New iMac Now Available to Order in the U.S.

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple is now accepting orders for the new iMac on their online store. The new iMacs offer dramatically reduced thickness and add a brand new Fusion Drive that combines flash storage and a traditional disk-based hard drive to maximize both speed and capacity.

    The 21.5" model starts at $1299 and $1499 while the 27" model starts at $1799 and $1999. The 21.5" model is shipping in "1-3 business days" while the 27" model ships in 2-3 weeks. Limited stock of 21.5" iMacs should also be available in Apple retail stores starting today. The previously reported iMac build-to-order options were accurate with a variety of RAM, Processor, Hard Drive and Graphics Card upgrades available for specific models.

    We previously posted an unboxing video of the new iMac.

    Article Link: New iMac Now Available to Order in the U.S.
  2. chrismarle macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
  3. Sweetooth44, Nov 30, 2012
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    Sweetooth44 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2012
    Ordered mine about 20 minutes ago. 7-10 business days for a fully decked out 21.5" model. Arriving a week before Christmas.

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  4. HardRain macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2012
  5. TheNextBigThing macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Pearl of the Orient
    Apple fanboys must order fast due to supply constraints.
  6. Mobster1983, Nov 30, 2012
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    Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    Wewt!! Ordering mine now.

    27" with 3.4 GHz Core i7 and 728 GB SSD. Will use my external thunderbolt for more storage and buy aftermarket RAM.

    Anyone know why you can't get a fusion drive with the 728 GB SSD and 3 TB HDD. Would work much better for me (yes, I would use most of that storage).
  7. Kirk macrumors regular


    Jan 6, 2004
    Yes! Finally came up at the Norwegian Store to! :)
    One 27" 3,2 GHz order placed!
  8. clunkmess macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2011
    opted for ram over fusion. Hope I made the right choice.

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  9. iLondoner macrumors 6502


    Ordered in the UK, delivery 21 Dec to 2 Jan

    27" base model with 3TB Fusion and trackpad instead of mouse

    Can go back to sleep now having been up most of the night!
  10. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    Honestly, probably not. Although, I don't know what you'll be using the computer for.
  11. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    Wow! so its true, no fusiion or ssd for entry imac, no pure SSD for 21 incher at all, no ther SSD than 768 GB for imac at all... bye bye iMac, I am not a fool
  12. MacMyDay macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2003
    Cambridge, England
    If the US is anything like the UK, you can get the RAM for about 1/5 the price from instead
  13. east85 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    I still can't help but feel the new iMac is a downgrade from the previous generation.
  14. Deanobear macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    I just changed my order and went the whole hog - i7, 32gb ram, 3tb fusion and nVidia 680MX (and AppleCare) ... not much more than my original order - it's not like I'm going to be buying one of these every week ... in for a penny, in for a pound! :cool:
  15. east85 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    No user upgradeable RAM on the lower end model, just BTO.
  16. isephmusic macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2012
    can you upgrade the ram yourself ? otherwise you paid 180$ too much for your ram upgrade rofl. i think the fusion drive should come stock honestly or at least give us 7200rpm stock drives. i really want one of these. with edu pricing you can have a nice i7 model 8gigs ram 1tb drive for 1580$. damn wish i didint just buy a macbook pro
  17. clunkmess macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2011
    iTunes, browsing, hope to dabble in Final Cut Pro, GarageBand, Pages, maybe some Left For Dead 2.
  18. WrrN macrumors regular


    Oct 11, 2012
    Uhh, I think this is the gloat and smile, not the mope and gripe thread.
    Sorry to bash majkom; I'm happy with my purchase.
  19. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    you better wait for next gen with your mb pro - later even apple will give fussion as default - entry imac is obsolete piece of tech, no ssd in 2013 is a joke.. so, wait
  20. nsfw macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2009
    The ram on the 21.5 won't be upgradable. Must be soldered. Not sure if you can order without the fusion and add your own ssd later.
    Will be interesting if you can add your own ram and ssd to the 27" model than it will be nearly the same price to take the base 27 vs 21.5 with 16gb+fusion
  21. ankehuber, Nov 30, 2012
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    ankehuber macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Ordered. At last!!! The relief was palpable. It's going to be a great Christmas! :)


    Went for the medium amount of RAM from Apple, which I know people will smirk at, but it was only £160 and I can always upgrade a year down the line for peanuts and have a nice upgrade to look forward to :)
  22. Merax macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2010
    In for a 27". Looking forward to much shorter build times :)
  23. edry.hilario macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2010
    Got mine high end 27 inch iMac max out except for ram you'd be a fool to buy ram from apple. Couldn't be happier. Tears of joy been waiting since April without a computer just an iPad as my main machine. Yayyyy
  24. ifraaank macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2012
    Odense C, Denmark
  25. L3g4to macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2012
    oh wow i ordered one too but 27.12.12 - 03.01.13 delivery is bad

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