Consumers have been reporting issues with their brand new Apple i7 iMacs, some with a cracked screen casing, and others are reporting theirs are dead on arrival.
This issue doesn't appear to be universal, only affecting some of the new iMacs, but is still enough of a problem to raise concern if you plan on purchasing one this Christmas.
Engadget.com even reported having dead on arrival i7 iMac, that wouldn't even boot. Engadget.com isn't alone in this; they are among dozens of others who are reporting the same problems at Apple.com support forum.
The user posting as "stockdoc" on the Apple support discussion forum says he brought his brand new unopened iMac into the Apple Store, where they told him his screen was cracked. His replacement iMac is on back-order and doesn't show a shipping date until December 1, 2009.
Luckily for consumers, Apple is replacing all cracked or defective iMacs free of charge, but consumers will need to wait a little bit longer to get their new i7 iMac.