DailyTech reports some high-end Apple iMac systems with Core i7 processors are suffering from quality issues. The site writes quite a a number of people are receiving systems with cracked displays, while others won't boot.
Customers ordering the Intel Core i7 Nehalem-powered machines are finding their Macintosh dream machines coming with a unsightly cracked screens [Source: Apple Support Forums]. Others are finding that their new unit simply won't boot. Among those with the latter problem are editors at Engadget, who received a non-booting unit for their review.
The bottom-left corner is almost unanimously the site of the screen cracking, so Apple may have a quality control issue with its shipping packaging, some have speculated. On Apple's support forums, a user "scopro" describes, "There's no apparent damage to the styrofoam or box so it looks like that's a weak spot in the screen and how they are being packed in the boxes. Hopefully Apple will improve their packaging for these larger iMacs as it may take until Dec. 7 for my replacement to arrive."