updated 12:10 pm EST, Mon February 1, 2010
Company working to fix video flaws
Apple is putting a temporary stop to the production of 27-inch iMacs, a "well-informed" source claims. The interruption is expected to affect both Core i5- and i7-based systems, and hold until Apple has fixed problems causing yellow-tinted video, as well as other graphics issues. The company is allegedly telling some customers that it cannot honor earlier delivery times. Nevertheless, the US Apple Store and storefronts in other countries are still listing three-week shipping delays.
The launch of the 27-inch iMac has proven extremely problematic for Apple. Buyer complaints about video have persisted for months. A December firmware update helped only a portion of customers, and the company is thought to be working on some sort of second fix. Internally technicians are reportedly being told not to repair or replace iMacs with the yellow tint, unless someone is upset enough, at which point it may justify an LCD panel swap.