Despite that success, Apple has been
inundated with customer complaints. From the aforementioned
cracked monitors (apparently due to poor packaging and/or shipping
problems) to flickering
screens, the pricey but chic computers came with some major
issues, in some cases. Apple has now moved to remedy the latter
problem and shore up its deteriorating quality image.
company released 683 KB update designed to fix the flickering issues
on iMacs with the ATI Radeon HD 4670 and 4850 graphics cards.
The update is entitled "27-inch iMac Graphics Firmware Update
1.0" and is available for machines running OS X version 10.6.2
or later. You can find it, direct from Apple here.
warns customers not to restart their computers during the update.
Apple says that could result in the computer failing to
Customers ordering their iMacs for the holidays were
disappointed when shipments were delayed past the holiday season.
Apple claimed this was due to the high demand and refused to address
speculation that it was also due to the graphical problems on the
machines. The company's spokesperson stated,
"The new iMac has been a huge hit and we are working hard to
fulfill orders as quickly as possible. We apologize for any
inconvenience or delay in delivery this may cause our customers."
quote: Kind of like blaming Ford for shi**y tires blowing out.
quote: Kind of like blaming Ford for shitty tires blowing out.
quote: While the initial problem was obviously Firestones fault, it should have never made it into production, or at least the final testing phase.
quote: Ford demanding running the tires well below the specified PSI to try to keep their Explorers from rolling.
quote: I know the Wiki article says that, but it doesn't make a damn bit of sense. Lowering the tire pressure will make the tires react in a sloppier manner, causing the vehicle to behave MORE unpredictably under hard maneuvering and thus more likely to roll.
quote: Ford's low pressure spec probably did have a lot if not all to do with the separations, but the rollovers themselves I place entirely on the heads of the drivers. This entire issue is just like the Consumer Reports thing with the Suzuki Samurai. "Tall, narrow vehicle less stable than short, wide vehicle in emergency maneuvers. News at 11." Who'd have thunk, I mean it's not like anyone who paid the slightest bit of attention in high school physics couldn't have figured this out. If you care about on-road handling, stop looking at vehicles built to go off road.
quote: Do not disturb? Why, it might sulk if you complain to it that the update is taking too freaking long?
quote: That's one of the dumbest things ever said, anywhere.
quote: mac uses the same hardware as macs
quote: Well, most Apple customers are too "ignorant" to know anything anyways because it just works.
quote: "The new iMac has been a huge hit and we are working hard to fulfill orders as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience or delay in delivery this may cause our customers."