An angry Apple iMac owner filed a class-action lawsuit against the company because she says the monitors don't display as many colors as advertised. The lawsuit claims that Apple knows its monitors only display 262,144 colors, but asserts in marketing materials that the machines flash millions of hues.
This doesn't appear to be come kind of April Fool's prank. Apparently the discontented Apple owner says that the way the iMacs display those colors mess with video and picture editing. As PC World points out, though, the strange thing is that the lawsuit also claims there's no problem with the 27-inch iMacs. But the lawsuit asserts the smaller screens use "radically different technology."
Don't these people know that you're not supposed to make Steve Jobs mad?
There are no 27" iMacs....
podboq is right, there are NO 27" iMacs. None.
There are, however 24" iMacs.
Who writes this copy anyway and isn't anyone checking after them?
"Millions of different hues"... How is that going to mess with the display? Can't the user just reset the color settings on the monitor?
And does anyone realize that "marketing materials" is designed to sell stuff? They don't care if they lie!
People who do their research before they buy will find many complaints for the 20" iMacs, and almost none for the 24". You want a better monitor? Buy the better computer.
I myself bought a refurbished 24" Aluminum iMac in December, figured it already had it's first problem repaired and it was hand-tested for that repair... I haven't had any problems yet, it is a fantastic machine.
Buying refurbished is a consolation for me, not just for the hand-testing, but because it only cost me $50 more than a brand new 20". Add to that 4GB of RAM from OWC for $110, compared to Apple's $800, and I won't need another computer for a few years.
The new aluminum 24" iMacs actually really do have a color flaw. I've worked on 3 different ones and they all have it.
Get a B&W photo open and put it in the center of your screen, you'll notice it looks "warm" – now move it off to either far side of your screen, you'll now notice it looks "cold" – There's definitely a problem in that the center of the displays are warmer and radiate out to colder color tones left and right.
It sucks and is really a pain for color correction as you have to move things off to the side to check that they are color accurate because the centers are just whack. I think that's what you get for going with an all-in-one computer. I personally think they made the new displays all glossy instead of the matte that the high-end cinema displays have because they are less color accurate, and they want "pros" to spend the money to buy a tower and a display.
Thanks for looking out for us all Apple.
I haven't noticed any color aberration on my monitor, neither does my Gretag Macbeth Eye-One Display 2...
If you have color issues, take it to Apple with proof of your complaint, there's no doubt in my mind they'll fix it.
you guys are a bunch of whiners. at least you have color. In the 80's computers were just starting to get color and the people did not care whether or not the color was off. they were happy just to have color.
If you are reading this, you have been BURNINATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is rediculous. How much time and effort did it take to determine exactly how many colors an iMac can display? Anybody who can tell the difference and actully care are absolutly obsessed. Apple is going to squash these people like bugs.