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Apple has slammed the brakes on shipments of its much coveted 27 inch iMac after users were driven cross eyed by flickering screens and other problems with the machines.

The problems with the machines have been detailed on imac.squeaked.com, where Mac apostles have been forced to openly question their faith.

Now it seems that while Apple's UK store is offering the 21.5 inch machines within 24 hours, the 27 inch models are now attracting at least a two week wait.

The imac.squeaked website reports users have been experiencing problems including cracked glass, flickering displays, yellow tinged screens and noisy screens. It also mentions drive failures.

Flickering displays are the most popular problem, so to speak, with users reporting bars appearing across their screens, dead pixels, and blackouts.

However, the "noisy screens" issue seems even more bizarre, with users reporting "whistles", "high pitch noises" and a "high frequent [sic] noise f****ing up my ears".

A number claimed that running Windows made the noise disappear.

We called Apple to see what it had to say. Like anyone wanting a 27 inch iMac, we're still waiting.

However, Allthingsdigital did get a comment. Of sorts.

“The new iMac has been a huge hit and we are working hard to fulfil orders as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience or delay in delivery this may cause our customers,” a spokesman intoned.

But, Allthingsdigital added, the firm did not address the alleged problems or their relation to the stretched out shipping times. ®

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