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Apple pushes 27-inch iMac shipments out to three weeks

updated 10:30 am EST, Thu January 21, 2010

Second delay in model's short history

Shipping times for the 27-inch iMac have been pushed out to three weeks, Apple's online store indicates. As recently as earlier this week, times had been reported as low as a few days. A 21.5-inch iMac can still be ordered and shipped within the space of 24 hours, though delivery dates may vary.

It is unknown why Apple would delay shipments for a second time so early into the 27-inch model's history. The first delay, which occurred in December, was claimed by Apple to be a result of "huge" demand. Others have suspected however that the company wanted to address outstanding problems, such as cracked screens and video glitches.

While a software fix was issued for the glitches, errors have persisted for some people, which could mean that Apple is working on a more permanent solution. Other possible explanations for the delay might not only include low stock, but also impending product announcements. A January 27th press event could see the debut of iLife 2010, which would have to be installed on every Mac shipping afterward.




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  1. Geoduck

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Well...I know why

    They're replacing the 27 inch with a 35 inch with Blue-Ray, a touch screen, multiple user replaceable drives, an HDTV tuner, the best video card available (user upgradable), and Firewire.

    I know...I know...
    It'll never happen
    Apple doesn't do Blue-Ray

  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    i5

    i5

  1. Durandalus

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Nooooooooo!

    Mine will never arrive :-(

  1. Xinnix

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    I might know?

    "It is unknown why Apple would delay shipments for a second time so early into the 27-inch model's history"

    I've recently have had two of these come out of the box with dead screens.
    You can hear the system boot and play the welcome video but no image... Just Blackness!

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Huge demand continues

    the huge demand continues, that would be my guess.
    This puppy is/could be the computer of a lifetime.
    Mine will have the 32 nanometer processor.

  1. charlituna

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    ilife isn't an issue

    they will do what they always do. send the software on a disk to the stores and have them put it in the box. happened with my imac with ilife 09 and iwork 09 and then when I go a second machine after snow leopard came out, it was a dropped in disk as well

    i'm guessing demand is the big factor. I see the store ones selling all the time when I'm at my local shops picking up stuff for work (about once a week if not more lately)

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