“Apple Support has locked a discussion thread about newly purchased iMacs exhibiting symptoms of problematic displays in what Tom’s Hardware is calling an act of censorship,” MacNN reports.
“The topic, titled ‘Bought new iMac 20″ Faded Screen,’ began on August 7th — the first day the new iMacs went on sale — and quickly became the primary place for new iMac owners to discuss their troubles of 20-inch and some 24-inch iMacs,” MacNN reports. “The discussion saw a slew of traffic in its early stages, which later soared to an average of 429 hits per day until Apple locked the topic to prevent further posts, according to the report.”
“From August 7th to November 18th the thread accrued more than 15,000 hits for an average of roughly 158 hits per day. That number rocketed up to 9,000 hits in just 21 days before Apple closed the thread,” MacNN reports. “What’s more, new posts about the gradient color issue in new iMacs are disappearing, with error messages taking their place in the forums. Apple has yet to reply to any of the posts regarding the issue in its Intel-based iMac Display support forum, and has not acknowledged the existence of any issue.”
Links included in MacNN’s article here.