Shipping times on iMacs have increased once again!!!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Shrek, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. Shrek macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2002
    Nashville, Tennessee USA
    If you go to the Apple website and put an iMac in your cart, you will notice that not only is the shipping time on the low-end iMac at 2-3 weeks, but the other two 15" iMac shipping times have increased to 5-7 days and the 17" iMac is shipping in 7-10 days!!!

    <--- * jumps up and down in excitement! * :D

    Click here!
  2. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    Also, if you check, you'll see that the CD-RW iMacs are out of stock everywhere but Amazon and the Apple store is completely out of iMacs.

    If not tomorrow, then the next day I'm guessing.[​IMG]
  3. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    w00t w00t w00t w00t!!!!!
    Plz be so plz be so!!!
    They are so ever due!
    Keep ur eyes on the Apple store:eek: :eek: :eek: :D
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    I'm a little curious on this. I don't remember the last time Apple released updates for two different lines of Macs in a period of less than a week since the iMac. I realize Apple's slogan "Think Different", so keeping that in mind will keep me awake tonight. Ugh...sleepless nights. :cool:
  5. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    Hmm. great. just bought an iMac from a member here on the board (no shady eBay transaction this time).

    Very happy with my purchase, though. But damn, wonder what is coming out?!@
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Current Rumors state Early Feb.

    One specific rumor states: Feb. 11th.
  7. SoonToGetAMac macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2003
    I think it wouldn't be until mid-Feb. personally...but one would think that they would still be selling iMacs if there are 14+ days until an update...but then again, why would they update just a few days after:confused: ? Ahh! So confusing! I think they'll come out at the same time as iLife, and iLife started shipping for Pre-Orders today (i read on this board), so mabye this Sat.? Sorry I am acting like a schizophrenic (spelling) but I have no idea...:confused:
  8. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Re: Shipping times on iMacs have increased once again!!!

    Actually the low end iMac (15", CD-RW) has been on a 2-3 week leadtime for a while now (There have been other threads about it.) It looks like Apple has essentially dropped this model.

    With the rest of the leadtrimes being no more then a week, it could be supplier issues or it could be the slowdown prior to the release of updates.

    On an odd bit of speculation, Apple could be waiting for the flurry of Apple Store activity to slow down a bit before making the next announcement. (iMac next? Powerbook after that? Or would it be the other way around?)
  9. FlamDrag macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2003
    Western Hemisphere
    for what it's worth...

    My local CompUSA has had all iMacs on clearance for a week now. Prices aren't that great, but still...clearance.
  10. DeusOmnis macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    Ann Arbor, MI
  11. iAlan macrumors 65816


    Dec 11, 2002
    Location: Location:
    Who here is thinking of getting a new iMac if they are released in the next 2 weeks?
    I have had my iMac since they were first launched in Japan, and am very happy with it I won't be getting a new one for a while - but hope the updates are worthy of a lot of attention (like the AluBooks) I am seriously thinking of getting the 12" and selling my 14.1" iBook (although I love this machine too)
    Imacs will grow consumer demand, but we still need a better upgrade to the pro line...
  12. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Here's what I don't understand: If a model is going end-of-line, why are shipment times longer? Either they have them in stock or they don't. If not, the wait is forever; if they do, the wait should be no different than anything else. Are they trying to locate hidden supplies or something ("Hey, Larry, I found a whole bunch more of dem iMacs in this broom closet!")?

    A long wait to me suggests either a lot of backorders or delayed supplies. Either relates to supply problems out of continuing production.

    The only other reason is that the model will be replaced, and they will offer all purchasers the opportunity to order the newer version at the new price, and are simply taking orders on the new version now without telling anyone.

    As for whether to buy one: I'm waiting to see the revisions. As things stand now, the low-end powermac is basically an iMac with a different form factor that can be built to order and have stuff added to it later. I'm guessing the specs on the top-end iMac will be similar, although probably with a superdrive. So the question will be: how much more for the powermac+superdrive+17" monitor vs. top-end iMac.
  13. TonicAngel macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2003
    oh my word that was hysterical :p I can just see certain people in my town saying that

    classic :D

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