iMac voltage question

wbhambone

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Jan 26, 2005
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I'm currently looking at purchasing a new iMac. I'm planning to move to Wales (UK) early next year, but need the computer now. This article from Apple shows that the G5 iMac is not auto-switching for models purchased in the US and Japan.

Why in the world would Apple do this?

and

Is my only recourse (if I want an iMac) to buy a voltage transformer when I move overseas? Is this safe?

Thanks.
 

SilentPanda

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wbhambone said:
I'm currently looking at purchasing a new iMac. I'm planning to move to Wales (UK) early next year, but need the computer now. This article from Apple shows that the G5 iMac is not auto-switching for models purchased in the US and Japan.

Why in the world would Apple do this?

and

Is my only recourse (if I want an iMac) to buy a voltage transformer when I move overseas? Is this safe?

Thanks.
Most U.S. people probably don't even know that their other Mac's were voltage switching. It's probably cheaper this way. You will either have to get a convertor or buy a European iMac.
 

Abstract

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I don't know if this is the case, but is there a friend or relative of yours from Canada that could help you? I said I'm not sure if this would work because the "Canadian" model is probably the same as the "US" model.
 

wbhambone

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Jan 26, 2005
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Thanks for the replies.

Is the warranty thing only true on desktops (iMac, eMac, PowerMac) or all apple computers...it wouldn't seem to make sense for iBook and Powerbook - as these are ment to be mobile.

Can anyone confirm the warranty thing? I found no info on Apple's site.

Thanks.
 

RBMaraman

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The warranty on Apple Desktops (eMac, iMac, Mac Mini, Power Mac) are country specific, i.e. if you buy it in the U.S., the warranty is good only in the U.S.

The warranty on Apple Laptops (iBook, PowerBook) are worldwide, since they are portables.

This information is confirmed by Apple.
 

wbhambone

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Original poster
Jan 26, 2005
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Wales
Thanks all - you helped finalize the decision for me....now I'll just wait to see what happens with the powerbook upgrades.

Thanks again.

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