Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 12:48 PM (in response to JamVirgo)
This sounds eerily familiar to iOS3 to iOS4. If you remember, the new iOS4 basically made all but the newest iPhones run very slower. Thus, their fix was to upgrade the hardware (at least until the fixed iOS4 with 4.1). Could this be the same ploy to force more people to upgrading hardware??
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2011 8:20 PM (in response to JamVirgo)
I have a brand NEW = 21.5-inch, Mid 2011 iMac too... (My 1st MAC...) My Windows 7 machines are great but I was open to trying the iMac because I love my other Apple products.
It shipped with Snow Leopard and was AWESOME!!!! I went to the "App Store", bought and updated to - LION 10.7 (11A511) - and it CRASHES everyday!!!
*With MOST programs!!! I even tried switching browsers to Google Chrome - and it locks up too.
It just LOCKS UP - the Track Pad becomes unusable!! I grabbed the Majic Mouse - it connects but won't work either..... SYSTEM - has to be HARD RESET - everyday!! Apple.... (Please Let us know that you are fixing this!!)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2011 10:38 PM (in response to JamVirgo)
Safari freezes and with it goes my new iMac. No response from keyboard or mouse and no alternative but to kill it entirely and reboot. It is a curse and Apple need to get on with fixing it.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2011 11:51 PM (in response to Raaz1170)
Am having just two of the issues described here: Safari completely freezes the system when using Flash and occassionally iTunes freezes the system when trying to view a video. I haven't tried other web browsers so far though.
Now considering the resume feature of Lion it's not a heartbreaker to restart the system, but it's still very irritating and time-consuming. It's also certainly not good for the machine!
I think most of us can agree to the fact that these problems happen on the newest iMac! Someone has used an SSD, I have a regular rpm drive. So it probably won't be the harddrive who's at fault. Let's put together some useful information, like what programs actually crash the entire system (and the action required to do it) and some basic system information:
Latest iMac 2.5 Ghz i5
21.5-inch (1920 x 1080)
2x2GB RAM (Apple)
500GB Hard Drive
AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB
Safari (when viewing flash videos on various websites)
iTunes (when starting video playback)
Works again after a restart but crashes the system again after some time (usually when I wake up after the night).
There Go ahead and post your report as well!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 1:19 AM (in response to iLove-Apple)
Model Identifier: iMac12,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i5
Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz
Total Number of Cores: 4
Memory: 4 GB
I wasn't using Flash when it froze although who would know what is going on behind the curtains? I was opening a new tab in an on-line paper. That's twice in the past week I've had to hit the power switch and both times after opening a new tab in Safari and only since Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 1:39 AM (in response to Ovid 01)
Well, if you've only had to restart twice and it was just an unwanted flash applet running in the background you could try installing clicktoflash. That way we will know for sure.
Unfortunately, even though I do have those plugins in place, I still need to use flash for certain things. But you're lucky, I have to restart about 2-5 times each day...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 3:15 AM (in response to iLove-Apple)
Well, it just crashed again.This time it seemed to be flash caused in Safari. I seem to remember that I had flash problems in the previous iMac and didn't Steve Jobs have something to say about the instability of flash?
With Lion it is even more unstable so you have to put it down to Safari this time, not flash.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 3:21 PM (in response to iLove-Apple)
iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2011
2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB
Running Lion 10.7
50% of the time when I play a video in browser, the computer freezes and I have to power it off. It happens in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox on over 10 different video players and web sites. Never had a problem when I was running Snow Leopard. It's obvious that Lion and Flash aren't playing nicely together. It really ***** when you click on an unknown link from Twitter, and up pops a video, and everything crashes!
No crashes in iTunes or VLC. It's always just playing a video in broswer that triggers it.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 3:32 PM (in response to JamVirgo)
Glad this issue is not just happening to me. Brand new MBA- top of the line specs and Safari totally freezes at least 3 times a day. Have to manually shut down the whole computer to fix it. Not acceptable at all when I just spent over $1500 on a computer. Very annoyed. Have never had issues like this with any of my other 4 macs. It is definitely the software.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 10:44 PM (in response to JamVirgo)
Having the same issue with my mid-2010 15" MBP. Safari has caused my computer to freeze up twice in the past hour. I'm typically a strong endorser of Mac products, but Lion is giving me so many headaches that I'm wanting to go back to a PC. A fix better be on its way very soon or else Apple will have some seriously upset customers.