“The 27-inch iMac is Apple’s latest hard-to-find product, with shipping on new orders delayed by two weeks, but whether that’s good news for Apple depends on who you ask,” Jared Newman reports for PC World.
“Apple says the delays are due to high demand for the all-in-one desktop computer, its largest model yet,” Newman reports. “‘The new iMac has been a huge hit and we’re working hard to fulfill orders as quickly as possible,’ Apple’s official statement says. ‘We apologize for any inconvenience or delay in delivery this may cause our customers.'”
Newman reports, “Unofficially, the 27-inch iMac has display problems… Predictably, Apple is not talking about those issues, but BroadPoint AmTech analyst Brian Marshall lays the blame squarely on ATI’s graphics cards. ‘They should’ve stuck to Nvidia,’ Marshall told MacNewsWorld. Apple uses ATI cards in both its 27-inch iMacs and one of its 21-inch models, but only the larger models have been delayed.”
“Last week, the company delayed shipments by two weeks. Computerworld reports that other retailers have followed suit. Mac Connection, Amazon.com and ClubMac.com are among the authorized Apple resellers that won’t have the 27-inch iMac in time for Christmas,” Newman reports. “If you absolutely must have the iMac by then, MacMall’s Web site says the iMac ‘usually ships within 5 to 7 business days,’ and New York retailer B&H has the quad-core 27-inch iMac in stock.”
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