Extreme
    * Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
     
  5. a456 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well this doesn't look promising:
     

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  6. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Could be just the UK site, US store looks fine.
     

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  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I can confirm that is what I am seeing also :confused:

    Although if you select the item shipping returns to 3 days, just an error although I haven't seen discontinued on the apple store before.
     
  8. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    2-4 Business days in Australia and Hong Kong.

    I was just about to say as above. Maybe a disgruntled Apple store employee decided to have a little fun.
     
  9. a456 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Has anywhere got 24 hrs shipping on this model?
     
  10. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    I don't think it ever was, as it's a special chip.
     
  11. design-is macrumors 65816

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    Will be good if it means a run down on its production pending an update coming soon! (and a chip update for macbookpro along with it please) ... if thats the case... but maybe they just ran out of supplies? lol
     
  12. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Cause its Extreme™ :D
     
  13. Nordichund macrumors 6502

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    It also says discontinued on the Norwegian Apple Online Store.
     
  14. a456 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure it was 24 hrs before the Macworld Expo started. I think the whole special order thing was before and then it just turned into a regular option. Makes sense that a fast machine has a fast delivery - after all it will be going to people who don't like to wait for things.:D
     
  15. pascal.frencken macrumors newbie

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    Discontinued across Europe

    The 24" 2.8GHz iMac is listed as 'discontinued' in multiple European Apple Stores (I checked UK, France, Germany, Netherlands). Maybe a replacement is in the works, or you can only get 2.8GHz as BTO option for the 24" 2.4GHz iMac.
     
  16. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    I too can confirm that is saying 'Discontinued'. It may be due to a CPU upgrade? Maybe the 2.8GHz isn't an 'Extreme' processor anymore?
     
  17. phungy macrumors 68020

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    So its really not discontinued since you can BTO...and it comes out to the same price as well.
     

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  18. a456 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't make any sense that they would discontinue showing the machine on their main page but keep it as an option. It can't be that much of a niche market (larger demand than the MB Air I would expect - after all it is much better value for money). My prediction is that this change is trickling through as stock is being depleted.
     
  19. Mark Morb macrumors regular

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    Oh Bugger!!! I was about to buy the 2.8Ghz model this morning, I was just waiting to see if anything happened at Macworld. No way I'm buying something that's being listed as "Discontinued", I guess I'll wait just a bit longer to see if there is going to be a replacement.
     
  20. KingScooty macrumors member

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    Looks like it's not discontinued lol.
     
  21. Mark Morb macrumors regular

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    It's not the 24" iMac per se that's showing as discontinued, only the 2.8Ghz version.
     
  22. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Its not showing as discontinued for me.
     

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  23. KingScooty macrumors member

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    Look at the first image you posted lol. "Ready to ship: Discontinued"
     
  24. KingScooty macrumors member

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    Does this clear things up ? :p :D
     

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