Some Core i7 iMacs Showing Up DeadS

There's some grumbling going on in forums and other blogs about Core i7 iMacs showing up DOA much more often than you'd expect from a brand-new computer.

The two types of issues we're seeing most are cracks in the screen and a completely dead computer on delivery. What's most plausible is that the packaging just wasn't designed to handle the size and weight of the giant 27-inch iMac as it gets tossed around the cab of a FedEx truck. Apple has so far been extremely responsive and effective in making repairs and exchanges, but it's still a discomfiting sign—if you're about to buy a new iMac, you might want to wait and see if Apple announces a fix for whatever's going on before you take the plunge. [Apple Forums via Engadget]