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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?

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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?
    Ive heard about the recent defect of the screen flickering on the 27 inch imacs...with that being said, if I order a 27inch imac today or tomorrow will it have the defect when it comes or will the screen be fine and fixed? I know it says ships within 2 weeks on the site and was wondering when it will arrive...

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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?
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    Apple is aware of the defect and has been replacing those machines with the display flicker. There have been some other minor things which have also come up but I don't know if they're wide spread. You might want to peruse the Apple User's Forums here and do some reading. Use the search function for: 27" iMac

    Personally if it were me, I would wait awhile before ordering a new 27" iMac. Give it a month or two before ordering - if you can.

    Regards.

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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?
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    I would also recommend waitng a month or two to make sure all the problems are resolved. I got my 27" iMac yesterday and it is perfect so far but I think I got lucky. If you do order now and it does have a probelm, apple will gladly replace it.

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    i ordered mine a month b4 they started shipping. i was lucky i guess i have not had any problems ...{gets on knees and prays, "dont let anything happen to my iMac"}
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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?

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    I received my iMac i7 on the 18th which was ordered on black friday, and absolutely no problems so far.

    I have not installed the firmware update 'cause "why fix it when it ain't broken?"

    Anybody else have other ideas?
    I don't want to take the chance with this firmware update.

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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?

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    What happens if I order a 27inch imac today?
    Will I receive one that has a defect with the screen flickering or will my imac be fine?? I do not want to wait any longer and was wondering what would happen...I live in Canada and not close to an apple store, so if there was something wrong do I just send it back? Also is the 3 year apple care warranty worth it?(if it breaks do they fix it for me?)
    THANKS!

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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?

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    well you never know till you get it. if you happen to get a defect return it.

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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?
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    We can predict the future just as well as you can, since Apple is aware of the crop of issues that have arisen with the 27" iMacs the hope is that by the time they ship yours out they've resolved all the problems and if there are software fixes, like the one for the screen flicker, they'll make it available as well.

    Having said that, if you're not close to an Apple store and all that, you might want to wait for a couple of months just for good measure..

    Regards

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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?
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    Apple will gladly replace/fix your iMac if it has any screen flicker or any of the other problems. If you do not want to wait any longer, buy now and take the chance of having to return it. I took the chance and ended up with an iMac that is perfect. So it comes down to if you would rather wait and have a smaller chance of there being a problem, or take the chance of getting it now and having a higher chance of having to return it.

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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Pro View Post
    Apple will gladly replace/fix your iMac if it has any screen flicker or any of the other problems. If you do not want to wait any longer, buy now and take the chance of having to return it. I took the chance and ended up with an iMac that is perfect. So it comes down to if you would rather wait and have a smaller chance of there being a problem, or take the chance of getting it now and having a higher chance of having to return it.
    im pretty sure theyll have this problem fixed because they are not shipping my imac out till the 15th of january.

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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by macwannabe View Post
    you got and iMac Mac Pro...lol.

    i ordered mine a month b4 they started shipping. i was lucky i guess i have not had any problems ...{gets on knees and prays, "dont let anything happen to my iMac"}
    Yeah, I was originally going to get a mac pro until the new 27" iMac came out and I couldn't resist. I couldn't be happier with my iMac. It has been awesome so far and hasn't had any problems.

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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hocks16 View Post
    im pretty sure theyll have this problem fixed because they are not shipping my imac out till the 15th of january.
    I wouldn't be suprised if your iMac shows up a week early or even more. Mine was supposed to be delivered on the 29th and showed up on the 16th. It was a nice surprise.

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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?
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    Buying a IMAC 27inch today or tomorrow...defect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Pro View Post
    I wouldn't be suprised if your iMac shows up a week early or even more. Mine was supposed to be delivered on the 29th and showed up on the 16th. It was a nice surprise.
    already my order says prepared for shipment...how long does it take after that?

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