Reviews and Problems with Apple The new iMac 27" (2012-) / ME088 / ME089
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Buyer beware! Apple won't replace a defective machine, even if they can't fix it!
Sarah H., Amazon
28 April 2014
Summary: I ordered a new 27" iMac in January. It was plagued with serious issues from the very beginning and regularly crashes without warning. Needless to say, I've lost significant data, and cannot use the machine at all because it is too unreliable. I started calling Apple Support within a couple of weeks of delivery. They put me though a series of time consuming but ultimately useless steps.
After years of putting off decision to switch to mac, sorry I did
23 March 2014
Summary: Like many people, I've labored over decision to finally get rid of my pc to buy a mac. I finally took the plunge. And I'm sorry I did. Yes, the monitor is beautiful. But Apple, in their arrogance to try to tell you what you need, makes it very difficult to increase the size of the display fonts. The fonts are so small I had to get about 2 inches away from the monitor to see anything.
Summary: If I could i would give a negative star. Ipowerresale sold me a brick gave me the run arounds, refused to refund my money. I sent the unit back and it took them an additional week to claim there was a crack in the screen so as not to lose any money from this transaction. Highly disappointed. I know do purchases that i can pick up in store only.
Summary: Always been a PC user but wanted to try out an Apple product. After several months of use, i am going back to PC. You get better specs for less money and PC's are much more compatible when it comes to software and accessories. Ended up buying a Dell All-in-one and I am much happier with the performance. Hope this helps others.
Summary: The product arrived in a box that looked brand new. After un-boxing everything looked like it was in excellent condition. Turned it on and the wireless keyboard and mouse would not pair up with the computer. In addition, the sound coming from the speakers was cutting in and out. I plugged in a wired keyboard and mouse thinking I could troubleshoot further after registering and getting in to the operating system. No luck with that either.
Summary: I ended up ordering two of these because the first one went missing from the UPS truck and then we ordered another one and guess what!!! It never came. I suggest that anyone wanting to buy a computer, go to Apple because after two tries and three weeks, I never got mine. I had to argue with amazon for several hours to get my refund put back on ma credit card. It was a nightmare!
Summary: I recently bought an iMac 27 inches but unfortunately was unlucky enough to get one with yellowish tinging at the bottom part of the screen; apple care wasn't much help as they wanted me to return it, get a refund and just order another one. I figured, fine but was actually hoping for an advanced replacement. The second one had the same issue..no luck with apple care again, they want me to reorder again which i couldn't now with my card limit.
iMac is great but beware of what you get when you buy from Amazon
23 December 2011
Summary: I ordered this iMac 27 (Newest version) for Christmas and after opening the box I found out that it was installed with Mac OS 10.6.6 instead of Mac OS 10.7 lion as shown in the description. So not only it is not a late 2011 model as it should be but it was an early 2011 at best as the latest iMac of macbook pro shipped with 10.6.8 in July - August. I am shipping it back and asked for a replacement, but I am quite disappointed by Amazon in fulfilling this order.
Summary: I have been using an iMac now for over three years. I started with Snow Leopard and with each successive "upgrade" things started to get worse. OS X Mavericks has now completely disabled my canon printer, iPhoto no longer saves edits , neither does Aperture. I have lost it with Apple - I'm going back to a just as poor but much cheaper PC. Steve Jobs must be spinning.
Summary: I do not see what you are supposed to be paying so much for, with most apple products not just this one. Fair enough it wouldn't look as nice, but a similar rig built from individually bought components could fairly easily be built for less than 1k...so what is the other bit for other than for it to be a bit flashy looking and have the apple logo on it. Also consider that Apple will get the components cheaper than an individual could due to buying in bulk.