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Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by porovaara, Aug 4, 2002.
Just checked and across the board there is 7-10 days estimated ship time on the powermac line.
NICE RUMOR !!!
someone dispose of this please...
don't base anything on shipping times...i've got a new powermac from the apple store arriving at my house tomorrow
That rumor sucked, this one is a slight improvement.
You need that nugget of truth to get the suckers to bite.
In the past 24 hours the ship times for all of the Preconfigured Powermacs on the Education Store (Except the education-only PM G4/733)have gone from 1-3 days to 7-10 days which has happened prior to EVERY product upgrade/Revision for the past 18 months, at least on the Apple Store for Education preconfigured items. More interesting though is that heavily customized BTO Powermacs are showing 3-5 days. This leads me to belive that there isn't any inventory of ready-built, mainstream Power Macs meaning change is coming pretty soon. I do know that preconfigured machines come from a warehouse where as BTO machines ship straight from the respective factory for that model.
Most interesting though is the PM G4/933 OSX Server being delayed for 7-10 WEEKS(!!!!!)
BTW: Every other PowerBook, iBook, imac & eMac are showing no more than 5 days
That's funny. I just configured a basic 17-inch iMac and it says it will take 3-4 weeks. Maybe this means something new is coming to the iMac, too.
I WANT AN IMAC!!!
I wish I may, I wish I might...
All signs point to scoring a new G4 from Apple VERY soon.
Just checked the apple store and it's telling me 3-5 days, which is definitely not as exciting as 7-10 days. I wouldn't get your pants wet just yet.
Not that I am expert but I believe Apple doesn't change these dates very often. I believe the shopping cart puts 3-5 days for preconfigured machines and 7-10 days for custom configurations. If you look at the cart below you will see the Dual with all the ram has everything listed as a custom job. The choice on their shopping cart just adds everything together for you and doesn't use a inhouse part number. I believe these dates mean absolutely nothing.
Last week, they were listing 1-2 days for a preconfigured machine, so it appears that _something_ has changed.
Guys, settle down. This is what I found out today (8/7/02). All powermacs in the education store have 7 - 10 days shipping time (except the 733Mhz, which is education only). Moreover, I checked Amazon.com's website, and they do not have inventory ("or the product has been discontinued") on any powermac except for the dual 1 Gig model. Amazon has inventory for every other model that Apple is currently manufacturing...
I've been checking periodically, the regular (non-educational) Apple store was quoting 1-2 days for delivery last week, then 3-5 days for most of this week. This evening it changed to 5-7 days.
If I were betting I'd bet on the day after the Crystal Clear promotion is over (i.e. Aug. 13) as the day the new G4's are introduced, starting to ship on that date. The intensity of the rumors around the time of MWNY combined with the fact that they followed up a promotion on the G4s immediately with another promotion (rather unusual) leads me to believe that the new models were really ready before MWNY but Apple held off to rid themselves of excess inventory.
If they weren't going to announce next week, I would think the next most likely date would be one of the keynotes in Sept. (Seybold or the Apple expo in Paris). The fact that the ship date is streching out like this in the Apple store as well as the other stories of depleted inventories in this thread seems to indicate they aren't going to wait that long.
Unfortunately, not everyone has been able to sell their excess inventory; there is a Mac/PC store a block from my apartment that has stacks of G4 boxes in their front window! The same store sold out of their TiBooks weeks before the new model was introduced, but I guess it is harder to move those G4's.
Can Apple wait?
Ok, so the shipping times have been upped yet again... and continue to as we get closer to the 13th... We also know that a bunch of reports are coming in that some of the big resellers are out or very close to running out.
So my question is this: Hypothetically speaking- can Apple afford to not issue a new PMac line next week and decide to wait until one of the late Sept shows?