New i7 iMacs in the Apple stores?

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  1. ctsoxfan macrumors member

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    This is interesting - they never had them before. Has anyone actually seen them today, and if so, which Apple stores have them?
     
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  3. animefanotaku macrumors newbie

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    Posting from one now. The Northpoint Mall store in Atlanta had them, and I assume the others in the area did as well.
     
  4. ctsoxfan thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome - one will be coming home with me tonight, provided they have them up here in the NYC area. Thanks!
     
  5. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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    St Louis locations have the I7, but no on the 2GB Ram on GPU. :(
     
  6. cjhorist macrumors member

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    darn. i knew it would be too good to be true. that's the same BTO config I'm waiting for.
     
  7. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Well .. maybe :apple: should list i7 iMac as 5th standard option. From common people's sense .. which may not illiterate to computer, it's a bad marketing move for Apple to list standard iMacs as i5 ..

    People are just gonna say "What??!! No i7 on any iMac specs?? SInce 7 is bigger than 5, that should do better, right?"

    Well the shop attendant can only reply "Well you can get i7 with custom order, which you must do online, with some additional fee"

    Yeah .. and people just gonna say "I just bought $2000 Mac and have to pay some more for i7, which should be a STANDARD feature for high-end computer?"
     
  8. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    Is yours running 10.6.6?
     
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  10. imationx macrumors member

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    Intresting. I did not think retail store would have any BTO models.
     
  11. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    Just called mine in Rochester, NY and they have multiple 3.4 i7's in stock.
     
  12. imationx macrumors member

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    Maybe I should cancel my BTO then being the Apple store is 2 miles from my house! I just wanted the upgraded CPU as I don't really need 2GB GPU as I don't play games. :confused:
     
  13. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    How could it? It's a good sign that we can actually purchase iMac with i7 in retail store. But why :apple: put it as BTO option?

    Was it the same with 2010 iMac? You can literally bought 2010 27" iMac with i7 in-store? No online order?

    This is interesting .. yeah i hope I can get 2Gb DDR5 for GPU, but that's not quite matter compared to processor
     
  14. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    The ones the physical stores carry are only the upgraded CPU, still has the 1 GB GPU.
     
  15. Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    Not iMac, but I bought a BTO 2.3 matte/high res 17" MBP at a store. They also had a 15 custom config as well.

    It just makes sense to stock a few of the high-end machines to get the "impulse" purchasers.
     
  16. ctsoxfan thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, as a follow up to my own question, I believe the Danbury CT Apple store has i7's as well. I say that "I believe" this to be the case, because I went there this evening to buy one - and while the store wasn't that busy, it seemed like the sales help seemed interested only in fooling around with their friends rather than selling me a $2500+ computer (I wanted a few extras also). After standing around for what seemed like 15-20 minutes, I had to approach someone at the genius bar and ask for help. The girl there was hardly a genius, but she seemed to think that they had "all" the new iMacs in stock. She could not confirm this exactly, I needed to wait for a sales person. So I did. And waited and waited. After a very long time, I politely told the girl that I was tired of waiting and I was leaving since I could not get any help. She could care less, not sure if she even was paying attention, and said "Okay! Thanks for coming in!".

    What a joke. I haven't seen a store that poorly run in a long time, and it seems like no one there could care less. Kind of soured me on spending the money on an iMac at all.
     
  17. imationx macrumors member

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    Sadly, I have experienced similar at my Apple stores. It is hit or miss. I think the issue is that going to the Apple store almost seems like just a fun 'experience' to people (younger kids) and there are a lot of lookers but not many buyers. This ties of sales people and most sales people are very laid back. I think not having an official 'check out' line is also an issue as it makes it very difficult sometimes to find a free person to check you out for the purchase.
     
  18. ctsoxfan thread starter macrumors member

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    You hit the nail on the head - a lot of lookers (mostly at the iPad) and not very many real buyers.
     
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    Ahh I remember now ..

    Do any of you read specs from Mr X yesterday, minutes before iMac is actually launched on Apple Store?

    I think Mr X there eliminate base model of 21.5" , but it was there. And then come the new 27" iMac which has unique model number, it's MD063LL/A instead of MCXXX like the rest of standard iMac

    I think it's not BTO, yes it only come with 1Gb VRAM, but I think we can purchase it by retailer/Apple Store directly.

    It's available on retail anyday or BTO but not displayed on Apple's website as separated product
     
  20. Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    Had a similar experience at the Columbus (Easton) OH store. It was a Saturday morning in early April and there was a line out the door waiting to buy iPad 2's. These people were being let in and directed to a sales person. I, who was wanting to buy a MBP that cost 3x what an iPad did was left to stand by the table waiting. Watched people come in, make their iPad purchase and leave. Went to the lady directing them twice and asked what I needed to do to get waited on. She seemed like she wanted to be helpful, but was not able to.

    Finally, a salesperson came up to me and asked what I needed and no sooner than he had, but the lady at the front brought someone buying an iPad to him and he flat out told her that he had seen me standing there for a long time and he was going to wait on me. She was a little stunned, but let him help me.

    They just need a way to get into a queue based on what you need help with and call you in the order you come it. I could not imagine going into an Apple store to buy a mouse or keyboard or any small item as you could be there 45 minutes before you got helped.
     
  21. ctsoxfan thread starter macrumors member

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    That's crazy! Sad thing is, I have been in and out of this very same Apple store when it was busier and I was only buying a case for my iPhone. Now, no one there could be bothered to take my $2500!

    I wanted to send an email to someone at Apple, but couldn't find an email address for this on their website. I would have loved to email the store manager directly, but again, no contact info. I wish I could run my business like this - instead, I have to make sure my staff provides actual service to the people that come in and spend money.
     
  22. iRobby macrumors 6502a

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    When I go to fifth Avenue NYC they hound me lol. Also when I was on vacation in January in Fort Myers the closest store 20 minutes in Estero also I was greeted right away. since you in NYC area try the 4 NYC stores. SoHo, 14th Street Fifth Avenue and Upper West Side.
     
  23. ctsoxfan thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip - going to be in the city today and I will hopefully have time to stop by the Upper West Side store.
     

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