Interesting finding in Apple's online store regarding the 2012 iMacs

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MasterLibrarian, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. MasterLibrarian macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2012
    I would like to share with you some findings on Apple's website:

    As you might already know, the product codes for the 2012 iMacs are the following:


    In addition, a typical valid link to Apple's store 'configure your mac' link would be something like :

    The above leads to the MacBookPro 'configure' page.

    Typically, if a link is invalid, in case of wrong model no. etc., apple redirects you to this page:

    Page Not Found

    (I have entered a non existent model no: MD100LL/A)

    Now in case of the 4 new iMac models the links would be:

    Those 4 links while obviously not leading to a 'configure' page yet, seem to have completely different behavior than a wrong link as mentioned above. Instead of getting to a "Page Not Found" as you should, you will be redirected into the "View Cart" page:

    This of course means that the pages are reserved for future, lets hope not-so-future use!

    That's all guys! If someone can do a little more digging to the store than I did
    I think he would be more than welcome!

    I can't wait for the above links to start working, especially the MD096LL one !
  2. Alfred.Woodden macrumors member


    Dec 19, 2007
    That's some nice detective work, but it doesn't really change or answer any questions.

    We know the iMacs are coming soon anyways, so...
  3. I8P'CS macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2010
    Some people really have to much time on their hands. Starting to wonder if most people need NEW iMacs just for their ego. As if it was for hard core work people wouldn't have time for this. I know people in high film production who say these new iMacs are nice but are continuing to work with what they have and will purchase when they are ready.

    Seen soon on here willing to take a hit on their 2011 imac just to see thinner edges. That's just crazy. As speak wise there will be minimal difference in terms of CPU. Each to their own. Wonder how many if Hesse people change their cars yearly? Just for thinner low profile tyres etc lol
  4. MarketingGuy macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2010
    Hillsborough, NJ
    Great work MasterLibrarian! I think this does indicate that the new iMacs are in the system and they are just waiting to make it live. Hopefully, we get a launch very soon.

    I8P'CS, I understand your comments and know that some people may be like that, but I think many of us really do need the new iMacs. My Mac Pro recently died and I've been getting along with my 15" rMBP. It's not ideal to work solely on the rMBP and I'm desperate to get my hands on a new desktop, but I'm not willing to pay for the 2011 iMacs nor, what is essentially, the 2010 Mac Pros.
  5. Siderz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012
    It doesn't take long to copy & paste a few letters and add it to the end of a URL.

    If they're so high up in film production then they wouldn't be using iMacs, they'd be using top of the range Mac Pros. No big professional is going to use an iMac.
  6. Occamsrazr macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2012
    someone's still mad that they removed the ODD

  7. MojoRisinSD macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2012
    Have you ever considered that this whole technology thing is kind of a hobby to some of us? Some people follow tech news daily, work in technology fields, and enjoy being on the bleeding edge of technology... it is what we do.
    I will be replacing a 6 year old iMac with a new 27", and if I had the means to do so, you better believe I would upgrade at least every 3 years. There may be some people out there that do get an ego boost by buying something like this, but I really don't think that is the majority of us on these forums.
  8. spcdust macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2008
    London, UK
    Obviously they're in the system, they've been announced at the keynote presentation. Upshot is this tells us nothing regarding release dates.
  9. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2012
    Shows how much you know. I know several "big professionals" using iMacs in place of Mac Pros. No need for a major powerhouse workstation if you're offloading your renders to a farm. Might as well go with something that doesn't need a huge tower on or under your desk.

    Of course, you'll probably counter and say "they're not big enough", such is the beauty of your vague argument.
  10. willmtaylor, Nov 13, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012

    willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    While that's interesting to some (I suppose), it doesn't indicate anything that isn't already known.

    Apple said: New iMacs are coming.
    You said: New iMacs are coming.
  11. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Master Librarian: Great work also. Forget these tur.s who are throwing out downers. This is the fun part;waiting for a new product and guessing when it will come out. Keep up the good work.
  12. ctdonath macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    What's crazy is wasting time belittling others for their purchase choices based on the most trivial difference which can be identified.

    Yes, the processor will be faster. Maybe not much, but still faster.
    USB3. Crazy fast throughput.
    Hybrid drive. SSD performance + magnetic capacity - annoyance of figuring out what to put where and having to manually update locations & links.

    Some people DO change their cars & computers yearly. Done right, they can keep near the leading edge at minimal cost.
    Some people (moi) haven't changed either for a long time, and look forward to buying the newest maxed-out box possible - knowing they'll be using that box until duct tape & spit can't keep it together & running.
  13. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    The Fusion Drive is not like this at all
  14. DeafRaiders macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    Caotbridge (outside Glasgow, UK)
    I guess the UK is different just tried it and page not found - replacing us with uk after
  15. Razorhog macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2006
    Well said. Describes me perfectly.
  16. WrrN macrumors regular


    Oct 11, 2012
    Here, here. I'm doing just that with my 2006 MBP ... watching my screen flicker, HD's getting self-ejected, and keyboard input missing key depressions. Bring on the iMac's Now!

    My point being, yes there are many of us desperately in need of a new system and not simply wanting cutting edge for the sake of it. Anyone who promotes a lead to what Apple's up to, is helping the community. What's up with all the snippy attitude lately?
  17. ctdonath macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    The "-" was intended as a minus sign (in contrast to the "+" earlier in the sentence), not a hyphen. The Fusion Drive is exactly like this, in that it's speed of SSD plus space of magnetics minus irritation of file location maintenance.


    The "snippy" lately is puzzling because I can't fathom why anyone would hang around an optimistic fan board, filled with people eager for something new & nifty, just to waste time posting "pshaw, it sucks".

    Put it this way: when the iMac 2012 appears, a whole lot of us will stop posting for a while because we'll be USING THE DURN THINGS. The naysayers are spending inordinate time bashing what they don't have instead of using what they do.
  18. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    Oh duh, haha, thank you for the clarification. My bad! I apparently read that waaaayy too quickly :)
  19. smoking monkey macrumors 65816

    smoking monkey

    Mar 5, 2008
    You Only Live Twice
    Yep. I've found a lot of the snippy attitude is coming from 2011 owners. It's funny. They don't say it at first, but then it comes out during a thread. It's jealousy and justification for some of them and they feel crappy because they aren't part of the excitement.

    The petulant behavior of some people on these boards has been nothing short of pathetic. I wish we had to put our age with verification on our avatars because then we could figure out who is really a kid being a kid and who is an adult acting like a cry baby.

    Sure, these new machine are still to be reviewed, but I gotta say I think this is a HUGE update to the imacs. The biggest update in about 6 years.
  20. APPLE-FANATIC macrumors 6502a


    Aug 4, 2012
    WOW! Great work :):apple: Now we just need them to appear on the website for purchase
  21. washburn macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2010
    I think this finding plus the change to "Coming soon" on the iMac page means they are just around the corner
  22. StephenAndrew macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    The 'coming soon' corner on the iMac page has been there since the keynote, but I do hope they're on their way soon...
  23. washburn macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2010
    No it was "Coming in November"
  24. iMcLovin macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2009
    Nope the orange corner tag has always said 'coming soon'. It's because it includes both iMacs.

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