Yes, I believe this is also good news for resellers, at least for some. I originally ordered my iMac from a reseller in Hungary. This was on November 16th. So I already waited my 3 months. Problem is, when I confirmed my order, I was told to wait 3-4 weeks. Anyway, I blame Apple for this, not the reseller (although I know about another 2 resellers from Hungary who delivered i7 iMacs in mid January...). So, long story short: after a bit of research on the internet, I noticed that quite a few resellers (from all over Europe) were getting i7s. So I sent a few emails, and now there is a sweet i7 iMac waiting for me to pick it up on Monday. I feel bad for the reseller I originally ordered from, but I really need a new machine, and I just can't afford to wait any longer.
Thanks for the reply vvw. Im just confused why apple premium resellers take 2-3 months to deliver while apple store is only 2 weeks. Sadly i cannot cancel my purchase from the reseller.Things are quite slow here in singapore.I guess i have to wait
Well, I finally couldn't wait any longer. Ordered my i7 on Wed morning 2/17. I received tracking number and it was shipped late eve on 2/18. Original delivery date was 3/5 and that has been changed to 2/25 from China. I hope everything else goes as well as the shipping turnaround time.
I finally got my hands on an iMac! Its huge, its awesome, its a Mac! I haven't been able to find any of the common issues in it. I did find the super drive a bit noisy when I inserted a CD, but it did not scratch it, and it worked OK. I can't find any yellow tint on the display, and so far I did not notice any flickering. It's my first Mac so I can't compare it to anything. All in all I'm happy with it.