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    Default 27" iMacs "constraints"

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share this info, in the event it is of value to any of the forum members.

    I decided upon an iMac (had considered a MacPro) and placed my order on Nov 29, 2013. I live within walking distance of an Apple Store and placed my order there. As of today, I have not received the iMac and have been given 4 separate estimates for delivery:

    1) Jan 16-17; 2) Dec 23; 3) Jan 7; and 4) today, I was told it should be "shipping sometime mid-January". Apple's delivery/shipping estimate is 7-10 days to my location.

    In the last few days, I was also told there are "constraints" on the 27" iMacs. The guys at Apple told me they have asked up the line what the constraints are, but have not been given an answer. My sales guys are guessing it could be something to do with the 27" screen, but they told me that is only a guess. I've googled 27" iMac constraints but only come up with answers relating to the early 2013 iMacs, not the current builds. The Apple website says my build is available to ship within 6-8 business days: that has not been my experience.

    So, I wait and am back to rethinking the iMac/MacPro thing. I figure I have at least 7 days to make a change and cancel this order if I do decide to go with a MacPro...and February/March is just around the corner...

    Happy New Year!
    MsNikon

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    If it's shipping from the US, oh dear. Christmas left the shippers unable to keep up with the demand of their services. Coupled with the weather in the East. Might be the reason. Though I might add that, any time I have order a new Mac, I have waited anxiously for it's arrival. Just not that long. Sorry for your plight. Just think how great it will be once you have it . . . .good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeungfeng View Post
    If it's shipping from the US, oh dear. Christmas left the shippers unable to keep up with the demand of their services. Coupled with the weather in the East. Might be the reason. Though I might add that, any time I have order a new Mac, I have waited anxiously for it's arrival. Just not that long. Sorry for your plight. Just think how great it will be once you have it . . . .good luck
    Hi yeungfeng,

    Thanks! I am literally counting the days until receipt of the computer!
    I asked the Apple store where it was being shipped from and was told they didn't specifically know, but doubted it was from the USA. I'm thinking it's one of the other components that is causing the delay, not the screen, because I've recently learned people are receiving custom 27" iMacs that were ordered after I placed my order.

    It will be brilliant to have a new desktop! I used Disk Speed Test to test my current late 2009 iMac and got WRITE speeds of 98.6 MB/s and READ speeds of 98.6 MB/s with a 1GB file. How much faster is this new iMac going to be? At this point, I can only imagine

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    I get around 115 write and 125 read on a 1G file from my new seagate drive. Not sure what drive you ordered. If you got the SSD it will be much faster. My SSD is almost triple the speed of my seagate

    You are getting a 5 year newer processor as well so processor intensive tasks will be much quicker
    Damien,

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    I did order the SSD and given the (5 year) newer processor, this iMac will be a treat to work with. I'm also looking forward to the reduced glare of the new screen. I've become accustomed to the reflective older screen, trying to control reflections as well as possible given the environment, but an Apple-stated glare reduction of 75% will be interesting to see outside of the Apple store.

    Cheers!

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    The good news is that I received an email from Apple and my iMac has been shipped :-)

    The Fed Ex pick up date is today, Jan 6 and delivery is scheduled for Jan 8. Wow! Nothing has ever come to Canada in two days.

    yeungfeng you asked where it was being shipped from, the tracking page says MIRA LOMA, CA US.

    During the wait, I spent a lot of time rethinking my iMac/MacPro choice and came to the conclusion that the iMac is the right computer for me (for today) due to my not doing video, not using Final Cut Pro, and not doing any 3D rendering. I mostly use Lightroom, Photoshop and a few other photography related programs.

    When everything is set up, I'll write my impressions of the new computer + the DataTale 4 drive thunderbolt external system that is raring to go.

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    I haven't known what to respond on this thread. Didn't know there were any manufacturing problems with the iMac. Had not heard any of that. In fact, couldn't even search out anything about it. Can you post some of the things you have been hearing? Love to know what all is going on.

    Rick
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