POLL: 2012 iMac Order Date

When will the 2012 27" iMac Start Shipping

  • Week of December 3

    Votes: 8 15.7%
  • Week of December 10

    Votes: 17 33.3%
  • Week of December 17

    Votes: 12 23.5%
  • Week of December 24

    Votes: 4 7.8%
  • Week of December 31

    Votes: 10 19.6%

  • Total voters
    51

noahc

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 12, 2005
94
0
After months of speculation, we're finally past the "when will they announce the new iMac" question -- so we can move onto the "when will I be able to BUY and USE" my new 27" iMac. So with that in mind, lets start the speculation!
 

forty2j

macrumors 68030
Jul 11, 2008
2,585
2
NJ
Going optimistic here. I think someone said that the AUS Apple Store would be selling 21" iMacs next weekend, and Phil said 27" iMacs would come a month after the 21", so, yeah..
 
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Moonjumper

macrumors 68020
Jun 20, 2009
2,101
1,706
Lincoln, UK
You cannot see upgrade pricing on the UK store. I assume it is the same on other stores. Hopefully that information will be available before preorders so people have time to make the decision over Fusion Drive and other options.
 
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Johnf1285

macrumors 6502a
Dec 25, 2010
893
13
New Jersey
Would be great to see BTO pricing and options. Please oh please give us a 2.5" SSD option on the 21.5"!!!!!!!!!!!

or

Make it simple for the user to put a disk/drive in there! (no chance I bet!)
 
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Tom J

macrumors regular
Sep 15, 2006
205
0
Midwest
The thread title is asking about the order date, yet the poll results reflect the shipping date, two different things. I'm going to go out on limb and say that we'll be able to order by Black Friday with shipping the first week in December.

I think Apple is being extra cautious here and tempering expectations for a product that has had manufacturing issues.
 
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bayleaves

macrumors regular
Feb 25, 2012
191
0
Silicon Valley
Pre-order Dates

Got an email from Tim Cook (or someone in his office, more likely) saying, "We will begin taking orders for the new iMacs closer to the initial shipment date." What I don't know is if this means they will start taking orders for 21.5" and 27" iMacs at the same time, even though the ship dates are different, or if they will be staggering the pre-orders with the corresponding ship dates.

Whatever the case, I will be ordering my 27" iMac as soon as it becomes possible. Looks like I've already got a buyer for my 2007 24" iMac, so that will help with the cost (along with the iTunes VIP discount).
 
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Hairlesswookiee

macrumors member
Aug 21, 2010
31
0
Pensacola
I'm gonna have to wait until the first of the year. It'll be delivered too close to Xmas, and I'd rather just wait to see some product reviews anyways. The wife has already ruled out getting it as a "Christmas present" so I can't even use that as a reason to order on day one. :(
 
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lucasfunkt

macrumors 6502
Jun 11, 2012
315
5
Would be great to see BTO pricing and options. Please oh please give us a 2.5" SSD option on the 21.5"!!!!!!!!!!!

or

Make it simple for the user to put a disk/drive in there! (no chance I bet!)
Will we know these prices before it's available to order or do we have to wait until December for that too?
 
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smfinlay

macrumors member
Mar 2, 2008
86
24
Central Florida
My co-worker and I were discussing this today. I can't see them making the iMac available too close, or even after Christmas. So my guess was the 10th.

However, he seems to think that they'll make it available for purchase/pre-order in early December, but have it not ship until the end of the month or even the beginning of January.

Hopefully I'm right. :)
 
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