iMac enthusiasts are still hoping to get their hands on the revamped device before the new year. How likely is it? Recent reports that they were delayed were contradicted by 9to5 Mac.
The delay was blamed on manufacturing problems by the French website MacBidouille; which went on to state this makes for “very bad news for Apple”. This of course coming from a translated copy of the story.
9to5 Mac as stated above still believe the new iMac computers will be with consumers before the start of 2013.
There are two versions of the new iMac; the 21.5 inch and the 27 inch. These new devices will set you back $1,299 and $1,799 respectively. Apple confirmed this at the iPad Mini event in October of this year. The company went on to state that the smaller 21.5 inch version of the computer would start being distributed from November and the larger 27 inch version from December. The folks at 9to5 Mac seem pretty sure that this target is still achievable.
In response to the issue of shortages of the iMac, Tim Cook, Apple’s chief was quoted during a call In October as saying that the company will “be constrained for the full quarter in a significant way, part of that is that we’re beginning shipping the 21.5 inch iMac in November and the 27 inch in December and so there will be a short amount of time during the quarter to manufacturer and ramp those and I expect the demand to be robust. So we will have a significant shortage there”.
Both versions of the computer boast wireless keyboards and wireless mouses. they will also both have a FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones, 3 x USB ports, headphone jack, SD card slot and Gigbit Ethernet. Let’s hope the reports are true and iMac fans will have their new devices by the close of 2012.