Published on November 19th, 2012 | by Srikanth AN0
No Delay: Re-designed Apple iMac to launch at the end of 2012
According to latest reports, the Re-designed Apple iMac is set for a November-December release and is not going to get delayed until the beginning of 2013.
The sooner, the better. Apple has reportedly decided to not make any more delays in landing their new re-designed Apple iMac this November-December and not push it to a 2013 release.
Apple have also reportedly announced their November and December launches of the redesigned 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac lines are still on track. So this eliminates all the previous reports of claims that both the new 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs would see their respective launches delayed until 2013.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple is already shipping new 21.5-inch iMacs to its distribution hubs across the United States and several other countries across the world. These sources also expect the 21.5-inch computers to be available to order from Apple’s online store by the end of this month. It is also likely that the new models will reach Apple’s physical retail stores by the end of November.
The 27-inch version seems to still be launching in December, as Apple announced, and even though these higher-end models are expected to launch in December, there is a high chance that they will be available to order from Apple’s online store at the same time as the 21.5-inch models.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, during Apple’s latest earnings call, noted the expected iMac shortages:
“On the iMac we’ll be constrained for the full quarter in a significant way… there will be a short amount of time to manufacturer and ramp those and I expect demand to be robust… we will have a significant shortage.
With everything done and dusted, it could be fair to say now that these new Apple product launches are expected to be made during the November-December months and no further 2013 delay for the iMac. What do you think of the new iMac’s shortage? Share your thoughts and comments below.