iMac sold out right away tomorrow?

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  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    The new iMac will be my first Mac, and I don't know how new products being released are handled. If a new iMac is released tomorrow, when will it be in stores? Also do iMacs have a high possibility of being sold out? And if there is a high chance of them being sold out would buying them online be any different?
    AND if they do get sold out, typically how much longer will it be until more are in stock?


    Sorry for all the questions but I'm curious and excited for tomorrow and my move to the dark side. :)

    Thanks
     
  2. workerbee macrumors member

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    To the dark side? Hmmm... that's new. :p
     
  3. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I'm coming from a position where I used windows religiously so for me it is the "dark side" :)
     
  4. rayward macrumors 68000

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    You are coming into the light. You'll understand once you come over.

    As for supplies, new/updated products are typically available online and at Apple stores immediately after the keynote is finished. Something like an iMac isn't likely to sell out at the stores straight away, and online supplies will be plentiful. I wouldn't stress too much about it.

    You might also consider a refurbished iMac. You get a very good price break on these, especially when a new range is announced as they are looking to clear the inventory of the superseded refurbs to make way for refurbs of the new model. They are literally as good as new, albeit with literally yesterday's specifications.

    My last Mac was a refurb. It comes in all the original packaging and was indistinguishable from a new machine. It comes with a full, as new, warranty.

    For example, a 24" 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo refurbed iMac costs (today - before any model updates) $1,550, whereas the same model new is $1,800. That's about 15% off on a like-for-like basis. After tomorrow's keynote, you can expect the refurb price to drop. If you really think you're going to need the speed bump from a 3+GHz chip, then you have no option. But unless you're going to be doing the visual effects for the next Dark Knight movie, you can get a great machine at a great price with a refurb.
     
  5. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    In most cases the MacBook didn't even sell out.
     
  6. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I waited 2-3 days after the release of the new macbook to see it in the Apple store.
     
  7. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    They dont sell out, but lately with apple they are not in stores the same day.

    If they were going to be in stores, we would have already heard of shipments coming in.

    my 2 cents.
     
  8. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok that's good then

    Ya, but I would like to to some gaming as well as 3D Cad, So I would like to get the newest iMac just for sake of graphics.

    edit: just saw your post tMac85, when do you think they'd be in the Apple stores then?
     
  9. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    i would guess sometimes 2 3 days later. it really depends. probably the next day.

    the macbooks were a HUGE deal so i can see them trying to keep things hush hush.

    mac mini. not so much. so probably the next day. if not the same day, but later in the afternoon.


    Apple is really having a hard time keeping their secrets to themselves, so i think they are going above and beyond to keep releases a surprise.
     
  10. wawanarchist macrumors regular

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    Thanks for asking this, I just got on to start the same thread. I've been waiting for months for this probable release, and now that they are coming out I will be on a movie set all day tomorrow, so I was hoping that they will still be available... I have like 5 sites sending updates to my phone through twitter so I'll know asap
     
  11. pkagel macrumors regular

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    About these refurbs, can you still have apple deck them out with extra memory and such or do you basically have to take what's in the box. Also, do you still get educational discounts on them?
     
  12. wawanarchist macrumors regular

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    What they advertise is one of the 4 base models, but sometimes you get more with it... Kinda a nice surprise.

    No, you don't get an educational discount

    And one last thing, don't ever buy ram from apple, its way overpriced, and its so simple to do yourself. Save yourself $100 and buy and install your own ram
     
  13. Smittay macrumors member

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    id wait til february if you can, big chance of a 28 inch model imac coming out
     
  14. queshy macrumors 68040

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    ^^? says who?

    Sell outs usually aren't a problem. An iMac =/= iPhone.
     
  15. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    IF a 28" model was to come out, they would be released (or at least announced) today (it's tuesday in UK :D) along with the rest of the iMacs, but this is highly doubtful due to the poor resolution in the 28" panels.
     
  16. pkagel macrumors regular

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    I just want the 24" If I were to come home with a 28" then my GF would hang me.
     
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  18. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    the 28" imacs aren't out....

    am I missing something?
     
  19. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    People are randomly claiming with no evidence that a 28" iMac is coming out, the post above was intended to be a joke, don't worry about it.
     
  20. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    did they sell out as fast as the macbook wheel?
     
  21. zombie1210 macrumors regular

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    So did the 20 inch MBP and the Mini with the 3.0 Quad.
     
  22. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I wish, a 3.0 Quad in a Mini would be sweet.
     
  23. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    haha. This thread went from normal, simple question, to crazy, ridiculous, confusing thread .

    way to go guys. freak out the newbies
     
  24. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The 28" iMac has not, does not, and will not exist. They will not make a larger screen with the same resolution as the 24". They will either go straight to 30" and 2560x1600 or nothing at all.
     
  25. Klainn macrumors newbie

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    Good times, the apple online store is down updating their site.

    Excitement builds for those of us waiting to buy our first Mac's.
     

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