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iMac owners may finally have a solution to their graphics woes.  (Source: Apple Support Forums)
Apple is working to try to improve the quality of its offerings

While Apple has suffered from a plethora of quality control issues, from cracked iMacs to overheating iPhones, those problems have done little to slow the company's sales momentum.  With the launch of revised iMacs in October, the company has seen brisk sales on the desktops.  In fact, the iMac 27" was the top-selling U.S. desktop in October.

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.

The 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.

Apple warns customers not to restart their computers during the update.  Apple says that could result in the computer failing to start.

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."



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RE: Just works...
By MrFord on 12/22/2009 3:54:07 PM , Rating: 2
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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.


Also, the fact that buyers of so-called SUVs shifted from off-road drivers to soccer moms and the guy commuting to work each day "because they need all the space and safety they couldn't get from a regular car that still seats 5 people" and "because 4WD let me go so much faster in rain and snow because physic laws don't apply to SUV" put people who could barely keep a Taurus on the road at the wheel of a 4-doors Ranger.

Each time someone tells me how much safer during the winter a SUV is, I remind them to check what type of vehicle they'll see upside down in the middle of the road next time a snow storm hits: SUV.


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