Update: Official Denial: Apple may have stopped 27-inch iMac production
Reports are surfacing around the Web that Apple may have stopped production of the new 27-inch iMac until it can figure out why so many issues are occurring in them.
Original Article: Reports are surfacing around the Web that Apple may have stopped production of the new 27-inch iMac until it can determine why the model is having so many issues. Since its debut several months ago, the much-maligned Mac has experienced several shipping delays and performance issues. It could happen to any computer, but it usually doesn't happen to Macs--which is what makes these reports interesting. Just last week, MacFixIt's Topher Kessler that an additional fix for the video issues on the 27-inch iMac might be on the way. However, things have, apparently, gotten worse in the past seven days.
These latest reports, cited by Hardmac.com, are saying that:
the production will not resume before Apple has finally found a reliable and definitive fix for the remaining past (flickering and flashing display) and new issues (yellowish panel and flickering display) affecting those models.
Though the company hasn't officially released a comment, speculation is that current owners of the 27-inch iMac may find that Apple initiates a recall 27-inch iMacs. There could also be another round of firmware or software updates; however, at this point the issues may be of a hardware nature. Of course, we will keep you up-to-date if there are any developments.
Also of note, an Apple internal document posted on Gizmodo reportedly outlines how to handle customer issues with the 27-inch iMac: