iMac Preorder

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BDG1, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. BDG1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    Has anyone heard when we will be able to preorder online the new 27" iMac?
  2. Razorhog macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2006
    Nope. No one knows yet.
  3. varunmaini2011 macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2012
    Pre orders Detail Soon

    I was Going Through some of the Websites it revealed that the Pre order will be available soon.....
  4. marvz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2012
    Perhaps tomorrow after they updated the store for the iPad mini preorders :)
  5. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    when i asked the online apple store helper or whatever the live support is .. they said not til december
  6. bigcat318 macrumors 6502

    Dec 25, 2007
  7. thepowerofnone macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2011
    No, but then typically Apple doesn't announce a mac and release it 2 months later.
  8. MacDouble macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2012
    I think we can pre order the 21'5'' in mid November to get it end of November (same for 27'' in december). When Apple says "available in xy" it means "end of xy" like iTunes 11 which is available in october *lol*.
  9. MacMiguel macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2012
    It's r
    a shame, Apple is doing everything bad, bad, bad.... there is no stock for anything, delays, stupids preorders, icreassing prices....

    F * c K U Apple, u Stink
  10. whitel4 macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2012
    Exactly. Windows 8 has been released now and Apple wanted to get the iMac announced to try and win some windows customers over. I think it was planned to be released a lot sooner than Dec but they have had problem after problem.

    I will not pre order.
    1. I dont see there being massive demand and I could walk into a shop on release day and pick one up. or order online and delivery be days away.
    2. I honestly think there is going to be teething issues. I will sit and watch MacRumors until Jan to see exactly what problems customers are facing before I buy.

    But I have waited for 6 months+ and I will def be getting my hands on one soon after its released.
  11. Ekuk macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2012
    i guess it will be when they are ready to sell the 21 inch in november, i read on one of the threads here someone saying november 2nd for the 21 inch launch, who knows though.

    It would be in line with what they are doing with the ipad mini, if you look at the apple store you can now order the 3g version of the ipad mini which says delivery end of november. Of course the imac is more complicated because of the bto stuff.

    What's everyone going for? I'm thinking the high end 27 with the i7 chip and the 3tb fusion drive and upgrade the ram myself by sticking another 16gb in though if the upgrade price from 8 to 16 is reasonable i would just get 16gb direct from apple, as usual they'll ask for stupid money though. My concerns with upgrades are heat, I've heard of previous generation imacs getting hot with upgraded chips and gpu, i was going to go ssd which would have reduced the heat from a major source but the new fusion options sounds better, though you then still have a hdd in there, in a much small internal space too. I'll probably go with the standard gpu from the highend, i'm not a gamer but I do still want photoshop to still work on the thing in 5 years.
  12. aidacra macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2012
    The Netherlands
    In the Netherlands there is a reseller that mentions end of November for the 21" and February 2013 for the 27".

    I really hope they are wrong. Cannot imagine that they know something more than other resellers.
  13. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007

  14. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    I guess I won't be able to take delivery this year and write it off on my 2012 taxes :( Apple continues to make it extraordinarily difficult for me to justify replacing my 2009 24" iMac.
  15. Garden4Gods macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2012
    My laptop is showing signs of death so I don't think I can wait too long for the 21.5" to be available.

    I'm going to have a look at the Asus ET2300 when it's released on November 3rd.

    The Asus VivoBooks look interesting too.
  16. eswank macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2006
    I've been trying to find out the same thing. I've called Apple's 1-800 number and they said that they get the same info as everyone else from the website (which I doubt). I've also contacted MacMall since I needed to buy something else from there and they said they didn't know either.

    If I were to guess, I'd say that the 21" preorder would be the first week of November and the 27" would be the first week of December. The only thing that I'm afraid of is that the 27" will fall into shipping towards January/February timeframe.
  17. noahc macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2005
    Tim Cook feels differently. He mentioned that they expected their iMac inventory to be severely constrained and that they would see much more demand than they expect to be able to meet this quarter and into Q1.

    I'm expecting that we'll get to pre-order in December, perhaps even early December, but even then not counting on one on my doorstep until late December even Janaury.
  18. whitel4 macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2012
    Yeah I saw that after I wrote that. I might have to pre-order asap.

    But still this seems very rushed!

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