New iMac order people, when are your macs arriving and when can we expect tear downs?

hardtofin

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as per the title, if you’ve ordered a new iMac, when is it coming?

Also when can we expect to start seeing tear downs, cpu benchmarks and testing on the thermals?

Anyone have any info?
 
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Nikcib

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as per the title, if you’ve ordered a new iMac, when is it coming?

Also when can we expect to start seeing tear downs, cpu benchmarks and testing on the thermals?

Anyone have any info?
So I’m a newbie to this site, but I’ve been reading here for months. I had planned on getting a new computer for my birthday for casual family usage. My birthday was 3/19! I ordered the new iMac that day (I had been waiting since I knew the iMac was due for a refresh). However, after reading a thread about the different specs for educators (I’m a teacher), I realized it didn’t make sense to go with the configuration I had: 27 base CPU with extra 8gb of RAM and 512 SSD. So I canceled the order and got the 27inch high end with i5 processor and 580 GPU. I hope it’s not hot. The only gaming we might do is the City Skylines since I was a big fan of the SimCity line. Based on specs, it should be able to run that. The price tag was already high so I can’t justify the additional GPU for a home computer. My previous computer is a 2010 13 inch MacBook PRO. I wanted to get another laptop, but these specs are much better for the price and I hardly ever move my computer.

The bummer is that the new delivery date is April 4-8, and my original date was April 1-3. I’m so sad I have to wait even longer. I’m hoping Apple might ship it sooner but we will see.
 

quagmire

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April 1-3 for me and it is preparing to ship. Mine is a BTO. Stock configs should be arriving this week, as soon as Tuesday according to Apple’s estimated dates.
 
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hardtofin

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thanks guys.

anyone know what day you can actually just walk into an apple store and buy one?
 

quagmire

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Mine has shipped via UPS*. Will be here Wednesday.

* Order Status hasn't changed to shipped, but it has popped up on UPS MyChoice for me.
 
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macduke

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Ordered afternoon of the day they were announced, 3/19. BTO specs in signature (adding 32GB RAM myself). Currently “preparing for shipment” with delivery April 1-3.
 

macduke

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Just received tracking info from UPS, showing both my iMac and AirPods 2 will be here this Thursday the 28th! Not sure if mine got bumped up to ship with the AirPods or regardless, but I’ll take it! I was already going to be taking some time off of work this week.
 
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Nikcib

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Ugh so jealous. Mine is still in processing with a message saying it will take longer to ship than usual. Dates still say 4/4-4-8. Dates ok cancelled order were 4/1-4/3. Wish I could get those back, but the solid state drive and better processor are worth the wait I guess.
 
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jsmitty

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My 3/20 order confirmation for 27” said Apr 2-4 but I received a UPS confirmation this morning for 3/27 delivery.

UPDATE - pushed back to 3/28
 
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quagmire

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Guess mine missed the cutoff and was rescheduled for Thursday. Couldn't do a Thursday delivery, and had to reschedule it for the 1st. :(
 

Mr.CB

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First time ordering.. used a friend and family discount and decided to pick up in store instead of shipped to house. Are these deliveries normally slower that shipping direct ? Apple store is on my way home from work so figure as soon as I get notified it there I’ll be on my way.
 

Nikcib

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Yay! My status just changed. They said they’re completing some final details before shipping and they’ll let me know when it ships.
 

jpm132

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I ordered last week (BTO) and I should be able to pick it up 3/27 (original estimate was 4/3)
 

Dezlboy

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Do you have the message that shipping is taking longer than normal?
Yes. FWIW: I ordered a similar iMac (but different processor) a couple days prior and did not have that message. (I;m returning that first order...changed my mind...again).