News Archive for Friday, March 1st, 2013

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New iMacs (base models) showing 1-3 days to ship:
Just noticed tonight that the US Apple store standard/base configurations of the new iMacs now show 1-3 business days to ship. (Was 3-4 weeks for 27in, 2-3 weeks for 21.5in models.) But any change from the base configurations (i.e. CPU, ram, drive or GPU) changes the shipping estimate to 2-3 weeks. Not sure how many of these base models they have in stock so dates may change by the time you read this. (I'd much rather have an optioned model though - 27in w/3.4GHz Core i7 and GT680MX 2GB options.)

(FYI/Update: As of Monday (3/4), ship times for base models were "Within 24 Hours".
As of Thursday (3/7), Customized CTO iMacs (CPU, GPU, Drives, etc) showed 5-7 days to ship.

Apple/products related News/Reviews/Videos/Apps/Games:

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(Yesterday's Apple docs listing has links to articles posted late Thursday but dated March 1st on OS X Adobe Flash Player Security Updates and previous Flash Player Web plug-in versions blocked by an XProtect update.)

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Listing/links of updates to mod/upgrade articles, tips and reviews you may have missed. ($250 Mac Pro Dual 3.2GHz Quad-Core CPU Upgrade, DIY Fusion drives, Low-Cost 2006 Mac Mini CPU Upgrades/unofficial EFI updates, 2012 Mac Mini HDMI video problems/display tips/USB 3.0 interference, mods and more)
Previous Day's News Summary:
    Thursday Feb. 28, 2013 News Archive
  • Late 2012 Mac mini (multi-page) review
  • iCloud early morning outage (w/link to Apple Services Status page)
  • iTunes U Content Tops One Billion Downloads (Apple PR)
  • Leap Wireless Could Lose Millions on Unsold Apple iPhones
  • Review roundup: Tax software for iOS and Mac
  • Ampjacket (case) Boosts Your iPhone Volume
  • Firefox 19.0.1 Release Notes
  • Freeware VM VirtualBox 4.2.8 (w/Change Log)
  • New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - Why recent Macs hibernate/power off after 4 hours of sleep
    - OS X: Adobe Flash Player Web plug-in blocked (new)
    - Adobe Flash Player updates available for OS X on February 28, 2013 (new)
    - iCloud: Resolving duplicate calendars after setting up your calendar app
    - Mac Basics: Set your preferences

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