Engadget is reporting that a significant number of complaints are arising from customers who purchased Apple’s new high-end Core i7 based 27 inch iMacs, in which the computer will not power on or has a cracked scree, right out of the box. Apple’s new Core i7-based iMac might be a performance monster, but it looks […]
" />

Apple's New Core i7 Based 27" iMacs Dead on Arrival for Many?

overview_hero4_20091020.pngEngadget is reporting that a significant number of complaints are arising from customers who purchased Apple’s new high-end Core i7 based 27 inch iMacs, in which the computer will not power on or has a cracked scree, right out of the box.

Apple’s new Core i7-based iMac might be a performance monster, but it looks like the whole family’s having some problems getting out of the gate: in addition to the previously-noted performance issues with the Core 2 Duo models, a quick glance across Apple’s support forums and on other Mac boards around the web reveals that some machines are showing up DOA and / or with cracked screens. We’re a little more familiar with the DOA issue, since the new i7 we just bought doesn’t boot at all, but the cracked screen issue seems to be equally common and mostly affecting the bottom left corner, from what we can tell.

These problems have been widely reported by users on Apple’s support forums, and may indicate that this isn’t just a few isolated events.

This isn’t the first complaints we’ve heard regarding the new 27-inch iMacs. Last month there were numerous reports that the Core 2 Duo models were having issues with Flash video playback, which was reportedly fixed in the Mac OS X 10.6.2 update.

Continue reading:

TAGS: