February 10, 2004
Datapoint for new Mac release?
I ordered a new iMac 17" Build-to-order on Thursday, February 5th, from the Apple Store online. It was scheduled to ship in 1-3 days. Today, I was notified that there's been a delay, and the machine is expected to ship “on or before February 17th.”
I can't imagine a reason that the iMac would be backlogged, so you have to wonder if this is one of those holds Apple puts on before new products are announced. I could go to the Apple Store and pick one up immediately, without the customization, but now, I'm intrigued. Will we get a new model instead of what I ordered? Only time will tell.Update 2/11/04: Literally 8 minutes after I posted this, I got notified that the computer has shipped. If it arrives with a G5 onboard, you’ll be the first to know, but I don’t hold out hope.
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Hey, you really should consider getting one of the 20" iMacs, instead of the 17". They are *beautiful*, with the extra screen space just making a world of difference. Highly recommended, especially if your tasks are screen real estate intensive.
Posted by: Alderete at Feb 12, 2004 10:25:35 PM