Apple's 27-inch iMac Shipping Estimate Pushed Into January
Apple previously warned us that supplies of its new iMac would be extremely limited this year and it hasnít taken long for its initial stock pile to run out. The 27-inch all-in-one, which was previously shipping in ď3-4 weeks,Ē now wonít be sent out until January via the Apple online store. The original 3-4 week estimate would have meant that early orders for the 27-inch iMac should have shipped out before the end of December. If you didnít happen to get your order in before December 7 though, youíll be waiting until the beginning of 2013 before it arrives.
This isnít a surprise at all considering the hefty supply constraints Apple seems to be currently facing. Furthermore, these supply constraints are expected to last into the new year. Those of you who want the 21.5-inch model, you wonít have as hard a time as they are supposedly easier to manufacture thanks to its smaller display, which makes them more readily available. The 21.5-inch model is ready to ship in 7-10 business days.
Have any of you gotten stuck waiting until 2013 for your 27-inch iMac?